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Dry Eye Worsening in Fall

Chronic dry eye results from poor tear quality or too few tears. Left untreated, this condition can lead to eye damage and eye infections. Therefore, you should plan to visit an eye doctor for an evaluation if you experience symptoms of dry eye or need to use eye drops frequently. Symptoms of dry eye tend to occur more frequently as you age, so don’t put off treatment!


Halloween Eye Safety Tips

Halloween is approaching and one fact most people are not aware of is that Halloween can be a busy time for eye doctors. A number of eye injuries can occur as a result of Halloween festivities and we’d like to help by sharing some eye safety tips.


Do I Need a Contact Fitting Every Year?

Contacts that do not fit or are not the proper type or strength can end up damaging your eyes. Contact fittings are recommended every year to ensure that your contacts are still a good fit and to make sure that your contact lenses lie comfortably on the curvature of your eyes.


Common Age-Related Eye Problems

One of the areas that age as you grow older is your eyes. It is important to go for regular eye checkups to prevent vision loss. It is healthy aging month, the special time of the year to encourage older adults to live a healthy lifestyle.


Advice for Parents on Back-to-School Eye Exams

You may still be enjoying your summer fun and adventures with your kids, but it is never too early to start preparing for the new school year. Unfortunately, many parents often overlook one important preparation: back-to-school eye examinations. 


August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Many schools are beginning the school year in August. This means that the beginning of the new school year is coinciding with Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. As you prepare your child for the new school year, it’s important to remember to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. 


Which Is Better Prescription, Sunglasses or Transition Lenses?

The discussion about prescription sunglasses versus transitional lenses has become quite popular these days. People are more mindful of UV protection and vision, so it is not surprising that companies are designing glasses that do both.


What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

As you make plans for a star-spangled and memorable Fourth of July, chances are, you are looking forward to fireworks as one of the main festivities. However, you should be aware of the dangers of fireworks and the safety measures to take especially as it pertains to your eye safety.


What Will Happen If a Cataract Is Left Untreated?

During the month of June, people learn a lot about cataracts prevention, symptoms, and treatment as part of Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are among the leading causes of blindness in many people today. It is important to acknowledge that people above the age of 40 are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition. Cataracts develop slowly over time and if it is not treated early enough, may cause severe vision problems.


Signs and Symptoms of Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness or myopia is the most common cause of vision impairment among individuals under 40 years. Myopia prevalence has been growing at an alarming rate in the last couple of years. The cases have continued to rise, especially among young children. It is expected that in the next 30 years, half the world’s population will be myopic. It is vital to understand the signs and symptoms of this condition.


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