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Best Eye Care Practices to Protect From UV

Best Eye Care Practices to Protect From UV

Most people understand the effects of the hot summer sun on the skin. Anyone who has had to deal with the effects of sunburn knows that UV rays are dangerous. Unfortunately, people tend to overlook the effects of the sun on their eyes.
August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Summer is arguably one of the best seasons, owing to the warm weather and great summer activities children and adults engage in. However, summer has to come to an end in August and children must go back to school soon after. Therefore, it is common to find parents rushing to gather the supplies their children need for school and taking them to doctor’s appointments for checkups in August.
Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Is it time to get new sunglasses and you want to make sure you get the perfect fit for your face shape? With numerous options to choose from, knowing what to look for can help you bring out your unique facial outline.
Top Spring Allergy Tips for Healthy Eyes

Top Spring Allergy Tips for Healthy Eyes

Life can be pretty challenging for some people each time the spring season hits. If you're among those who suffer from itchy, watery eyes, puffy eyelids, and runny nose, then you must be aware of how annoying allergy season can be. Allergies are particularly frustrating this year when social distancing is still being enforced, and most people are limited to the four corners of their homes for months now. Worse, climate change has made people's allergies worse over time. An increase in atmospheric temperature leads to a higher pollen count. This can be tough for patients with asthma and other respiratory problems. The good news is you can fight back against this condition. Here are some spring allergy tips for healthy eyes:
What to Expect with the LipiFlow Treatment

What to Expect with the LipiFlow Treatment

Dry eyes are a common ailment. It’s estimated that more than 16 million Americans, the majority of which are women, suffer from Dry Eye Disease (DED). Most people are not suffering from a lack of aqueous fluid but are actually not producing enough lubricating oil in their eyes.
Is LipiFlow Right for Me?

Is LipiFlow Right for Me?

LipiFlow is a revolutionary treatment for evaporative dry eye linked to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). MGD is a condition that blocks the openings of the oil glands in your eyes. The result is that the glands fail to secrete enough oil, or if they do, the oil is of poor quality.
Pediatric Eye Exams: How They Are Important for Learning

Pediatric Eye Exams: How They Are Important for Learning

Experts confirm that one in every 10 kids suffers from an eye or vision condition significant enough to impede their learning. Most kids don’t quickly realize if there are any abnormalities in their eyesight. If overlooked, these problems will not only affect their eye health. But it can also negatively impact their school performance.
Top Eye Health Tips for 2021

Top Eye Health Tips for 2021

The health of our eyes is just as important as the health of any other part of our body, particularly when you consider that we use our eyes for virtually every element of our lives every single day. Nevertheless, there are many different problems that can affect them, from refractive errors like near-sightedness to serious and potentially sight-threatening diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Fortunately, there are lots of things that we can do to help preserve the health of our eyes and our vision.
How Much Is Your Vision Worth?

How Much Is Your Vision Worth?

According to the American Academy of Optometry, many people think twice about spending on vision health and purchasing high-quality eyecare products. They usually think that they don’t need extensive eye checks or a pair of premium lenses or eyeglasses.
How to find the best contact lenses for me?

How to find the best contact lenses for me?

Contact lenses are one of the most versatile solutions for improving the vision of patients who have refractive eye problems like nearsightedness or farsightedness. Unlike glasses, they are worn directly on the surface of the eyes.