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Finding the Perfect Contact Lenses

Finding the Perfect Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a convenient alternative to eyeglasses. There are many types of contact lenses, and choosing the right pair for your needs will require consultation with your eye doctor. The decision depends on several factors such as how well you tolerate wearing...

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Children’s Eye Conditions: An Overview

Children’s Eye Conditions: An Overview

Parents should schedule comprehensive eye exam appointments for children every year or so, as children's eyes are constantly developing. We recommend starting with well visits around age three. In this post, Spectrum Eye Care, a top provider of eye care services in...

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What Causes Watery Eyes?

What Causes Watery Eyes?

Your eyes immediately create tears when a foreign particle gets stuck in them, such as a speck of dirt, dust or even an eyelash. Sometimes particles in smoke or chemicals in onions can also trigger this reaction. Your eyes should stop watering once the particle has...

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Astigmatism FAQs Answered by Experts

Astigmatism FAQs Answered by Experts

Astigmatism is one of the most common vision problems, but many people don't know that much about it. In today's post, our eye care specialists answer FAQs about the condition. What Is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is an eye condition characterized by one eye not being...

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UV Safety Tips for Your Eyes This Summer

UV Safety Tips for Your Eyes This Summer

UV rays are what causes sunburns. But while you're lathering on the sunscreen this summer before hitting the pool, don't forget about your eyes, which can also be harmed by UV exposure. In this post, our resident optometrist shares a few tips on how to keep your eyes...

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4 Steps to Prevent Contact Lens Infection

4 Steps to Prevent Contact Lens Infection

Contact lenses help provide safe and comfortable vision correction for over 40 million Americans. They are medical devices prescribed by a physician that must be handled with care. When mishandled, contact lenses can cause infections, impaired vision or even...

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First Aid Care: Corneal Abrasion

First Aid Care: Corneal Abrasion

Have you ever accidentally poked your eye, or gotten debris like sand or dirt stuck in your eye? This can cause a stinging or burning sensation and may lead to a condition called corneal abrasion. In today’s post, a top optometrist from Spectrum Eye Care discusses...

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Hidden Signs of Vision Problems in Children

Hidden Signs of Vision Problems in Children

Healthy vision and clear eyesight are a vital part of children's social and physical development. Children learn about the world around them by using their senses, and having clear eyesight helps them explore the world with confidence. Unfortunately, eye problems in...

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What Counts as an Eye Care Emergency?

What Counts as an Eye Care Emergency?

Everyone should undergo routine eye exam periodically to safeguard their visual health. You should also seek immediate help from an eye care professional if you experience an eye emergency. What counts as an emergency?   Noticeable Vision Changes If you notice...

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What You Need to Know About Coats Disease

What You Need to Know About Coats Disease

Coats disease is a rare eye condition in which blood vessels in the retina don’t develop properly. The retina is the part of the eye that sends light images to the brain, a critical part in the visual process. This eye disease is usually diagnosed in childhood.   ...

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How to Choose the Right Eye Safety Gear for Sports

Around 90 percent of sports-related eye injuries could be prevented by wearing proper safety eyewear. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has recommended specific types of eye gear for different sports. These include safety goggles and eye guards...

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How Playtime Can Aid Your Child’s Visual Development

How Playtime Can Aid Your Child’s Visual Development

Playtime can help stimulate and sharpen your child's vision skills. In this post, eye care specialist Spectrum Eye Care discusses how playtime can contribute to your child’s visual development. We also recommend a few toys and games for every stage of development....

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