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3 Steps to Improving Low Vision Resources

4 Steps to Improve Independence When Living With Visual Impairment

Visual impairment (low vision) may be defined as insufficient vision to do the things a person wants and needs to do.  The loss of vision cannot be corrected by regular glasses, medical treatment, or surgery and can be congenital or the result of disease, and injury.  Common eye diseases that cause low vision may include …

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Optometrists Speak Out About Dangerous Driving in Colorado

Optometrists Speak Out About Dangerous Driving in Colorado

Colorado optometrists are seeing a problem rising on the roads that impacts more than just eye health. Fatal car accidents across Colorado have increased over the course of the pandemic even though less miles were driven. In the first half of 2021, total Colorado traffic fatalities were up 15% with drivers under the age of …

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The One Secret Optometrists Want Everyone to Know

The One Secret Optometrists Want Everyone to Know

Are you ready for the big secret? Well, here it is… Annual comprehensive eye exams are not just about your vision! These yearly visits are ALSO your best chance at early detection of over 270 non-eye related diseases including cancers, autoimmune diseases, stroke risk, high blood pressure and more. Wow! How is this possible? Eye …

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Diabetic Eye Health: 5 Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Did you know that both type 1 and 2 diabetes can damage your eyes and cause vision loss? That’s right, the primary cause of blindness in adults ages 20-74 is diabetes.1 In fact, damage can be occurring for years without symptoms. This makes an optometrist an essential part of your healthcare team. Diabetes patients are not …

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Eye Health Myth of Fact?

10 Eye Health Myths That May Be Impacting Your Eyes

Colorado’s doctors of optometry are clearing up 10 common myths about vision and eye health that could be negatively impacting your health. Understanding your eye health is key for preserving vision and comprehensive eye exams are your best chance at early detection of eye health issues and over 270 other health conditions.  Myth 1: Dry, …

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Ages 60+: How to Preserve Your Vision for Safe Driving

Driving is a daily activity that brings us freedom and independence to navigate the world, but this skill can become increasingly difficult after the age of 60. These new vision challenges are often due to age-related vision changes that can cause vision loss if not addressed. Many of these changes are not immediately noticed by …

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When K-12 Academic Challenges Arise, This Exam is Essential

The American Optometric Association reports that 1 in 4 children have a vision issue that negatively impacts learning. Even children with “perfect vision” can still struggle academically because other aspects of the visual system are not perfect. This makes 20/20 vision only one measure of the visual system. If the whole visual system is not …

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