The Facts About Eye Floaters and Flashes

Braverman Eye Center Now Introduces Laser Vision Correction in Fort Lauderdale for Patients

Why Eye Floaters and Flashes Occur Our eyes are filled with a clear substance known as vitreous gel that helps the eyeball keep its shape while allowing light to pass through to the retina; the retina is located on the eye’s back wall and contains nerve cells that perceive visual signals from light. Eye floaters and flashes are caused by changes in the vitreous gel that occur as we get older. Eye floaters occur when the vitreous gel thickens or shrinks due to aging, causing particles to form in the gel. These particles block the light passing through your eye , casting shadows on the retina.
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This surgical procedure is performed with an excimer laser to help patients, who are nearsighted, farsighted or those suffering from astigmatism. It reduces refractive errors and decreases their dependence on corrective eye wear, including glasses and contact lenses. A representative elaborating on Laser Vision Correction Lasik surgery stated, “Laser vision correction is a broad term used to describe a variety of laser procedures, including ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) PRK, PresbyPRK, LASIK and PresbyLASIK. All laser vision correction procedures are performed with an excimer laser, which is used to reshape the cornea, thereby correcting visual imperfections. However, they all differ in their procedure methods.” The doctors handling Laser Vision Correction at this eye center are experts and take not more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete the whole procedure for both eyes, giving visible and permanent results within twenty four hours. This procedure has become quite popular as a solution for vision correction worldwide. All doctors doing Laser Vision Correction Surgery at the Braverman Eye Center are highly skilled and experienced.
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Dan Uggla to have eye surgery

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Christopher Starr, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He explained on “CBS This Morning,” “Normally, we blink about 20 times per minute. It can drop to eight or 10 times a minute. And when you’re not blinking, the tears that are on your ocular surface just evaporate.
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Dry eyes and technology: What you need to know to protect your vision

Despite the low batting average, Uggla ranks second on the team with 21 homers, good for sixth in the National League, and third with 53 RBIs. He ranks fourth in the NL with 62 walks. Braves catcher Brian McCann has gone through similar vision problems. He had his first Lasik surgery in 2007 and had another procedure he called an “enhancement” in 2010. McCann also tried contacts before finally opting for the surgery.
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Online Health and Nutrition Store, WholeSoulNutrition.com, Launches Healthy Choices for Kids

Serving healthy snacks to children is important to providing good nutrition, supporting lifelong healthy eating habits, and helping to prevent costly and potentially-disabling diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Whole Soul Nutrition is excited about providing healthy choices for children to help them through their school day. The owners of Whole Soul Nutrition believe our children’s health should be at the forefront of everyday eating. As parents themselves, the owners know how hard it can be to juggle home, kids, careers, school, sports, etc. and still have to provide sound healthy snacks and meals for our families. In their commitment to providing natural nutrition, Whole Soul Nutrition has purposefully searched for healthy food products just for kids! Their selections are not only healthy but taste good and are the types of foods that kids love. The owners of Whole Soul Nutrition say, Healthy Choices for Kids is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
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In U.S., Less Than Half Look at Restaurant Nutrition Facts

Americans Who Pay a "Great Deal"/"Fair Amount" of Attention to Nutritional Information, by Key Subgroups, July 2013

Implications Although many large chain restaurants have already added nutritional information to their menus, less than half of Americans say they pay attention to this information. However, most Americans do pay attention to nutrition labels on packaged foods, which the federal government has required for 23 years. Americans’ level of attention to nutritional information in restaurants may increase as the practice of posting such information become more common. It is possible, though, that people are more flexible when eating out — and more likely to choose less healthy food options — than they are when deciding what to purchase at the grocery store. Regardless, paying close attention to nutritional information on food packages and in restaurants could be a successful tool for Americans in managing their weight and maintaining a healthy diet. But simply paying attention to nutritional information is not enough to lower obesity rates . Americans must also use what they learn from the nutritional information to make healthier choices.
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Global Medical Nutrition Market is Expected to Grow at a Steady Pace, Clocking a CAGR of 6.7 Percent During the Period 2012-2016

The acquisition is expected to boost Nestle’s presence in the Infant Nutrition market in China, since Pfizer had a major presence in that country. Commenting on the report, an analyst from the healthcare team said: “Vendors are leveraging their widespread distribution networks to increase their customer base. They are increasingly relying on online marketing and promotional activities to increase sales and brand equity. Through online marketing and promotional activities, more and more consumers are becoming aware of the positive health and nutrition benefits of probiotic products. Furthermore, online availability of medical nutrition products not only provides customers with easy access, but also helps vendors reduce their set-up, distribution, and operational costs.
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