The Importance of Eye Exams

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Most people get a doctor or dental exam once or twice a year. However, these same patients may skip annual eye exams. They assume if they are seeing well, they don’t need eye exams or that eye exams only benefit certain populations, like senior citizens. The truth is that eye exams are critical for overall […]

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma Care

Glaucoma is a frightening word. It can become a serious disease if left untreated, but knowing how to recognize and manage your glaucoma makes it easier to live with. If you suspect you have glaucoma, you should visit your eye doctor immediately for an exam. Once a doctor completes a diagnosis, he or she will […]

New Year, New You! How to Get the Perfect Eyewear Look for 2017

New Year’s Day is about celebrating fresh, new opportunities. Some of us make lists of resolutions and use the fresh start as an excuse to make big changes in our lives. If you wear glasses, you’ve probably had the same pair for quite some time. Switching up your frames can give your appearance an upgrade […]

Bifocals and Multifocals: How They Work

People with refractive vision errors, also known as presbyopia (age-related decline in near vision), have special needs when it comes to eyesight. As you age, your distant or far vision may only require slight adjustments to your prescription; however, your close-up or near vision will usually require a higher-powered lens. A sign of refractive vision […]

Diabetic Eye Care Information

People with diabetes are at a higher risk for vision problems. High blood sugar can damage delicate blood vessels within your eyes. Over time, this can lead to a condition called diabetic retinopathy—which causes eye degeneration. Other vision risks associated with diabetes include glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic macular edema (DME). All diabetic eye diseases have […]

Common Questions About Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses can give you clear sight without the restriction and inconvenience associated with glasses. About 30 million people choose contact lenses as their primary vision correction device. They’re convenient, inexpensive, and easy to use, which makes them an ideal solution for many people with impaired or less-than-perfect vision. Before you consider using contacts for […]

How to Choose the Right Vision Insurance Plan

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It’s important to have routine eye care and exams to keep your vision in tip-top shape and to maintain eye health. However, caring for your eyes can be costly. To ensure you can afford adequate eye care, consider investing in vision coverage.   Buying Independent Vision Insurance The Affordable Care Act considers vision coverage an […]

7 Tips to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

Many of us spend hours every day looking at an electronic screen. Some of us will experience digital eye strain as a result.   Digital Eye Strain Causes and Symptoms Digital eye strain can occur whenever a person spends a long period of time staring at a digital screen. Up to 90% of people who […]

How to Care for Glasses – The Right Way!

For many of us, our glasses allow us to see the world clearly. Yet we don’t always care for these essential tools as well as we should. There are many things we can do to our glasses to damage them.   Do Not Clean Your Glasses With These The worst thing nearly all of us […]