Protecting your eyesight against the silent advance of glaucoma

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(BPT) – “Will I go blind?” It’s a frightening thought that most people have when they are first told they have glaucoma. “Patients are almost always concerned that they are going to lose their vision,” says Andrew Iwach, M.D., executive director of the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco. “The good news for the majority of…

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What every parent needs to know about myopia

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(BPT) – Did you know school vision exams can miss up to 75% of children’s vision problems such as myopia, or nearsightedness? Even vision tests given by your child’s pediatrician are not as comprehensive as an exam by an eye doctor, and can miss crucial early signs of eye disease. Myopia, a condition where someone…

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Your eyes are a window to your health: Why you need regular exams

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(BPT) – Like many Americans, you may be putting off regular health appointments like eye exams because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, your optometrist may have been closed for some time, depending on where you live. It may seem less urgent to have an eye exam if you’re not experiencing vision problems, but more…

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