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Flomax

Flomax and IFIS – What Your Primary Physician Needs to Know

August 28, 2014 - Posted by admin

Just this month, I spied the following question posed to Dr. Roach, a medical columnist for the St. Louis Today, prompting me to once again refocus my attention and energies on the importance of the ongoing discussion surrounding the problem …

 
 
Eye Exercise

Should You Try Out Eye Exercises?

August 27, 2014 - Posted by admin

They may not be able to fix your vision, but these exercises can help strengthen eye muscles. While most vision problems require prescription lenses or LASIK surgery, in some cases eye exercises may be used to help strengthen eyes and …

 
 
Contacts

6 Tips for Preventing Common Contact Lens Injuries and Infections

August 26, 2014 - Posted by admin

According to the CDC, over 30 million people wear contacts every day in the US alone. Nearly every one of those 30 million people will, at some point, neglect to take care of their contacts through the suggestions outlined by …

 
 
eye exam

National Eye Exam Month

August 21, 2014 - Posted by admin

Four reasons that you should be getting a regular eye exam.   August is National Eye Exam Month, and in its honor we’ve decided to keep you informed as to why you should be getting regular eye exams. Many of …

 
 
glaucoma

What Is Glaucoma? 5 Things You Should Know

August 20, 2014 - Posted by admin

According the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Although an estimated 2.2 million Americans live with glaucoma, nearly half are not aware of it. There is no cure for glaucoma, so it …

 
 
vision correction

New Display Screens Promise Vision Correction

August 19, 2014 - Posted by admin

Could the screens on your tablet or computer correct your vision problems? That’s the question researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT are trying to answer.   Think about your family and close friends. How many of them …

 
 
cataracts

New Laser Technology Offers Hope to Cataract Patients

August 13, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than half of all people in the U.S. over the age of 65 develop cataracts. As such, they are some of the most common causes of vision problems in the world. Fortunately, advancements in laser eye technology have made …

 
 
Alzheimer's

Eye and Smell Tests Could Be New Way To Detect Alzheimer’s

August 12, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s Is A Leading Cause Of Death Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. …

 
 
LASIK

Does LASIK Hurt? 5 Things You Should Know

August 11, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than 12 million people have undergone LASIK eye surgery it first received FDA approval in 1995. With a success rate of over 95%, LASIK is one of the safest and most common elective procedures in the United States. Despite …

 
 
Farsighted

Farsightedness – More Common Than You Think

August 7, 2014 - Posted by admin

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common eye ailments in the world, affecting almost 1.6 billion people. However, the opposite problem, farsightedness, sometimes is overlooked when discussing vision problems. Farsightedness is exactly what it sounds like; the ability …