Dr. Banik's Vision Health Blog

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

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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Do 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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Dry Eye- Find Out The Real Problem with LipiScan®

There are two forms of Dry Eye disease. Are you treating the right one?   Dry Eye occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. Without proper treatment, inadequate tears can make daily activities frustrating, affecting your...

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder- Eye Make-Up Tips

The eyes are a focus of beauty and expression. Whether you use mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, or eyelash extensions to enhance your eyes, eye make-up can make or break your look. But are these products really safe to put so close to your precious organs of sight?...

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