Category Archives: Eye Health

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Celebrate Save Your Vision Month: Tips for Maintaining Eye Health

This Save Your Vision Month is an important opportunity to educate yourself about the most common causes of vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts are the major threats to eye health; however, many risk factors can be avoided or minimized. Take this time to form protective habits to ensure your eye health continues.… Read More »

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3 Eye Care Mistakes to Avoid

The most common mistake people make is taking their eyes for granted. Even though our eyesight is invaluable, we rarely take care of it. We’ve compiled a list of three common mistakes people make regarding eye care. Here are some ways to avoid making them. Not Eating Nutritiously Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins… Read More »

Everything You Need To Know About World Blindness Awareness Month

World Blindness Awareness Month is a global movement that aims to raise awareness about blindness and visual impairment. October serves as World Blindness Awareness Month, and various events and initiatives are organized throughout the month to highlight the issue. The goal of World Blindness Awareness Month is to bring attention to the causes and prevention… Read More »

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3 surprising things that can damage your eyes

We all know that it’s essential to take care of our eyes. But did you know that some surprising things can damage your eyes? In this blog post, we’ll look at three of them. You can damage your eyes if you wear contact lenses for too long. Wearing contact lenses for too long can damage… Read More »

Vision-Related Changes to Expect After 40

“Life begins at 40.” That’s the old adage. But while more life experience may be good for your overall life, your eyes may not be on board with that description. Why? For most people, 40 means the time when various vision and eye health issues become more prevalent. Fortunately, the discovery of new technologies in… Read More »

Nine Ways to Protect Your Peepers

Of course, no one wants to lose his or her eyesight. But, at the same time, most people take their eyesight for granted. They don’t get their eyes checked; they don’t wear protective eyewear when performing tasks such as weed whacking or playing sports; they don’t wear sunglasses; and on and on. At Central Valley… Read More »

Could it be Cancer

Don’t Ignore Eyelid Lumps and Bumps Cancerous Eyelids Non-cancerous Eyelids Unusual Lesions Learn about Skin Cancer If you have noticed areas around your eyes that have changed in appearance or sensitivity, please consult your doctor immediately or schedule an appointment with Dr. Cockerham’s office. The following information is not meant to replace the advice of… Read More »

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What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

There are certain things about our health that are filled with terms that we hear all the time but aren’t necessarily sure what they mean. Take dentistry and the word “gingivitis.” It’s a fancy term for gum irritation. Or in orthopedics, the terms “sprain” and “strain.” Ligaments versus muscles. When it comes to our eyes,… Read More »


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