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LASIK Eye Surgery: Is it Safe?

LASIK eye surgery can repair or resolve various structural problems with the eye, allowing you to correct your vision permanently and eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. However, even though LASIK can be effective for patients, it is not without risks. About LASIK LASIK stands for “laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis.” During this procedure, a …

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Sifiun & Vijay: A Valentine’s Day Story of Restored Eyesight

Married for decades, Sifiun & Vijay liken themselves to two wheels on a cart. But ever since she lost her eyesight years ago, Sifiun has felt like a broken wheel. The couple learned that only her right eye could be saved, and only with a corneal transplant. For five years, they traveled from clinic to …

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Avoiding Computer Vision Syndrome in the Digital Age

Is your computer a risk to your eyesight? Staying in the know constantly, about the day’s news, family/personal safety and our work responsibilities, is not only possible; it’s often required. Not surprisingly, this “always online” culture has its upsides and downsides. Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome Computer Vision Syndrome, as the name suggests, describes undesirable …

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Contact Lens FAQ’s

Whether you are new to contact lenses or merely considering them, contact lenses require special care. Learn what you can expect in terms of adjusting to and caring for your contacts. If you already wear contacts, make sure you are following sanitary lens care with our tips on how to safely use and care for …

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5 Signs That You Need An Immediate Eye Exam

Regular eye exams are important to maintain the health of your eyes. Unfortunately, many people avoid getting these exams until they begin experiencing problems. Here are five signs that may indicate the need for an immediate eye exam. Pain in or around the eye. Eye pain is often mild and temporary, but it can also …

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Ocular Migraine: The Blinding Headache

According to the American Optometric Association, an ocular migraine is a severe headache that involves visual symptoms. Some people may describe this condition as a “headache behind the eye,” a “retinal migraine” or “ophthalmic migraine.” Ocular Migraine Symptoms Ocular migraines typically cause both pain in the head and visual symptoms. Some of the characteristics of …

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Halloween Contacts: What You Need to Know

Contact lenses can be an important part of maintaining eye health and correcting your vision. However, contact lenses have also become the next trend in Halloween costumes. While it does sound fun to add colored contact lenses for Halloween, there are serious risks you need to know about before you pick up non prescription colored …

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Add Eye Exams to Your Back to School Checklist

According to the American Optometric Association’s 2013 American Eye-Q® survey, 85 percent of parents report that their children use an electronic device for up to four hours per day. From using smartphones or tablets for recreation or homework to working with computers in school, your child can spend a lot of time staring at a …

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Protective Eyewear Prevents Eye Injuries

According to a national survey conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Ocular Trauma, a mere 35 percent of Americans always wear protective eyewear when they are making home repairs, using chemical-laden cleaning products, or performing typical home maintenance tasks such as mowing the lawn. Of more concern to …

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Cataract Symptoms: Know Your Risks

If you were to ask someone, “what are cataracts,” the most likely answer you’d get is cloudy vision. While clouded vision is the most well known of cataract symptoms, what concerns ophthalmologists about this eye disease is that they develop gradually, so a person may not notice changes in vision until cataract symptoms such as clouded …

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