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Everything You Need To Know About Age Related Macular Degeneration

Everything You Need To Know About Age Related Macular Degeneration

Created on: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

The leading cause of vison loss in people 50 years or older is age related macular degeneration (AMD). It is very common but many people don’t realize they have AMD until their vision is very blurry. This is why it is important to have regular visits to an ophthalmologist. Early signs of AMD can be caught by your doctor before you have vision problems.

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Created on: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40. Worldwide there are more cataract cases than macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy combined.

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What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017

We’ve all been there before, you fall asleep on your couch watching TV or get home from a long day at work and wake up with your contacts still in. We know we shouldn’t sleep in our contacts but mistakes are inevitable. But why is it so bad for us to wear our contacts overnight?

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Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Created on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Everyone knows sunglasses are cool, but what you may not know is that they can protect your vision. You might be saying “I thought sunglasses were just an accessory?” Well, they are an accessory! but they are also a utility. Sunglasses have been a fashion accessory for a very long time, but they can also block harmful rays from the sun.

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

Created on: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Created on: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Created on: Monday, February 13, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Created on: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye conditions!

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Dry Eye Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

Dry Eye Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Options

Created on: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Tears provide moisture and lubrication to keep our eyes comfortable and to help us see. This happens even when we are not crying. Tears are a mixture of special proteins and antibodies that help avoid infection, mucus, oils, and water. Special glads around our eyes contain this mixture. If there is a problem with the glands or this mixture, dry eyes often result.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Created on: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Created on: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is more commonly known, is a common eye problem that can be treated relatively easily and avoided using a few simple precautions.

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The Causes of Dry Eye and How it Can be Treated

The Causes of Dry Eye and How it Can be Treated

Created on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Do your eyes sting, burn, feel sensitive, appear red, itch, and/or suffer from blurred vision? If you suffer from one or more these eye afflictions, then you might be suffering from having dry eyes. Mild cases of dry eye can be treated using conventional methods, but if the condition persists medical treatment or, in rare cases, surgery might be necessary.

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Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Created on: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Have you ever scratched your eye on accident? This could easily be done by something like an article of clothing, hairbrush, or even a fingernail and cause what is called, a corneal abrasion. These types of injuries are considered pretty minor and usually cause discomfort for only a few minutes and then go away; however, there are incidents where simple corneal abrasions can cause more serious complications which require medical assistance. Chemical burn on the eye is another common occurrence, as well as penetration of the eye from an object and ocular swelling from being bludgeoned.

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Created on: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

Created on: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Created on: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Created on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolent (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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September - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September - National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Over 130 million people in the U.S. are either overweight or obese. The number of overweight adults has doubled, and since 1980 the number of overweight children and adolescents has tripled.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Created on: Friday, August 26, 2016

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Routine Eye Exams: Evaluating Your Eye Health

Routine Eye Exams: Evaluating Your Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Regardless of your age or physical health, routine eye exams are important. At a routine eye examination, the overall health of your eyes will be evaluated. Vision screenings are limited eye tests that can help identify potential vision problems but a vision screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam performed by a Board Certified Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.

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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Hepatitis and it’s Affect on the Eyes

Hepatitis and it’s Affect on the Eyes

Created on: Monday, July 25, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Both Hepatitis B and C can cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer. These viruses can also affect the eyes. Fortunately, the number of new Hepatitis viruses in the United States has been declining.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Created on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month

July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Created on: Friday, July 01, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Tissue already weakened by injury or illness can be invaded by Group B strep (GBS). The eyes are frequently affected, as well as the bones, ears, joints, or intestines. The infection can travel from affected tissues to lymph glands, enter the bloodstream, and spread throughout the body. The bacteria can be passed from pregnant women to their newborns during childbirth.

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Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Created on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

More and more people are making the decision to make healthier food choices every day. Generally, the goal is to improve heart health and lose weight, which are both valid and great goals, but certain foods can also actually help your eye health and reduce your risks of developing certain eye diseases. Studies have shown that your risks of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye can be reduced if you make healthier food choices.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Created on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Created on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

Created on: Monday, May 02, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Eye melanoma is a type of cancer that is difficult to detect. It may not cause signs and symptoms and is found more often in men than in women.

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5 Tips to Help Protect Your Vision in a Digital World

5 Tips to Help Protect Your Vision in a Digital World

Created on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

In an increasingly digital world issues such as digital eye strain are becoming more prevalent than ever before. The use of digital devices has become so ingrained in our day-to-day lives that we would have trouble surviving without them both professionally and personally. Every year that goes by we become even more dependent on these devices, so digital eye strain can only grow as an issue.

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Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Created on: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

I'm sure at some point you've felt the nagging discomfort of having a stye on your eyelid. Styes are similar to a pimple, but they form on your upper or lower eyelid. The stye inflammation of the eyelid can be caused by a couple things—either an oil duct is blocked up on your eyelid, or germs such as a staphylococcal bacterium have been trapped with dead skin cells on the eyelid. Usually, styes are never more than a superficial frustration, but they can form deeper in the eyelid.

