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How to Easily Measure Your Pupillary Distance (PD)

Measuring your pupillary distance (PD) is an essential step in ensuring your glasses fit perfectly and provide optimal vision correction. PD is the distance between the centers of your pupils, and it plays a crucial role in aligning your lenses correctly with your eyes. While it may sound complicated, measuring your PD at home is […]

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How Can You Protect Your Eyes from Excessive Screen Time?

In today’s digital era, screens are everywhere in our workplaces and homes. While they are essential for both work and relaxation, excessive use can negatively impact our eyes and overall well-being. Let’s explore how screen time affects us and practical tips to protect your vision and maintain a healthy balance. Understanding Blue Light Blue light […]

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Can You Wear Contacts and Glasses at the Same Time?

The short answer is yes, it is perfectly fine to wear contact lenses and reading glasses at the same time from a technical standpoint. However, this might not be the most efficient solution for vision correction.

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Can You Wear Expired Contacts? Everything You Need to Know about Expired Contact Lenses

While it might seem harmless to stretch their use for just a little longer (especially if they still look clean and feel comfortable), wearing expired contact lenses can pose serious risks to your eye health.

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Is It Safe to Drive With Macular Degeneration? What to Know About AMD and Driving

In this article, we’ll discuss the safety concerns of driving with macular degeneration and how contact lenses can assist in managing the vision challenges it presents.

Contact lenses vs. Glasses: Are Contact Lenses Better Than Glasses?

For millions of people who rely on vision correction, the age-old debate often arises: are contact lenses better than glasses? The answer, like most things in life, isn’t so simple. Both options have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, and the “better” choice ultimately depends on your individual needs, lifestyle, and preferences. Visual Quality […]

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How Does Vision Change With Age? Understanding Eye Health Over Time

As we navigate the passage of time, our bodies experience an array of transformations, some of which are more perceptible than others. Among these, the modifications in our vision are among the most profound, affecting the majority as they age. These alterations not only influence our perception of the world but also how we engage […]

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Understanding Visual Efficiency Issues: Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions

In today’s fast-paced world, visual efficiency is crucial for navigating daily tasks and responsibilities effectively. From reading to driving, and extensive use of digital devices, the demand on our eyes has never been higher. But what happens when our visual efficiency is compromised? This can lead to a range of problems, significantly affecting our productivity […]

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Online Eye Exams: Do You Need an Existing Prescription?

As digital innovation continues to reshape healthcare, one question that often arises is whether you can receive an online eye exam without an existing prescription. The answer is no. A current prescription is required to ensure the accuracy and safety of the exam process, especially if you’re looking to renew or update your current prescription. […]

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What Is Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, is reduced visual acuity in one eye due to an interruption of the normal development of eyesight in that eye early in childhood.

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What Is Astigmatism? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens (or both) are not perfectly symmetrical. Instead of having an equal shape across their entire surface, they are shaped more like a football or the back of a spoon. Astigmatism is the loss of focus (or refractive error) caused by this irregular shape.

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What Is Nearsightedness (Myopia)? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Nearsightedness is a vision problem (or refractive error) in which the eye sees near objects clearly, but distant objects are blurred.

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Everything You Need to Know about Presbyopia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Presbyopia is the normal age-related loss of ability to focus on near objects. The term comes from Latin words that mean “aging eyes.” Most people begin to experience presbyopia in their early 40s, but some notice it earlier and others later.

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What Is Farsightedness (Hyperopia)? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Farsightedness is a vision problem (or refractive error) that usually causes near vision to be blurred while distance vision remains normal. But farsightedness can affect your vision in different ways, depending on your age and the amount of farsightedness you have.

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Eyesight and Vision: Everything You Need to Know about 20/20 Vision, Testing Methods, and Why It All Matters

Vision is a complex process that involves both the eyes and the brain. Though eyesight (i.e., the clarity of images formed by the eye) is a big part of how well we see, clear, comfortable vision requires additional skills as well.

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What Is Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Strabismus is a disorder in which the eyes are misaligned. It may be very obvious, barely noticeable, or impossible to detect except by an eye care professional. It can affect only one eye, or it can alternate between the two eyes.

