General Eye Care

12
Oct

What Makes Women More Susceptible to Eye Diseases

There are many factors at play that can make women more susceptible to eye diseases than men are. Many women are not aware of their increased likelihood of experiencing vision problems, which often means they aren’t seeking adequate preventative care. Factors that Make Women More Susceptible to Eye Diseases There are a variety of reasons why women are more likely

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5
Oct

Fall Eye Allergies: Most Common Allergens

Are your eyes starting to bother you more now that fall has arrived? With lots of pollen, dust, and spores in the air, you may be suffering from fall eye allergies. Allergies occur when your immune system over-responds to foreign matter while other individuals remain unaffected. Seasonal environmental triggers include pollen from ragweed and other weeds; grasses and trees; and

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12
Sep

Optomap Imaging: The Optimal Step During an Eye Exam

Optomap imaging is a crucial part of nearly every eye exam, but what is it really? And how does it work? Basically, it entails taking a picture of the retina, which lines the back of the eyeball, and displays it on a computer monitor for a more in-depth look. The process is as simple as looking into a camera lens,

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7
Sep

Don’t Let Back to School Mean Pink Eye For Your Kids

Every year as summer ends and school begins, kids go back to school to greet their friends and tell stories of their summer vacations. Along with this passing of information, it’s important to remember that kids often pass along germs as well, and right now is a highly susceptible time for kids to be reintroduced to germs and become sick.

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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 wear 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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25
Jul

Am I Color Blind? The Basic Facts About Color Blindness

Most of us have heard of color blindness. Maybe we even know someone who is color blind. But how much do we really know about this condition? What does it mean to be color blind? Who is most affected by color blindness? Is it treatable? Are there any cures? Read on for some quick facts about color blindness and what

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20
Jul

How People Perceive Color: Is Blue Always Blue?

Quick! What color is the sky? Did you say blue? Cyan? How about azure? Or cerulean? If you’re second guessing yourself, don’t worry; it’s a trick question. Depending on your eyes, any of those answers could be correct.   As stated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, when light hits an object, the object absorbs some of that light and

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