Hearing and Vision Loss in the Elderly

Hearing and Vision Loss in the Elderly

Dr. Brenda Daniels, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains as people age, they lose a little bit of vision and hearing, but it is a normal part of aging. “You need to identify these things so that we can appropriately adjust and compensate them. If you cannot see, that is […]

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Treating Computer Vision Syndrome

Treating Computer Vision Syndrome

Some of the treatments for Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS, are cutting the glare, rearranging your desk, giving your eyes a break, and tweaking your settings. Dr. Richard Simon, Ophthalmologist with Baptist Outpatient Services, says you can adjust your monitor, getting your working length from the computer to a point where it is comfortable: “Don’t […]

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The Most Common Vision Problems

The Most Common Vision Problems

Dr. Richard Simon, Ophthalmologist with Baptist Outpatient Services, says common vision problems would be based on age and common things, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. “Those are really commonly affecting at least half of our public and even larger in certain segments. Asians, for example, particularly Chinese, there is a lot of myopia in […]

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Kids and Computer Vision Syndrome

Kids and Computer Vision Syndrome

Dr. Richard Simon, Ophthalmologist with Baptist Outpatient Services, explains if you don’t blink as much, the tear film on your eye is going to evaporate a little bit and you will get dry eyes. He also says there is screen time for adults and there is screen time for children: “Adults sometimes have to have […]

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Eye Exam Importance

Eye Exam Importance

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevenvtion, about 11 million Americans over age 12 need vision correction. Dr. Richard Simon, Ophthalmologist with Baptist Outpatient Services, says at any age you should get at least your eyes checked once. “Over other ages, if we take over 45 to 50, you’re guaranteed to have something […]

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Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome

Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome

Dr. Richard Simon, Ophthalmologist with Baptist Outpatient Services, says computers seem to give you a lot of aggravation involving your eyes, from itching, burning, headaches, among others. Blurred vision, double vision, dry and red eyes, eye irritation, headaches, and neck or back pain are some of the symptoms of computer vision syndrome. He explains being […]

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Age-Related Eye Diseases

Age-Related Eye Diseases

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, dry eye and low vision are age-related eye diseases. Dr. Richard Simon, Ophthalmologist with Baptist Outpatient Services, says cataract is going to happen to everybody: “You will never escape that, if you’re over 59 you’re going to have some degree of cataract. It means that the […]

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The Eye Area

The Eye Area

The eye skin is very thin and sensitive. It doesn’t have oil glands that the rest of the skin of the face has and it tends to dry out a little bit easier, describes Dr. Ileana Perez-Quintairos, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida. According to the specialist, it is important to have the eye area […]

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