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March is finally here, and seasonal allergies are ready to “spring” upon us! For many, March also marks the beginning of allergy season. This can be a challenging time for adults and kids of all ages, especially those who suffer from eye allergies and dry eye.
World Optometry Day is celebrated each year on March 23rd to recognize the important role of optometrists and vision care providers in healthcare. This day also serves as a dedicated opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of eye care for all ages.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in people 50 years or older. Additionally, more than 2.9 million Americans age 40 and older have low vision, which is defined as a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, medicine, eye glasses or contact lenses.
Dealing with scratchy and uncomfortable dry eyes this winter? You are not alone! The colder months can exacerbate dry eye, but millions of Americans suffer from this condition year-round. The good news is that there is a wide variety of treatments available for this condition. Here’s everything you need to know!