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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…

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Do You Need Anti-Reflective Coating?

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Anti-Reflective Coating Gives You Clearer Vision Anti-reflective coating is an option offered to eyeglass-buyers, but is it necessary? Today we are going to answer that very question! We understand how overwhelming buying glasses can be, especially when you are presented with all these different options. Rest assured, the First Eye Care DFW team has your best interests in mind and…

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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….