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The Link Between Smoking and Eyesight Loss

on September 01, 2013

Smoking and tobacco use have been associated with almost all types of health problems - ranging from diabetes to heart disease to certain types of cancer. Yet, did you know that smoking could also significantly increase your chances of vision loss? Here at our Las Cruces eye care practice, we encourage our clients to limit or quit their smoking habits to ensure excellent vision as one ages.

Your Eyes and Ultraviolet Radiation

on September 01, 2013

Majority of the population are already familiar with the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure to their skin, increasing their chances of developing skin cancer. However, here at our Las Cruces eye care practice, we also make it a point to educate clients on the harmful effects of UV radiation, whether natural or artificial, to one’s eyes.

Avoiding Sports-Related Eye Injuries Is Not as Difficult As You Think!

on August 01, 2013

As eye care professionals here in our Las Cruces eye care practice, we have numerous people visiting us for eye injury treatments - from black eyes to punctured eyelids, most of which are associated with sports and recreational activities. It is interesting to note, however, that these injuries are actually preventable. Yet, majority of us simply take these preventive measures for granted, one of which includes wearing protective eye wear.

Las Cruces Eye Care: Getting to Know the Omega-3s

on May 01, 2013

Dry eyes is one of the most common eye problem treated by Dr. Fillmore and his Las Cruces eye care team at the Fillmore Eye Clinic. This condition is primarily caused by your eyes not producing enough tears - a combination of oils, moisture, mucus, and special proteins. With less tears produced, an imbalance could occur around the eye leading to infection and other signs associated with dry eyes. Yet, fret no more! A daily dose of healthy Omega-3s will surely keep those tears flowing, in a not so depressing way of course.

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