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When Is It Too Late to Treat Lazy Eye?

An optometrist explaining her diagnosis to a young girl using a tablet.

Most eye diseases or eye conditions can benefit from prompt diagnosis and treatment. Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is no different.  Amblyopia typically develops early in life, and research demonstrates that treatment is usually most effective in childhood. But technically, lazy eye can be treated at any time throughout a person’s life. Many optometrists and the […]

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The Connection Between Vision and Sports Performance

A fit a man wearing fitness clothes running and wearing performance glasses.

As a parent, you prioritize your family’s health and well-being. You probably already know the importance of regular eye exams for maintaining good health, but have you considered the connection between vision and sports performance?  Vision is about more than how well you can see. When it comes to sports performance, the ability to effectively […]

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What to Expect at a Contact Lens Fitting

A young woman is sitting in front of a lighted bowl that contains a pattern of rings, and resting her head against a bar.

Contact lenses offer versatile vision correction with the freedom to go frame-free in everyday life. With so many different contact lens options available, it might feel overwhelming to determine which type of lenses are best for you—and that’s where your eye care professional comes in.  Whether you’re a first-time contact lens wearer or have worn […]

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Keratoconus vs. Astigmatism: What’s the Difference?

A woman with astigmatism holding out a pair of glasses

Keratoconus is a condition caused by your cornea protruding into a cone-like shape, while astigmatism is caused by an imperfection in the cornea or lens of your eyes. Both conditions can result in blurry vision. If you’ve recently been struggling with blurry vision, it’s important to get your eyes checked to be sure that you […]

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Do Blue Light Glasses Help with Dry Eyes?

A woman is wearing blue light eyeglasses while staring at a computer screen at work.

In today’s world of smartphones, computers, television, and tablets, we spend hours every day staring at screens. With that comes the obvious question, is it harmful? Through all this screen time, we constantly expose ourselves to blue light, a type of high-energy visible (HEV) light emitted from electronic devices. Blue light glasses block this blue […]

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Is Glaucoma Genetic?

A view of a city with dark edges surrounding the view to show how glaucoma can cause loss of peripheral vision or a tunnel vision like effect

Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition that affects over 3 million people in the United States. As it progresses, it causes damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss.  The best way to detect it early is to go for regular eye exams. Glaucoma can affect anyone, but those […]

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Is It Normal for My Baby to Go Cross-Eyed?

A baby laying on the floor with a toy looking up with crossed eyes

Infants develop their visual skills over time, from learning better hand-eye coordination to detecting color. Every day, they’re strengthening eye muscles and improving eye teaming (both eyes working together). So, it can look a little funny to adult eyes when your child is clumsily missing an object they’re reaching for or falling for a classic […]

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Can You Wear Contacts with Dry Eyes?

A close up of an eye showing a red, irritated, dry eye on the left and a healthy eye on the right.

Contact lenses are a popular choice for many people. They provide an alternative to glasses. And more importantly, correct vision in nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.  However, if you have dry eyes, you know that a gritty feeling can make wearing contact lenses somewhat uncomfortable. You may question whether you can still wear contacts with dry […]

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