Category Archives: Eye Health Guide

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 […]


Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots in Your Vision?

At the Mountain View Medical Center, patients visit us with a wide variety of symptoms, some of which are quite troubling yet they doesn’t seem to directly cause them any problem at all. Seeing black spots in their vision is one of these. By and large, we refer to these dark spots as vitreous floaters. […]


Understanding the Prevalence of Dry Eye Syndrome in Women

We earlier wrote about how city dwellers are more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome than their rural counterparts. Apart from one’s area of residence, it looks like gender may also be an indicator on whether or not one is likely to experience the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Based on information gathered from […]


Quick Guide to Optimum Eye Health for Seniors

The French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre once said that the more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of life, the clearer we should see through it. Metaphorically, that is. However, when it comes to literally having crystal clear vision, the reverse is more likely to happen as one gets older. Here at our Fairbanks optical practice, […]


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Children’s Eye Health and Safety

This August as our children head back to school, we can all use a reminder of the importance of screening their vision. Many kids will struggle with reading, classwork, or attention to the teachers’ lessons, and sometimes the explanation may ...Read More »

Ultraviolet (UV) Safety and Your Eyes

Most people are aware that UV light is harmful to the body. We know to wear sunscreen to avoid skin cancer. But did you know that your eyes are especially susceptible to damage from UV light? For better or worse, ...Read More »

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