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Contact Lenses Santa Rosa, CA

Contact Lenses: Am I a Good Candidate?

Contact lenses are small silicone or plastic discs that allows you to see clearly when placed on the eye.  Your doctor will determine if you need contact lenses (or glasses) during a vision test. He will write you a prescription identifying the specific type of lenses you require. Let’s discuss how contact lenses work and …

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Eye Exam and Test Santa Rosa, CA

Eye Exams are for Everyone

Even if you can see great, you should never skip out on your eye exam. Eye exams aren’t just for people with poor vision; they are a preventive measure as well. Your eye doctor is specifically trained to recognize the symptoms of potential eye diseases and problems. Here is an overview of what you can …

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Eye Exam Santa Rosa and Petaluma, CA

Blurry Vision? You might have Astigmatism

When your eyes are exactly round, they can focus light evenly and clearly. With astigmatism, the cornea is slightly misshaped. This results in blurry vision because the light is unable to bend the way it should when it enters your eye. Research suggests that those with astigmatism are typically born with it or get it …

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Glaucoma Santa Rosa, CA

What you Can Do about Glaucoma Right Now

Glaucoma is an eye condition that hurts the eye’s optic nerve. An increase in intraocular pressure can damage the optic nerve, which can inhibit its ability to send images to the brain. Untreated glaucoma can result in vision loss and severe cases blindness. At present, specialists have not discovered a way to restore vision, but …

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Eye care Santa Rosa, CA

How to Treat your Dry Eye Condition

Dry eye is one of the top reasons why patients visit their eye doctor. It is largely under the diagnosed condition, and as a result, leaves many individuals suffering for no reason. If you experience blurred vision, light sensitivity, redness, itching, or feel like there is always something in your eye, you may have dry …

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I have a Bump on my Eyelid. What is it?

Styes and chalazia are common conditions that form bumps on the outside or inside of the eyelid. Styes are characterized by a tender red lump, which is typically on the edge of the eyelid. If the stye develops on the inside of the lid, it is called a hordeolum. A chalazion is a lump in …

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Eye Exam Santa Rosa, CA

Keratoconus: the Eye Disease you Didn’t Know About

Streaking lights, blurred vision, or seeing double. These sound like typical vision problems, right? But did you know these are all symptoms of an eye disease called keratoconus? Keratoconus begins during the teenage years and can progressively become worse. The following will help you know the signs of keratoconus and what you can do about …

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Eyeglass and Frames Santa Rosa, CA

How to Choose the Right Eyeglasses

Eyeglass options range from stylish rims designed by high fashion brands to ordinary but practical reading glasses. The endless styles and choices can seem overwhelming. Here are some basic tips to consider as you decide which eyeglasses you choose to purchase. Select the right style for your face shape The type of frames you choose …

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Eye Exam Santa Rosa, CA

Why your Eyes and your Blood Need Harmony

We know that the blood that courses through our veins carries some nutrients to the various cells and systems that keep us functioning at optimal levels. And yet, it’s such a common idea that it’s easy to forget. Here, we want to discuss the connection between blood – specifically, blood sugar – and eye health. …

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LASIK Eye Surgery Santa Rosa, CA

How Did LASIK Become a Fixture of the Vision World?

At the Eye Care Institute, we’ve been performing LASIK surgery to help our patients throw away their glasses and contacts for a long time. In fact, Drs. Barth and Rich have performed this laser vision correction procedure since 1996. LASIK surgery is so commonplace today, with millions of patients worldwide opting for the surgery, that …

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