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Finally, Christmas has arrived! At Marvel Eye Center, we know how important the holidays are to everyone, and seeing your family and friends clearly from across the dinner table is just one little part of it that we hope we’ve made possible for you. No matter what you do this holiday, we hope its lots of fun!

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Tens of thousands of recreation and sports–related eye injuries take place each year. Fortunately, 9 out of 10 serious eye injuries are preventable through the use of protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury varies according to the sport; therefore, people should make sure that the level of eye protection they use is appropriate for the type of sport they are engaging in, especially for teens. Most sports–related injuries occur most frequently in baseball or softball, basketball, and water sports. Teens and young athletes in Fort Worth, Texas who suffer sports–related eye injuries should visit the best eye specialist Fort Worth has to offer. There are many eye doctors in the area; therefore, parents should do adequate research before choosing a doctor.

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People generally associate smoking with numerous health related diseases, including cancer of the lungs. It is doubtful if they know that smoking can cause loss of vision, dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, AMD (age related macular degeneration), and cataracts. Those who smoke in excess of 15 cigarettes per day are more likely to suffer from AMD compared to non-smokers. Even passive smoking (people who inhale air polluted with cigarette smoke) increases age related macular degeneration.

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According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), color blindness is the inability to see colors in the normal/expected/usual way. A report published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) shows that up to 32 million American have some form of colorblindness. In addition, colorblindness tends to affect men. The aforementioned WSJ report states that eight percent of American men have this condition compared to just 0.5% of women. Here is some more information about this topic:

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Cataracts can affect persons of all ages and walks of life. However, they appear more frequently among persons over 40 years old. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness or vision loss all across various parts of the world. Thankfully, cataracts are in many cases treatable with surgery. In fact, cataracts are considered the most popular form of treatable vision loss or blindness.

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17 Dec 2014

Styes Explained

A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a small yet painful lump that develops outside or inside a person’s eyelid. Just like a pimple, it is an abscess that contains pus. It is usually caused by poor eye hygiene, which can lead to a staphylococcus infection.

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Cataract, the most common cause of blindness, causes loss of vision due to opacification of the eye lens caused due to buildup of protein. Buildup of new lens cells outside the eye lens compresses the older cells into the center of the eye lens, causing cataract.

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Cataracts are currently the leading cause of blindness. In fact, by the age of 80, half of all Americans will have or have had cataracts. The progression of this disease is often slow and can be treated. If left untreated, permanent blindness can occur.

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Ptosis is a condition characterized by a drooping of the eyelid. It can manifest at any age although it tends to be common in the elderly and in children. Ptosis occurs when the muscles that raise the eyelid cannot do so properly, and may occur in one eye or both eyes. Ptosis interferes with proper vision and may cause headaches when the sufferer tries to elevate the eyelids throughout the day.

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Many women wear makeup to enhance their appearance, add color to their cheeks and lips, and emphasize the look of their eyes. While eye cosmetics such as eye shadow, mascara and eye liner will emphasize your eyes beautifully, they may also harm your eyes and interfere with your vision. Eye cosmetics are safety tested products made from generally safe materials; as long as you apply and use them appropriately you should have no problems. Protect your eyes and vision by learning the potential dangers to your eyes from the use of eye cosmetics and how to protect yourself from those dangers.

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