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Myths and Facts About Contact Lenses

Tired of glasses but afraid to try contacts? Myths surrounding contact lenses can scare people off, but most aren’t factual. Don’t let myths stop you from enjoying the benefits of contacts. Read on to learn the facts.

Sep 1st, 2019
Do You Need to See an Optometrist for Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are bothersome. But are they dangerous? Learn why tears are an important factor in keeping your eyes healthy and why you may want to see an optometrist for persistent dry eyes.

Jun 18th, 2019
How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes

Diabetes can pose lots of health risks, including vision loss. If you have diabetes, having routine eye exams is an important part of preventing blindness. Here's what you should know about diabetic eye disease and its treatment.

Mar 1st, 2019
Considering LASIK? Find Out If You Are Eligible

LASIK has literally changed the way millions of people see, helping men and women enjoy clear vision without relying on glasses or contacts. Still, LASIK isn't a good choice for everyone. Here's how to tell if LASIK is right for you.

Feb 5th, 2019
Am I at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Have you been screened for macular degeneration? Knowing the risks may just save your vision. This incurable eye disease can be treated, and the sooner you know you have it, the better chance you have of keeping your sight. Here’s what you need to know.

Jan 8th, 2019
The Benefits of Visiting a Glaucoma Specialist

Glaucoma is a very common cause of blindness in the U.S., especially in people over 60 years of age. If you have glaucoma or you're at risk for it, here's how a glaucoma specialist can help you avoid permanent vision loss.

Dec 17th, 2018
What Is Diabetic Eye Disease - And Are You at Risk?

If you have diabetes, understanding how the disease can affect your eyesight is critical for preventing vision loss. Diabetic eye disease includes three different types of eye diseases more common among diabetics. Learn what they are & what the risks are.

Nov 29th, 2018
Top 5 Reasons Why LASIK Is Still So Popular

Though LASIK surgery is passing its 20th birthday, there’s nothing dated about the way it improves your eyesight to the extent you no longer need corrective lenses. Say goodbye to eyeglasses and contacts immediately after your LASIK procedure.

Sep 26th, 2018
Understanding Flashers and Floaters

Though eye flashers and floaters are common as you get older, in some cases they could be indicating a more serious condition. Understanding how these visual effects develop can help you get prompt treatment to rule out serious eye problems.

Oct 16th, 2018
How Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes

Think sunglasses are just a fashion statement? Sunglasses protect your eyes from serious conditions that can lead to vision loss. Here’s how to choose some shades that protect your eyes while still adding to your sense of style.

Jul 23rd, 2018
Cataract Surgery 101: Understanding Your Options

It’s Cataract Awareness Month! Cataracts affect about 2.4 million people in the United States and are the leading cause of vision loss. Find out what you need to know about cataract surgery so you can protect your vision as you age.

Jun 26th, 2018
Preventing Computer Eye Strain

You’ve been working in front of a screen all day and now your eyes feel itchy and irritated. Should you be worried? Are you endangering your vision? Computer eye strain is real, and there are a few things you can do to avoid it.

May 18th, 2018
5 Tips for Preventing Dry Eye

Dry eyes can lead to discomfort and irritation, keeping you from the things you like to do. Yet, in many cases, dry eyes are avoidable with some simple fixes. We offer up these five tips to keep your eyes moist and happy.

Mar 30th, 2018
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