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Not being able to play sports or worrying about how they look can leave many teens feeling anxious, stressed out and unhappy. https://www.goldufo.com “We love fitting children in this age group with contact lenses because we routinely see that teens who wear contact lenses benefit beyond simply correcting their vision. Asics 2017 asics pas cher They typically improve in how they feel about their physical appearance, their acceptance among friends and of course their ability to play sports,” further explained Dr. ugg homme louboutin chaussures Fradkin.

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“From time to time we get the opportunity to provide a LASIK consultation for a Houston patient who asks if they might just be too old for LASIK surgery,” shared Galveston & Houston LASIK Surgeon Bernard Milstein, M.D. nike air max bw “I recently examined a 72 year old gentleman who wanted to know if he was too old for LASIK,” shared Dr. nike air max thea NAME. asics gel kayano “In reviewing his general health he was in good shape-and after his eye exam I was comfortable that his eye health, corneal health and tear film were quite good. His retinas were normal and he had a bare trace of a cataract in one eye that had been there and stable for 3 or 4 years but it corrected to 20/20 with his -7.00 D eyeglass correction. Most importantly he couldn’t tolerate contact lenses and was a fairly active tennis player and hiker-so we scheduled him for LASIK,” explained Dr. Soldes Louboutin Milstein. “We did however explain that he was going to need to either wear reading glasses or consider having monovision to help with his near vision presbyopia focusing problem that we all have after 40 or so.”

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Greater Houston patients concerned about their risk of macular degeneration should be encouraged by The Beaver Dam Eye Study as reported in the British Journal of Ophthalmology which suggests that regular exercise can improve and decrease the risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD). basket nike What doeye health and exercise have in common-actually quite a bit?

“AMD is one of the most common causes of vision loss among seniors and those over 50 years old. It affects central vision, which is important for driving, reading and seeing faces,” said Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas serving greater Houston & Galveston.

Participants of the study were composed of about 4,000 women and men who were followed for more than 15 years, conducting eyes tests and recording their levels of exercise. They were aged 43 to 86 and were assessed every five years starting in 1988. air jordan en soldes Considering other factors like age, weight, and blood fat levels, those participants who were active lowered their chances in developing AMD by up to 70% when compared to those who barely had any exercise. louboutin homme Those who regularly walk were found to have lowered their chances to 30%.

But how much exercise is enough? The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recommended 90 minutes every day. This should be enough if you have an active job or walk during the say but would probably require you to do more if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Mochilas Kanken No.2 It may help if you wear a pedometer, just to know how much you are walking. You can also try other forms of exercise such as cycling, golf, gardening, swimming, and other sports activities. Compra Mochilas Kanken Cleaning your house can even be of great help.

So how much does exercise to help eye health? It is a little too hard to tell exactly how exercise exactly affects eye health but here are some facts to give you some idea:

  • Exercise can lower eye pressure helping to reduce the risk of glaucoma.
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  • Exercise improves the health of the cardiovascular system by lowering triglycerides and increasing HDL levels. Macular degeneration has been known to be caused by some factors of heart disease.
  • Exercise can make us less likely to perform risk taking activities which can damage our health as well as that of others.

If you or someone you know has questions about exercise, macular degeneration and eye health please feel free to call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

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Houston eye doctors from The Eye Clinic of Texas raised the awareness that excessive drinking of alcohol may predispose you to increased risk of age related macular degeneration (AMD) according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Mochilas Kanken No.2 By drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol may increase the risk of eye disease such as age related macular degeneration (AMD) is now believed to be greater than for others. new balance avis A standard glass of wine or beer each contains about 15g of alcohol. “It appears from this study that consuming more than 20g of alcohol a day was associated with an increase in early age-related macular degeneration of about 20 per cent in men and women compared with non-drinkers,” noted Ophthalmologist Bernard Milstein, M.D. Fjallraven Kanken Mochilas While many other studies reported the risk of heavy drinking on eye health, there was little evidence until now about the specific association between moderate drinking and age-related macular degeneration.

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Houston patients concerned about their eye health should be aware that smokers increase their risk of many eye health problems.Especially for younger patients-it is tough to convince them of the increased eye health risks posed by smoking,” stated Galveston & Houston eye doctor Dr. Da-Thuy Van of The Eye Clinic of Texas. “Not smoking from the start is the best choice for eye health-but quitting at any time is one of the most beneficial investments you can make in your long-term eye health. buy ff14 gil Smoking-even in your teens or twenties when your senior years seem far away- increases your future risks for cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). And the more a person smokes, the higher the risks. The good news is that after people quit smoking, their risks for these eye diseases become almost as low as for people who never smoked,” said Dr. Van.

Smoking also raises the risks for cardiovascular diseases that indirectly influence your eyes’ health. timberland roll top pas cher And tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke, is an irritant that worsens dry eye, a very uncomfortable eye condition that is most common in women after menopause. Smoking increases the risk of serious vision loss in people with other eye diseases. And when women smoke during pregnancy they are more likely to give birth prematurely, putting their babies at higher risk for a potentially blinding disease called retinopathy of prematurity as well as other health problems.

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Choosing the best sunglasses for the Houston sun means understanding that they are more than just a fashion accessory,” commented Allan Fradkin, M.D. an Ophthalmologist at The Eye Clinic of Texas serving greater Galveston & Houston. “Sunglasses are a necessary form of protection for your eyes against the damaging rays of the sun and UV light.”

It’s important for you to know what types of light you need to protect your eyes from and what types of light are not necessarily harmful. Here are some tips for picking the right pair of nonprescription sunglasses.

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  • Don’t Rely on the Price. Many types of affordable sunglasses offer 99 to 100% UV protection, so you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money on a pair of sunglasses.
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  • Use Protective Eyewear NOT Sunglasses for Hazardous Activities. If you are going to be engaged in outdoor activities like water or snow skiing that put your eye at risk for injury, don’t count on your eyeglasses for protection. Protective eyewear is available with UV protection to shield your eyes from sunburn and glare.
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Once you have the right sunglasses, make sure you wear them, especially in the summer when UV levels are at least three times higher than in the winter. Also be sure to wear them when participating in winter sports, particularly at high elevations.

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  • Removal of a cataract can allow mechanical space shifts in the vitreous gel and perhaps increase the odds of PVD.
  • Biochemical changes actually occur following cataract surgery and these appear to increase the likelihood of PVD, particularly if the posterior lens capsule is opened.
  • Unusual complications of cataract surgery can disrupt the integrity of the vitreous gel and increase the odds of PVD.

“What we know clinically as a practical matter is that it is pretty typical for some 50% or more of patients undergoing cataract surgery to experience a Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD), with some patients noticing visual symptoms including a “cobweb” or some floaters,” explained Dr. timberland pas cher Van. bottes ugg pas cher buy bns gold “If the visual symptoms become excessive or are accompanied by a curtain or veil in your vision, or perhaps distortion of your vision, we want to hear from you immediately.”

If you or someone you know has a question or concerns about cataracts, cataract surgery or Posterior Vitreous detachment (PVD) please feel free to call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

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