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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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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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What Your Eye Health Says About Your General Health

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they’re also windows into other health issues in your body. At Mountain View Medical Center, it’s not uncommon for us to detect certain irregularities in the eyes and alert the patient to the possibility of an existing health issue like hypertension, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis….

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Protecting Your Child from Digital Eye Damage

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is not just happening among adults who spend most of their day in front of the computer. At the Mountain View Medical Center, we have noticed an increasing trend of parents seeking our services because their children are experiencing symptoms of CVS such as headache, fatigue, back pain, eye strain, and…

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Eye Health Concerns During Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings forth many physical and psychological changes. The majority of these changes can be attributed to extreme hormonal fluctuations and increased blood volume. Although not all of these changes are life threatening, careful clinical monitoring may be crucial. By and large, the following vision-related changes may be expected when you’re expecting: * Puffiness around the…

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Protect Your Eyes With Exercise!

The health benefits of exercise are extremely well-known — from improving cardiovascular function to reducing one’s risk of diabetes. Yet it looks like not everyone is familiar with the benefits of exercise to optimum eye health. Although the number of studies describing the role of physical activity in preventing vision loss and eye problems are…

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