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In the Time of Coronavirus: Social Distancing and Exercising
written by Holly M. Gross, M.D.
on Thursday, 9th April, 2020

  While being forced to stay home can lead to boredom and lethargy, it does not need to be the case. As a society we spend a lot of money on health clubs, gym memberships, fitness centers, etc.  I do the same, mostly because I find I push myself harder when in a class with an instructor, and because I like the social aspect.  The first thing I did as a member of the Lady ...

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Computer Vision Syndrome - dry eyes, neck pain, blue light and more
written by Holly M. Gross, M.D.
on Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS, is not an actual medical diagnosis, but a term used to describe negative symptoms associated with viewing digital screens such as computers, tablets and smart phones.  CVS can present as tired eyes, dry eyes, tearing, blurred vision, eye pain, headaches and neck pain. Tired eyes can result from staring at a computer screen for long periods ...

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Tips for the Eclipse
written by Holly M. Gross, M.D.
on Saturday, 19th August, 2017

     The Great American Solar Eclipse will be darkening our skies on August 21, 2017.  The area of totality is in a narrow strip of the country from Oregon to South Carolina, but those of us in other parts of the country will at least see a partial solar eclipse, meaning the moon never quite completely blocks the sun.  The last time that happened in the United States ...

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Protect Those Eyes All Year Long!
written by Holly M. Gross, M.D.
on Wednesday, 6th August, 2014

PROTECT THOSE EYES ALL YEAR LONG! On every glasses prescription I dispense for distance glasses, there is a stamp that says “UV protection”. That way, I won’t forget to write it -- I want everyone to have it. Ultraviolet rays can contribute to many eye diseases, including cataracts, growths on the eyeballs, retinal damage, and eyelid and eye cancers. The ultraviolet ...

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How can my eyes be dry and tearing at the same time?!
written by Holly M. Gross, M.D.
on Tuesday, 19th November, 2013

Do you suffer from gritty, burning, red eyes? Do they feel dry, or sometimes excessively watery? Then you’re not alone. Estimates are that more than three million women over 50 and over 1.5 million men over 50 are affected by dry eye syndrome. The prevalence increases with age. You can see that women are twice as likely to be affected than men. The eye is bathed in tears ...

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Food for Vision
written by Holly M. Gross, M.D.
on Wednesday, 12th June, 2013

According to a report published in February, 2012, Americans spend more than $25 billion a year on dietary supplements. However, as Linda pointed out in her previous blog, what to take and how much to take is unclear, and the evidence often contradictory. Millions of Americans take dietary supplements for eye health, weight loss, joint function, digestive health, clear skin, ...

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