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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.

Do You Have to Be a Certain Age to Start Myopia Management?

May 3, 2022

Globally, more people are developing myopia early. But with the development of technology, doctors can now slow the advancement of the condition. Myopia is hereditary, so it can pass to your children if you have it.

How Often Should You Get a New Pair of Glasses?

April 8, 2022

People who wear eyeglasses often find it difficult to prioritize getting a new pair. Regardless of the reason, a change of glasses is crucial if you want to maintain eye health and clear vision. It is essential to understand how often you need to get a change of eyeglasses.

Tips for Choosing the Best Optometrist

March 23, 2022

Whether it’s just you, your family, or you are looking to find a great eye doctor for someone else you take care of, knowing who to register with can be a little daunting, particularly since eye care is so important. To help you get started with making your selection, here are our top tips for choosing the best optometrist.

5 Ways Your Vision Changes With Age

March 02, 2022

Most people notice changes in their vision when they get to their mid-40s. They may have trouble seeing when reading or performing other close tasks. The change in focusing ability is known as presbyopia, and it continues to progress over the years. 

How Often Should I Replace My Prescription Glasses?

February 22, 2022

When you choose your first pair of prescription glasses, you may be under the illusion that you will be able to keep them forever. They certainly might seem to be working perfectly for you for some time, and if they are comfortable and you can see clearly, replacing them might not seem like a consideration. However, eyesight nearly always changes over time, and it is likely that yours is altering very slowly, enabling you to adapt to it and potentially not realize that you are no longer seeing things as clearly as you did before.

Who Is a Candidate for Specialty Contact Lenses?

February 08, 2022

If you are new to wearing contact lenses, you may not be familiar with the different types of contact lenses that exist. Contact lenses may be similar in design and shape, but they are not the same.

Does Dry Eye Worsen in the Winter?

January 24, 2022

Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet a large number of people have never even heard of it and even fewer realize that it is the name of an actual condition rather than just a symptom.

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