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Do Children Need Sunglasses? 

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Children’s Eyes are More Vulnerable than an Adult’s One of the most frequent questions we field at our Dallas eye clinic is, “do children really need sunglasses?” Yes! They most definitely do. Whether you are young or old, too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be extremely harmful. This is especially the case for youngsters, as their eyes…

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How to Deal with Vision Loss as You Get Older

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As we get older, it is only normal to experience various changes within the body. From aches and pains to hair loss and wrinkles, age is a natural part of life. With age also comes changes that may weaken or affect your vision and overall eye health. Thankfully, there are a handful of precautions you can take to support your…

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How Eating Carotenoids Keep your Eyes Healthy

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There are more than 600 different types of carotenoids Chances are you’ve been told a time or two that eating carrots is good for your vision, but is there any science behind this? Yes! Carotenoids are specific pigments that give various fruits and vegetables their bright, eye-catching colors. Think deep reds and oranges, vibrant yellows, and vivid greens. Not only…

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How to Choose Supplements for your Vision

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We work hard to make smart choices that will support our overall health and wellness, but many people don’t think about how these decisions can impact vision health. According to the American Optometric Association, more than 37 million American adults over 50 have some level of vision loss. Furthermore, the National Eye Institute believes over 600,000 U.S. adults will be…

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Everything you Need to Know about Visual Acuity

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Visual acuity is the sharpness of your vision When you go to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam, one of the most common tests performed uses an eye chart. Have you ever wondered what the point of this test really is? For one, it is testing how clear – or blurry – your vision is, which is your…

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How to Choose Kid Friendly Glasses

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Finding the perfect pair of kids’ glasses can be both a challenging and fun-filled experience. If this is your first time buying kid-friendly glasses, chances are you feel overwhelmed and anxious at the very idea of walking into an optical store. The good news is that there is no shortage of kids’ eyeglass frames here at First Eye Care DFW,…

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What Are Progressive Lenses and How Can They Help You See Better?

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There are many different types of eyeglasses on the market today, allowing you to find the right fit for your needs. One of the most popular options are progressive lenses, which are basically multifocal lenses with no-line. If you can recall, some of the first iterations of bi or multifocal lenses had a visible line – which was aesthetically annoying,…

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Should You Buy HD Lenses with Your Eyeglasses?

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HD lenses (or digital lenses) are one of the most recent advances in the world of vision technology. Most of us are familiar with HD television, and you can think of these prescription lenses as basically HD for your eyes! HD stands for high-definition, making colors brighter, objects sharper, and everything in your line of sight super focused. Sounds pretty…

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The Perfect Situations to Wear Glasses

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According to The Vision Council, 61 percent of the U.S. population is reported to wear eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other means of vision correction. When it comes to glasses, we are seeing a shift in trends, as more people are opting to embrace wearing spectacles rather than hide behind them. Whether you are someone who needs to wear glasses all…

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Why UV Protection is Important

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It is easy to forget just how damaging the sun can be. Sure, most of us thrive in the sunshine, feeling rejuvenated and warmed by the rays. And while there is a lot of talk out there regarding how dangerous the sun can be to our skin, our eyes are often negated. The fact of the matter is that the…