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Keep Your Eyes Healthy With These Daily Habits

Keep Your Eyes Healthy With These Daily Habits

There are numerous daily things and habits that can increase the risk of eye infection and disease; in fact, it can be as simple as forgetting to wash your hands before wearing contacts or eyeglasses. One way to reduce such risks is by following certain eye care...

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The Risks of Frequent Eye Drop Usage

The Risks of Frequent Eye Drop Usage

When you have eye issues such as dryness and irritation, you’ll naturally think of using eye drops to treat them. They’re readily available and provide a short-term solution to some eye problems. However, using it frequently may cause more problems later on. For...

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Encouraging Your Child to Wear Their Eyeglasses

Encouraging Your Child to Wear Their Eyeglasses

Vision correction is usually most effective when you start early. This is why your eye doctor may prescribe glasses to children who demonstrate less than stellar vision acuity. Unfortunately, kids and glasses are often a bad combination. Finicky children may find the...

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Quick Exercises to Help Relieve Your Eye Strain

Quick Exercises to Help Relieve Your Eye Strain

With a growing number of people working at home as part of today’s “new normal,” eye strain from staring at screens has become more prevalent. It can be caused by any number of reasons but, thankfully, there are some relaxation exercises you can do to alleviate eye...

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Vision Changes That Might Lead to Blindness

Vision Changes That Might Lead to Blindness

Avoiding vision changes is one of the primary intentions of eye care. Healthy eyes are not supposed to experience vision changes. These are alterations to your eyes’ normal ability to see. Some of the common vision changes include blurry eyesight, cloudy vision,...

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Myths About LASIK Exposed

Myths About LASIK Exposed

The most preferred refractive surgery in the U.S. is LASIK eye surgery. Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis is a popular laser vision correction option for those with myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. Despite LASIK’s success over the years, however, it is still the...

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Finding the Perfect Contact Lenses

Finding the Perfect Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a convenient alternative to eyeglasses. There are many types of contact lenses, and choosing the right pair for your needs will require consultation with your eye doctor. The decision depends on several factors such as how well you tolerate wearing...

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All You Need to Know About Eye Freckles

All You Need to Know About Eye Freckles

Did you know that freckles can appear on your eyes? Whether you’ve had them since childhood or just found out you have them during a routine eye care exam, it’s usually nothing to worry about. However, your doctor may recommend monitoring your eye freckles over time...

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Children’s Eye Conditions: An Overview

Children’s Eye Conditions: An Overview

Parents should schedule comprehensive eye exam appointments for children every year or so, as children's eyes are constantly developing. We recommend starting with well visits around age three. In this post, Spectrum Eye Care, a top provider of eye care services in...

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What Causes Watery Eyes?

What Causes Watery Eyes?

Your eyes immediately create tears when a foreign particle gets stuck in them, such as a speck of dirt, dust or even an eyelash. Sometimes particles in smoke or chemicals in onions can also trigger this reaction. Your eyes should stop watering once the particle has...

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Astigmatism FAQs Answered by Experts

Astigmatism FAQs Answered by Experts

Astigmatism is one of the most common vision problems, but many people don't know that much about it. In today's post, our eye care specialists answer FAQs about the condition. What Is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is an eye condition characterized by one eye not being...

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UV Safety Tips for Your Eyes This Summer

UV Safety Tips for Your Eyes This Summer

UV rays are what causes sunburns. But while you're lathering on the sunscreen this summer before hitting the pool, don't forget about your eyes, which can also be harmed by UV exposure. In this post, our resident optometrist shares a few tips on how to keep your eyes...

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