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Stress and Eye Health

Pandemic Stress Can Change Your Eyesight

How have the last few months been for you? Regardless of the positives in your life you’re probably baseline stressed. It’s normal to feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or even scared right now. Colorado is experiencing both a pandemic and a civil rights movement alongside the compounding challenges of reopening schools, a high unemployment rate, and …

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Stress and Eye Health

Pandemic Stress Can Change Your Eyesight

How have the last few months been for you? Regardless of the positives in your life you’re probably baseline stressed. It’s normal to feel anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or even scared right now. Colorado is experiencing both a pandemic and a civil rights movement alongside the compounding challenges of reopening schools, a high unemployment rate, and …

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Reduce Digital Fatigue with These Tips from Colorado Eye Doctors

As social distancing becomes a normal way of life during the COVID-19 pandemic many individuals are participating in increased screen time while technology becomes the hub for employees, social circles, students, teachers, families, and entire communities to stay connected. This increased screen time for many is an important part of life and staying healthy mentally …

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Colorado Optometrists Give Tips to Prevent Masks from Fogging Up Glasses

Many Coloradans who wear glasses for vision challenges have been struggling to properly wear masks in public due to their prescription glasses or sunglasses fogging up. The Colorado Optometric Association, 2020 Eyes Colorado and Colorado’s doctors of optometry have compiled the following solutions to make mask wearing easier. These tips will help you reduce or …

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What to Do for an Eye Health Emergency During Covid-19

March 23, 2020 – If you experience an eye or vision emergency during the closures of the Covid-19 pandemic, you are urged to seek care through your optometrist. Many optometry offices remain open for essential and emergency care. Colorado’s optometrists are taking steps to remain available for care for those patients needing urgent and/or essential care.  This will also be a …

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One Simple Way to Prevent Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries at Any Age

Did you know that you’re at a higher risk for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or concussion if you’re male, play sports or drive a car? For Coloradans the highest risk occurs in age groups 15-24 years and 65+.2 The leading causes of TBIs are: Falls (47%) Struck by/against (15%) Motor vehicle-traffic crashes (14%) Assaults …

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Make Sure Your Concussion Care Plan Includes This Person

Colorado emergency rooms see an average of 23,500 visits annually due to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)1. A concussion is considered to be a mild brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head that produces changes in normal brain function following the impact. Typically, concussions are not life-threatening, but their after affects can …

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Colorado Optometrists Can See Health Issues Before Symptoms Arise

We’ve all seen those studies where Colorado ranks as one of the top states for health and fitness, but we still have room for improvement when it comes to individual health maintenance. Even in our state of pretty healthy residents annual comprehensive eye exams are often skipped. However, going to this annual appointment can be …

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