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The human eye only sees three colors: red, blue and green. All other colors are a combination of these. Your retina, which is covered by millions of light-sensitive cells, transforms the entering light into nerve impulses and sends signals to the brain to produce the familiar sensations of color.
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As one of the most richly innervated tissues in the human body, the cornea of your eye is exquisitely sensitive. That’s why even the smallest corneal abrasion can cause significant pain and discomfort.
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While routine eye care is important for everyone, diabetics have a high risk of eye disease and require regular exams to detect and manage conditions affecting their vision. http://ow.ly/4b6630kn1wZ
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Sunglasses aren’t just for summer - snow reflects 80% of the sun’s UV rays and can actually burn the cornea, a condition known as snow blindness.
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Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), also known as Overnight Vision Correction, uses specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses to gently reshape your corneas. According to clinical trials, treatment with Ortho-K enabled more than 65% of patients to achieve 20/20 visual acuity, and more than 90% to correct their vision to 20/40 or better.
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Modern cataract removal is one of the safest and most common surgical procedures. Over three million cataract surgeries are performed annually in the US alone, with a success rate of about 98%. With advances in technology, cataract removal can be performed in less than an hour on an outpatient basis.
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If you spend a lot of time looking at a computer, phone or TV screen, it’s important prevent eye strain. Give your eyes a rest with the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look about 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
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Find out more about what may be causing your watery eyes and when it’s important to see the eye doctor: http://ow.ly/gD6A30kn1wY
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Learn how the amount of melanin in the iris governs your eye color: http://ow.ly/jG1430kn1wX
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According to the World Health Organization, over 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured. By seeing your eye doctor for care, you can protect both the quality of your vision and the health of your eyes.
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