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4 People Who Need Extra UV Eye Protection

4 People Who Need Extra UV Eye Protection

No one is immune to eye damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. However, some people are at a higher risk of it than others. Today, we take a look at the types of people that need extra UV eye protection. 1. People who work outdoors: If you work mostly outdoors -...

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A Guide to Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

A Guide to Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is present when light does not focus evenly on the retina. As a result, your vision could look blurred and stretched out. Both adults and children can develop this condition. Common symptoms include: Distorted or blurred vision Discomfort or eye strain...

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Signs You Have a Scratched Cornea

Signs You Have a Scratched Cornea

Corneal abrasion is a superficial scratch on the cornea, the clear lens that covers the iris and pupil of the eye. Dust, dirt, sand, metal particles and even contact lenses can scratch your cornea. So, what does a scratched eye feel like? What are its potential risks?...

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Are Your Sunglasses Providing Enough UV Protection?

Are Your Sunglasses Providing Enough UV Protection?

During one of your eye exam visits, your doctor might have told you about wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) light, especially when going out on a hot summer day. Even when the sky is overcast, it still pays to wear a pair of these to shield your eyes from...

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What Should You Ask Your Eye Doctor During an Eye Exam?

What Should You Ask Your Eye Doctor During an Eye Exam?

Regular eye exams can help detect vision-threatening conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. These eye problems don't often show early signs, proving routine visits with a specialist are beneficial. Moreover, asking questions during your appointment will...

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A Quick Guide to Putting in and Taking Out Contact Lenses

A Quick Guide to Putting in and Taking Out Contact Lenses

Like most eyewear, you'll need some adjustment period for your contact lenses. Putting in and taking out your contacts can be challenging at first, but you will eventually get used to it. When placed correctly, they will stay in place and allow you to go on with your...

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How to Determine if Your Child Is Ready for Contacts

How to Determine if Your Child Is Ready for Contacts

There's no age limit to when a child can start wearing contact lenses. Some as young as six years old can even be trained to properly insert and remove the contacts themselves, but this is only after they're determined to be responsible enough to take care of them....

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How to Properly Protect Your Eyes While Playing Sports

How to Properly Protect Your Eyes While Playing Sports

One of the leading causes of blindness in children across the country is eye injuries, including those incurred while playing sports. The good news is that wearing the right protective eye safety gear can prevent 9 out of 10 of these injuries. Knowing which type of...

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Why Do Your Digital Screens Cause Eye Discomfort?

Why Do Your Digital Screens Cause Eye Discomfort?

Also called computer vision syndrome, digital eye strain results from prolonged use of computers and other smart devices. After a long day of working on the computer, do your eyes feel exhausted and your neck and shoulders feel sore? These are common symptoms of...

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