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Doctors Urge Eye Protection for Recreational and Professional Sports

Doctors Urge Eye Protection for Recreational and Professional...

New research shows that about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each...

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Visit Us at Our New Location

Visit Us at Our New Location

Visit us at our new location at 214 South City Parkway, Suite 101, Lafayette, LA...

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Age-related Macular Degeneration: Poised for a New Treatment Era

Age-related Macular Degeneration: Poised for a New Treatment...

For more than a decade, ophthalmologists have treated wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with eye...

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Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here’s What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here’s What You Need to...

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people...

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Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

Research found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of...

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Lower Your Risk of Macular Degeneration

Lower Your Risk of Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans ages...

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Exercise for Eyes and Vision

Exercise for Eyes and Vision

You already know that 30 minutes of physical exercise a day can benefit your heart,...

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Learning to Live With Macular Degeneration

Learning to Live With Macular Degeneration

If you have AMD, learning how to make the most of your vision is important....

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2020 Spring Style Show

2020 Spring Style Show

Join us for our 2020 Annual Spring Style Show coming in April!

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20 Famous Celebrities With Eye Conditions

20 Famous Celebrities With Eye Conditions

Eye disease is more common than you may think. Though sometimes discouraging, eye conditions and...

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20 Health Condition An Eye Exam Could Show

20 Health Condition An Eye Exam Could Show

Eye exams aren't just about vision. They're about your health. Your eyes show the live...

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20 Of The Worst Eye Injuries In The Sport's World Today

20 Of The Worst Eye Injuries In The...

Professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL and other sports leagues have a history of...

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20 Things You Must Know About Children's Eye Health And Vision

20 Things You Must Know About Children's Eye...

As children grow, their eyes change rapidly. Paying attention to a child's eye health can...

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20 Vision and Eye Myths

20 Vision and Eye Myths

You may have heard all different kinds of things about what is good and bad...

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20 Ways To Keep Your Vision Perfect

20 Ways To Keep Your Vision Perfect

You've been told you have 20/20 vision, which is about as good as it gets....

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36 Foods That Are Fantastic For Boosting Eye Health

36 Foods That Are Fantastic For Boosting Eye...

If you're looking for a diet that helps improve your eyes, here's some good news:...

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60% of Americans with Diabetes Skip Sight-Saving Exams

60% of Americans with Diabetes Skip Sight-Saving Exams

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do...

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6 Things You Should Know About AMD

6 Things You Should Know About AMD

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new...

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Adie's Pupil

Adie's Pupil

Adie's pupil is a neurological disorder type of disease that affects the nervous system. The...

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Astigmatism Measurements Decoded

Astigmatism Measurements Decoded

After an eye exam your doctor will hand you a prescription. But have you ever...

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Avoid Getting Popped in the Eye with a Champagne Cork

Avoid Getting Popped in the Eye with a...

Follow these tips to open a bottle of champagne properly.

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Back-to-School: Vision and Eye Health Vital to Learning

Back-to-School: Vision and Eye Health Vital to Learning

Back to school time is just around the corner, and the scramble to buy school...

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Blocked Tear Ducts

Blocked Tear Ducts

A blocked tear duct is when the eye's drainage system for tears is either partially...

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Bohn, Joseph & Swan Announces the Addition of Dr. Auzita Sajjadi

Bohn, Joseph & Swan Announces the Addition of...

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Auzita Sajjadi to our office.

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Cataract Surgery: Gentle, Accurate, and Customized

Cataract Surgery: Gentle, Accurate, and Customized

At Joseph & Swan, we understand that the decision to have cataract surgery is a...

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Check Your List For Protective Eyewear

Check Your List For Protective Eyewear

In the beloved holiday movie, A Christmas Story, Ralphie attempts to convince his parents and...

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Contact Lens Health Week Aug. 21-25

Contact Lens Health Week Aug. 21-25

'Healthy habits means healthy eyes.' Proper contact lens hygiene is an important habit to start...

