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Do You Need Vision Insurance to Buy Glasses?

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Vision Insurance Does Come in Handy But Isn’t Necessary Taking care of your eyes should be just one aspect of your overall health and wellness plan. However, many people neglect their vision health, especially those who have had ‘perfect’ vision in the past. As we get older, our eyes are one of the first things to wane. So, you’ve finally…

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Sunglasses for Seniors: How to Find the Perfect Pair

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Sunglasses are Extremely Important Even for Seniors Finding the right pair of sunglasses for your needs, face shape, and style can be quite a challenge. These days, there are tons of different sunglass options out there, from designer frames to generic glasses that add that extra something to your outfit. When it comes to selecting sunglasses for seniors, there are…

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How to Get Rid of a Stye

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Styes Can Be Painful But Are Easily Treated Have you ever noticed a red, pimple-like bump on the outside edge of your eyelid? If so, you’ve likely had a stye before. A stye can form for many different reasons, whether because of dead skin, dirt, or an oil buildup that clogs or blocks the tiny glands found throughout the eyelids….

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Home Remedies for Dry Eye

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Dry Eye is a Condition That Can Often be Treated at Home If you’ve ever had dry eye before, you know just how frustrating it can be. An estimated 5 million people in the United States suffer from dry eye on a regular basis, making it one of the most common eye conditions. For many dry eye sufferers, at-home remedies…

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Can You Swim with Contacts?

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Swimming with Contacts on Puts Your Eyes In Harm’s Way If you are a contact wearer in Texas, chances are you’re wondering about the do’s and don’ts of jumping in the pool this summer with your lenses in. According to the American Optometric Association and the FDA, individuals who wear contacts should avoid going underwater, whenever possible. This includes swimming…

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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…