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Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration

a senior man sitting on a couch squints at his phone due to vision loss from macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is an age-related eye condition that can cause partial vision loss. The early symptoms are almost invisible, so regular eye exams are necessary. Some of the earliest detectable symptoms include difficulty seeing in low light, dullness of colors, and seeing blank spots in your vision. These symptoms become pronounced during the middle to […]

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Does Myopia Get Worse with Age?

An optician is checking a female child's vision with possible myopia.

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition where distant objects may appear blurry, but close-up objects appear clear. Myopia is a common eye condition that typically starts in early childhood and may worsen as they grow older. Young children may not know how to express vision problems, especially if they’re unaware something is wrong. This is […]

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Nausea, Vertigo & Migraine Headaches: Is Eye Strain the Cause?

A young woman with her eyes closed, sitting in front of her computer with her eyeglasses on the table, massaging her temples with both hands

Eye strain can be challenging to manage. Its uncomfortable symptoms can disrupt your productivity and cause other issues. The first step to getting to the bottom of your eye strain issues is to visit your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam.  But what are some of the other issues related to eye strain? Let’s take […]

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Can you get Pink Eye from a Fart? What Actually Causes Conjunctivitis?

a man rubs his infected eye, wondering if he has gotten pink eye from a fart

We’ve heard the question asked countless times: “can you get pink eye from a fart?” Farting on a pillowcase causing pink eye is a widespread myth in schoolyards and popular culture. The simple answer is no; farts don’t cause pink eye. But there’s more to it when it comes to conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation […]

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What Are Toric Lenses?

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At one point, when contact lenses were first gaining popularity as an alternative to wearing glasses, the options were limited. However, as science and technology improve, there are now many different special contact lenses available. Toric lenses are one such special lens available for those who have astigmatism. These lenses are available as both soft […]

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