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Advantages of Continuous Wear Contact Lenses

Contact lenses generally fall under two categories: daily wear and continuous wear contact lenses. The classification depends on how long you wear the lenses before removal. Continuous wear contact lenses are perfect for people who do not like removing contacts. They are also suitable for those who do not like searching for their glasses.


How to Prepare for Fall Eye Allergies

Did you know that the fall season is not the best time of year for people who have eye allergies? While spring is hard on some with allergic distresses such as red and itchy eyes, fall can also cause eye sensitivities that are just as nasty.


What’s Involved in Sports Vision Training?

Are you looking to improve the clarity of your eyesight to become a better athlete? Sportspersons across the country take sports vision training to compete effectively in their various sporting activities. 


How Often Should My Family Get Eye Exams?

Vision is an amazing thing because your brain is a remarkable adaptor. When your vision gradually alters, your brain instantaneously adapts to compensate for vision loss. However, when vision loss is dramatic or sudden, you can be tricked into thinking your vision is fine when it is not.


Dry Eye Management

Dry eye is a condition that occurs when the eyes fail to produce adequate tears for effective lubrication. Tears can be unstable or inadequate due to several reasons. Dry eyes may occur from not producing enough tears or from producing poor-quality tears. The tear instability results in inflammation and damage to the eye surface.


Diagnosing and Treating Diabetic Eye Diseases

Too much blood glucose can lead to serious damage in several parts of your body. It can cause damage to your blood vessels, kidneys, heart, and even your eyes. According to the CDC, approximately 90 percent of vision loss due to diabetes is preventable. To prevent diabetic eye diseases, however, early detection is essential. 


Importance of UV Protection

UV (ultraviolet) radiation can harm your eyes and your eyelids. The American Optometric Association says that natural sunlight outdoors and artificial lighting indoors are potent sources of UV rays. You must take precautionary measures to protect your eyes from overexposure. If you want to find out the importance of UV protection, here’s what you should know.


Diagnosing and Treating Cataracts

Cataracts describe an age-related eye condition characterized by clouding of the eye lens, affecting the vision. The lens focuses light and adjusts the eye focus, allowing the individual to see both close and distant images. Cataracts form when the proteins present in the lens clump together to form a solid mass. In most cases, cataracts progress gradually and may occur in one or both eyes.


What Does OCT Technology Reveal?

Optical coherence tomography or OCT is a process used during an eye examination. This non-invasive imaging technology is used for obtaining images of the retina. The images are high-resolution, and they help to identify optic nerve diseases. OCT works like ultrasound testing, but the imaging process measures light instead of sound. In cases of eye diseases like glaucoma, OCT can measure the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber.


Benefits of Optomap Retinal Imaging

Did you know that it is possible for an eye doctor to see blood vessels in your retina directly? This means that it is possible to identify eye conditions during a retinal examination. Doctors can also see signs of other conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, hypertension, and heart disease, in the retina.


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