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Dangers of Buying Contacts Online Without a Prescription

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Today you can get about anything online with a click of a button, from clothes, electronics, and even groceries. So why not get contact lenses online? Unlike a pair of shoes, there is a lot more that goes into the fit of a contact lens that sits on the front surface of the eye.

Everyday Eye Health

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Protecting your eyes and preserving your eye health are major priorities for most people, but the simple actions needed in order to maintain eye health are sometimes forgotten or ignored. Mostly, this includes regular eye check-ups, managing digital eye strain, and being aware of any changes in your vision.

Signs You Need to See an Eye Doctor

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Regular eye exams are the key to eye health and consistent vision. Many common vision issues can be treated when found early, and your eyes are worth caring for. In order to keep your vision from fading over time, regular eye exams are key.

Digital Eye Strain is Real

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Digital eye strain may be a relatively new infliction - it's only been around as long as our screen time has increased from a few minutes a day to several hours, with some people reporting over 10 hours of staring at a screen in one day. But, digital eye strain is real and needs to be addressed by individuals, discussed with your doctor, and mitigated as possible.

3 Most Common Vision Issues in Adults

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Adults can have a variety of vision issues that develop later in life. That's why you want to have a good relationship with your eye care specialist and a routine of regular checkups; it's not just about checking your glasses or contact prescription, it's also about making sure you're aware of any changes in your eye health. Shifts can happen slowly, and you want to catch it before it's a major eye health issue.

Vision Requirements for Idaho Drivers

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If you live in Idaho and want to operate a motor vehicle, you are required to have your vision screened before obtaining your driver’s license. A vision screening is also necessary each time you return to the sheriff’s office to renew your driver’s license.

Iconic Eyewear Equals Fashion

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Glasses can be so much more than a necessity it can be statement pieces that can become a part of your style.

Diabetes and the Eye

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If you have been diagnosed with diabetes it’s important to get annual eye exams to make sure diabetic changes are not occurring in the eye.

Diagnosing Corneal Infiltrates

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Corneal infiltrates are an inflammatory reaction that can be caused by contact lens overwear. Common symptoms are mild to moderate pain/irritation, redness, and mild discharge.

What to Know About Cataracts

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Cataracts cause clouding of the lens. The most widely known cause of cataracts is age, but cataracts can also occur due to genetics, trauma, and systemic diseases.