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How to Properly Clean Your Contact Lenses

How to Properly Clean Your Contact Lenses

When used and cared for correctly, contact lenses are one of the safest and effective methods available for vision correction. However, contact wearers are at a much higher risk for developing eye infections if they do not properly clean and disinfect their lenses. If...

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What Causes a Blocked Tear Duct?

What Causes a Blocked Tear Duct?

Your eyes depend on tears to keep them healthy. However, if you have a blocked tear duct, the excess tears that have nowhere to go can cause your eyes to be watery, itchy or irritated. Here’s what you need to know about blocked tear ducts, including how they are...

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Can Astigmatism be Corrected?

Can Astigmatism be Corrected?

Astigmatism is a very common eye condition. It is caused by a mismatch of the curvature of the eyes’ lens or cornea. It is a type of refractive error within the eye because it causes the cornea to unevenly focus light on to the retina. Frequently, it may also...

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November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Month and is a good time to bring awareness to the risk of developing diabetic eye disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of Americans developing Type 2 diabetes continues to increase at an alarming rate,...

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Eye Care Tips for Adults Over 60

Eye Care Tips for Adults Over 60

Aging brings about a myriad of changes in a person's body, and your vision is no exception. Your risk of eye-related problems, some very destructive, can increase significantly as you age. Retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma,...

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Dry Eyes – Cause, Symptoms and Treatment

Dry Eyes – Cause, Symptoms and Treatment

  Tears are essential to keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable. However, when your eyes do not make enough tears or the right type of tears, you could be suffering from dry eyes. What Causes Dry Eyes? There are multiple potential causes for this very common...

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Why is My Vision Blurry in the Morning?

Why is My Vision Blurry in the Morning?

Waking up in the morning with blurry vision in one or both eyes is a very common occurrence for many people. The blurriness will usually clear up in a few moments after blinking or rubbing your eyes. There is nothing to worry about if it happens to you. However, if...

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Migraines and Your Vision

Migraines and Your Vision

According to the American Migraine Foundation, about 25-30% of migraine suffers experience visual aura symptoms. Here is what you should know about possible migraine-related vision disturbances. Disturbances Should Only Be Temporary Visual disturbances are common with...

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Both of My Parents Have Glaucoma. Will I Get it Too?

Both of My Parents Have Glaucoma. Will I Get it Too?

  If you have a family history of glaucoma, you are at a higher risk of eventually having it yourself. But your risk is much higher when your immediate family, e.g., both your parents have this serious eye disease. Your risk of developing it could be up to nine...

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What are the Latest Treatments for Cataracts?

What are the Latest Treatments for Cataracts?

It is expected that number of cataract cases in the United States will double by 2050. In the past, the only effective way to treat cataracts was surgery, which means the demand for the procedure will also increase dramatically. If you had a cataract, your doctor...

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Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Transitioning from eyeglasses to contact lenses is a rite of passage that many children look forward to as they inch toward their teenage years. However, as a parent and despite your child’s persistence, might wonder if he or she is ready to have contacts. Here are a...

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