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5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce The Symptoms Of Dry Eye

5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce The Symptoms Of Dry Eye

Created on: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

When your eyes stop producing enough tears needed to nourish your eyes, you could start having to deal with a condition known as Dry Eye.

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Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Created on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Everyone knows sunglasses are cool, but what you may not know is that they can protect your vision. You might be saying “I thought sunglasses were just an accessory?” Well, they are an accessory! but they are also a utility. Sunglasses have been a fashion accessory for a very long time, but they can also block harmful rays from the sun.

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

Created on: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Created on: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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Williamson Eye Center’s Dr. Blake Williamson Becomes First Ophthalmologist in Louisiana to Perform the New Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Stent Procedure

Williamson Eye Center’s Dr. Blake Williamson Becomes First Ophthalmologist in Louisiana to Perform the New Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Stent Procedure

Created on: Thursday, April 06, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Dr. Blake Williamson of the Williamson Eye Center in Baton Rouge becomes the first eye surgeon in Louisiana to perform a revolutionary new micro-invasive glaucoma stent procedure using the Xen Gel Stent from Allergan Surgical for treatment of patients who have glaucoma and are currently being managed with medication.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

Created on: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Created on: Monday, February 13, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Created on: Thursday, February 09, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye condition

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Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Created on: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot of options available for us when we go to the grocery store every day. What we eat can have an effect on our health and ultimately that effects every part of our body. Even our eyes can be effected by our diet, so making smart choices with what we eat could possibly be the difference between clear or blurry as we get older.

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Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Exercise and How it can Positively Impact Your IOP

Created on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Recent studies suggest that exercise can help to alleviate some eye pressure, which can potentially help if you have glaucoma. Now you might be thinking, “well, how much do I need to work out to get results?” The great thing is, you don't need to work out rigorously to see results.

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Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Created on: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is more commonly known, is a common eye problem that can be treated relatively easily and avoided using a few simple precautions.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Created on: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

Created on: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Everyone has heard that they should be eating more carrots to improve their eyesight. This is because of the high levels of beta-carotene that is found in carrots which is said to be essential in maintaining healthy eyes. There are actually quite a few different vitamins and nutrients that are considered to be good for your eye health.

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Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Author: Williamson Eye Center

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Created on: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

Created on: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. The Williamson Eye Center joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses.

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

Created on: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Created on: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Author: Williamson Eye Center

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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