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Deciding Between Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses

Deciding Between Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses

After a comprehensive eye exam, your doctor will tell you if you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or other refractive errors. Eyeglasses are the most common option for those who need vision correction. However, contact lenses can also help you see...

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Contact Lenses: How Are They Made?

Contact Lenses: How Are They Made?

Contact lenses are marvels of optical technology. They sit comfortably on your eyes all day, giving you an almost natural vision. Once you slip them into your eyes, the world is suddenly in clear focus. Read on to learn how contacts are made. Soft Contact Lenses...

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A Quick Guide to Selecting the Best Sports Eyewear

A Quick Guide to Selecting the Best Sports Eyewear

The right gear can make all the difference in your performance as an athlete. This includes the eyewear you use during your games or training. It ensures your eyes, one of your most valuable assets, are well-protected in the field. The proper sports eyewear can help...

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Everything You Need to Know About Ocular Dominance

Everything You Need to Know About Ocular Dominance

Ocular dominance, also known as eye dominance or ocular preference, refers to the phenomenon where one eye demonstrates a greater degree of visual function and influence over certain visual tasks compared to the other eye. This dominance is primarily observed in...

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Dealing With Dry Eyes

Dealing With Dry Eyes

Are your eyes often gritty, stinging or uncomfortably dry? Millions of people face the same issue each day. Dry eye is more than just an annoyance; it can potentially impact your vision and overall quality of life. In this post, Spectrum Eye Care shares more...

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Signs You Might Be Sensitive to Blue Light

Signs You Might Be Sensitive to Blue Light

Whether it's your laptop, smartphone or television, they all emit a type of light known as blue light. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to it can lead to sensitivity, creating a range of symptoms that can disrupt your daily life. Understanding blue light sensitivity...

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Factors Affecting Your Vision and Eye Health in Winter

Factors Affecting Your Vision and Eye Health in Winter

As winter sets in and temperatures drop, it's essential to consider how the season can impact your vision and overall eye health. From harsh winds to dry indoor air, various factors during the colder months can affect the well-being of your eyes. Spectrum Eye Care...

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The Impact of Stress and Mental Well-Being on Your Vision

The Impact of Stress and Mental Well-Being on Your Vision

Proper eye care is an integral part of your overall health. But have you ever considered how your mental well-being and stress levels might affect your vision? Stress and certain mental health conditions can indeed influence your eye health. In this post, we explore...

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Are There Genetic Links to Eye and Vision Problems?

Are There Genetic Links to Eye and Vision Problems?

Vision problems are a common concern for many people. What's interesting is how your family history might be influencing your eyesight. Let's explore the world of genetics and vision to reveal just how closely intertwined they might be. Genetics and Vision Genetics...

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Key Things to Know About Ortho-K and Corneal Reshaping

Key Things to Know About Ortho-K and Corneal Reshaping

People with refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, have to wear glasses or contacts to see clearly. These individuals will also benefit from orthokeratology or corneal reshaping therapy. Learn more about this vision correction option from your...

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Progressive Lenses: What Are Their Pros and Cons?

Progressive Lenses: What Are Their Pros and Cons?

It isn't uncommon for people 40 and older to need progressive eyeglasses or contact lenses. With this type of eyewear, you can see clearly at all distances. The upper area of the lenses allows you to see distant objects, the middle portion lets you focus on...

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Aging Eyes: Why Do They Need More Light?

Aging Eyes: Why Do They Need More Light?

Like the rest of your body, your eyes will inevitably change as you age. That's why older adults often experience difficulty reading fine print or struggle to see in dimly lit environments. A local optometrist explains why aging eyes require more light. Why Aging Eyes...

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