Dr. Banik's Vision Health Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can maintain health for your vision, mind, and body.

Night Time Gadget Hacks To Help You Sleep Better At Night

Night time use of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, or other gadgets have detrimental effects on our sleep and our health, according to years of studies.  Although this may be the case, if you’re like most people, before bedtime is typically the only time in the...

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Why The Whites Of Your Eyes May Be Discolored

The white part of the eye that serves as a protective layer is called the sclera, which covers over 80% of the eyeball’s surface. A healthy sclera should be white. If it becomes yellow or discolored, an underlying condition may be present. Here are some reasons why...

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Vaping And How It May Affect Your Vision

Vaping was introduced as a safe alternative to using tobacco. However over the years, numerous side effects have been reported associated with vaping. In 2019, vaping was been linked to more than 1,000 illnesses and at least 26 deaths.  Vaping’s impact on eye health...

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20/20 Vision – What Does It Mean?

20/20 vision means normal vision.  If you have 20/20 vision, you can see what an average person sees on an eye chart at 20 feet away.  An eye chart measures the sharpness of vision, which is also called visual acuity.  The top number stands for the person’s distance...

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So You Have Perfect Vision? Tips To Keep It That Way

Do you have perfect vision? If so, that's wonderful! The truth is that many people take healthy vision for granted. But there are so many eye conditions that may creep up and steal away precious eyesight. That's why it's so important to be proactive about preserving...

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Eye Allergies – 6 Effective Treatments

Eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis happen when your eyes have a reaction to something that irritates them (an allergen). The eyes produce histamine to fight off the allergen,which results in red, swollen, and itchy eyelids. Most common symptoms of eye allergies...

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Blue Light and How to Protect Your Eyes

Digital device use and screen time have long been on the rise, but now during the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of time we spend in front of screens exposed to blue light has skyrocketed. Whether we are teleconferencing for work, homeschooling, virtually connecting...

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Cataract Prevention with Vision Superfoods

Cataracts are a natural part of aging. They develop when the lens inside our eye becomes cloudy. Though cataracts may occur at any age, even in children, the likelihood of developing cataracts is higher as we get older. In fact, most people have some degree of...

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Cataract- Find out if You are at Risk

It’s a fact of life- if you live long enough, you’ll get a cataract. Just like needing reading glasses or getting wrinkles, cataracts are an inevitable part of the aging process. So what exactly is a cataract? Let’s start with some Eye Anatomy 101-     We all have a...

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Can Omega-3s Help With Dry Eye?

Have you ever experienced a sandy or gritty sensation in your eyes? How about redness or intermittent blurred vision? It’s quite possible that you may have dry eye. Dry eye is perhaps the most common condition affecting vision. It can develop across all age groups...

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