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How Is Glaucoma Screening Done?

Glaucoma is a term that refers to a group of eye conditions that have a detrimental effect on the optic nerve. These conditions develop gradually, and their symptoms only present when it is too late. They are only detectable when an eye doctor performs a comprehensive eye exam.

Top Tips to Keep Eyes Healthy

The eyes are the windows to your soul. They communicate a person’s emotions and thoughts. Therefore, it is necessary to keep your eyes healthy. Otherwise, it will limit your access to people and the world around you.

Can You Convert a Glasses Prescription to a Contact Lens Prescription?

Glasses and contact lens prescriptions may serve the same purposes, but they are not the same. Here is information on whether you can convert a glass prescription to a contact lens prescription.

Ideal Candidates for Scleral Lenses

The use of specialty contact lenses has become common practice in the last couple of years. Patients who cannot wear regular contacts can use the lenses to improve their vision.

How Does Ortho K Control Myopia?

If you have been diagnosed as being nearsighted, you have a very common eye condition called myopia. Myopia is the most common refractive eye error in the world and is currently estimated to affect around 30% of the population of the United States.

When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

Ensuring your child is set up for success entails giving them the best eye care. Vision plays a significant role in children’s learning. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 80% of learning for a child happens through their eyes.

What Is Dry Eye: Signs and Symptoms

Dry eye disease is an eye condition that occurs when your tears don't sufficiently lubricate your eyes. Tears can be unstable and inadequate for various reasons. For example, you can have dry eyes if you produce poor-quality or fewer tears. As a result, the tearing instability causes inflammation and damage to the surface of your eyes.

When to Start and When to Stop Myopia Management in Children

Nearsightedness or myopia is a common condition. The American Optometric Association reports that about 30 percent of Americans have this condition. This includes both adults and children. It is a refractive error or vision problem that makes it difficult to see faraway objects or images.

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