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Contacts vs Glasses: Which One is Better?

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The battle between contact lenses and glasses certainly isn’t a new one. If you’ve ever done a quick Google search, you will see that there are pros and cons to both – and one or the other isn’t always the answer. The fact of the matter is that some people prefer contacts whereas others like glasses better. While there may …

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Quick Contact Lens Tips – How to Remove Them Safely

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Contact lenses are one of the best advancements in modern medicine, and most definitely in the world of optometry. But if you’ve never worn contacts before, the idea of sticking your finger into your eye to put in and take out a foreign object can be intimidating, to say the least. Fear not, removing your contacts is a breeze! As …

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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Contact Lens Exams

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If you’ve never worn contact lenses before, there’s a good chance you are nervous and unsure about what to expect. This is only natural, but we are here to tell you there is nothing to fear. Over the years, there have been major advancements in modern medicine and contact lenses specifically, providing millions of people throughout the world with a …

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Macular Degeneration – What is it and How to Avoid it

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Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of vision loss in adults, even though experts do not know exactly what the cause is. While there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), there are numerous things you can do to reduce your risk of developing the irreversible condition. First and foremost, it is imperative you visit your …

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How to Choose Your Eyeglass Lenses?

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Choosing the right lenses for your eyeglasses can be quite the challenge, believe it or not. While many people get caught up in trying to figure out which frames are best for their face and lifestyle, the lenses that go in said frames are just as important. There are tons of different choices of lenses and lense coatings, which can …

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How Smoking Affects Our Vision

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There are many facts and statistics out there about how smoking can affect your health, but one that is often overlooked is that it can hurt your vision. Smoking is the most common preventable disease in the world, which is why there are so many campaigns out there aimed at helping people quit. Not only will quitting smoking lower your …

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Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Glaucoma is one of the most common eye conditions and is the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide. It is estimated that 6 million people are blind in both eyes because of glaucoma, and more than 3 million people in the United States alone have the disease. Glaucoma is considered a group of eye conditions that affect the optic nerve, a …

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What is 20/20 Vision?

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20/20 vision. We’ve all heard this term before, but what does it really mean? Most people associate it with having “perfect” or “normal” vision, however, there is much more to it than that. 20/20 vision is a term used to refer to normal visual acuity – which is the clarity or sharpness of vision – measured at 20 feet. Individuals …

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Pink Eye: What You Should Know

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Having pink eye (medically identified as conjunctivitis) is inconvenient and uncomfortable, but unfortunately it happens. With pink eye, there is inflammation of the tissue in the eye, surrounding the eyeball as well as under the eyelid. It occurs because of an infection in the eye, and most commonly because of a virus. Sometimes pink eye can occur as a result …

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Makeup and Your Eye Health

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Your eyes are delicate parts of your body that are exposed to a lot of elements, whether it be allergens, weather, debris, and something you maybe haven’t considered before, your makeup. When you put on eye makeup, eyeliner, mascara, and eyeshadow, you are exposing your eye to foreign substances. It is important that you know what that substance is exactly …