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Who Does Eye Exams?

Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Children and adults should regularly consult an eye care professional and have their vision checked in order to diagnose any vision related problems early and treat them effectively. If you are thinking about seeing an eye care professional, but

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Types of Prescription Eyeglasses

Prescription lenses are the heart of what makes a pair of glasses provide the sharp, clear vision you want to have. There are several types of prescription eyeglasses to address your visual needs, whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or need multiple prescriptions in one lens: Single Vision – Single vision prescription lenses are used to

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Do I Have to Get Fitted for Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. If you choose contact lens wear for your vision correction, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens exam will include both a comprehensive eye exam to check your overall eye

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Tips for Better Eye Health

Few things in life are more precious than your eyesight. Protecting your eyes and maintaining good vision is important as we age. So, what can you do to protect your eye health? Following these simple tips will give you the best chance to maintain great vision throughout your life: Eat Well – One of the

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How to Know if you have Dry Eyes

A healthy eye is one that is hydrated by a film of tears. However, those who suffer from dry eyes do not produce enough quality tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently moist throughout the day. The result is an irritated eye that may affect vision, and if left untreated, can cause damage

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Uveitis Treatment

When the inside of your eye gets irritated and inflamed, this is called uveitis (pronounced you-vee-EYE-tis). It involves the middle layers of your eye, also called the uveal tract or uvea. It also includes the iris (colored part of your eye), choroid (a thin membrane that contains many blood vessels) and the ciliary body (the

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Lazy Eye Treatments

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, occurs when there is a lack of vision in one eye because the eye and the brain are not working together. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye – resulting in the amblyopic eye pointing away from the other appearing “lazy.” A lazy eye may result from a strabismus (crossed-eye),

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Is Dry Eye Painful?

Dry eye occurs when the quantity and/or quality of tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated. This condition is common, affecting millions of adults in the United States. The risk of developing dry eye increases with advancing age. Women have a higher prevalence of dry eye compared with men. Symptoms of

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How Long is it Safe to Wear Contact Lenses?

How long do you wear your contact lenses before taking them out? One day? Two days? A week or more? You may be wondering how long is safe to wear contact lenses. Some contacts are made to be worn for an extended period of time. But it’s important to understand that the risk of eye

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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 you

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