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Vision Therapy and the Treatment of Reading Problems

Optometrist who specialize in vision therapy contend that vision therapy can be beneficial for some children suffering from reading problems and learning disabilities.  Critics concede that vision therapy may help correct certain binocular vision disorders, but they say no scientific evidence exists that proves vision therapy can correct the developmental and neurological conditions that cause […]

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How Strong Are the Visual Skills of Your Child?

If you suspect your child has a vision problem, your first step is to schedule a routine eye exam with an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. Most youngsters who have vision problems simply have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. These refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, it’s estimated that 20 percent of school-aged children […]

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Developmental Milestones In Your Baby’s Vision

Milestones from birth to 6 months Milestones from 6 to 12 months What toys should my child play with? Inexpensive or homemade toys, as well as children’s games, can be just as effective in developing vision as more expensive aids. When purchasing toys, pay attention to size and quality. Make sure the toy is too […]

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What is Glaucoma?

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina (the light-sensitive inner lining of the back of the eye) associated with the systemic disease diabetes mellitus. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among adult Americans. What causes diabetic retinopathy? Diabetes mellitus (also simply called diabetes) is characterized by an altered metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, […]

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a damage to the retina (the light-sensitive inner lining of the back of the eye) associated with the systemic disease diabetes mellitus.  Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among adult Americans.   What causes diabetic retinopathy? Diabetes mellitus (also simply called diabetes) is characterized by an altered metabolism of carbohydrates and […]

 Vial Lenses to Modern Vision: Tracing the Evolution of Contact Lenses

Vial contact lenses are worn for up to a year and are removed every night before going to bed. The lenses are cleaned and sterilized daily and are available in both soft and rigid gas-permeable lenses. Although the contact lens is a relatively new invention, the idea of correcting vision by placing something directly on the […]

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What Can My Baby See? Your Baby’s Vision From Birth to 1 Year

In this post, we explore the fascinating development of your baby’s sight, from blurry shapes and light at birth to a world full of color and clarity.

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What Is a Cataract? Causes, Signs & Treatment Options

A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens inside the eye.

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Eye Anatomy 101: Parts of the Eye and How They Work

From the protective outer layer of the cornea and sclera to the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye, each component plays a critical role in processing the world around us into visual images.

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What Is Anisometropia? Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Anisometropia, a lesser-known yet significant condition, affects a considerable number of individuals. This condition can influence not only how one sees the world but also how they interact with it on a daily basis.

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Top 5 Most Common Eye Problems in Children & How They’re Treated

This guide aims to provide parents and caregivers with an understanding of common eye conditions seen in children. By recognizing the signs and knowing when to seek professional advice, you can play a pivotal role in safeguarding your child’s eye health.

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What Are Polarized Sunglasses? Benefits, How They Work & More

Polarized sunglass lenses feature a specialized filter within the lens that significantly reduces glare more effectively than standard sunglasses. This glare-reducing capability renders polarized lenses an ideal choice for activities where reflective glare poses a problem, such as driving, boating, and fishing.

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What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy, also known as vision training, is a non-surgical approach to treating binocular vision disorders. This method prescribes specific visual activities, which may or may not involve special lenses, aimed at enhancing eye alignment or visual skills that are underdeveloped.

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Eye-Friendly Vitamins

Research shows that many diseases – including cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, inflammatory joint disease, and degenerative conditions of the nervous system – are caused by a process called oxidation.  Unstable and highly reactive molecules in the body called free radicals mediate this process.  Oxidation by free radicals also appears to be involved in the development […]

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What is LASIK?

LASIK – the acronym for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis – is an elective surgical procedure that uses a cool (non-thermal) laser beam to change the shape of the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye) to improve vision. The LASIK procedure consists of two steps:  1.      In Step One, the surgeon creates […]

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What Is Macular Degeneration? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Macular degeneration is a disease of the central retina (called the macula) that affects central vision. It is the leading cause of vision loss among people over age 65. 

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How Is Presbyopia Corrected? Here Are the Top 5 Treatment Options

Many people with presbyopia cringe at the idea of wearing bifocals or granny-style reading glasses. Fortunately, these are only two of the many options available for correcting this age-related vision problem.

