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Marc Werner
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Whooo knew? Owl eyes are completely immobile and cannot be considered true “eyeballs” since they’re actually tube-shaped. Luckily, owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees, which compensates for their forward-facing vision and immobile eyes. http://bit.ly/1BqQPIH 
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Tired of the twitch? Learn the 8 common causes of eye twitching. 
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Having great amounts of yellow pigment in your eyes could boost your ability to see distant objects in hazy conditions, a new study reports. http://bit.ly/1po6Lpp
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People usually visit their eye doctor for eyeglass prescriptions or common eye health conditions like strained eyes or eye fatigue, but often your eye doctor can also catch other health problems for which you may not even know you had symptoms. 

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A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drives or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night. 

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A new study among astronauts suggests that long-term exposure to microgravity could have negative effects on the eyes. Vision abnormalities were found in all astronauts who participated in the study and are believed to be caused by increased pressure in the head due to changes in blood distribution in the absence of gravity. http://bit.ly/1p8Xofj
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When you see it…
It's kind of like the Internet's version of Where's Waldo? Somewhere in these photos, hiding in plain sight, something is lurking, weird, Photoshopped or just hilarious. Take a look!

Seeing well is linked to independence and self-care, both important for a long life, according to research from Purdue University that says not seeing well can lead to earlier death in older people. 
http://www.timesonline.com/healthandwellness/fixing-vision-problems-key-to-long-life-for-people-who/article_9a814107-11ee-5870-90b3-37e3785dc77f.html 

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Many people don’t realize that they can use FSA (Flexible Spending Account) funds towards LASIK, even though it’s an elective procedure. Using your tax-free FSA funds allows you to enjoy valuable savings!

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Tomatoes and carrots are packed with carotenoids, which include lycopene. Studies have shown that the lycopene present in ocular tissues helps prevent light-induced damage to the retina and other areas of the eye. http://bit.ly/1maYXbm
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