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Learn to Love Your Glasses

There may have been a time when glasses were considered “nerdy” or “geeky” but today “geek is chic” and bold eyewear that make a statement are in style. Best of all, glasses can enhance your appearance as well as your sight. If you are embarrassed of your eyewear, here are some reasons why you should learn to love your...

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Eyeglasses vs Contacts

“Eyeglasses? No thanks, I wear contact lenses” Your eyecare professional will guide you through the decision process but the best vision solution for your eyes often includes both eyeglasses plus contact lenses. Choosing to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction is not an “either or” question. Lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget, and aesthetics should all factor into your...

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Medically Necessary vs Elective Contact Lenses

With good communication between us and your vision insurance carriers, we can often get vision plan benefits to apply to medically necessary contact lenses. Elective contact lenses for cosmetic purposes are often covered as well. It all starts will all of us being on the same page about the expected outcome and necessity of them.   Elective Contact Lenses...

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Top 5 Holiday Eye Safety Tips

1. Sharp-Edged ToysAs gifts are opened Christmas morning, take the time to check for any sharp/pointy edges. Eye injuries often occur on Christmas Day when excited children play with new toys. 2. Mistletoe CollisionsThe mistletoe is meant to be a surprise, but sometimes it’s a bit too much of one right in the eye! Tall guys and gals out...

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Are you considering LASIK?

Are you considering LASIK? Here are a few of the questions to ask during your appointment: Is my prescription within the approved range?  LASIK is approved by the FDA to treat certain degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and certain types and degrees of astigmatism. Am I the right age for it? Eyes and visual acuity fluctuate to about age 25,...

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Do you have Dry Eye Syndrome?

In the U.S. there are between 20-30 million dry eye sufferers. Unfortunately only about 5% of those have been diagnosed with the disease and treated. Millions of people are unaware that there is a solution to their discomfort. Dry Eye Syndrome happens when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or the natural protein content of the tears is not...

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KEEPING SIGHT OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

As the US population ages, cases of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are expected to double.  Right now more than 2 million people are affected by AMD. Although AMD is the most common cause of eyesight problems in people over 50 years old, it doesn’t affect peripheral vision or lead to total blindness. Even if your eyesight is affected, there...

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Keeping an “Eye” on your Eyes

Healthy eyes are an important part of your overall health plan.  There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best.  Follow these simple steps as you age: Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Your vision may seem fine to you but the only way to make sure your eyes...

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Fall Sports Concussions

It’s Football Season Again! Football season opens more discussions about concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) but they are not isolated to football – soccer and field hockey are also sports with risks for head injuries.  In fact, cheerleaders have the fifth most frequency of concussions of all sports! TBI’s are defined as a blow or jolt to the...

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Add an Eye Exam to your Back to School Checklist

Back-to-school time is upon us and while many students’ lists include backpacks, rulers, and new shoes, there’s one more thing parents need on their back-to-school checklist – a comprehensive eye health and vision exam for their student. Studies show that as much as 75% of all learning comes through vision. Other studies show that a significant amount of vision...

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