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Protecting Your Eyes from UV Exposure, Even in Winter

You might think it's OK to skip the hat or sunscreen on a cloudy day, but did you know that up to 80 percent of the sun's rays can pass through thin clouds, exposing your eyes to harmful radiation?

Whether skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, shoveling snow or just strolling outside this winter, it's important you take steps to protect your eyes. In winter, you not only have to worry about light that comes from above, but you have to think about the light that reflects off…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Cohen on June 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Do You Take Good Care to Wear Your Contact Lenses Properly?

Soft contact lenses prescribed by licensed eye care professionals are worn safely and comfortably by millions of people around the world. I fit patients of all ages in my practice. My staff and I take the time, as do most eye care professionals, to instruct contact lenses wearers on how to properly wear and care for their contacts. So, when we hear about research which shows that many contact lens wearers are significantly non-compliant in virtually all active steps involved in soft contact…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Cohen on June 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

More Is Better When It Comes to Protecting Your Eyes

One of the things I love most about Arizona is the weather—well, maybe not in July or August, but most of the year. When I am not seeing patients, I spend a lot of time outdoors. Wherever you live, if you spend time outdoors during the day, you are being exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. I am passionate about protecting my eyes from the sun and making sure that my patients do the same.

When it comes to UV rays, the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Cohen on June 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know

Most people know that exposure to the sun can damage their skin. But, did you know that extended exposure to the same harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that harm skin can also affect the health of your eyes and your vision? And, it can affect the appearance of your beautiful, vibrant looking eyes. In this, the first of…

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Added by Dr. Stephen Cohen on June 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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