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The Different Types of Eye Exams and What They Test For

When it comes to eye health, there’s a big difference between a comprehensive eye exam and a basic vision screening. Comprehensive exams performed by professionals include many different tests, often in a single sitting. Below is a list of the most common eye tests included in comprehensive, professional eye exams:    Visual Acuity The classic… Read More

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Is Dilation Necessary for a Routine Eye Exam?

Any time someone mentions an exam of any kind, most people draw back in apprehension. This response is understandable, as the unknown is usually frightening for the majority of people. However, a bit of knowledge on the subject may help alleviate some of the fears. What if you were told the exam would be pain-free… Read More

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5 Diseases that Cause Eye Conditions

A lot of us take our vision for granted. Even if we wear glasses or contacts, we may think we don’t need to get routine comprehensive professional eye exams because we’re okay with how our prescription is working for us. The problem with this belief is you may have an eye condition you are unaware… Read More

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5 Conditions Detected in a Comprehensive Eye Exam

If you have ever had vision problems or wear eyeglasses, you understand the importance of a regular eye exam. What most people do not realize is that an eye exam can detect many other health conditions beyond poor eyesight. Eyes are not only a window to the soul, but one to our health. Warning signs… Read More

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Myths About How Your Daily Activities Effect Your Eye Health

When it comes to advice about maintaining eye health, it can be hard to differentiate between facts and fiction. Below, we clear up a few misconceptions about how your daily activities might be influencing your vision.     Myth #1: Staring at your computer will cause vision problems. We’ve all heard it: “don’t stare at… Read More

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Keratoconus: The Very Common But Mostly Unknown Eye Condition

Keratoconus is a progressive vision disease, meaning it gets worse over time. If you live with keratoconus, your cornea is thinner than normal and will begin to bulge as it thins even further. This distorted corneal shape deflects light as it’s processed by the eye, which directly causes distorted vision. Keratoconus can occur at any… Read More

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4 Types of Colored Lenses and What They Can Do For You

You might remember colored lenses from a past Halloween costume, or maybe you once wore colored contacts to give yourself the blue eyes you’ve always wanted. But today, tinted lenses have evolved far beyond a fashion statement. There are many different types of lenses that serve different purposes—some of them can even improve your ocular… Read More

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Vision After 40: 4 Signs You Might Need Progressive Lenses

Sometimes called no-line bifocals, progressive lenses pack three separate prescriptions into one lens. These glasses are used by many people over 40 due to natural aging eyes, called presbyopia. There are several reasons why people are opting for modern glasses, instead of traditional bifocal or trifocals. Here are four signs that you may want to… Read More

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The Pros and Cons of Disposable Daily Contact Lenses

There seems to always be a debate about which type of contact lens is the best choice. For many, disposable daily contact lenses are the obvious choice. They are convenient and more hygienic than long-term wear lenses–which are often reused for weeks or months. If you’re considering ditching your glasses, here’s what you need to… Read More

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Are Multifocal Contact Lenses Right for You?

Traditional contact lenses provide sight improvements for either near or distance vision. Multifocal lenses, however, can provide a comprehensive vision solution for any type of activity, whether its reading, computer work, or driving. 1. What are Multifocal Contact Lenses? Multifocal contact lenses consist of lenses of various powers, which provides the wearer with the ideal… Read More

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