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How Long Does Pink Eye Last? Viral Vs. Bacterial

September 7, 2022

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an infection that affects the inner eyelid surface. This membrane is known as the conjunctiva and pink eye may also affect the white of the eye or the sclera. It mainly causes inflammation and a type of discharge from the eyes.


Effective Ways to Slow the Progression of Myopia

August 29, 2022

Ever had trouble focusing on faraway objects? Myopia is a condition that causes this issue with focusing. More than 20 percent of the world’s entire population has this problem, and it is possible to slow down its progression in children and adolescents.


Am I a Candidate for Ortho-K?

August 8, 2022

More than 150 million Americans rely on corrective lenses for clear vision. Prescription glasses and contact lenses are effective at correcting vision however using them daily can present challenges. Fortunately, Ortho-K is a fantastic alternative.


What is Neurolens®, and How Does it Work?

August 3, 2022

Most people spend hours staring at computer screens which has led to an increase in computer vision syndrome. If you suffer from constant headaches and eyestrain, it can affect your well-being and quality of life. When you experience these symptoms due to eye misalignment, you can get prescription lenses with a contoured prism. These lenses help realign the eyes and relieve nerve pressure.


MiBoFlo Thermoflo® vs. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy: Top Things to Know

July 27, 2022

Millions of people around the world suffer from chronic dry eye syndrome. The numbers keep growing every day. The problem occurs due to inadequate lubrication of the eyes. It often results from blocked glands, insufficient tear production, or imbalanced tear composition. If your eyes are scratchy, irritated, or red, you may need to consider MiBoFlo® Thermoflo or Intense Light (IPL) therapy. Continue reading to find out more about the two treatments.


Understanding Your Eye Prescription

June 14, 2022

Scheduling routine eye exams is the best way to keep your vision clear and your eyes healthy. During the exam, your eyes will be examined, and you may receive a prescription for corrective lenses. The prescription is essential to get eyeglasses or contact lenses that suit your eyes best.


At What Age Does Vision Decline?

June 14, 2022

Like any other part of the body, your vision’s performance worsens with age. This is a normal process that happens to everyone. As you grow older, you will experience age-related changes that may require medical procedures.


Should You Switch From Glasses to Contact Lenses?

June 3, 2022

Are you planning to switch to wearing contact lenses? If so, you will be joining the more than 45 million Americans who wear contacts. Contact lenses help correct different refractive errors, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The lenses can also help treat eye conditions such as damaged cornea and keratoconus.


How to Keep Eyes Healthy As You Age

May 5, 2022

As you age, a lot of things will change about your body. One of the first things you will notice changing is your vision. However, not all is lost. You can correct these problems using prescription lenses and improved lighting. The best way is to prevent the fast change by keeping your eyes healthy as you age. Do this by making some simple lifestyle adjustments.


Diagnosing & Treating Computer Vision Syndrome

May 3, 2022

How many hours each day do you usually spend looking at a computer screen or another digital device? It’s almost certainly more than you realize, particularly if you are working from home, or you enjoy a hobby like gaming. Unfortunately, research has proven that sitting in front a screen for prolonged periods of time simply isn’t good for our vision or our eye health. In fact, many people who do go on to develop a condition called computer vision syndrome.


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