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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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A Guide to the Different Types of Eye Care Professionals

A Guide to the Different Types of Eye Care Professionals

When you need new glasses or notice something different with your vision, you need to see an eye specialist. There are different types of eye care practitioners, and the one you must speak to depends on what you need. They all differ in expertise and levels of...

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Smart Habits That Contribute to Your Long-Term Eye Health

Smart Habits That Contribute to Your Long-Term Eye Health

Your risk of developing certain medical conditions and eye diseases increases as you get older. Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts are among the most common eye problems in older adults. Fortunately, you can reduce your chances of getting them...

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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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What Can Employers Do to Promote Workplace Eye Wellness?

What Can Employers Do to Promote Workplace Eye Wellness?

Approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries occur each day in the United States. In the workplace, there is also the risk of transmission of eye diseases due to direct exposure to droplets resulting from coughing and sneezing or accidentally touching the eyes with a...

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Essential Things to Know About Colored Contact Lenses

Essential Things to Know About Colored Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses. Whether you are interested in clear or colored contacts, you’ll need to obtain a prescription from an eye specialist. Colored contact lenses can be used either for aesthetic purposes or correcting your...

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4 Things You Need to Know About Glaucoma

4 Things You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is also known as the “silent thief of sight” because it is asymptomatic in the early stages, resulting in many people being unaware they have it. It currently affects more than three million people in the United States, with the National Eye Institute...

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Letting Your Eyes “Breathe”: Is It Necessary?

Letting Your Eyes “Breathe”: Is It Necessary?

You may have heard that your eyes need to “breathe” to preserve your eye health and vision. But is this actually true or just one of the many myths surrounding the visual organs? Your optometrist from Spectrum Eye Care answers the question below. The Importance of...

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Debunking Common Myths About Eyeglasses

Debunking Common Myths About Eyeglasses

An estimated 64% of adults in the U.S. wear eyeglasses to correct their eyesight. However, many people still have misconceptions about eyeglasses. Find out the truth behind common myths about eyeglasses in today's post from your trusted optometrist at Spectrum Eye...

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