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How to Tell If It’s Still Safe for Your Aging Parent to Drive

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Adult children can use these tips to help ensure their aging parents can drive safely.


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Cataract Symptoms Can Signal Other Diseases That Need Treatment Now

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Cataracts can be taken care of at any time. However, if you have vision changes, you should have a doctor check your eyes right away because cataract-like symptoms may actually be due to other more serious problems.


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Take a Moment to Blink (Infographic)

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When was the last time you had a staring contest? It may have been more recently than you think -- in fact, it could be happening right now. Not with another human but rather with your computer monitor.


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Is Your World Spinning? Help for Dizziness

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Do you feel dizzy sometimes? It’s a common complaint. Whether imbalance is caused by vertigo, inner ear or other medical conditions, there are many good therapies available.


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How to Choose Perfect Drug Store Reading Glasses

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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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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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Too Old to Drive?

Tags: elderly, eye exam, hearing aid, hearing exam, Hearing loss, memory loss, senior care, senior safety, vision loss

Older drivers are more likely than younger drivers to be involved in multi-vehicle crashes. Do you have an older family member whose safety behind the wheel is a concern? Find out what their affects safety and how to broach the topic.


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Diabetes Facts: Know the Risks

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People with diabetes are at risk for stroke, eye problems, heart and kidney disease, and problems with their feet and nerves. Know the symptoms and risk factors.


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Age-Related Vision Loss: Help Is Available

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 60. Several treatments are now available to help slow or stop the disease’s progress.


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Baby Boomers: You Can Preserve Your Sight

Tags: AMD, cataracts, diabetes, diabetic eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, eye, eye exam, eye health, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retina, retinopathy, vision, vision loss

Most of us get our eyes checked routinely — especially if we need a prescription for glasses or contacts. But there’s a more important reason to get annual examinations after age 65: the changes that occur with age.