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LASIK — The Most Popular Refractive Surgery

Introduced in the early 1990s, LASIK is currently the most popular surgical procedure used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK can also correct Presbyopia, but only via Monovision (one eye corrected for clear distance vision, and the other eye corrected for clear near vision). The word LASIK is an acronym for LASer In-situ Keratomileusus, […]

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What is PRK?

PRK (or photorefractive keratectomy) is a laser eye surgery similar to LASIK.  Like LASIK, PRK involves the use of the cool (non-thermal) energy of the Excimer laser to re-shape the cornea and correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It differs from LASIK in that no corneal flap is created prior to the laser treatment. The U.S. […]

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Understanding Potential Risks and Complications of LASIK Surgery

LASIK refractive surgery is an elective procedure, meaning it’s not medically necessary. You can safely correct your vision with eyeglasses or contact lenses instead of choosing LASIK. By choosing LASIK surgery to correct your vision, you are accepting a certain amount of risk. No surgical procedure (including LASIK) will have a perfect outcome 100% of the time. […]

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Over the Counter Reading Glasses

The demand for pre-made reading glasses is huge. The idea that you could pick your own Over the Counter (OTC) reading glasses for a fraction of the cost of those purchased through your doctor or Optician is appealing for many presbyope. But are they worth it? For many they are. But they are not without […]

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Enhancing Vision: Laser Correction and Presbyopia Solutions

Laser vision correction means you’ll be able to drive and see TV without your glasses. But if you are over 40 years old, what about your reading vision? Patients with good distance vision invariably become gradually more dependent on reading glasses around their mid forties. However if you are myopic (near sighted), you can read […]

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Contact Lens Prescription Rights Explained

Congress recently passed an Act that gives contact lens wearers increased freedom to purchase their lenses from retailers other than their eye doctor. The “Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act” makes it easier and cheaper for consumers to shop for contact lenses based on price and convenience. Here are the main points about your contact […]

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AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde vs ACUVUE OASYS: Which Is Better?

Choosing the right contact lenses is crucial not just for vision correction but also for comfort and eye health. Two leading brands in the contact lens market are Alcon’s AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® and Johnson & Johnson’s ACUVUE® OASYS.

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What Are High-Index Lenses? Benefits, Price & More

High-index lenses represent a significant advancement in optical technology, offering thinner, lighter, and more visually appealing alternatives to traditional eyeglass lenses.

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Anti-Reflective Coating on Glasses: Are They Worth the Money?

While purchasing new eyewear you may on occasion have been asked whether or not you would like an Anti-reflective coating on your lenses. What exactly is an a/r coating? Do you need it? How this coating works and what it does is a fascinating subject.

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What Are Progressive Lenses, and Are They Right for You?

What all progressive lenses have in common is a distance section towards the top of the lens, a reading section towards the bottom nasal area of the lens, and connecting these two is an intermediate corridor. On either side of the corridor are blending zones.

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What Is Refractive Surgery? Procedure, Types & More

Refractive surgery is eye surgery designed and performed to reduce or eliminate refractive errors of the eye – nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

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What Are Aspheric Lenses, and Should You Wear Them?

The aspheric lens design is an important tool in helping to provide better vision to all patients.  Aspheric lenses are thinner, reduce lens weight, and provide better off-axis performance allowing increased visual acuity through a wider portion of the lens.

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Novelty Contact Lenses: Safety and Style Guide

Novelty contact lenses allow you to change more than just the color of your eyes. These lenses are mainly used in theatrical productions, Halloween costumes, or as a fashion accessory. Novelty contacts come in many shapes. They can give your eyes the appearance of cat eyes or have the logo of your favorite team on […]

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Upgrade Your Vision with Monthly Disposable Contact Lenses: Top Brands Revealed

Monthly Disposable contact lenses were approved for use in 2001. Patients are able to wear monthly disposable lenses continuously for thirty days. Made from super-permeable silicone hydrogel materials, monthly disposable contact lenses are designed to let in a much higher level of oxygen to the cornea. An extended-wear lens such as CIBA Vision’s Focus Night & Day […]

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Your Guide to Colored Contact Lenses: Pros, Safety Tips & More

Color disposable contact lenses give you the ability to alter the color of your eyes with the convenience of disposable lenses.

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Everything You Need to Know about Extended Wear Contact Lenses

Extended wear (EW) contact lenses are lenses that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for overnight wear. Extended wear lenses allow more oxygen to reach the wearer’s cornea than daily wear lenses and are therefore safer to wear when sleeping.

