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The Benefits of High-quality Designer Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are essential for people with visual problems. But while you need them to see, why not look good in them too? Prescription glasses do not have to be bland, as they are one of the first things people notice when they see you.

A Guide to Ortho-k

Orthokeratology or ortho-k refers to specialty contact lenses worn overnight to correct eyesight. The specially fitted gas-permeable lenses reshape the cornea while the patient sleeps.

What Are VUITY® Eye Drops?

Your eyesight is changing if you find that you need eyeglasses for reading, using your computer, and other tasks. The aging process often affects the eyes as they lose the ability to see clearly, and this condition is known as presbyopia and is common among individuals over 40. Presbyopia worsens over time, especially in dimly lit environments. The refractive error happens when the eye lens behind the iris becomes rigid, losing the ability to focus.

What Causes Contacts to Hurt?

Do your contact lenses feel like they are irritating your eyes? Contact lenses are supposed to feel natural and well-fitted. While your eyes may need time to adjust the first time you wear them, the discomfort should clear. Contact lenses should feel comfortable and be invisible as you go about your day.

What to Expect When Wearing Your First Pair of Glasses

The very first pair of glasses were said to have been created during the 13th century, and while they have evolved since then, glasses remain the eyewear of choice for the vast majority of people who need to use prescription lenses to be able to see clearly. According to research conducted by the Vision Impact Institute, 3 out of 4 people in the U.S. wear vision correction, and of those, 71% wear glasses.

The Pros and Cons of Daily Disposable Lenses

If you need to wear prescription lenses to correct your vision, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is the type of contact lenses that you want to wear. Contact lenses come in many shapes and forms, and your eye doctor will be happy to help you find the perfect pair based on your individual needs. One of the choices you’ll be faced with is whether to choose extended wear lenses, or those that you throw away after each wear. To help you make this decision, here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of daily disposable lenses.

Buying Eyewear Online vs. Buying Eyewear In-Person

If you need to use prescription eyewear to see clearly, you definitely aren’t alone. According to the Vision Council, an estimated 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction, with around 64% choosing glasses and 11% opting to wear contact lenses, either exclusively or in conjunction with glasses.

What is Considered a True Eye Emergency?

Accidents and injuries can affect any part of the body, including our eyes. Trouble is, since we rely completely on our eyes for our vision, we could end up paying for an injury with more than just our bank account if we don't react quick enough.

Value of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

Many people tend to ignore vision care until problems start to appear. Routine eye exams, however, can minimize the risk of developing vision and eye problems. Furthermore, such examinations can help identify and treat eye and vision problems before developing into more permanent conditions. 

Diagnosing and Care for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause loss of vision by damaging your optic nerve. This condition drains the fluid in your eye, interfering with your vision. Diagnosing glaucoma employs a painless test. Your doctor will use eye drops to widen your pupils. They use this to check your optic nerve for damage. There are several tests in this procedure.

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