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Contact Lens Exam: Everything You Need to Know

Contact lenses are an alternative for most people who switch from eyeglasses. They are less cumbersome, and they provide freedom. Some people have prescriptions for both eyeglasses and contacts. They may only use contacts for special occasions or specific activities. This is the flexibility of wearing contacts.


What to Expect During a Routine Eye Exam

Everyone should normalize getting their eyes checked. There is nothing to fear as routine eye exams are painless, quick, and straightforward. Your eye doctor can recommend annual vision screening so that you can have up-to-date vision prescriptions. Doing so also helps determine whether you need one. The screening also helps ensure you have healthy eyes.


How Do I Protect My Eyes in the Summertime?

It is common to be prepared for the outdoors with skincare products because of sunburn. But did you know that you need to take care of your eyes? It will help protect your eyes from the harsh summer sun, among other everyday things during summer.


How Do Dry Eyes Affect Vision?

Dry eyes commonly occur due to various risk factors such as age, environmental conditions, or certain medications. The dryness can be mild or severe and may cause discomfort. Dry eyes can also affect vision. Read more to find out how they do so.


Am I at Risk for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma comprises a group of conditions that damage the optic nerve due to a buildup of pressure. It is among the leading causes of blindness for individuals above 60. It also develops among younger people, but it is more common among older people.


Top Tips for Choosing Frames to Suit Your Face Shape

Are you in the market for a new pair of eyeglasses? Most people change their glasses every couple of years. Choosing frames can be daunting owing to the numerous options available. Selecting the perfect frame for you will require some effort. 


February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Lots of changes happen to our bodies as we get older, and our eyes are no exception. Several different things about our eyes can change as a result of the aging process, and many of us are likely to develop a condition called macular degeneration as a result of getting older. February is age-related macular degeneration awareness month and an ideal time to learn more about this common eye condition.


How to Prevent Computer Vision Treatment

Computer vision syndrome or digital eyestrain is a condition resulting from using digital screens for a long time. It causes dry eyes, headaches, and eye fatigue. Although computer vision syndrome has these symptoms, it does not mean you need to give up your screen time.


The Importance of Routine Eye Exams

How often do you visit your eye doctor for examination? Routine eye exams are vital for your eye health. For people who do not have current or ongoing eye issues, exams every two years are necessary. 


Use It or Lose It - Maximize Your FSA Benefits Before It Is Too Late

Most employment opportunities offer a health plan for their employees through a special account known as FSA. You can use an FSA (Flexible Spending Account) to pay for medication, deductibles, copayments, and other health care costs. 


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