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What Is Ptosis?

What Is Ptosis?

  Hollywood has romanticized languid, heavy eyelids on heroes and heroines for decades. Yet for some people, these sleepy-looking eyelids present an annoyance, not a silver-screen blessing. They may sag down far enough to block vision and adversely affect a...

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How to Treat a Scratched Eye

How to Treat a Scratched Eye

Eye scratches, called corneal abrasions, can be scary and painful, but they often heal without any difficulties. You should always see your optometrist if you receive a wound to your eye to ensure proper treatment. How Eye Scratches Happen Many eye injuries happen...

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Astigmatism Explained

Astigmatism Explained

Maybe you've heard the word "astigmatism" in passing or on a visit to the optometrist. You might have seen memes discussing what people with astigmatism see, or heard friends talking about how they have one. Misinformation abounds regarding this simple, yet confusing...

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Why You Should Get a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam Every Year

Why You Should Get a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam Every Year

If you are like most people, you do not like getting your eyes dilated for a comprehensive eye exam. Those pesky eye drops as well as the light sensitivity and blurred vision that typically follow the procedure can feel like a hassle. Truth is, however, a dilated eye...

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Get the Facts about Pink Eye

Get the Facts about Pink Eye

Pink eye is a common, highly contagious, and treatable eye condition in children and adults. In fact, many people experience it at some point in their lives. But despite pink eye being a common eye infection, a lot of people are not well informed about it. To help...

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What Are Bioptic Lenses?

What Are Bioptic Lenses?

Reduced vision can significantly impact independence and your quality of life. While some cases cannot be corrected through traditional glasses, devices such as bioptic lenses can help you achieve better vision at any distance. What Are Bioptic Lenses? Also known as...

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Neurolens Glasses for Treatment of Eye Misalignment

Neurolens Glasses for Treatment of Eye Misalignment

  Do you suffer from headaches, eye strain, dry eyes, or neck pain throughout the day? Eye misalignment may be the root of these problems. When your eyes do not line up with one another, your visual system becomes stressed trying to focus and create clear images....

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How to Decrease Dry Eye Symptoms

How to Decrease Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry eyes occur when your tear glands can’t produce enough tears or produce poor-quality tears. This eye condition causes more than a gritty, uncomfortable feeling. It can also hurt your vision. Some treatments and home remedies can help decrease your dry eye symptoms....

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What is a Low Vision Exam?

What is a Low Vision Exam?

Low vision is an uncorrectable vision loss that makes it hard to do everyday activities. A comprehensive low vision exam helps your eye doctor find ways to maximize your remaining vision and improve your quality of life. What is Low Vision? Low vision refers to...

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3 Eye Diseases to Be Aware Of

3 Eye Diseases to Be Aware Of

An eye disease could hit at any time. Some issues come with age and others are caused by trauma and serious health conditions. Some eye diseases are minor and treatable, but others can’t be cured. If detected and treated early, vision loss can be prevented or slowed....

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What is Wet AMD

What is Wet AMD

The macula is a small but important part of the retina. It is responsible for central vision and allows you to see fine details, colors, and objects directly in front of you. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) happens when the macula is damaged. Wet AMD is one of...

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What Causes Pain Behind the Eyes

What Causes Pain Behind the Eyes

Pain behind the eyes is a common, nonspecific symptom with myriad possible causes. This type of eye pain can range from dull to intense and can sometimes be accompanied by tearing, vision changes, redness, light sensitivity, numbness, sinus pressure, or pain during...

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