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Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Crohn's disease, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, eye exam, eye health, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease IBD, lupus, melanoma, retina, ulcerative colitis

Your eyes aren’t just the window to your soul; they’re a way doctors can get clues about your overall health. Here are four systemic conditions that ophthalmologists can pick up from a routine eye exam.


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Your Eyes: Understanding Flashes and Floaters

Tags: eye, eye exam, eye health, glasses, retina

Ever see something drifting across the sky, then discover it’s actually drifting across your eye? That would be a “floater.” Our expert explains what flashers and floaters are and what to do if you see them.


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Treating Dry Eyes: Nothing to Cry About

Tags: antihistamines, dry eyes, eye exam, eye health, high blood pressure, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

Dry eyes can be a nuisance, but they’re usually easy to treat and don’t cause long-term damage. Here’s what’s causing your eye dryness and how to fix it with a quick trip to the drugstore.


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Do’s and Don’ts for Contact Lens Wearers

Tags: contact lenses, eye, eye disease, eye drops, eye exam, eye health, sleep

When used improperly, contact lenses can lead to eye infections and serious vision damage. Knowing the do’s and don’ts of proper use can go a long way toward protecting your eye health.


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Glasses: Work With a Pro, Get the Right Fit

Tags: eye exam, eye health, glasses, vision

Glasses are available in many styles and shapes, but one size does not fit all. When you enlist the help of a pro – an optician trained specifically to fit glasses properly – it’s much easier to find the pair that’s right for you.


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How to Choose Perfect Drug Store Reading Glasses

Tags: eye exam, eye health, glasses, vision loss

Words on the page or screen getting blurry? Have to hold out that mag at arm’s length to read? That’s a pretty good sign you need reading glasses. Here are some tips on picking out the right pair.


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Eye Disease Rates Rise Along With Diabetes Cases

Tags: Age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, diabetic eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, eye, eye exam, eye health, glaucoma

A new study finds the number of people with vision problems is increasing. And this is partly due to the growing number of people who have diabetes.


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Signs Your Infant Has a Vision Problem (Video)

Tags: eye exam, eye health, vision loss

Babies can show signs of vision problems as early as two months old. Often, parents are the first to notice signs. Here are some things to look for as red flags of vision issues.


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Can Aspirin Damage Eye Health?

Tags: Age-related macular degeneration, aspirin, eye exam, eye health, macular degeneration

A new study suggests taking aspirin long-term for your heart health may increase your risk for age-related macular degeneration.


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Chat With a Doctor: Ask an Ophthalmologist — Retinal Diseases

Tags: chat with a doctor, eye, eye exam, eye health, webchat

You may not give your retinas, even your eyes, a second thought. You should! Learn more about good eye care from a Cleveland Clinic physician at a live webchat Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at noon (ET).