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What Damage Blue Light Actually Does to Your Eyes

September 1, 2021

Spending time in front of a computer screen or other digital devices can harm the eyes. Most people spend hours using the devices, resulting in the rise in eye problems. 


Why Older Adults Need a Yearly Eye Exam

August 31, 2021

Older adults largely understand the importance of getting annual physicals. Unfortunately, the eyes often get overlooked when planning their checkup. Most seniors assume that if their eyeglass prescription is working well, they do not need regular eye exams. 


Eye Emergencies to See an Eye Doctor For

August 24, 2021

When was the last time you had an accident or suffered an injury? Your most recent incident may not have affected your eyes, but the chances are that at some point, you will almost certainly have an accident or injury that does.


Benefits of UV Protection in Sunglasses & Eyeglasses

July 22, 2021

Many people love spending time outdoors on a sunny day. However, what you may not realize is that by doing so, you could potentially be putting your eye health and vision at risk. You probably already know that the sun emits harmful UV rays that can damage the skin if we don’t protect it. However, you may not realize that this UV light can be just as dangerous for your eyes, changing the cells and causing irreparable damage.


How Long Does LASIK Eye Surgery Last?

July 14, 2021

Are you tired of wearing glasses or contacts every day? You may be wondering whether you are a good candidate for LASIK, which is a type of refractive eye surgical procedure. Generally, most people who undergo this procedure achieve 20/25 vision or even better. However, most people will still need to wear eyeglasses while driving at night as they get older.


Who Should Get a LASIK Evaluation?

July 2, 2021

Are you one of the 150 million Americans who suffer from a refractive error? If so, you must have thought about improving your vision with refractive surgery. One of the most popular solutions for enhancing focusing power is the laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK).


How Often Does My Eye Prescription Change?

June 29, 2021

Your eye prescription, just like your vision, can change from childhood to adulthood. Whether you develop an eye condition, or the symptoms of your refractive error worsen, your eye prescription may change. How often the prescription changes, however, depends on several factors, such as the health of your eyes.


Eyewear Trends in 2021

May 28, 2021

Fashion trends generally reflect the state of any society. One major trend in fashion involves eyewear. The new trends in 2021 are trying to balance amazing frames with ageless designs. With fashion trends, you must select the ones that are good for you and avoid those that are not. Eyewear is among the most personal accessories you can own. Just like any other personal accessory, not all designs are ideal for you.


Preventing Dry Eyes

April 30, 2021

Dry eye syndrome is as common as it is irritating. It can sneak up on you even if you have the healthiest of eyes. Made up of water, mucus, and fatty oils, tears are essential to keep your eyes clean and perfectly hydrated. Therefore, you are likely to experience some discomfort when your body is unable to produce tears properly.


What Are the Best Contact Lenses to Wear?

April 30, 2021

There are many options patients can choose to correct vision problems. Contact lenses are a common choice — more than 45 million Americans wear contacts. They can be a versatile vision correction option used alone or in tandem with a pair of eyeglasses.


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