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Why your Eyes and your Blood Need Harmony

We know that the blood that courses through our veins carries some nutrients to the various cells and systems that keep us functioning at optimal levels. And yet, it’s such a common idea that it’s easy to forget. Here, we want to discuss the connection between blood – specifically, blood sugar – and eye health. …

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LASIK Eye Surgery Santa Rosa, CA

How Did LASIK Become a Fixture of the Vision World?

At the Eye Care Institute, we’ve been performing LASIK surgery to help our patients throw away their glasses and contacts for a long time. In fact, Dr. Rich have performed this laser vision correction procedure since 1996. LASIK surgery is so commonplace today, with millions of patients worldwide opting for the surgery, that it seems …

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Contact Lenses Santa Rosa, CA

What to Know if you are Considering Contact Lenses

Millions of U.S. adults wear contact lenses. They can correct astigmatism, presbyopia, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. Contacts are small silicone or plastic circular lenses that are specifically shaped to fix refractive errors or vision problems. The right prescription, fit, and design are vital for safety and comfort. Over the years, contact lenses have improved to become …

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3 Typical Eye Problems And What To Do About Them

Red bumps on the eyelid, eye twitch, and the contagious pinkeye are all common eye problems. Here are some ways to identify what your eye issue is and determine if you should schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. Pinkeye: Pinkeye is also known as acute conjunctivitis. If your eyes have a yellow or white …

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What is Staring at a Computer Screen All Day Doing to Your Eyesight?

Your eyes burn and feel tired, and your head is tense and aching. If you feel like this every day, we’re going to guess that you spend a lot of your time looking at computer and phone screens. And you could be suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome. Yes, it’s a real thing, also called Digital …

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Saving your Vision from Cataracts

It’s easy to take for granted all the amazing things our eyes do for us everyday. Our sight helps us navigate the world, day and night. Our eyes talk to our brain, communicating important information about shapes and sizes, colors and textures, people and places. But as dependable as our vision might seem, our eyes …

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If you have diabetes, this exam could save your sight

People with diabetes know that they can best manage the disease if they’re even more vigilant about their health than most of us. For diabetics that mean: Careful, mindful eating Regular exercise Regular doctor visits Blood level testing There may, however, be one important vital issue that diabetics (and the rest of us) don’t monitor closely …

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Dry Eye, Santa Rosa, CA

The most common transplant is also one of the most successful

You’ve probably heard of heart and kidney transplants, but the most common type of transplant in the world, one you’re statistically more likely to need, is actually a corneal transplant. In addition to being the most common type of transplant, it also boasts a success rate of over 90 percent. That’s good news for the …

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If you Wear contact Lenses, You Need to Read This

If you’re one of the nearly 30 million Americans who wear contact lenses, you already know all the benefits they can provide, allowing you to see without the distractions that glasses often cause. And if you’re an active person – skier, runner, football player – you know that contacts are idea for athletes. But you …

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Attention moms: This reason for blurry vision shouldn’t alarm you

If you ever start to notice a problem with your vision – blurriness or seeing double, or suddenly having trouble seeing things up close or at a distance – we would encourage you to take it seriously. It could simply mean that your eyes are changing for normal reasons, and it’s time to get fitted …

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