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How Often Do I Need to Refresh My Eyeglass Prescription?

Is your eyeglass prescription out of date? Your eyes change over time, and with them, the effectiveness of your prescription glasses also changes.

How Your Child's Poor School Performance May Be Related to Their Eyes

Did you know that 80% of learning is visual? That means your child's eyes are crucial to their learning and development. Your little one's eyes enable them to see the board, read books, use computers, and do other visual tasks. They also help your child develop hand-eye coordination, depth perception, and eye-tracking skills. 

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. It arises when the body either does not produce adequate insulin or fails to use the insulin it produces.

When Is Surgery for Cataracts Necessary?

Cataracts are an age-related condition. It affects the clarity of the natural eye lens and can lead to vision impairment. As you age, the proteins in your eye lens start breaking down, and over time, they build up to cloud the eye lens.

Why Is UV Protection Important in Sunglasses?

Sun protection isn’t just about keeping your skin safe; you need to protect your eyes as well. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause a multitude of eye issues if left unchecked.

What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye disease where the cornea thins and its surface shows irregularities resulting in vision loss. It usually begins in puberty, progressing into the mid-30s.

Can I Wear Contacts With Dry Eye?

Dry eye is a condition that affects many individuals globally. It occurs when the eyes produce inadequate tears or when they evaporate too quickly. As a result, your eye surface lacks lubrication and moisture, irritating and drying the eyes. At such times, wearing contact lenses causes discomfort and pain for some people.

How Does the Lumenis OptiLight Effectively Treat Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects about 49 million Americans. It is commonly chronic, and it can significantly affect the quality of your life. When left untreated, the condition can lead to more severe outcomes. Over the decades since scientists and doctors discovered the condition, they have developed various strategies to deal with it. One of the more effective treatments available is Lumenis OptiLight. It is the only FDA-approved IPL treatment for dry eye with significant studies backing it. The therapy can help alleviate the symptoms presented by the condition.

Am I a Candidate for Contact Lenses?

Wearing contact lenses can be a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. However, it is not an option for everyone. Some conditions can make them unsuitable for you. To be sure, your eye doctor will carefully examine your eyes before giving you the green light on wearing contact lenses. Here are some of the factors that they consider.

What Is IPL Treatment for Dry Eye?

Tears keep the eyes lubricated and moist. Thus, an imbalance in tear production can lead to dry and irritated eyes. There are several ways to treat dry eye symptoms, including home remedies and medical interventions. A relatively new therapy is intense pulsed light therapy (IPL).

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