Wearing Contacts Too Long

          If you wear contact lenses, it’s likely you’ve occasionally been guilty of wearing contacts too long. Whether it happens because your workday rolls into a long night out, you don’t have a spare pair, or you just plain forget you’re wearing them in the first place – it’s bound to […]

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Presbyopia, Bifocals, and Progressives

Presbyopia is farsightedness caused by the increasing rigidity of the lens in the eye as we age. It affects nearly everyone older than 65, and for the 42 percent of Americans who are already nearsighted, this creates a complication. People who previously had 20/20 vision can just grab a pair of reading glasses to combat […]

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Why are my Eyes Puffy?

          Do you still look tired after a full night of sleep? Do you hate breaking out the mascara when your eyes look swollen? “Why are my eyes puffy?” is a question you’re probably asking yourself.           Read on to learn more about some causes of puffy […]

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Are cheap sunglasses bad for your eyes?

It’s almost summer, and time to start stocking up on the universal sunny-day accessory: sunglasses. It might be tempting to grab a pair from your nearest dollar store and hit the beach. But if you do that, you probably won’t be doing yourself — or your vision — any favors. When you’re outside in the […]

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May Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Many people know about the damage that ultraviolet (UV) rays can have on the skin, from sunburns to skin cancers. But many may not know about the damage it may cause to the eyes. That is why Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety organization, has declared May as UV (ultraviolet) Awareness Month. […]

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