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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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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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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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Is Keratoconus Genetic?

A close up view of a person with Keratoconus in their eyes

Diagnosing Keratoconus Many eye conditions and eye diseases can progress slowly, so many people don’t notice symptoms immediately. It’s crucial to see your optometrist regularly to protect your eye health and detect eye disorders like keratoconus.  Regular comprehensive eye exams can help you and your optometrist keep a closer eye on changes to your eyes. […]

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What Is an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test?

A woman at her optometrist completing an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) test to inspect her retina

Your optometrist conducts several tests during a comprehensive eye exam. One of the ways they check for eye diseases is with an optical coherence tomography test.  What is this diagnostic test, and how does it work? Continue reading to learn more about optical coherence tomography, including what it is, how it works, and what diseases […]

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Can Keratoconus Be Cured?

A close up of a person's cornea that is developing into a cone shape, known as Keratoconus

Several eye conditions can affect your vision, one being keratoconus. While not an immediate emergency, this condition can affect your cornea and overall vision. If you’re diagnosed with keratoconus, can it be cured?  Continue reading to learn more about keratoconus, including what it is, how it affects you, and if it’s curable. What is Keratoconus?  […]

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