August 2018

27
Aug

How Blue Light Affects Your Eyes: Is It as Bad as They Say?

“Don’t sit so close to the TV. You’ll go blind.” How much truth is there to that? We went from believing the statement when we were children, to deciding it’s complete nonsense, to going back to the possibility that it makes sense …. sort of. A television screen, computer screen, or phone most likely won’t “make you go blind,” but

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21
Aug

The Risks of Wearing Old Contact Lenses

If you are one of the approximately 37 million Americans who wears contact lenses, you may wonder what happens if your contacts get old. Perhaps you are using contacts you got several years ago. Or you are trying to save money by wearing your two-week lenses over a more extended period. It may seem like a good idea, but wearing

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13
Aug

Convergence Insufficiency: What It Is and What You Can Do

If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for farsightedness and then remove them, can you see? We know you can’t see long distances, but can you read a book? Can you play a game on your phone? See the time on your watch? Technically, it should be “close enough” for you to see, but you notice something strange happening that

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1
Aug

How to Choose the Best Drops for Your Dry Eyes

  Dry eyes are the result of a lack of adequate tears or an excessive evaporation of tears. Your tears are made up of water, fatty oils, and mucus that keep the surface of the eye moist and clear and help prevent painful eyes and eye infections. Dry eyes can be caused by a number of factors, including: Aging. Certain

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