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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 […]


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, […]


The Outdoors Shown to Significantly Reduce Risk of Visual Impairment

A series of studies in 2009 revealed that spending time outdoors for even 20 minutes a day can help people get out of the sluggish zone and have a “greater sense of vitality”. Fast forward to today, several new studies have also revealed that spending more time outside in nature can significantly reduce one’s risk of […]


Dry Eye Syndrome Shown To Be More Common Among City Dwellers

It looks like there’s one more reason to finally make that decision to propose location-independent work to your boss and transfer residence to the countryside. The results of a study that were also announced during the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in New Orleans last year revealed that city dwellers such […]


The Difference Between Wet and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

It has been estimated that there are roughly 10 million Americans who are affected with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In fact, it is currently the leading cause of vision loss among seniors in the United States. Here at our Fairbanks eye care practice, we have also noticed that an increasing number of patients are also complaining of […]


What It’s Like After Cataract Surgery

Although the early symptoms of cataract may be remedied by employing brighter lighting conditions and using anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses, surgical treatment of cataract becomes necessary when the condition starts to interfere with your daily activities such as reading, driving, and using digital devices. Here at our Fairbanks cataract treatment practice, one of the […]


5 Easy Ways to Minimizing Computer Eye Strain

Although the use of computers and other digital devices have gone a long way for the last few decades in helping improve people’s lives, computer eyestrain is one of its drawbacks that has increased in prevalence for the past few years too. In fact, we have noticed here at our Fairbanks eye care practice that […]


Are You Seeing the Right Eye Care Provider?

If you’ve been thinking of getting your eyes checked by an eye care provider, you may be confused which eye doctor in Alaska to visit. Should you choose the eye specialist which calls himself an ophthalmologist? Or would you rather see the optometrist whose clinic is just a few minutes away from your home? Learn which eye […]


 
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