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Buyer’s Guide to Disposable Contact Lenses: Everything You Need to Know

Disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn for a specific period of time, then discarded and replaced with a fresh pair of lenses. Replacing lenses frequently reduces the risk of eye discomfort, blurred vision and contact lens-related eye infections.

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When do I have to stop wearing contact lenses before LASIK surgery?

All contact lenses can temporarily change the shape and thickness of the cornea to some degree. It’s important to stop wearing your contacts for a period of time before LASIK surgery to allow the shape and thickness of your corneas to return to normal. If your corneas are still changing from contact lens wear, important […]

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Soft Contact Lenses: How to Choose the Best Design for Your Needs

Whether you are nearsighted or farsighted, have astigmatism, or need a bifocal prescription because of presbyopia, there’s a soft contact lens design specially suited to correct your vision.

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Top 8 Frequently Asked Questions About LASIK

One of the most frequently asked questions is, ‘So Doc, am I a candidate for laser vision correction?’ The answers below are not a substitute for a consultation with your eye doctor; however, the more you know, the easier it is to make an informed decision. 1. Is Laser Vision Correction Safe? The FDA has […]

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AIR OPTIX COLORS vs FreshLook Colors: What Are the Differences?

In this in-depth guide, we will compare AIR OPTIX COLORS and FreshLook Colors, examining their wearing and replacement schedules, color options, comfort, special features, and more, to help you determine which lens best suits your vision needs and aesthetic preferences.

The History of Contact Lenses in 10 Minutes

The Birth of Contacts You may be surprised to learn that the Italian inventor, artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci is credited with describing and sketching the first ideas for contact lenses in 1508!  But it was more than 300 years later before contact lenses were actually fabricated and worn on the eye.  The Early Years […]

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AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde vs Biofinity: Comparison & Overview

AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® and Biofinity® are two prominent options for choosing monthly contact lenses.

In this detailed comparison, we’ll explore the similarities and differences between these two leading monthly contact lens brands to help you determine which lens is best suited to your specific vision needs and lifestyle preferences.

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ACUVUE OASYS vs 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST: Which Is Better?

Choosing the right contact lenses is a decision that blends both comfort and convenience. In the realm of vision care, Johnson & Johnson stands out with two of its notable products: ACUVUE® OASYS with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS Technology, a bi-weekly replacement lens, and 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST, a daily disposable contact lens. Both offer unique benefits and cater to different lifestyle needs while upholding the quality and trust associated with the Johnson & Johnson brand.

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Are Prescription Sunglasses a Necessity for Eye Health?

Eye health is a precious aspect of our overall well-being, and many of us are aware of the importance of protecting our eyes from harmful UV rays. Sunglasses have long been associated with style and fashion, but their role in safeguarding our eyes cannot be underestimated. However, there’s a common question that often arises: Do […]

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Biofinity vs AIR OPTIX Night & Day AQUA: Which Monthly Contact Lens Is Better?

In the realm of extended-wear lenses, CooperVision’s Biofinity and Alcon’s AIR OPTIX Night & Day AQUA stand out as leading choices. Each offers unique benefits, from prolonged comfort to innovative technologies, catering to the diverse needs of lens wearers.

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Exploring the Advantages of Vision Therapy

Clear and comfortable vision is a precious gift that we often take for granted until it begins to falter. For many individuals, eyeglasses and contact lenses serve as vital aids to correct refractive errors, but they are just one part of the vision enhancement puzzle. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the world […]

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Boost Your Vision Naturally: Top 12 Vegetables for Lifelong Eye Health

Our eyes let us see the world, explore its beauty, and cherish our favorite moments. To keep our eyes healthy, it’s important to care for both our vision tools, like glasses and contact lenses, and our diet. In this blog, we’ll delve into the connection between eyeglasses, contact lenses, and a nutritious diet. Specifically, we’ll […]

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Daily vs Monthly Contact Lenses: What You Need to Know

Choosing between daily and monthly contact lenses is crucial for comfort and eye health, but it can be confusing.

Daily disposables offer unmatched convenience and hygiene, perfect for busy lifestyles, but at a higher cost. Monthly lenses, while economical and eco-friendlier, require careful maintenance.

