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Vision and Eye Health Resolutions to Consider for 2023

Vision and Eye Health Resolutions to Consider for 2023

It's the start of a new year, and it's time to make some resolutions that will help support your vision and eye health in 2023. Whether you are looking for ways to keep your eyes healthy or want to make sure to get regular check-ups with an optometrist, this blog post...

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How Pregnancy Affects Your Vision

How Pregnancy Affects Your Vision

As your body goes through the remarkable changes of pregnancy, your vision may also be affected. These changes are usually temporary and will disappear after you have your baby. But it's essential to be aware of how pregnancy can affect your vision, so you can take...

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Are Online Vision Tests Reliable Enough?

Are Online Vision Tests Reliable Enough?

Have you misplaced your only pair of eyeglasses? Maybe, you've run through your last box of contacts? In either situation, you might be forced to replace them. If you need a new prescription, you'll normally go through the process of scheduling an appointment with...

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Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease

Understanding Diabetic Eye Disease

November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and as your trusted eye care center in the area, it would be worth noting the several ways diabetes can affect your eyes and your vision. Diabetic eye diseases, is a general term for a group of complications...

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What Are the Different Types of Refractive Errors?

What Are the Different Types of Refractive Errors?

Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing properly on the retina. They often cause blurred or distorted vision, and at least 150 million Americans have them. Despite these numbers, many are unaware that there are different ways to...

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Are Virtual Reality Headsets Harmful to Your Eyes?

Are Virtual Reality Headsets Harmful to Your Eyes?

Technology has made communication and everyday tasks easier. It has also brought entertainment and video gaming to the next level. Millions of people in the U.S. use virtual reality (VR) headsets for these purposes and more. Several studies show that this equipment...

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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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The Effects of Too Much Screen Time on Children’s Vision

The Effects of Too Much Screen Time on Children’s Vision

Limiting your child's screen time can encourage outdoor play, healthy sleep patterns, in-person social ties and, more importantly, eye health. With more of our life spent in front of screens for work, school, entertainment, fitness and social interaction, how can...

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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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