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How to Decode Your Contact Lens Prescription

To the unknowing person, a contact lens prescription looks incredibly complex with various numbers and abbreviations. Even a regular eyeglass prescription can be overwhelming, and these prescriptions typically only include sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, and base. These together measure things like lens power, astigmatism, and eye alignment. Contact prescriptions usually include more information to ensure… read more

Decoding Your Eyeglass Prescription: What Exactly Are You Seeing?

“Is the image blacker and sharper on number one … or number two; one … or two; one … or two?” Fifteen minutes of grilling have passed, and you have walked out of your eye doctor’s office with a prescription for eyeglasses. It is certainly more legible, in most cases, than whatever it is that… read more

How Exercise can Protect Your Vision

It seems like exercise can do almost anything, from helping to focus your mind, to weight loss, and even reducing your chances of getting certain cancers. But has anyone told you that exercise can protect your vision? In the past decade, health studies have indicated that there is no shortage in what exercise can do… read more

Corneal Abrasion: How to Treat a Scratched Eye

A corneal abrasion, or scratched eye, is one of the most common conditions that bring people to the eye doctor. The problem is that it can happen anywhere, at any time. Although usually the symptoms aren’t severe, it’s important to take precautions to avoid making it worse. What is a Corneal Abrasion? A corneal abrasion… read more

How Driving in the Dark Can Be a Challenge

With Daylight Savings Time over as of the beginning of November and the season slowly changing into winter, our days will get shorter and shorter over the next several weeks. This change comes with earlier sunsets, and that means you’ll find yourself driving in the dark more often, even as soon as you start your… read more

Hydration for Healthy Eyes

Dehydration is a potentially serious health problem that goes far beyond feeling thirsty on a hot summer day. Though most people are familiar with some of the more common symptoms of dehydration, including dry mouth, headaches, and muscle cramps, the signs of severe or chronic dehydration on the eyes are less well understood. Here is… read more

Cleaning Eyeglasses: What to Do and What Not to Do

For years, we’ve seen people cleaning eyeglasses in all sorts of ways: breathing on them, scrubbing them with the bottom of their shirts, rubbing them with paper towels, and so much more. Seeing people do this somehow makes others believe they’re the right ways, but we’re here to tell you the truth about what to… read more

Types of Cataracts: What They Are and What Causes Them

Cataracts are among the most common types of vision problems, but most people don’t know that there are several different types of cataracts. If you have been told that you have cataracts or are concerned that you do, following are a few things you might want to know. What are Cataracts? A cataract occurs when… read more

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness: What is Diabetic Macular Edema?

Of all of our five senses, the one that we tend to rely upon the most is our vision. Unfortunately, diabetes tends to have a significant impact on vision. One condition often brought on by diabetes is diabetic macular edema, or DME. Defining DME, its causes, symptoms, and treatment is one way to help raise… read more

Heterochromatic Eyes: Attributes, Causes, and Trends

One of the latest crazes in the anime, fashion video games, and graphic design communities is featuring characters with heterochromatic eyes. Heterochromatic eyes, or eyes with two different colored irises, have long captured the interest of passersby and artists. In these cutting-edge fashion games, we see characters gliding around their stages with one lavender and… read more