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How Dry Air Affects Your Eyes

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Dry eye, when chronic and attributed to a direct cause, is considered a diagnosable eye health problem. Dry eye is also highly treatable. Let’s explore how dry air can affect your eye health and what to do if you experience this issue. 

Is Glaucoma Preventable?

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Glaucoma has no cure, but the risk of developing it can be minimized. While it's often mistaken for a single disease, glaucoma is actually an entire group of diseases that gradually do permanent damage to the optic nerves. In this article, we’ll offer up some practical tips you can follow to help to prevent the onset of glaucoma.

Types of Progressive Lenses

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Progressive lenses, also known as no-line bifocals, are a category of prescription eyeglasses that offer multifocal lenses to folks requiring more than one prescription in order to see. There are several different types of progressive lenses to choose from, depending upon your eye doctor’s expert recommendations and your lifestyle needs.

Blepharitis symptoms and treatment

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Blepharitis is a condition of inflammation that occurs in the eyelids. This type of inflammation is also known as lid margin disease, referring to the fact that it only affects the edges, or margins, of the eyelids. Blepharitis is a common, chronic condition that cannot be cured but is quite manageable. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what causes blepharitis, the different varieties and symptoms of the disease, and the best treatment options available both at home and with the help of an eye care provider.

Everything You Need to Know About Aspheric Lenses

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Aspheric lenses are slimmer, flatter optical lenses than traditional prescription lenses. These lenses are available in both glasses and contacts, making more stylish options available to prescription lens wearers than ever. If the word aspheric is new to you, we’ll break down everything you need to know about what aspheric lenses are, how they work, and the benefits and drawbacks of wearing them.

Important Vitamins for Eye Health

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We have all heard the sayings. “Eat your vegetables.” “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” “Carrots are good for your eyes.” But where is the truth when it comes to your eye health? The answer lies not so much in fruits or vegetables themselves but in the vitamins that make certain foods nutritious. There are many simple ways you can enhance your eye health and optimize your eyesight day to day.

Important Facts about Colored Contact Lenses

Colored Contact Lenses
If you have ever wanted to change up the appearance of your eyes, then chances are you may have considered colored contact lenses. While some people may use makeup or even surgical procedures to enhance their eyes, the only way you can actually change the color of your eyes is to do so temporarily through the use of colored lenses.

Does Cataract Surgery Correct Vision?

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If your vision has diminished lately and you've been told you have cataracts, you might be considering undergoing surgery. If your ophthalmologist has recommended cataract surgery, the surgery can certainly fix some of the common problems related to having cataracts. However, you might wonder if cataract surgery will correct your vision. Here is an overview that can answer this question and more. 

Can Double Vision be Corrected?

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Experiencing double vision can be pretty disturbing, especially if it happens during times while you're performing important tasks, like driving, working, reading, and more. Although double vision can be caused by intoxication, head trauma, and taking certain medications, you should be able to determine if your eye health is the ultimate cause of your double vision issue. While double vision caused by inebriation or taking medication will subside once the alcohol or medication is out of the system, if it's caused by an underlying eye condition, then the eye condition must be properly treated before the double vision will improve. 

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes After Cataract Surgery

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Eye health is extremely important. That is why following, cataract surgery, you need to take the time to familiarize yourself with the recovery process. While cataract surgery is very common and only takes 10 minutes to perform, it is still important to take good care of yourself following surgery. This gives your eyes the time they need to properly heal.