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Are LED Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

A collection of LED lightbulbs. Some are lit and some are not.

With the increasing popularity of LED lights, people often wonder how they affect our eyesight. These lights are cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and used in many appliances, from small display indicators and smartphones to giant screens and modern vehicles. However, some say they’re harmful, while others argue they’re perfectly safe. But what’s true? LEDs emit blue […]

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How Do Multifocal Contact Lenses Work?

A woman putting a contact lens in her left eye using her right hand while looking in the mirror in front of an optometrist

Multifocal contact lenses contain 2 or more prescriptions to correct vision. If you find yourself squinting to read a book and struggling to focus on objects further away, multifocal contact lenses may be the solution you’ve been looking for.  These advanced lenses have different lens powers that work by correcting multiple vision problems simultaneously, such […]

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Can’t Wear Contacts Due to Dry Eyes? Potential Causes and Solutions

A young man standing and holding his glasses with his right hand as he rubs his eyes with his left hand.

It’s a misconception that those with dry eyes can’t wear contact lenses. In reality, people with dry eyes simply need the right type of contact lenses, properly fitted to your eyes. Practicing good contact lens care is also critical to relieving dry eye symptoms. When the tear film isn’t moisturizing your eyes, you can develop […]

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Can Dry Eye Cause Headaches?

A man at the office suffering from dry eye syndrome due to a long stay in front of his computer screen. Massaging his head to relieve headache.

Dry eye is a prevalent eye condition that affects millions of Americans. Fortunately, dry eye doesn’t typically lead to severe or vision-threatening complications. But it can be quite uncomfortable and lead to symptoms such as headaches, infection, or scratches on the eye if left untreated.  It may not always be possible to prevent dry eyes, […]

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Does Myopia Get Worse with Age?

A senior man is holding his smartphone close to his face, having trouble seeing his cell phone screen because of myopia.

Having trouble reading street signs while driving or focusing on the TV screen? You may have myopia. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision problem that impacts nearly 1 in 3 Americans.  Like many eye conditions, myopia can get worse with age. Most commonly, myopia will start to develop in school-age children and will continue […]

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What Is the Difference Between an Eye Exam for Glasses and Contacts?

A woman optometrist in a white lab coat smiling at the camera holding glasses in her left hand and a blue and white contact container in her right hand

A visit to your eye doctor is necessary if you want glasses or contact lenses. However, you need a different exam if you’re interested in contacts. What is the difference between these eye exams, and why are they different?  Continue reading to learn more about eye exams for glasses and contact lenses, including how and […]

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