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What is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Pink Eye?

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Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a common condition that triggers inflammation, itching, discomfort, and redness in your conjunctiva—the thin membrane covering the inside of your eyelids and the whites of your eyes.  Although uncomfortable, this condition is usually harmless and goes away without medical intervention. But it presents with symptoms similar to other conditions commonly […]

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Are LED Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

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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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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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