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Low Vision And You: What You Need To Know

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the scariest things that can happen is losing the quality of your eyesight. That’s why, if you’ve been diagnosed with having low vision, you might find yourself a little stunned with the information you’ve been provided with. If you need a little more help understanding your diagnosis, or that of a family member or friend, this information is for you. What is Low Vision? Low vision is a general term that covers a wide variety of visual problems. No two diagnosis are the same, which can make learning about low vision...

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4 Tips to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have kids, you know how tough it can be to encourage them to brush their teeth. However, as you already know, proper dental hygiene is important for healthy teeth and gums. Luckily, there are things you can do to help encourage your little ones to get excited about brushing. Follow these tips, and you are sure to see changes in your kids’ dental hygiene before you know it. 1. Ask the Dentist to Show Them Sometimes, it can be helpful for kids to be shown how to do something by someone other than their parents. At their next dental...

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Tired Of Sore Feet? These Solutions May Help

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your feet are tired and achy when you get home from work every night, it can make you feel miserable. Nothing puts you in a bad mood quite like sore feet. There could be several causes for your problem, so it’s probably worth a visit to a podiatrist to help get your condition under control. Here are some treatments you can try. Wear Orthotics Orthotics are shoe inserts that support and cushion your feet. If you have a foot abnormality that causes stress on your muscles, the podiatrist may give you custom orthotics to wear. These...

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Repairing Your Glasses With Glue

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s easy to accidentally break your glasses by stepping on them or when you fail to properly catch a baseball. When this happens, try to stay calm and assess the situation. You might be able to repair your glasses. Find Out if You Have a Warranty If you break your eyeglasses, there is little reason to waste time trying to repair them if they are already under warranty. If so, you could have them repaired or replaced for free. Contact your eye doctor to find out if you still have a warranty. Ask If Your Glasses Can Be Repaired...

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Mapping The Surface Of The Human Eye: How Optometrists Measure Your Eyes For Contact Lenses

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you want to avoid wearing glasses, your only other options are contact lenses or laser eye surgery. Not many people have the kind of money needed for laser eye surgery, which is why they opt for contact lenses. Before you ever place a lens over the cornea of your eye, your optometrist has to map its dimensions. Measuring the Diameter of Your Cornea The cornea, the rounded, elevated surface over the iris of your eye, has at least two dimensions. Your optometrist measures the “height” of the corneas, the distance which it rises...

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Common Questions About Industrial Paramedics Answered

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many jobs that present unique hazards and risks to workers. Unfortunately, many of these businesses operate in remote locations, and this can make it extremely difficult to get medical help to individuals that have suffered severe injuries. Fortunately, industrial paramedics are individuals that can help administer care to injured workers while transporting them to the nearest healthcare facility. Yet, many new business leaders may not understand the services offered by these paramedics, and this can lead to them needing a couple of...

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How Is Retinitis Pigmentosa Diagnosed?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, is a genetic eye condition that degenerates retina function often to the point of complete blindness. There is no cure for RP but early diagnosis and genetic testing can help a patient understand the condition and make advanced preparations for eventual loss of sight. Patients usually go in for diagnosis if there’s a family history of RP or if the patient is experiencing decreased peripheral and night vision. How is a definitive RP diagnosis made? Eye Exams: Visual A standard eye exam begins the process. A...

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Are You Really Ready For That Tattoo? Things To Consider Before Getting Ink

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have been contemplating getting a tattoo, you most likely have been tossing around ideas as to what would like permanently drawn upon your skin. Getting a tattoo should be something that you are 100% sure about before you have it done. Having a tattoo removed later at a place like Precision Laser Tattoo Removal can be a lengthy process. Here are some of the things that you will need to look into before you sit in that tattooing chair. What Tattoo Do You Want? When getting a tattoo, you will want it to hold some type of meaning....

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Treating Vertigo With Physiotherapy

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo, visiting a physiotherapist may not cross your mind as a source of relief. Yet roughly 90% of patients report a full recovery of their symptoms after receiving treatment from a physiotherapist. Continue reading to learn more about what causes vertigo and how a physiotherapist can be beneficial in your recovery. What Causes Vertigo? Vertigo, or dizziness, occurs when there is a disturbance of balance in the vestibular system. The vestibular system consists of the structures in the inner ear, the...

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The Benefits Of Physiotherapy For Patients With Dementia

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you love someone who has is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, learn more about how geriatric physiotherapy can improve his or her physical and mental well-being. Physiotherapy Goals For Patients With Dementia Physiotherapists have multiple goals when they are working with patients who have dementia. No one set of goals is appropriate for all patients, but goals typically include: Reducing the risk of falls through strength and balance exercises. Restore lost mobility and find methods to accommodate...

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