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The Different Types of Specialty Contact Lenses: Which Is Right for You?

Specialty lenses are custom designed for patients with corneal conditions and vision problems for...

Dry Eyes: Can It Be Cured Permanently?

According to the latest medical research, dry eye is more prevalent in older adults aged 50 years and above. A higher percentage of this demographic is women, though the condition can happen at any age. Several factors can cause the disease, ranging from environmental conditions to physical issues affecting your eyes.

Managing Dry Eye During the Fall

Cooler fall days provide the opportunity to spend more hours outdoors enjoying the beautiful environment. Fall activities, such as yard work, camping, and spending time around fire pits, can be disastrous for the eyes. 

What Are the Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?

The increasing use of computers in the office and at home has seen an increase in eye health problems. Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a common consequence of prolonged digital device use. 

How Can I Prevent Myopia From Getting Worse as an Adult?

Myopia or nearsightedness is an eye condition where objects close by look clear, but faraway ones do not. Eye doctors diagnose myopia through an eye exam. The exam assesses how the eye bends light and the eyes' overall health. 

How Can an Optometrist Help with Cataracts Prevention?

Cataracts are a common eye problem that affects many individuals and occur when the eye lens becomes clouded due to the natural aging process. Studies suggest that more than 50 percent of Americans develop cataracts by age 80. They are a leading cause of blindness around the world.

How Often Do You Need a Contact Lens Exam?

Contact lenses are the best alternative for individuals who do not want to wear eyeglasses. If you switch to them, you first require a contact lens exam. Your optometrist will determine the specific contact that suits your needs through the contact lens exam. Read on to find out how often you need the contact lens exam.

Who Might Be a Good Patient for Specialty Contact Lenses?

People wear contact lenses to correct their eye problems and for cosmetic purposes. Contacts are a better alternative to eyeglasses. They are hardly noticeable, less bulky, and help correct vision, like prescription glasses. However, not all contact lenses fit every eye comfortably. Specialty contact lenses help correct what convectional contacts cannot.

Importance of Regular Eye Exams

Scheduling regular visits to the eye doctor is a vital part of taking care of your overall health. Most people assume that their vision is fine because they can see, but a visit to the eye doctor can reveal otherwise. Regular exams help eye doctors detect eye diseases early, which will lead to early treatment and preservation of vision. 

What Is Sports Vision Therapy?

Vision is more than seeing clearly. It involves 17 visual skills that enable precise and accurate eye movements. These visual skills enhance your reading, writing, and sports performance. Sports vision therapy works on improving these skills in athletes. It also helps them excel in their sport.

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