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The History of Contact Lenses

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The Earliest Designs For Contacts Dates Back to the 1500s For centuries, scientists have worked diligently to find ways to correct vision issues to help people see better. Eyeglasses were created several hundred years ago in Italy. Even further back, people used gemstones as a way to magnify objects or texts. While eyeglasses have existed for hundreds of years, they weren’t the…

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How Vision Therapy Works

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Vision Therapy Retrains Your Visual System Your sense of sight is vital to ensure that you can successfully and safely go about your day. Without it, you would struggle to drive your car, read and write, cook meals, and so much more. Unfortunately, many conditions lead to vision issues. Whether they are diseases or refractive errors, not everyone is blessed…

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How to Maintain 20/20 Vision in 2020

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You Can Do a Lot to Protect Your Vision We are officially in a new year, and what better year is there than 2020 to focus on maintaining 20/20 vision?! If you aren’t aware, 20/20 vision is universally considered by many to be the standard for good eyesight.  While it isn’t necessarily perfect vision, it is what most eye doctors…

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Early Signs of Vision Problems

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It’s Crucial to Recognize Any Vision Issues As you get older, your vision is one of the first things that begins to worsen and decline. Regardless if you have lived your entire life with a vision problem, or your vision has been relatively flawless, you will still experience a decline in your vision as you get older. It is perfectly…

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How Family History Affects your Vision

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Heredity Can Impact Your Vision One of your most important senses is your vision. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to drive to and from work, read and write, prepare meals, and much more. Your overall quality of life would be drastically reduced if your vision were to wane or you went blind. Countless conditions and diseases can lead to…

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All the Important Parts of Eyeglasses

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Glasses Have Many Important Pieces Your sight is an important part of how you live life. Far too many people take this sense for granted. They don’t realize how much of their life requires good vision. From reading and writing to driving a car, poor vision would certainly reduce your quality of life. Unfortunately, millions of people across the United…

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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…