Contact Lenses

Change your mood, change your color

The iris is the part of the eye that carries the color. It is a muscle that expands and contracts to control the size of the pupil. The pupil gets bigger in low light and smaller in bright light. It also changes shape based on what you are doing, shrinking when you are doing close…

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Eye Health

Was Your Mom Right About Eating Your Carrots?

Since you were little, your Mom told you to eat your carrots. “They’ll help you see better,” she said. Is this true? Can you get Superman’s x-ray vision simply by eating enough carrots to make you feel like a character from Beatrix Potter? Although not directly correlated to improved vision chart success, the overall answer…

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The Science Behind Your Eye Color

Human eye color has always been fascinating and mysterious. Babies are usually born with blue eyes. Those mostly change within the first three years to other colors. Some people have different colored eyes; they were celebrated back in July with “Different Colored Eyes Day.” Some emotions can cause the color of the eyes to change,…

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Why People See Things That Aren’t There

You’ve seen the news stories — a woman in Kentucky sees the image of Jesus in her Velveeta, the Lock Ness Monster shows his head in Scotland, or an ad has some sinister image in the background. The most recent case came over the first weekend of August where people saw a living crab on……

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Contact Lenses

Three Contact Lens Habits That You Should Stop Doing ASAP

Did you know that it was Leonardo Da Vinci who conceptualized the idea of contact lenses back in 1508? Fast forward to today, contact lenses are an indispensable tool for millions of people. At Mountain View Medical Center, many of our customers lover their contact lenses, but they make some serious mistakes when wearing and…

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Laser Eye Treatment

Using a Laser to Fight Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinopathy is defined as damage to the blood vessels of the retina, the layer at the back of the eyeball containing cells that are sensitive to light and that trigger nerve impulses that pass through the optic nerve to the brain, which then creates a visual image for the viewer. Diabetes, both type 1 and…

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Age-Related Eye Conditions

Changes in Your Eyes Begin at 40

You’ve heard the adage, “Life begins at 40.” But for your eyes, 40 is the time when various conditions and eye health issues begin to show themselves. Fortunately, advances in technology are allowing us to prevent, or at least lessen the severity, of these conditions. The following age-related changes generally occur after 40: Presbyopia –…

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Quick Guide to Eye Protection at Swimming Pools

The warm, long days of summer are here! From the shore to lakes to swimming pools, everyone is heading to the water to cool off. Aside from regular use of sunscreen, the Mountain View Medical Center team reminds everyone to keep their eyes protected while enjoying the cooling and relaxing benefits of being in the…

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Five Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a collective term for eye conditions or complications that affect diabetics. It may include cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, not everyone with diabetes will develop the aforementioned complications. If you’re diabetic or have problems with your blood sugar levels, the following steps will help reduce your risk of diabetic eye…

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