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Preparing For Laser Eye Surgery

Choosing laser eye surgery is a big decision. Whatever your treatment goal, proper preparation before surgery will help you obtain optimal results, speed up recovery, and minimize potential risks. If you’ve done your homework, then this advanced procedure can lead to a quick and healthy recovery. Here’s a guide to how to prepare for your…

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The Science Behind Perfect Eyesight

It’s easy to take vision for granted when the eyes perform flawlessly. However, when eye problems crop up, it’s hard not to wonder how the eyes work. In a properly functioning eye, a number of elements must cooperate perfectly to create good vision; just one malfunctioning factor in this instantaneous process can cause blurry vision,…

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Teaching Kids About Pink Eye: Conjunctivitis in Children

Conjunctivitis is by no means limited only to children. An infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva — the membrane within the eyelid and protecting the white aspect of our eyes — can occur in individuals of any age secondary to an infection, an allergic reaction or chemical irritation. Infectious conjunctivitis can be the result of…

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Improved Peripheral Vision in Athletes

Good peripheral vision is a commonly overlooked attribute in great athletes. Some say peripheral vision gave Wayne Gretzky his incredible on-ice awareness. Peripheral vision helps race car drivers know when to pour on the speed and allows baseball players to tag a runner out as he slides into third. Peripheral vision is important to your…

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Eyeball Licking: A Dangerous New Trend?

In the summer of 2013, news spread quickly about a dangerous new trend, called “worming” or oculolinctus, and a serious outbreak of disease among Japanese youth. Upon further investigation, many news sources retracted or amended previously published stories, saying the stories of a sudden increase in illness were only a hoax. In popular culture and…

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The Difference Between Optometry and Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an integral role in eye and vision care. While they often work in collaboration, they require varying levels of education and are qualified to help you and your eyes in different ways. If you aren’t sure who to talk to about your eyes, keep reading for an overview of…

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3 Signs Your Child Might Need To Visit The Eye Doctor

You are probably very familiar with your eyesight, but your children rely on you to help them understand what’s normal and what isn’t. As they grow and learn, they will become better at expressing their vision needs, but, in the meantime, keep an eye out for the following telltale signs that it’s time to take…

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3 Reasons to Visit Your Optometrist by the End of the Year

The end of the year is fast approaching, and there is no better time to visit your optometrist. Not convinced? These three reasons may change your mind. You Won’t Waste Your FSA Balance Don’t lose the money remaining in your flexible spending account (FSA). Use it for an eye exam or new pair of glasses…

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Vision Charities You Can Give Back To This Holiday Season

Imagine trying to succeed at work at school if you could not see clearly. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for far too many people in the world. Whether they cannot afford eye care, are blind or have a vision disability, poor eyesight makes life much more difficult. You can make a difference this holiday season by…

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