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Should You Get Progressive Lenses?

Wearing glasses isn’t a magical cure for vision problems. If you want to see clearly out of your frames, you’ll need to make sure they’re holding the right lenses. However, there are many different lens types to choose from, and not all lenses serve the same purpose...


The Best Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Those who live with astigmatism know that it can be a little hard for an optometrist to correct than other conditions like farsightedness or nearsightedness. The shape of your cornea has a lot of bearing on how well you can see...


Does Menopause Cause Dry Eye?

Menopause comes with many changes. Hot flashes are a well-known side-effect of menopausal changes to your hormone levels, but one that’s not as well known is dry eye syndrome. As we age, male or female, tear production decreases, meaning the natural level of your tears goes down....


12 Medications That Can Dry Out Your Eyes

Dry eye therapy is designed to provide some relief from the symptoms of several types of dry eye. But not all dry eye is the same. Dry eye is more a collection of symptoms than the single result of one thing...


How Do I Know if I Have Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)?

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell whether you have pink eye. If you have itchy, red eyes, it might be dry eye, irritation due to a foreign object, conjunctivitis or something else. Luckily, pink eye, or conjunctivitis as it’s known in the medical community...


Can High Blood Pressure Impact Your Vision?

High blood pressure affects a great many Americans. For one thing, men suffer from it at higher rates than women (47% vs. 43%), so your gender might play a factor in whether you’re at risk...


The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis & Dry Eye

Many of us rub our eyes when we’re tired, and you might know firsthand how itchy and uncomfortable that can be. But some people have that sensation all the time. Itchy eyes, blurry vision...


10 Warning Signs & Symptoms of Eye Problems

Keeping your eyes healthy can make a significant difference in your health and overall well-being. Staying aware of your ocular health and monitoring any changes through comprehensive eye exams can effectively reduce your chances of vision loss...


What Causes Light Sensitivity (Photophobia)?

Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is pain or discomfort caused by light. Photophobia literally means fear of light (photo meaning “light” and phobia meaning “fear of”). It’s not an eye disease, but photophobia can be a symptom of a variety of conditions, including dry eye, cataracts, and laser eye surgery...


How to Find the Perfect Fit for Your Glasses

Even if you’ve had an eye exam to update your prescription, proper fitting glasses are essential to clear vision. Glasses or sunglasses that don’t fit correctly are not only uncomfortable, but they can also compromise your eyesight...


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