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Your Guide to Comprehensive Eye Exams: What to Expect and Why They Matter

Regular comprehensive eye exams are key to spotting eye conditions and diseases early when they're more manageable and treatment options are more effective.

Protecting Your Child's Vision: The Importance of Pediatric Eye Exams

Regular pediatric eye exams are essential to identify any issues early on. This is particularly critical because children often cannot communicate vision problems.

Eyes Unplugged: The Digital Age and Dry Eye Epidemic

Screens dominate most people's lives today, causing the prevalence of dry eyes. Everyone has smartphones or laptops that demand their attention.

Why Scleral Lenses Might Be the Solution to Your Dry Eye Woes

If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, your eye doctor can recommend treatments to reduce symptoms and improve eye comfort. The doctor will consider the underlying cause and severity of the disease when recommending treatment.

The Importance of Prompt Treatment for Eye Emergencies

Eye injuries cover various conditions and incidents. An eye emergency can be due to an impact injury or burn in the eye area.

Understanding Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms, and Risk Factors

A cataract is a thin film that forms over the eye, causing the lens to become foggy. The light must pass through a clear lens for the eye to see.

Understanding Glaucoma: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

Glaucoma is a term used for eye disorders that damage the optic nerve. It usually occurs due to fluid buildup in the eye, a leading cause of vision loss. The extra fluid increases pressure on the eye (intraocular pressure), gradually causing optic nerve damage. Some people develop glaucoma even with normal IOP (eye pressure). If not treated, the disease can lead to irreversible vision loss. 

Different Ways the Environment Contributes to Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition of the surface of your eye that may occur when your eye produces insufficient tears or there is a problem with the tears your eyes make. It may also happen when the tears evaporate too quickly. When you have dry eye, you may experience blurry vision, dryness, and a burning sensation in your eye. You may also experience discomfort and pain.

Glaucoma Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

The Glaucoma Research Foundation reports over three million individuals in the United States with the condition. Experts show that 50 percent of people with glaucoma are unaware of their eye condition and health status. Projections by the National Eye Institute expect the numbers to increase to 58 percent by 2030.

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