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How Often Do I Need An Eye Exam?

How Often Do I Need An Eye Exam?

You may remember having vision tests at school as a child. This is because ophthalmologists recommend that children get their eyes checked once a year. Children are still growing, which means their eyes are still growing, too, and nearsightedness can worsen if it is...

Spectacle Lenses Can Help Slow the Progression of Myopia

Spectacle Lenses Can Help Slow the Progression of Myopia

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is very common. Up to 40% of adults in Europe and the US have it, while up to 80% have it in Asia. Myopia progression occurs faster when no correction is made. Therefore, it’s important to identify myopia in children as quickly as possible....

Diets High in Fat Tied to Vision Loss

Diets High in Fat Tied to Vision Loss

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is widespread. Up to 11 million people in the United States have age-related macular degeneration in some form. Millions more have the condition worldwide and that number is only expected to grow in the future. The risk of...

Smart Contacts Can Monitor Ocular Diseases

Smart Contacts Can Monitor Ocular Diseases

As we age, we become more prone to certain ocular diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease. The earlier these ocular diseases are identified, the earlier they can be treated. Early treatment can help to prevent vision...

Why We Love Eyezen Blue Lenses

Why We Love Eyezen Blue Lenses

More people than ever before are using computers, smartphones, and other smart devices with screens for everything: from work, school, to entertainment. This means that eye strain and sleep disruption have become increasingly common problems. Research shows that the...

Blue Light Glasses: Are They for Me?

Blue Light Glasses: Are They for Me?

Blue light is everywhere. It’s emitted by our computers, TV screens, smartphones, tablets, and even our LED lightbulbs. It also comes from the sun. Blue light is what keeps us awake during the day and, before the advent of technology that utilized blue light, its...

Contacts vs. Glasses: Which Is Better?

Contacts vs. Glasses: Which Is Better?

If your vision needs to be corrected, you have two choices: contacts and glasses. Some people prefer contact lenses, others prefer glasses, and some people have both and wear each in different situations. But which one is better? There is no correct answer. There are...

5 Signs You Need a New Lens Prescription

5 Signs You Need a New Lens Prescription

When you first get your glasses and contact lenses, you can see perfectly. However, that usually doesn’t last. After you’ve had your prescription for a while, your vision may start to change. You may need to visit your eye doctor for a new prescription. But how do you...

6 Tips for Better Eye Health

6 Tips for Better Eye Health

During World War II, the British published reports in their newspapers that carrots could improve your vision. They did this because they had invented radar and wanted to provide German spies with another reason why the British could see German planes at night....

6 Unsafe Contact Lens Habits

6 Unsafe Contact Lens Habits

There’s a lot to love about contacts. They’re much more convenient than glasses for many reasons. They don’t obstruct your peripheral vision as glasses can. It’s easier to participate in sports or to exercise wearing contacts. You don’t need to worry about breaking...

The Connection Between Headaches and Vision

The Connection Between Headaches and Vision

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints in both children and adults. Headaches can cause problems beyond just the pain. If they’re bad enough, headaches can interfere with your daily life, interrupt plans, and prevent you from being social or...

Do Blue Light Glasses Actually Work?

Do Blue Light Glasses Actually Work?

Staring at a computer screen for long periods of time can cause your eyes to feel tired, strained, and dry. This is because computer screens emit blue light. That blue light can cause your eyes to become strained, irritated, watery, or dry. But with so much of our...

15 Signs You Need to See Your Optometrist

15 Signs You Need to See Your Optometrist

There are tell-tale signs you need to see your optometrist, some more urgent than others. Check for these 15 signs and schedule an appointment as needed.