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Optometrists vs. Opticians: What Do They Do?

When looking for quality eye care, you need to visit the right eye care professional. Your eye care need may be medical, such as cataract removal, or technical, like getting fitted for a new pair of contact lenses or eyeglasses.

How to Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome

Digital eye strain is a condition that is more common than you may think. Also known as computer vision syndrome (CVS), it occurs as a result of prolonged use of certain digital devices. These include smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and computers, just to name a few. According to a survey conducted by the Vision Council in 2015, about 65 percent of adults in the U.S. had experienced CVS.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ortho-K?

Did you know that nearsightedness is the most common eye problem worldwide? An estimated 22.9 percent of the global population suffers from this refractive error. Thanks to developments in eye medicine, though, many treatments are now available to reduce nearsightedness.

What Are the Benefits of Sports Vision Training in Athletes?

One of the factors that separate great athletes from good ones is superior visual skills. This is one of the reasons why high-performance athletes are incorporating this type of training into their regular workout regimen.

Why to Start Your Child on Myopia Management Early

Myopia can develop at any age, but over the last few decades, we have seen an increasing number of children being diagnosed. It’s thought that myopia develops quite rapidly in childhood in line with the growth of the eye. The earlier that myopia starts, the more myopic a person can become. This is bad news because people with high myopia levels are at increased risk of developing issues with the health of their eyes. For this reason, many children who develop myopia are recommended to start myopia management treatment. 

Importance of UV Protection

From a young age, you've been made aware of how ultraviolet (UV) light can cause sunburn and skin cancer. But did you know that your eyes are in danger, too? Studies have established the link between prolonged sun exposure and eye diseases. If you're still not convinced why you should avoid going out without proper eye protection from UV rays, here are a couple of things you need to know.

Treating Blepharitis

Over 82 million people in the United States are estimated to be affected by blepharitis – an inflammatory eye condition that causes a range of unpleasant symptoms that can negatively impact your day-to-day life.

Types of Eye Emergencies

Many conditions may cause you to walk into an ophthalmologist’s office, but only a few are true emergencies. These conditions, if not attended to promptly, could result in blindness.

February Is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

For many societies across the globe, February is a month to celebrate Valentine’s Day and periodic leap years. The month is also a time to recognize age-related macular degeneration (AMD). There is an urgency to make February the month to bring awareness to AMD and educate people about the disease. It helps inform you of its risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.

Importance of Geriatric Eye Care

Windows to the beautiful world, eyes are a vital part of the body. The five senses in your body together make up the wonderful system that helps you to interact with the world. An important part of this world is the senior citizens who make life funnier and wiser.

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