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Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and the Eye

Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and the Eye

Eyes and Brain Have So Much in Common The relationship between brain tissue and eye...

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Detecting Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

Detecting Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

Checkout this animated video from the American Academy of Ophthalmology that simulates Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy,...

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Did you Know that 60% of Americans Diagnosed with Diabetes Skip Their Annual Eye Exam

Did you Know that 60% of Americans Diagnosed...

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most skip...

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Does Your Halloween Costume Include Scary Eyes? Consult Your Doctor.

Does Your Halloween Costume Include Scary Eyes? Consult...

Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume...

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Education and Certification for Ophthalmologists

Education and Certification for Ophthalmologists

With four years of medical school and one year of internship, every ophthalmologist spends three...

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Ergonomics for the Eyes

Ergonomics for the Eyes

Long touted as good for backs and necks, proper desk ergonomics are also important for...

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Eye Health

Eye Health

Students face special challenges to the eyes when they are under academic performance pressure. Lack...

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Eye Health in Sports and Recreation

Eye Health in Sports and Recreation

Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news...

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February: AMD Awareness Month

February: AMD Awareness Month

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new...

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Find Out Which Toys Cause the Most Injuries According to the American Academy of Ophtamology

Find Out Which Toys Cause the Most Injuries...

In 1 year, U.S. ERs treated about 254,000 toy-related injuries. Find out which toys cause...

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Firework Tips: Stay Safe this Fourth of July

Firework Tips: Stay Safe this Fourth of July

For a safe and healthy Independence Day celebration, check out these firework safety tips.

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Five innovations harness new technologies for people with visual impairment

Five innovations harness new technologies for people with...

During Low Vision Awareness Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes...

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Four Fantastic Foods to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Four Fantastic Foods to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Everyone knows that eating right leads to a healthy lifestyle. But did you know that...

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Genetics and Age Related Macular degeneration

Genetics and Age Related Macular degeneration

The leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States is age-related macular degeneration...

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Glaucoma Can Silently Steal Your Eye Sight

Glaucoma Can Silently Steal Your Eye Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this...

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Glaucoma's Impact on Your Vision & the Diet to Avoid It

Glaucoma's Impact on Your Vision & the Diet...

Blind spots appear when glaucoma damages the fibers of the optic nerve. But is there...

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Glaucoma: Why Early Detection is Critical

Glaucoma: Why Early Detection is Critical

Joseph & Swan are joining the American Academy of Opthalmology in reminding the public that...

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Halloween Contact Lenses Can Be SCARY!

Halloween Contact Lenses Can Be SCARY!

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume's fright factor, but wearing them...

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How Age-Related Macular Degeneration Distorts Your Vision

How Age-Related Macular Degeneration Distorts Your Vision

Macular degeneration reduces vision in the central part of the retina. It happens when a...

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How AMD Affects Your Vision - Simulator

How AMD Affects Your Vision - Simulator

Check out this vision simulator that shows how age-related macular degeneration can affect your vision.

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How is Glaucoma Diagnosed?

How is Glaucoma Diagnosed?

The only sure way to diagnose glaucoma is with a complete eye exam. A glaucoma...

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How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

These are the most important factors to consider when purchasing sunglasses to protect your eyes...

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How to Report Your Ophthalmologist

How to Report Your Ophthalmologist

Members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology have to comply with its Code of Ethics....

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Is It Important to Use a Certified Optician or Contact Lens Dispenser?

Is It Important to Use a Certified Optician...

Your health and safety is at risk when you don't use a certified Optician or...

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Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children's Vision?

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children's Vision?

As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm...

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Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Athletes from Getting Benched Due to Injury

Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Athletes...

Each year, thousands of people experience an eye injury while participating in athletics and recreational...

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Leading Causes of Blindness: How will you save your sight?

Leading Causes of Blindness: How will you save...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in seniors in America, and the...

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Leading Causes of Sports Eye Injuries: Basketball Tops the List

Leading Causes of Sports Eye Injuries: Basketball Tops...