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FreshLook Colors vs FreshLook ColorBlends: Which Colored Contact Lens Is Better?

Transforming your look with a splash of color can be as simple as choosing the right colored contact lenses.

In the vibrant world of eye color enhancement, Alcon’s FreshLook Colors and FreshLook ColorBlends are two standout options, each offering a unique way to accentuate or change your natural eye color.

Optician vs Optometrist vs Ophthalmologist: Differences & How to Remember Which Does What

Eye health is crucial, but understanding the differences between the professionals who care for our eyes can be confusing. This article will clarify the roles of opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists. We sell contact lenses online at the best prices, including Acuvue, Dailies, Biofinity & more. Browse our contacts and find your go-to lenses today. Opticians: […]

ACUVUE OASYS vs Biofinity: Detailed Contact Lens Comparison & Review

ACUVUE® OASYS and Biofinity® are two of the most popular contact lens brands in the market.

In this post, we’ll compare these two leading brands across various criteria, such as wearing schedule, comfort, and special features, to help you determine which brand is best for your specific vision and eye health requirements.

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Understanding the Importance of Eyeglasses

Clear vision is a precious gift that many of us take for granted until it starts to fade. As we go through life, there may be times when our vision becomes blurred, objects appear fuzzy, or reading fine print becomes a struggle. These are often signs that it might be time to consider wearing eyeglasses. […]

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ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY vs ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day: Which Is Better?

In the world of daily disposable contact lenses, ACUVUE® OASYS 1-DAY and ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day stand out as prominent choices. Each has unique selling points that cater to diverse eye care needs.

In this post, we offer an insightful comparison between these two acclaimed products, delving into their features, comfort levels, and overall user experience.

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Top 10 FAQs About Astigmatism: Everything You Need to Know

Whether you’re someone who’s recently been diagnosed, or you’re just curious about this eye condition, we’re here to provide clear, concise, and useful information to help you see astigmatism in a whole new light.

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Blue Light and Eye Health: How Blue Light Glasses Can Help Protect Your Eyes

If you’re reading this article on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, chances are you spend a substantial amount of your day staring at a digital screen. This prolonged exposure to blue light may affect your eye health.

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The Link Between Sunglasses and Skin Health: What You Need to Know

When we think about sunglasses, we often focus on their role in protecting our eyes from harmful UV rays. While shielding your eyes from the sun’s intense glare is undoubtedly important, did you know that the benefits of sunglasses extend beyond your vision? In this article, we’ll explore the intriguing connection between sunglasses and skin […]

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Unraveling the Myth: Can Sunglasses Improve Your Mood?

Sunglasses – they’re not just a fashion statement; they’re a staple accessory that most of us reach for when the sun’s rays are blazing. We’ve all experienced the way they shield our eyes from harsh sunlight, reduce glare, and make our surroundings more comfortable. But can these stylish shades do something more? Can they actually […]

DAILIES AquaComfort Plus vs DAILIES TOTAL1: Key Similarities and Differences

Selecting the right daily disposable contact lenses is crucial for both comfort and vision. Among the top picks are DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® and DAILIES® TOTAL1®, both by Alcon, each with distinct advantages for daily wear.

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Eye Exam: What It Is, When to Have One, and What To Expect

Understanding the importance of regular eye exams is crucial for maintaining optimal vision and overall eye health. Yet, many people are unsure about what an eye exam entails, when they should have one, and what to expect during the process.  In this comprehensive guide, we provide you with a detailed overview of how eye exams […]

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Common Myths About Vision In Children

Vision Mythology 1.  Myth: Babies can see only black and white. Truth: Babies are born with an immature color vision system. They can see color at birth, although they cannot see the color blue. The key to helping babies develop good color vision is to give them things to look at that have high contrast […]

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Eyeglass Lens Materials

It’s No Longer a Simple “Glass or Plastic?” Decision Years ago, all eyeglass lenses were made of glass.  Glass lenses have excellent optical quality, but they are thick and heavy.  Plastic lenses—a more comfortable, lightweight alternative—were introduced in the 1940s.  Plastic lenses offer comparable optical performance to glass lenses and are about half the weight.  […]

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Choosing Eyeglass Frame Colors

