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Health Problems an Eye Exam Can Catch

Surprising Health Problems an Eye Exam Can Catch When it comes to our health, regular check-ups are crucial for catching potential issues early. While many people associate eye exams solely with vision correction, they may not realize that these...

February 12, 2024
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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for All Ages

Why it is Important to have Regular Eye Exams for All Ages In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the significance of regular eye exams. However, maintaining good eye health is crucial for...

January 08, 2024
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Eye and Ear Health, Getting Care

Important Halloween Eye Safety Tips

Halloween is a festive time that people of all ages look forward to, but it can be shockingly hazardous to your eyes. However, every year hospital emergency rooms see hundreds of eye injuries related to common costume accessories, including:...

October 19, 2022
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Advances in Eye Care, Eye and Ear Health

Do eye vitamins improve vision?

While there are many causes for blurry vision including needing prescription eyeglasses, excessive digital screen use and eye infections, vitamins have been shown to help keep the eyes healthy and lower the risk of certain eye diseases. Many of these vitamins...

October 17, 2022
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What is eye dilation and why is it so important?

What are Dilating Eye Drops? Dilating eye drops make the pupil of the eye bigger. The pupil is the black circle in the center of the colored part of the eye. There are two main types of drops. One...

March 08, 2022
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Nearsighted vs. Farsighted: What Do They Actually Mean?

More than 11 million Americans have common vision problems that can be corrected with the use of prescriptive eyewear such as glasses or contact lenses. These conditions are known as refractive errors and they occur when the eye doesn’t...

March 03, 2022
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What is a Refraction and Why is it Often Not Covered by a Patient’s Insurance

For many people, an eye exam is a trip to the eye doctor (either an ophthalmologist or an optometrist) for a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. What is a Refraction Test? A refraction test is usually given as part of...

March 02, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health, Vision Care

Are my reading glasses making my eyes worse?

Short answer- No Although we don’t know the exact mechanism by which humans have a decreased ability to focus up close as we get older (a process called presbyopia), the fact remains that it will happen to all of...

February 28, 2022
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Close up of a dilated pupil on a blue eyeball

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How Long Do Pupils Remain Dilated After an Eye Exam?

Dilating the pupils of the eyes helps an ophthalmologist view the internal structures, including the lens, optic nerve, blood vessels, and retina. Dilation involves the use of special eye drops that either stimulate contraction of the muscles surrounding the...

February 27, 2022
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Dilation for Pediatric Eye Exams & What You Need To Know

Children’s eye exams are important for many reasons. Kids need to see clearly to learn and develop. Without sharp vision and a fully functional visual system, children can struggle with reading, writing, playing sports, and socializing confidently. If your kid...

February 15, 2022
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