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What are the benefits of contact lenses?

At the Eye Care Institute in Sonoma County, our eye doctors work routinely with patients looking to correct their vision. Whether you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or even astigmatism, corrective lenses are often the best solution to restore clearer vision. However, not everyone is a fan of wearing prescription eyeglasses to improve their sight. In situations …

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Eye Care Institute Celebrates Dr. Nina Ni Receiving the “Above & Beyond” Award from the Sonoma County Medical Association’s 36th Annual Physician Awards

Eye Care Institute Celebrates Dr. Nina Ni Receiving the “Above & Beyond” Award from the Sonoma County Medical Association’s 36th Annual Physician Awards

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How to take care of your prescription eyeglasses

Investing in eyewear to improve your vision is important to ensure that you can function at your best and address problems with vision clarity. Because prescription eyeglasses can be expensive, it is vital that patients take good care of their eyewear to ensure they last as long as possible. At the Eye Care Institute, we …

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What happens during corneal transplant?

At the Eye Care Institute, we understand how important it is to have clear vision and healthy eyes. This is why we have dedicated our lives to helping others get a proper diagnosis of their conditions and find effective treatments. One procedure that is performed by our eye doctors at the Eye Care Institute is …

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Understanding how cataracts impact your vision

At the Eye Care Institute, we believe in helping patients achieve and maintain proper vision acuity and healthy eyesight. Over time, many different conditions can arise that can impact one’s ability to see. This includes conditions such as cataracts. Understanding cataracts Cataracts are best described as a blurring of the eye’s lens. The blurring can …

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Tips for caring for contact lenses

For many patients, contact lenses allow them to look and feel their best and eliminate the need for corrective eyeglasses. However, if patients do not properly care for their contact lenses, it can result in damage or infection to the eyes. The team of the Eye Care Institute encourages patients who are considering contact lenses …

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Understanding the process of corneal transplant

The cornea is the clear tissue in the front of the eye. Its purpose is to protect the inner eye and act as a camera lens, bending light rays to allow for better vision. Unfortunately, if this tissue is damaged, thinned, or weakened due to injury or disease, it may be necessary for patients to …

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Understanding laser treatment for glaucoma

If you have received a diagnosis of glaucoma, you may be wondering what the future of your eye health looks like. The more you understand glaucoma, the better you can manage your condition. The team of Eye Care Institute encourages patients to speak to our team about this condition and get a proper diagnosis. What …

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Closed angle glaucoma and how it impacts your vision

Glaucoma is a condition that can impact a patient’s sight in more ways than the realize. The condition is often asymptomatic in the earlier stages, meanings half of patients who have it are unaware of its presence. Glaucoma is a condition that is considered the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and can impact one’s …

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What to expect with your next eye examination

At Eye Care Institute, we want to help patients maintain healthy vision and address problems before they become serious. We encourage patients to visit their eye doctor regularly for eye examinations. In fact, these screenings are often covered annually for patients with vision insurance. Patients with specific vision concerns may have to be seen more …

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