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Causes and Symptoms of Dry Eye

Causes and Symptoms of Dry Eye

Did you know that about 16.4 million people in the United States are estimated to have been diagnosed with dry eye disease? This is based on a 2017 study (published in the National Library of Medicine) involving participants 18 years and older. 


Tips for Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

Tips for Picking the Perfect Pair of Glasses

Picking the right pair of glasses will go a long way in ensuring that you enjoy great vision. The right glasses will help correct your vision while also protecting your eyes from harm. There are many types of glasses out there, and you can get a perfect pair. 


Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Many are familiar with the traditional contact lenses that provide clear vision for people with hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. Contact lenses are an easy and comfortable alternative to eyeglasses. However, some people cannot enjoy contact lenses due to conditions that make them uncomfortable to wear. In some cases, they are impossible to wear.


Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Some people don’t like the way they look in eyeglasses. Others find it inconvenient when their glasses fog up in cold weather. That’s why many people who need prescription eyewear turn to contact lenses. They are an easy, comfortable way to live an eyeglass-free life. But not everyone can enjoy the ease of contact lens wear due to dry eyes or certain medical conditions. Luckily, scleral lenses have opened up a whole new world of possibilities.


Signs and Treatment Options for Cataracts

Signs and Treatment Options for Cataracts

One of the leading causes of vision problems, especially in older people, is cataracts. This condition affects about 25 million people aged over 40 years in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Furthermore, half of all Americans aged 75 years and above have cataracts.


Importance of Blue Light Protection for the Eyes

Importance of Blue Light Protection for the Eyes

Excessive amounts of artificial blue light can make your health suffer. The National Eye Institute recognizes the harmful effects of prolonged exposure to blue light. With the current pandemic, everyone is encouraged to stay in and do almost everything virtually. This increases your exposure to blue light even more. You should protect yourself from excessive exposure to blue light. If you want to find out the importance of blue light protection for your eyes, here’s what you should know.


Importance of Routine Eye Exams

Importance of Routine Eye Exams

Research shows that children and adults must have routine eye exams. These eye exams help ensure their optimal eye and vision health. Based on studies conducted by the National Eye Institute, there should be eye exam schedules that every family should follow. That way, your eye doctor could detect any changes in your eye structure and vision. If you are still thinking about having eye checkups, here’s what you need to know about the importance of routine eye exams.


Health Benefits of Daily Contact Lenses

Health Benefits of Daily Contact Lenses

Contrary to what you may have read lately in the media, wearing contact lenses doesn’t make you any more likely to catch any contagious diseases that you may come into contact with. Nevertheless, you should continue to follow the same robust hand hygiene practices that you normally do when it comes to touching your eyes and handling contact lenses. You could also consider switching to using daily contact lenses, which have been shown to be better for the health of your eyes and your overall wellbeing.


Treating Dry Eyes

Treating Dry Eyes

Having dry eyes is a painful condition. For some people who have mild symptoms of dry eyes, using over-the-counter eye drops is enough. However, if you have more persistent and serious symptoms of dry eyes, you have some other options. The cause of your dry eyes will determine the treatment for you.


Types of Specialty Contact Lenses

Types of Specialty Contact Lenses

Did you know that there are many different types of contact lenses? You wouldn’t be alone if you didn’t. If you have a refractive eye error such as myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness), you may rely on prescription contact lenses to see clearly. Alternatively, you may be wearing glasses at this time and wondering if contact lenses are right for you. Conventional contact lenses can resolve many refractive eye errors, but if you have other eye care issues, specialty contact lenses can help.