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Three Ways An Ophthalmologist Can Help If You're Experiencing Chronic Eye Strain

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Eye strain is a fairly common experience to have while using computers, driving, or doing another activity that puts stress on your eyes. However, if you're experiencing eye strain frequently, you should see your ophthalmologist right away for a checkup. In addition to helping to reduce your eye strain, they can also determine if there's a more serious cause to your eye problems. Common Causes If your eyes are experiencing strain, fatigue, or blurriness after using the computer or driving, it's possible that your glasses may be causing the problem.

24 August 2015

3 Tips For Preventing Eye Strain

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As more people become dependent on technology, such as computers, problems with eye strain are growing more frequent. Eye strain can lead to a host of problems, including decreased productivity. If you spend a large portion of your day staring at computers and tablets, here are some things you can do to reduce the strain on your eyes.  Pay Attention to Lighting When bright lighting hits your computer screen and you stare at it for long periods of time, you can develop eye strain.

13 July 2015

4 Tips For New Contact Lens Wearers

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Contact lenses are a very convenient way to correct your vision, but if you have only ever worn glasses, there are a few things that you'll need to learn about caring for your new contacts. The learning curve for learning how to care for contact lenses is typically short, and it most likely won't be long until wearing and caring for contacts is second nature. If you're about to get your first pair of soft contact lenses, use the following tips:

6 June 2015

Why Do Contact Lenses Hurt?

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If you have just taken the leap from glasses to contact lenses, you may not be too familiar with how they are supposed to feel. When you first put them in, they may have felt hard and floated around your eyeball. While the initial wearing may have felt strange, additional wear should become easier. In fact, you shouldn't be noticing your contacts at all while they're in. If you feel any discomfort whatsoever—scratching, burning, redness, etc.

8 April 2015

Tips To Help Your Child Switch From Eye Glasses To Contact Lenses

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As a parent, you might be cautious about allowing your child to switch from eye glasses to contact lenses, but you might be worrying for nothing. According to All About Vision, kids and teens find it easy to use and wear contact lenses, and contacts offer many benefits over eye glasses. If you decide to go through with this, here are two important things you will need to know to help your child make this switch.

13 March 2015

What You Should Know About Cataract Surgery

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If you have been told by your optometrist that you have cataracts, then you will likely need to have surgery. With cataracts, the lens of your eyes are clouding, which can cause gradual vision loss over time. While it is typically a condition affecting people due to the natural aging process, anyone can have cataracts. Here is more information about this condition and cataract surgery. About Cataracts Cataracts are something many people get as they age.

8 March 2015

The Three Main Types Of Eyeglass Frames

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When considering purchasing new eyeglass frames, there are a number of different factors to take into account, such as color, style, price, and designer. However, before you begin to consider any of these variables, you should know what type of frame you are looking for in order to narrow down your search. There are three main types of frames for eyeglasses, all of which offer different benefits over each other. Understanding the differences between the three types of eyeglass frames can help you choose the one that best fits your needs.

4 March 2015

What Is Glaucoma? Causes And Symptoms

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Glaucoma is a degenerative eye condition that can result in blindness. Inside your eye is fluid that circulates and allows your eye to retain its shape, as well as deliver nutrients to the eye tissue. In a normally functioning eye, this fluid flows into the eye and then drains out. When glaucoma is present, the fluid does not drain properly. The fluid builds up inside the eye and creates pressure within the eye.

1 March 2015

Stay Classy: Sunglasses When You Have An Eyewear Prescription

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Are you new to wearing prescription glasses? Then you've noticed an issue that no one really tells you about until after you get glasses -- your sunglasses. Unless your prescription is minor, your old sunglasses aren't going to be very safe to wear anymore because you won't get the benefit of the prescription, and everything will be blurry. So you need to figure out what to do about blocking bright sun while still being able to see.

25 February 2015