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Contacts or Glasses for Athletes?

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Even Athletes Need Vision Correction Virtually every doctor in the world recommends staying active to keep yourself healthy, including eye doctors. Your entire body benefits from exercise, including your mental health, overall physical health, and even your eyes. One of the best ways to exercise and stay active is by participating in sports. Athletes are constantly engaging in physical activity,…

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How to Choose the Right Color Frames After an Eye Exam

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Many Factors Help Find Glasses Frames One of the first things many patients do following a comprehensive eye exam is to start shopping for frames. With your newly written prescription in hand, you may be wondering what kind of frames will look best on you. Sure, you can simply settle on the first pair of glasses that catch your eye…

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How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescription After an Exam

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Eyeglass Prescriptions Can Sometimes be Difficult to Understand Shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you aren’t sure what all those numbers on your prescription mean. Reading (and understanding) your eyeglass prescription can be undoubtedly challenging. And while many people adopt the attitude of “leave it to the experts” when it comes to…

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How to Choose Motorcycle Glasses

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Eyewear is Important for Motorcycling Riding If you ride a motorcycle, you know how important having proper eyewear is. There are many different options out there for both prescription glasses and sunglasses that aim to meet the needs of motorcyclists. Motorcycle glasses also come in many different shapes and styles, allowing you to pick out the best ones for your…

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The Difference Between High Index Lenses & Polycarbonate

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The Type of Lens in Your Glasses Makes Difference When you begin your search for the ‘perfect’ eyeglass lenses, there’s a good chance you will feel overwhelmed. Thanks in part to technology, there are a variety of lens materials and thicknesses to choose from. While your main goal is undoubtedly to be able to comfortably see, there are many other…

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The Benefits of Using Orthokeratology

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Ortho-K is a Great, Noninvasive Treatment Option for Myopia Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a groundbreaking treatment that relies on special lenses to treat vision loss from refractive errors and corneal problems. One of the most important steps taken in the eye care industry, ortho-k fits a patient with customized gas permeable contact lenses that are designed to be worn overnight….

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What to Expect from Preschool-Aged Eye Exams

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As Kids Enter School, Eye Exams Become More Important The school season has started for many youngsters, and for others, it’s right around the corner. If you have a preschooler on your hands, one of the things on your to-do list should be taking them in for a pediatric eye exam. Many people do not realize this, but children’s vision…

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What to Expect at Your Baby’s First Pediatric Eye Exam

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August is Children’s Eye Health Safety Month Many people make the mistake of not getting a comprehensive eye exam until they are an adult. Others, however, start to get their eyes checked as an infant. The American Optometric Association (AOA) encourages parents to bring their infant child in for a pediatric eye exam as early as six months of age….

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Keratoconus Treatment Options

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There are Many Treatment Options for Keratoconus Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that affects the cornea, causing it to bulge out. As the disease worsens, the cornea (the clear window at the front of the lens) starts to thin, eventually taking on a cone-like shape. While individuals with mild keratoconus may only need to wear eyeglasses to correct the…

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Do You Need More Than One Pair of Glasses?

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There May Be Different Situations That Require Different Eyeglasses The number of glasses you should invest all depends on your vision needs. It’s as simple as that. For some people, one pair will suffice, whereas others require different eyeglasses for various situations. When you renew your eyeglass prescription, chances are you are thinking about the one pair of glasses you…