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Common Eye Diseases and Their Symptoms

Millions of people in the U.S. over 40 are legally blind, and many more have corrected vision. Studies show that almost 7% of children under 18 have a diagnosed eye condition or disease, with another 3% visually impaired.

5 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Optometrist

You probably visit your primary care physician and dentist annually for checkups, but when was the last time you visited your optometrist?

3 Symptoms of Pink Eye and How to Treat It

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common infection that can seem scary when it occurs unexpectedly.

What are the Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is an eye disorder common among individuals over 50 years old. The condition occurs due to a thinning macula, resulting in reduced central vision or blurred vision.

Importance of a Regular Professional Eye Exam

When was the last time you visited your eye doctor? Many people mistakenly believe that they only need to visit their eye doctor if they start to experience problems with their eyes or vision – for example, if they start to notice that objects appear blurred, or they have episodes of eye pain. However, visiting your eye doctor regularly is an essential part of your preventative care.

Top Tips for Choosing Frames to Suit Your Face Shape

Getting the right frames for your face shape can be a challenging task. That is quite understandable, with your face being the most important feature when choosing eyeglasses. If you do not know where to start, look at the mirror. Get conversant with your facial features and find out your face shape. Here are common face shapes and the frames that suit each of them.

Who Might Be a Good Patient for Specialty Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are an extremely versatile and popular way of correcting common refractive eye errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. These conditions occur when the light that passes through the eyes isn’t refracted directly onto the retina at the back of the eyes, where it’s turned into messages sent up to the brain. This happens when the cornea – the clear, domed part at the front of the eye - isn’t perfectly shaped, such as when it is too long compared to the focusing power of the eye.

Ideal Candidates for LASIK

If you have poor vision caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, but you are frustrated by the limitations posed by wearing prescription eyewear, then you may be considering laser vision correction. More specifically, you may be considering LASIK.

Value of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

Every parent should make regular eye exam appointments for their child. A good optometrist will provide the best eye care for your child. They are well-trained and have effective clinical tools to perform eye exams. There are many benefits of regular eye exams for your little one. Here are some of them.

Signs and Preventative Care for Dry Eyes

More than 16 million adults in the United States suffer from diagnosed dry eye disease. Data reveal that prevalence is higher among women than men and seems to increase with age. In fact, it’s particularly notable among those who are 18 to 34 years old.

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