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3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

Created on: Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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March is Eye Health in the Workplace Month

March is Eye Health in the Workplace Month

Created on: Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Eye injuries at work are an alarmingly common problem. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 20,000 workplace eye injuries occur every year. These injuries cause people to miss work for recovery purposes and cost thousands of dollars per incident. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the total cost of workplace eye injuries is approximately $300 million a year—this figure is generated by the combined cost of lost productivity, medical treatments and worker compensations.

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Food For Thought: Smoothies For Healthier Eyes

Food For Thought: Smoothies For Healthier Eyes

Created on: Monday, February 29, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Many people are beginning to think about what they eat in an effort to have a healthier diet. Most people will choose to eat more fish for its omega 3s, and leafy greens that are high in lutein, but there is another delicious option that many don’t think of—Fruit smoothies!

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Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Created on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Aging is an inescapable reality for us adults. Age affects us all, and it affects every part of our bodies as well—this includes your eyes. It is easy for us to forget that our eyes are affected by age just like our skin and our hair. As we get older our eyes became more susceptible to certain eye diseases, particularly if we have other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Created on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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Plan Ahead, Prepare For Summer Travel With LASIK

Plan Ahead, Prepare For Summer Travel With LASIK

Created on: Friday, January 29, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

We don't think it too early to start planning ahead for future summer travel. Traveling with corrective lenses like eyeglasses or contacts can be a real pain! You always have to pack an extra pair, just in case something happens to your current pair, and you are always concerned about losing them—after all, your travel plans would be ruined if you couldn't see anything clearly. So why not ditch the lenses and experience the freedom of living with clear vision with LASIK?

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5 Things You Should Avoid Doing If You Are A Contact Lens User

5 Things You Should Avoid Doing If You Are A Contact Lens User

Created on: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

The human eye is very sensitive to bacteria and debris, which makes contact lens use a liability for many people. It is easy to not take the necessary precautions with contact lenses, because we assume that nothing bad will happen if we cut corners just a little bit in regards to lens hygiene. Of course, this is not the case, our eyes are not as invincible as we like to think they are, and because of this misunderstanding many people end up having to deal with eye infections every year.

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Vision: A Look At All The Moving Parts

Vision: A Look At All The Moving Parts

Created on: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Vision is a beautiful thing, thanks to your eyes you are able to see colors and perceive depth. You can focus your vision up close or looks far off into the horizon. All of these functions of the eye happen automatically when you open up your eyes similarly to how your camera can autofocus on your phone.

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Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Preventative Medicine: Myth, or Legend?

Created on: Monday, November 30, 2015
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Just because modern medicine is becoming increasingly fantastic, doesn't mean you should stop taking care of yourself. In fact, despite the constant advances in medical research, more and more doctors are looking at preventative medicine as a means of decreasing medical risk. Although preventative medical techniques won't be able to stop health complications caused by genetics, age, or uncontrollable environmental factors—it can help to slow the affects.

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5 Signs it Might be Time for Vision Correction

5 Signs it Might be Time for Vision Correction

Created on: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

A large percentage of what we do in our life is dependent on our ability to see clearly. 4.2 billion People around the globe suffer from some level of visual impairment, a staggering 80% of these cases of vision impairment can be avoided and/or cured. Visual impairment can negatively affect your work productivity and cost you a lot of time throughout the day. The population of the U.S. alone collectively lost 283,000 years of time in 2013 due to vision related problems. Imagine everything that could have been accomplished during this time?

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Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Created on: Monday, October 26, 2015
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

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The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

Created on: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

When your body's immune system becomes sensitive and overreacts to something you begin to develop allergies. Allergic reactions can occur when the allergen comes in contact with antibodies in the mast cells of your eyes. At the point of contact, your cells release histamine, other substances and chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak, when this happens your eyes become itchy, red, and watery.

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The Importance of Blinking

The Importance of Blinking

Created on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Blinking is something that we all do, but did you know about the importance of blinking? The truth is, blinking helps to clean the surface of the eye. The eye is very easily infected, and if we didn’t have the eyelid there to help keep it clean we would develop eye infections much more often. Blinking also helps to flush fresh tears and nutrients across the surface of the eye, this helps to keep it from getting dry.

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The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

Created on: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Most people over the age of 40 that suffer vision loss are developing cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness throughout the entire world. The number of cases of cataracts far eclipse the amount of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cases combined!

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Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Author: Chesen Laser Eye Center

Runny nose? Scratchy throat? Sneezing? These can all be caused by allergies, but allergies can effect a lot more than your nose and throat. The eyes are subject to many different allergens as well, and unfortunately many people are susceptible to these allergies.

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