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7 Reasons To Check Your Eyes Regularly

If we want to stay healthy, we all know how important it is to eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and get checked by our doctor every year. Clearly, those things are critical in order for us to take care of and monitor our bodies and our overall health.   But how often do you get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist? Unless you wear glasses or notice your vision changing, how likely are you to even think about the health of your eyes? After all, your eyes don’t affect your body’s health. You won’t gain weight, increase your chances of cancer, increase the likeli......
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What You Need to Know About Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy, specifically developed to assist the eyes and brain. It is often a part of the treatment for things like convergence insufficiency, crossed eyes, lazy eye, and certain disabilities related to reading and learning. Often, a learning disability is due to the inability to see well enough to read comfortably. These are the situations where vision therapy can be a great asset to those who were afraid medical science could do nothing more for them and their eyes. Many who see the term "vision therapy" might immediately think of eye exercises, which some......
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