Select Frame Colors That Complement Your Skin Tone Thinking about trying contact lenses? Whether you need corrective lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, contact lenses offer many advantages over eyeglasses: For the most attractive appearance, the color of your eyeglass frames should complement your skin tone. Skin tone is broadly classified as either warm […]

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Contact Lenses vs. Eyeglasses

Contact Lenses Offer Many Advantages Over Eyeglasses Thinking about trying contact lenses? Whether you need corrective lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, contact lenses offer many advantages over eyeglasses: Wider field of view More natural vision Better peripheral vision More stable vision Unaffected by weather and body heat  More comfortable More choices of sunglasses […]

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Contact Lens Prescriptions Explained

What do all those numbers mean? Believe it or not there is a difference between a spectacle and contact lens prescription. When a lens is placed on the eye, it will most likely need to have its power adjusted. This is more evident in moderate to higher prescriptions. In addition the actual fitting parameters need […]

Sports and Vision: The Importance of Quality Sunglasses

Quality sports sunglasses are indispensable tools for athletes seeking to excel in their chosen sports while safeguarding their eye health with their ability to improve visibility, reduce glare, prevent injuries, and enhance overall performance

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Eyeglass Prescriptions Explained

Deciphering the numbers Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, adding an element of style to your look. However, they offer far more than just a fashionable touch. Quality sunglasses provide a host of essential benefits, serving as a practical and health-conscious choice for your eyes and overall well-being. Here are five compelling reasons why you […]

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Choosing the Best Sunglass Lens Color

Lens Color and UV Protection The main purpose of sunglasses is to reduce the brightness of ambient light to a more comfortable level. The color you choose for your lenses is up to you. However, be aware that bright or unusual lens colors may alter your color perception significantly. For this reason, it’s usually best (from a visual […]

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What Are Contact Lenses for Astigmatism?

In this post, we’ll demystify astigmatism, explore what toric contact lenses are, and break down how they work to rectify this particular vision concern.

Pink Eye: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Pink eye, medically known as conjunctivitis, is an irritation of the thin, normally transparent lining (called the conjunctiva) that covers the inner surface of the eyelids and the outer surface of the sclera (white portion of the eye). Pink eye is quite common to people of all ages and is highly contagious, hence, sufficient knowledge […]

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How is dry eye syndrome treated?

There are a number of ways to treat dry eyes. The treatment your eye doctor chooses for you will depend on the type and severity of your condition. Artificial Tears Mild cases of dry eye syndrome can be treated with non-prescription artificial tears. There are many brands and formulations to choose from, including preservative-free products in single-dose […]

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What is dry eye syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome (or dry eyes) is a chronic reduction in the normal amount or quality of tears, causing insufficient lubrication of the eye.  It can cause mild to severe discomfort and damage to the tissues of the surface of the eye—the cornea and conjunctiva. What are the symptoms of dry eye syndrome? Symptoms of […]

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What is low vision?

Low vision is reduced vision and/or visual field loss that cannot be corrected by conventional eyeglasses, contact lenses, medical treatment, or surgical procedures. In terms of visual acuity, low vision usually means a person’s best attainable eyesight is 20/70 or worse.  (The smallest letters they can read at a distance of 20 feet can be […]

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When Are Kids Old Enough to Wear Contact Lenses?

Whether you’re a curious parent just exploring the possibilities or you’re on the brink of making a decision, let’s discuss when and why contact lenses might be a suitable choice for your child.

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Choosing Eyeglass Frame Shapes

A Frame for Every Face Certain frame shapes will balance and complement your facial features.  But others can result in an unattractive, awkward look.  The following guidelines will help you choose the most flattering frame shape for your facial features. General Frame Selection Guidelines Though frame styles frequently change, these general guidelines for selecting frames […]

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How often should I replace my contact lenses?

This decision should be made by your eye doctor.  He or she will recommend a contact lens replacement schedule for you based on four factors: Everyone’s eyes are different. Some people can easily tolerate contact lens wear, but others cannot. Some contact lens wearers can wear extended wear lenses safely and comfortably overnight. Others can […]

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Contact Lenses – What’s Right For Me?

