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More than half of American adults need corrective lenses, experiencing vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The decision to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction mostly depends on your personal preferences. Lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget, and aesthetics should all be considered before making that decision. Bear in mind that one is not necessarily...

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...

Whether you’re celebrating your significant other this Valentine’s Day, or maybe even just celebrating yourself, a healthy dose of self-care goes a long way. Here’s how you can show your eyes some love this Valentine’s Day. Get an online vision test During this time, going outside and visiting your eye...

Whether you’ve abandoned your eyeglasses for a more fashion-forward pair or have switched to wearing contacts full-time, don’t let your old glasses collect dust in a drawer – donate them to charity for a tax deduction! Instead of being one of the four million pairs of eyeglasses that end up in American landfills each year, your donated glasses can...

Despite the dangers of COVID-19, many people in the US are still looking forward to Halloween in 2020. Even though people may likely limit parties, trick-or-treating, and other celebrations on October 31st, Halloween 2020 will still be special due to a rare phenomenon: The Blue Moon. Unfamiliar with the Blue Moon?...

Are you thinking about learning to scuba dive but you’re worried about your visual impairment? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear the good news: you can become a diver even if your vision is not perfect. Whether you’re shortsighted, nearsighted, or have astigmatism, there are contact lenses to correct your vision. And for...

Whether your daughter hates the way she looks in glasses or your son is tired of the way they interfere with after-school sports activities, eventually your child may ask about switching from glasses to contact lenses. As a parent, this can be a heavy subject – contact lenses can be expensive and come with a new set of responsibilities...

Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. It’s a risk factor for cardiovascular, respiratory diseases, and cancer, but did you know it’s a contributing factor in many common eye diseases? From cataracts and macular degeneration to glaucoma and uveitis, smoking cigarettes can put you at risk for a variety of...

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), one-in-four children have a vision problem. Since 80 percent of a school’s curriculum is taught visually, vision problems can negatively impact a child’s ability to learn. While many schools conduct basic eye screenings, these are not a substitute for a thorough eye exam by an optometrist. The AOA recommends eye exams at...

While contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses, they can also present serious health problems if used improperly. In a first-of-its-kind study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that United States’ residents make nearly a million visits to the doctor for eye infections each year. The study analyzed three national databases of outpatient care centers...

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What is glare? Does wearing contact lenses cause glare? Glare happens when too much light enters your eye and...