More than 40% of eye injuries that occur every year are related to sports or...

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Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease in 5 Easy Steps

Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease in 5...

By the time you are 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye...

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Lubricating Eye Drops Can Help

Lubricating Eye Drops Can Help

The scratchy, burning feeling and irritation of dry eyes can feel pretty uncomfortable. Eye strain...

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Make Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy, Ophthalmologists Encourage

Make Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging...

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out...

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November: Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November: Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do...

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Nutritional Vitamins for AMD

Nutritional Vitamins for AMD

A specific mix of Vitamins and minerals may benefit people who have a certain form...

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Permanent Damage, Vision Loss, and Blindness: Protect Your Sight Now

Permanent Damage, Vision Loss, and Blindness: Protect Your...

Ophthalmologists say 90% of work-related eye injuries can be avoided by wearing eye protection. Find...

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Protective Eyewear

Protective Eyewear

Eye protection means more than just wearing the contact lenses or glasses you may use...

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Recognizing and Treating Eye Injuries

Recognizing and Treating Eye Injuries

When an eye injury does occur, have an ophthalmologist or other medical doctor examine the...

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Red-Eye Drops: Poisonous to Consume, Safe If Used Correctly

Red-Eye Drops: Poisonous to Consume, Safe If Used...

While eye drops are suspected as the poisoning agent in a South Carolina death, experts...

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Scleral Lenses: Comfort in a Contact Lens

Scleral Lenses: Comfort in a Contact Lens

What are scleral lenses? We answer this question and questions regarding cost, insurance coverage, and...

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Signs of Possible Eye Trouble in Children

Signs of Possible Eye Trouble in Children

August is National Children's Eye Health & Safety Month and good vision is key to...

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Study Reveals Importance of Diabetic Eye Exams

Study Reveals Importance of Diabetic Eye Exams

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do...

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Ten things you should know about glaucoma

Ten things you should know about glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. The National Eye Institute, part of NIH, is highlighting key...

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Think Sparklers Are Safe? Think Again

Think Sparklers Are Safe? Think Again

Learn firework safety and how to manage an eye injury as a result of a...

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Tips for High School and College Students

Tips for High School and College Students

Students face special challenges to the eyes when they are under academic performance pressure. Lack...

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Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

With the holiday season now in full swing, Joseph & Swan joins the American Academy...

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Tips to Reduce Dry Eye Symptoms

Tips to Reduce Dry Eye Symptoms

If you're suffering with dry eyes, your eye doctor will begin with an eye exam....

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Top Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Holiday Season

Top Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Holiday...

No one chooses gifts with the intent to harm, but some popular children's toys can...

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What Are Ophthalmology Subspecialists

What Are Ophthalmology Subspecialists

When visiting an ophthalmologist, you see the only kind of doctor who is trained in...

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What Do You Know About Eye Health?

What Do You Know About Eye Health?

Multiple studies have shown that people are fear cancer, stroke, heart disease and other serious...

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What Dr. Sajjadi Can do for You and Your Family

What Dr. Sajjadi Can do for You and...

Dr. Sajjadi comes into the optometry profession ready to assist patients with challenging conditions to...

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What Even Is Astigmatism?

What Even Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your eye's cornea or lens. Normally, the...

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What's an Ophthalmologist?

What's an Ophthalmologist?

When you get your eyes checked, make sure you are seeing eye care professional that...

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Who Is At Risk For Corneal Ulcers?

Who Is At Risk For Corneal Ulcers?

A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea. The cornea covers the iris...

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Will Your Sunglasses Protect You From Serious Eye Disease?

Will Your Sunglasses Protect You From Serious Eye...

With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun hotter, and the threat...

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Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease, placing women at a higher...

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Workplace Eye Care

Workplace Eye Care

Eyesight is one of our most important senses and the loss of which may cause...

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You Don't Have to Live With Chronic Dry Eyes

You Don't Have to Live With Chronic Dry...

Struggling with dry eyes? Find that nothing helps? Read more for information on how you...

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