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How Long is it Safe to Wear Contact Lenses?

How long do you wear your contact lenses before taking them out? One day? Two days? A week or more? You may be wondering how long is safe to wear contact lenses. Some contacts are made to be worn for an extended period of time. But it’s important to understand…

Published: October 7, 2018 Read Post
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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in…

Published: September 30, 2018 Read Post
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What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and…

Published: September 23, 2018 Read Post
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The Effects of High Blood Pressure on Your Eyes

High blood pressure can be very harmful to the body, causing heart and kidney problems among other issues. If untreated, high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue…

Published: September 16, 2018 Read Post
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How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction –…

Published: September 9, 2018 Read Post
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Floaters and Flashes

Have you ever spotted a small speck, dot or squiggle floating in the air, only to have it flit away when you tried to look at it directly? Or have you noticed flickering lights or lightning streaks that you knew weren’t really there? If so, you are one of many…

Published: September 2, 2018 Read Post
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Itchy Eyes

Itchy eyes can be annoying and frustrating. Whether it’s due to allergies, an illness or something else, it can be bothersome to say the least. Itchy eyes affect all of us from time to time. Usually it lasts only a few minutes and then goes away. But sometimes the itching…

Published: August 25, 2018 Read Post
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Understanding How Your Eyes Work

Your eye works in a similar way as a camera. When you look at an object, light reflected from the object enters the eyes through the pupil and is focused through the optical components within the eye. The front of the eye is made of the cornea, iris, pupil and…

Published: August 19, 2018 Read Post
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Macular Hole Symptoms

A macular hole is a small hole in the central part of the retina which can lead to distortion and blurring of central vision. The eye contains a jelly-like substance called the vitreous and with age, the vitreous contracts and pulls away from the retinal surface. Usually, this separation occurs without…

Published: August 12, 2018 Read Post
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Glaucoma Care

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss in one or both eyes. Glaucoma is caused by fluid buildup behind the eye. This buildup puts pressure on your optic nerve and damages it. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma…

Published: August 5, 2018 Read Post