Many factors influence this decision, such as: Seeing your Optometrist will help you determine the best type of contact lenses for your eyes. Lifestyle Your lifestyle often determines your sight correction requirements, which in turn influences the type of contact lens suitable, as well as frequency of use. For example, you may work in an […]

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Are Halloween Contacts Actually Safe? The Latest Scientific Evidence – 2023

The TLDR answer to this question asked every year is, yes, they are. However, there are conditions. If you purchase FDA-approved Halloween/cosmetic contacts from a legitimate retailer, you’ll not have to worry about any eye-health issues.

Biofinity Contacts Review: Is It Worth It?

In this Biofinity review, we’ll discuss whether this monthly disposable contact lens brand is worth considering for your vision needs.

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PRECISION1 vs DAILIES AquaComfort Plus: A Detailed Comparison

Today, we’re taking a closer look at two powerhouses in the contact lens world: PRECISION1® and DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus®. Both gems are manufactured by Alcon, a global leader in eye care. But how do they stack up head-to-head?

Can I Wear Soft Contact Lenses If I Have Astigmatism?

Yes. Special soft contact lenses called toric lenses correct astigmatism. Toric soft lenses have different powers in different meridians of the lens and either a prism ballast or thin zones to stabilize the lens and keep it from rotating during blinks and eye movements. These stabilizing elements in the toric lens design also align the […]

When to Remove Contacts Before LASIK

When do I have to stop wearing contact lenses before LASIK surgery? All contact lenses can temporarily change the shape and thickness of the cornea to some degree. It’s important to stop wearing your contacts for a period of time before LASIK surgery to allow the shape and thickness of your corneas to return to […]

Do I have a right to my contact lens prescription?

Your Contact Lens Prescription Rights Congress recently passed an Act that gives contact lenses wearers increased freedom to purchase their lenses from retailers other than their eye doctor. The “Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act” makes it easier and cheaper for consumers to shop for contact lenses based on price and convenience.Here are the main […]

How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescriptions

Deciphering the numbers So you just had your eye exam and before you leave you are handed a little card with a bunch of numbers. At some point you may have asked yourself ‘I wonder what they mean?’. Here we will examine a sample prescription and discuss how refractive errors are measured. Before we go […]

Age and Contact Lenses: Is There a Limit? Can Kids Wear Them?

One of the most common questions we get from parents and grandparents alike is, “How young is too young for contact lenses?” or “Is there an age limit to wearing contacts?” Let’s get straight to it and demystify this topic. Firstly, Is There a “Magic” Age? The simple answer: there’s no universal “right” age to […]

Taking the Plunge: Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?

Summer is still upon us, and the sparkling allure of swimming pools, lakes, and oceans beckons. But for those among us who don contact lenses, there’s a lingering question: “Is it safe to dive in with our lenses on?” We’ve had a multitude of customers pose this question, so let’s navigate these waters and get […]

Can You Shower With Contact Lenses? Unraveling the Myths

If you’re a member of the contact lens-wearing community, you’ve probably found yourself wondering at least once: “Can I hop into the shower with these little wonders still in?” It’s a question that many of my patients have asked, and today, we’ll dive deep (pun intended) into the subject to shed some light on this […]

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Contact Lens Materials: What You Need to Know

Not all contact lenses are equal. The key to their differences lies in the materials used to make them.

In this handy guide, we will dive into the many different kinds of contact lens materials, exploring their features and potential drawbacks.

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Why Sunglasses With UV Protection Is A Summer Essentials

As the scorching summer sun approaches, many of us eagerly pack our beach bags with sunscreen, hats, and towels, but there’s one essential accessory that should never be forgotten: sunglasses. Beyond being a fashionable addition to your summer attire, sunglasses play a crucial role in safeguarding your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. What are […]

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Which Contact Lenses Can You Sleep In?

For many of us, the idea of popping in a pair of contact lenses and forgetting about them is a dream come true. Imagine no more fumbling for your glasses first thing in the morning or worrying about removing your lenses after a long day. But is it really safe to sleep in your contact […]

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Which Contacts Are Best for Dry Eyes? A Clear Guide for Comfortable Vision

In today’s world, we see a lot of new stuff coming up in eye care. People with dry eyes who also want to wear contact lenses have some good news. Let’s look at contact lenses that help with dry eyes. 1. Silicone Hydrogel Lenses These have emerged as game-changers in the realm of contact lenses. […]