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What is Photophobia?

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If you had an eye checkup recently, Photophobia may be a term that you heard your optometrist talking about. If so, you maybe be wondering a bit more about what Photophobia is, what it means for people who suffer from it, and what sort of treatment can be done for it. What does photophobia mean? Photophobia directly translates to “fear …

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6 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

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Summer is here, which means you are probably slathering on the sunscreen every time you go outside. But what about your eyes? While it is second nature to protect your face and skin from the sun’s harsh UV rays, many people don’t think about how the bright sun can impact their eyes. Here at First Eye Care, we believe in …

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Does Pool Chlorine Affect Your Eyes?

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It’s that time of the year here in Texas, where we are spending a large majority of our time trying to keep cool in the intense summer heat. One of the most fun ways to keep cool during the summer is, of course, to take a dip in the swimming pool. From friends and family to barbecues and parties, we …

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How to Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss

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As we grow older, it’s natural that our bodies will change as a part of the aging process, and unfortunately, it isn’t always for the better. As we age, it is extremely important that we take care of ourselves, although many of the aspects of aging are inevitable, there are ways to help our bodies age gracefully if we are …

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How is the digital world affecting our eyes?

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Have you ever noticed that after a long work day you always have a headache? Maybe you have noticed this headache, or eye strain, or pain behind the eyes, after staring intensely at your computer or phone for a long amount of time… Well, the two are definitely correlated. Technology is amazing, it has made our lives so much easier …

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How to treat eye allergies?

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When we are suffering from the more “typical” allergy symptoms such as an itchy throat, nasal congestion, sneezing, or sniffling, we usually have some or other allergy medicine lying around ready for us to take to help treat said symptoms. Many people, however, are less prepared when it comes to allergy symptoms affecting their eyes.  If you think you may …

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How to Choose the Best Glasses for Your Face

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Choosing eyeglasses is no simple feat, for anyone. These days there are so many choices out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. It is no longer plausible to simply head into your local Arlington eyeglass store and try on every frame they have. You could do it, but you would be there for a while. So …

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Pregnancy and Your Vision

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Being pregnant changes your body in many different ways, but many women don’t think about the fact that it can also impact your vision. While having a child will change your life forever, thankfully your vision will only be temporarily affected. Most women expect their bodies to undergo changes with pregnancy, but your vision? There’s nothing to be worried about …

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April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

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Your eyes are one of the most important elements of your health, and also something many of us take for granted. Given that April is women’s eye health and safety month, we thought it would be only fitting to discuss some of the simplest ways to keep your eyes healthy. Thankfully, there are many different things you can do in …

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Why do we lose our vision as we age?

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As we age, our bodies continue to go through changes. Just as we grow tired of a hard day’s work, our bodies grow tired of a hard year’s work. It is natural that over time we notice certain parts of us just not working as well as they used to. One of these things is our vision. And although it …