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Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month, which is sponsored by Prevent Blindness America. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Signs and symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, … Continue reading

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Glaucoma Awareness and the Importance of Eye Health

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma—a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach … Continue reading

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May is Healthy Vision Month

In May 2003, the National Eye Institute (NEI), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), established “May is Healthy Vision Month (VHM)” as a national eye health observance. The Vision Health Initiative (VHI) of the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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