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How to avoid ripping contacts

It can be very frustrating to tear a contact lens. You might wonder, why can’t they just make them out of a stronger material? Currently more than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses and most of them choose soft contact lenses because the soft lens material is very comfortable and is able to let a […]

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Protect your vision, know the 3 leading causes of blindness

Education is key to maintaining your health, vision and independence. Here the symptoms, treatment and preventive measures for the three most common causes of vision loss in boomers.   GLAUCOMA “Glaucoma is a sight-robbing eye disease (often related to increased fluid pressure in the eye) that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve, which carries […]

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23 facts about eyes and what can go wrong with them

BRYN NELSON,  MOSAICSCIENCE.COM POSTED: Thursday, September 24, 2015, 10:04 AM Eight surprising things about eyes 1. Eyebrows: Among the many potential functions of eyebrows, they keep sweat and moisture from dripping into our eyes, send information about local conditions to the nervous system via the hair follicles, detect the presence of dangerous microbes, help us […]

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The contact lenses worn at night means you’ll no longer need reading glasses

A contact lens worn each night could remove the need for reading glasses in middle age. The technique – which experts liken to braces for the teeth – alters the shape of the eye to correct vision, without needing glasses or surgery. The lenses work by gently pressing on the eye to restore it to […]

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Benefits of Vision Correction with Contact Lenses

Being able to see well, for most, is essential to performing the activities of day to day life. Good vision contributes to overall well-being and independence for people of all ages. For those with imperfect but correctable vision, many options can help to improve sight. These options most commonly include glasses, contact lenses, or laser […]

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CDC survey shows many contact lens wearers report risky eye care behaviors

CDC and partners created Contact Lens Health Week in 2014 to promote healthy contact lens wear and care practices that can help prevent eye infections associated with improper contact lens use. Even though he couldn’t see out of his left eye, he never once thought that his contact lenses were responsible for his discomfort. Nearly […]

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Your most frequently asked contact lens questions

More than 30 million people in the US wear contact lenses, but how do you know if they’re right for you? Are they hard to take care of? Do they restrict your daily activities? If you’re considering getting contact lenses, take a look at our answers to some of the most frequently asked contact lens […]

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Keratoconus and what you need to know about it

  Most people have a round-shaped cornea, and that’s the way a human cornea is supposed to be. However, sometimes human eyes have a weakening that doesn’t allow the eye to preserve its natural, dome shape. The cornea is then reshaped by bulging outward like a cone. In ophthalmology, this condition is called keratoconus. What […]

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Healthy habits for contact lens wear

As teens head back to school, reinforcing proper contact lens wear and care can promote good vision and healthy eyes throughout the school year and throughout life. Young people are among the core audiences that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is striving to reach during its second-annual Contact Lens Health Week, taking place […]

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Up-close challenges of hyperopia

Up-close challenges of hyperopia. The landscape of childhood learning differs now from what most practicing optometrists might recall. One of the biggest changes, says Marie Bodack, O.D., is the increase in “sustained near work” at school. “We weren’t on iPads or iPhones; we were on the board,” says Dr. Bodack, chief of pediatric primary care […]

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Food for your eyes

Take a look at the various conditions affecting different parts of the eye and see which foods contain the vitamins and nutrients necessary to keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp.

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Scleral Lenses. Why you should choose them?

Because they are larger than conventional GP lenses, scleral lenses are more stable on the eye. They also provide initial comfort similar to soft lenses. If you want to wear contact lenses but have had trouble wearing them in the past — or you’ve been told you are not a good candidate for contacts — scleral contact lenses […]

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