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Why It’s Essential To Get An Annual Eye Exam

No matter your age, keeping up with annual exams for your body is essential for promoting good health. That’s why things like well-baby checks are recommended by pediatricians; they allow providers to catch any inconsistencies or concerns before they become more complex. Similarly, annual eye exams allow your eye doctor to capture eye problems, diagnose

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Woman considering High-Index Lens pair of glasses

Why a High-Index Lens May Be Right for You

Purchasing a new pair of eyeglasses can be exciting; you can improve the clarity of the world around you and express yourself with beautiful and quality frames. However, As you decide which pair and style is right for you, you may find that you’re confronted with lots of choices. The process is deeply personal and

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Do Blue Light Blocking Prescription Glasses Actually Work?

Whether you’re at work on a computer or at home scrolling on your phone, screens are all around us. How do we navigate these negative consequences without the ability to escape the laptops and tablets in our daily life? One essential way is by monitoring our exposure to blue light and understanding how it can

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Giving Back To The Community With Medical Eye Center

As the holidays draw near, there are many opportunities to serve the community around us. At Medical Eye Center, we believe these opportunities exist throughout the year, not just during the holiday season. Although one special way to support children in our community is through our CASA Giving Tree (find out how to help at

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Use It Or Lose It: Spend Your FSA Funds!

  If you have a remaining balance in your employer established flexible spending account (FSA), (also called a flex plan, reimbursement account, Flex 125, or a Cafeteria Plan) check your employer’s coverage period.  For many FSA plans, you must use all of your FSA contributions by the end of the year, or lose them.  Did

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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

If you are one of over 34 million Americans who live with diabetes, you know that there are many things that can impact your health. Diabetes impacts multiple health systems but can deeply affect eyesight and eye health. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that diabetes is, unfortunately,

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Should You Recycle Your Contact Lenses?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 45 million Americans regularly wear contact lenses. Because of the nature of contact lenses and their packaging, millions of Americans are replacing or opening new lenses daily. Surprisingly, the packaging waste and used lenses can create a source of pollution and with the addition of

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Southern Oregon Medical Eye Care Center

Introducing Our New Stewart Location

We are pleased to announce the opening of our newest location in Southern Oregon and thrilled to welcome patients into a new chapter of Medical Eye Center. In July 2022, Dr. Philip Paden announced his retirement. Dr. Paden and his practice, Paden Eye Care, have faithfully served our shared community for many years and remain

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5 Common Myths About Protecting Your Eyes

We live in the digital age, and there are many times when misinformation gets widely circulated. In the medical field this often happens when patients use what may look like legitimate websites to find healthcare information but are actually looking at unreliable sources. When it comes to eye health, the same thing can happen. Patients

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Brand Profile: Exclusive Review of Maui Jim

As Southern Oregon’s premier eye care center, we are proud to offer our patients a holistic experience that matches the individual personalities, needs, and life stories of everyone who walks through our doors. One of the ways that we offer a multi-faceted client experience is by curating our extensive collection of quality eyewear. Maui Jim

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