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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.


Blue Light Protection From Digital Screens

​​​​​​​Research shows that all organisms on Earth have been exposed to natural blue light from sunlight for millennia. You get about 20 to 30 percent blue light from the sun. As the day goes on, the level of blue light decreases. This happens as a natural signal that tells your body to prepare for sleep. The American Academy of Ophthalmology says that artificial blue light is harmful. You get 35 percent blue light when you use your computer devices. This is detrimental to your health. If you want to understand the importance of blue light protection from digital screens, here’s what you should know.


Diagnosing Dry Eyes With the Keratograph 5M

Since multiple factors cause dry eye, it’s not very easy to treat nor diagnose. But as technology progresses, our capability to detect and monitor this chronic eye condition continues to develop.


Benefits of Myopia Management

Myopia tends to begin in childhood when the patient is undergoing a period of rapid growth. You are also more likely to experience myopia if one of your parents has the condition. Nevertheless, the condition is progressive and in the vast majority of cases, it will continue to get worse into adulthood and put you at risk of myopia-related complications such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal detachment - unless you consider myopia management. 


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