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What Is Myopia?

It’s not a word that most people use every day, but myopia is becoming an increasingly more common condition. Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is the inability to see objects clearly at a distance.  When it comes to the prevalence of myopia, the statistics are staggering. In the U.S. alone, more than 40 percent […]

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Multifocal Lenses for Myopia Control

NaturalVue 1 day contact lenses help reduce the progression of myopia in youth.

Myopia or nearsightedness causes difficulties in seeing or reading things at a distance. Signs of myopia include squinting, headaches and straining to see afar. Myopia is a condition where the eye is elongated and things are focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina. Myopia typically starts in childhood and can eventually […]

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Eyelid Lumps And Bumps

Most Eyelid lumps and bumps go away without special treatment but not always. Styes/Chalazion- each person has 4 eyelids and about 50 eyelashes per lid. At the base of each eyelash are nourishing wax glands( Meibomian). They create smooth oil that gives you that shiny attractive eyelid look. Well inside these glands are bacteria that […]

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Digital Eye Strain

The years 2007 and 2010 were the start of the iPhone and iPad era. Since then, the amount of digital device screen time that we are all exposed to has increased dramatically. According to the July 2018 VisionWatch survey by the Vision Council, more than 80% of adults report using digital devices for over 2 […]

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Bothered By Eye Floaters?

Floaters appear as black spots that can be semi-transparent or dark and appear to float in front of your vision. What You Should Know About Eye Floaters Some people are born with floaters. For others, floaters occur with age, when the tiny pieces of the eye’s gel-like vitreous break loose within the inner back portion […]

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Protect Yourself Against Eye Injuries

Prevention, Prevention, Prevention�.. That is the best eye care you can give yourself. According to eye experts and doctors, 90% of workplace eye injuries could be avoided or lessened if safety eyewear was worn properly. Common eye injuries in the workplace are foreign bodies, chemicals in the eye, ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure and cuts […]

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Cataract Surgery Update 2014

Eye surgeons have been using lasers for the management of cataracts and their complications for years. Remember, a LASER is an optical knife! With that in mind, burning or vaporizing eye tissues is done with a variety of lasers. Cataracts are simply a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The treatment is to remove the cloudy […]

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Stem Cells for the Eye – Part 1

The news is full of promising stories and research articles regarding this exciting technology. What exactly are Stem Cells (first named by Russian histologist Alexander Maksimov in 1908) and how do ophthalmologists use them today?So the idea is to locate and use immature body cells and transplant them into the eye. Oaky sounds reasonable so […]

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