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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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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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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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How Leafy Greens Can Boost Your Eye Health

How Leafy Greens Can Boost Your Eye Health

It’s no secret that green leafy vegetables have many health benefits to offer--but did you know they're particularly good for your eyes? Green veggies are excellent sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, potent antioxidants that help with vision. Spectrum Eye Care, a...

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How Can a Concussion Affect Your Vision?

How Can a Concussion Affect Your Vision?

Various vision problems can result from a head injury or concussion. According to studies, eye issues may affect 69 percent to 82 percent of concussed patients, no matter their age.  Read on to learn the possible side effects of a concussion to your vision from a...

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Common Myths Surrounding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Common Myths Surrounding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss worldwide, occurs due to the deterioration of the retina. This eye condition usually affects individuals over the age of 50. While there is no cure for AMD, an optometrist can help you manage the...

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Lifestyle and Diet Tips for Preventing Cataracts

Lifestyle and Diet Tips for Preventing Cataracts

Millions of Americans suffer from cataracts, which are cloudy spots on the lens of the eye that can cause vision changes. Patients with cataracts often experience fuzzy vision and glare sensitivity. Fortunately, making certain changes in your lifestyle and diet can...

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What You Need to Know About Myopia Control

What You Need to Know About Myopia Control

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a vision condition that causes difficulty seeing objects at a distance. When the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved, the light entering the eye isn’t focused properly, and faraway objects appear blurred. Myopia...

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