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A normal cornea is perfectly symmetrical like a dome and has matching curves in all directions. When an individual has astigmatism, their corneas have asymmetrical or mismatched curves. Astigmatism is a disorder of the cornea. When someone has astigmatism, their vision is blurred at all distances. Other symptoms include eye strain or discomfort, headaches,...

Intro  Many of us have gone through incredible lifestyle changes in the last year, especially adjusting to working or studying remotely. While we transition into a digital-based social lifestyle, we expose ourselves to a lot more screen-time than we typically would. The bright screens could lead to a lot of eye-straining, making our eyes...

“How often do I need to get an eye exam?” is a question many people ask, whether they have clear vision or wear corrective lenses. However, the answer isn’t so clear-cut. The frequency of eye exams depends on a variety of factors such as: Your age Your medical history Refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia,...

Astigmatism is one of the most common refractive errors. In the US, about 1 in 3 people (or approximately 33% of the population) have some degree of astigmatism. Even though it’s common, there is still confusion about astigmatism and what exactly it means for your vision. In this post, we discuss seven of the...

Introduction  What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a flaw in the curvature of your eye’s cornea or lens causing issues with proper vision and may require correction.  Imagine the shape of an eyeball equivalent to a basketball. If an eye is perfectly spherical, there is no astigmatism. The light evenly bends when...

Introduction Don’t do it! Read on, but unless you are wearing extended wear contact lenses, the short answer is ‘don't’. Everyone faces different challenges when getting through each day, but some days are occasionally a tad more exhausting than others. Whether you are a new parent, finishing up work for a...

Computer eye strain is the number one eye-related complaint in the United States, and it’s no wonder – the average American adult spends nine hours a day staring into screens. If you’re experiencing eye strain symptoms like itchy, tired, or burning eyes and headaches or loss of focus and spend a large chunk of your day in front of...

If you're experiencing vision problems during pregnancy, they could be normal!
Most pregnant women expect morning sickness, lower back pain, changes in appetite, and swollen feet, but what about changes in vision? Fluctuations in hormones during pregnancy not only affect your mood and appetite, but they can affect your eyesight as well. Fortunately, problems with vision during pregnancy are usually minor and temporary, and eyesight typically returns to normal once...

Paying attention to your contact lens expiration can help prevent eye irritation and infections.
As with over-the-counter drugs and prescription medication, contact lenses have an expiration date—usually one to three years from the date the lenses were manufactured. If you wear contact lenses, it’s important to discard lenses and contact lens solution as soon as they expire since the incorrect care of lenses and solutions can increase the risk of eye infections, corneal...

Soothing your eyes during an allergy attack is important.
People who have allergies tend to focus on finding quick solutions for symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and nasal congestion, but what about itchy, burning, watery, or swollen eyes? Eye allergies, also referred to as ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, affect one in five Americans. Luckily, the same treatments and strategies employed to ease nasal allergy symptoms can work for...

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There are many health benefits to being active on a regular basis, and people have been more open to exploring different ways...