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Nutrients and Eye Health

It's not surprising to learn that nutrients have an actual effect on your eye health. After all, despite the wildly-varying nutrition and wellness advice that exists, nearly every professional agrees that micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are essential to overall body health, and your eyes are interconnected with the rest of

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Eye Safety Part 1: Sports Safety

April is Sports Eye Safety Month!With sports and other activities in full swing, that means higher risks for you or your child's eyes. Here are some tips recommended by AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) for ensuring no one needs to come see us for anything other than their annual

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Dry Eyes and the Winter Season

Maybe you've noticed your eyes feeling dry and scratchy, or getting red, or being overly watery recently. You could even feel like there’s something in them, even when your mirror tells you nothing is there.The likely reason? It’s dry eye season.When the air is colder and drier than

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Protecting Your Eyes from UV Damage

Are you completely protected from harmful UV rays?Believe it or not, UV damage is a threat year-round, not just on sunny days. Yes, even here in the rainy, cloudy Pacific Northwest--UV radiation is always a danger to the eyes and skin.It's possible you've heard about the need for

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Digital Eye Strain

A guest blog from Cascadia Eye's CEO, Sheri SaldivarLove to read on that Kindle? It sure is easier to pay bills online! And it’s great to keep up with the family on Facebook and text messages—but now what about the blurred vision, eyestrain, headaches and dry eyes?Yes, these

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Buying Glasses Online: Seven Claims Debunked

We came across an online "article" with the headline: "These guys are putting glasses stores out of business." It wasn't actually a news article, it was an advertisement by a well-known online eyewear retailer. As you can imagine, our CEO (and licensed optician) Sheri, had a few things to say

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Understanding Cataract–The Blinding Menace

Guest Post by Rebecca Evans GeriatricNursing.orgCataract – An infographic by GeriatricNursing.orgIf you or a loved one has cataracts, you’ll want to know what these are all about. Cataracts are basically areas of opaqueness or cloudiness of the lens of the eye. Normally, the lens is clear and allows

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