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How is Glaucoma Diagnosed?

Glaucoma is an eye condition that silently causes vision loss and blindness by damaging the optic nerve. The symptoms begin slowly, and you may not notice them until it is too late. The only way to catch glaucoma early is to attend regular comprehensive eye exams as they will detect the symptoms and pick up on the early signs of the disease.

Do Blue Light Glasses Help Reduce Digital Eyestrain?

Many people have become more aware of the effects of blue light following the pandemic. They worry about how it affects their health. For this reason, more and more people are wearing blue light glasses as they interact with their digital screens.

Choosing Between Glasses and Contact Lenses

If you’ve been told that you need to wear prescription lenses to see clearly, you’ll need to decide what form you want these to take. Unless your eyesight is very bad, you’ll almost certainly be given the option of glasses or contact lenses, but how do you know which is right for you?

What Is Myopia

It’s not a word that most people use every day, but myopia is becoming an increasingly more common condition. Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is the inability to see objects clearly at a distance.

Screen Time

The global pandemic has forced many children indoors causing a rapid rise in screen time. As screen time accelerates, so does concern among parents about the impact on their children’s eyesight. 

My Child Has Myopia

Trouble seeing the board at school, frequent squinting, complaints of headaches, a rising amount screen time—whatever prompted you to schedule an eye appointment for your child, it was clear: something was wrong.

How to Choose the Best Optometrist

In many ways, your optometrist is just as important as your family doctor. Not only are they to check your eyes in the event that you feel there is a problem with your vision, but they also perform a crucial role in your preventative health. This is because regular comprehensive eye exams can be used to monitor the health and condition of your eyes, enabling any developing issues to be detected early on when they are most easily treated. Eye exams can even be used to detect general health problems, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which could have serious repercussions.

Are You Nearsighted, Farsighted, or Have Astigmatism?

Refractive disorders are the most common eye problems in America. Refractive errors consist of farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. How are you able to prevent them and how do you live your life with these conditions?

Are your eyes having trouble working TOGETHER?

If your eyes are not working together, you may experience difficulty in reading and learning! This is a common symptom in patients experiencing binocular vision dysfunction.

When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

Most parents know the importance of preventive care to keep their children healthy. They are keen to keep all the appointments to the pediatrician or family doctor but tend to overlook the importance of an eye exam. Some parents don’t see the need to schedule an eye exam for their kids unless a problem develops.

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