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Readers or Computer Glasses: Which do You Need?

Readers or Computer Glasses: Which do You Need?

Many stores carry computer glasses and readers to help customers fill gaps in their vision needs. For those who struggle to read their phones or laptop screens, this non-prescription eyewear can bring convenient relief. Each serves a very different purpose, however,...

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November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

  November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. It’s an opportunity for those with diabetes, or those whose loved ones have been diagnosed with the disease, to learn more about the challenges diabetics face when it comes to vision care. This time also represents a call...

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At Home Relief for Tired and Irritated Eyes

At Home Relief for Tired and Irritated Eyes

Busy lives can make for irritated eyes. Driving in the intense Sonoran sun, enduring the dust and grit that blow in from the desert, and staring at our computer screens can leave us with redness, irritation, and fatigue that we’d rather do without. Fortunately, there...

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5 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions

5 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions

Vision and eye conditions are common among children. These conditions can present themselves as a simple need for glasses, or a more obvious case of amblyopia, and all may leave parents concerned for their kids. Yet the commonality of these conditions means doctors...

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What Causes Sudden Blurry Vision?

What Causes Sudden Blurry Vision?

Some people experience sudden episodes of blurry vision that can cause concern. It may happen in both eyes, or just one eye, and it may happen to your full field of vision or only part of what you see. In all cases, the concern about sudden episodes of vision...

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Costume Contact Lenses Can Seriously Harm Your Eyes

Costume Contact Lenses Can Seriously Harm Your Eyes

Cosmetic contacts can put the finishing touches on your Halloween costume. However, they can also harm your eyes. Never put contact lenses onto your eyes unless you have talked about them with your eye doctor and received a proper fitting. All contact lenses require a...

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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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