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People with diabetes are 40% more likely to suffer from glaucoma than people without diabetes. The longer someone has diabetes, the more common glaucoma is. Ask your optometrist for a Comprehensive Eye Exam today.

Myth: Eye exams aren't necessary unless you are having an eye problem. Fact: Routine eye exams help detect diseases, such as glaucoma, before your vision is impaired.

Remember that UV rays can damage eyes even on cloudy days. Wearing sunglasses whenever you are outside can reduce your risk for cataracts and macular degeneration.

The longest eyelash is 2.75 in long and has grown on Stuart Muller's left upper lid. #GuinnessRecord

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Searching for some eye health tips? Check out these "eye do's and eye don'ts" of your vision! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cODtN4rhpyA

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Kids can be uneasy about the first day of school. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics for how to make the first day a little easier. Make sure that your child has an eye exam before they go back to school, too! https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/Back-to-School-Tips.aspx

Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. Don't wait for symptoms before you get an exam! Be sure to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.

Sports such as racquetball, tennis and badminton may seem relatively harmless, but they involve objects moving at 60 miles per hour or faster. During a typical game, a racquetball can travel between 60 and 200 miles per hour.

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How good is your color recognition? See your color vision efficiency by taking this fun test! http://bit.ly/1fjdXjq

If your vision interferes with your ability to enjoy life, see an eye care professional for a complete eye exam. #lowvisionawareness
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