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What is Astigmatism?

Women undergoing eye exam by her optometrist at clinic.

During an eye exam, your optometrist tests for many different conditions. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are well known, but what is astigmatism? This common condition can present alongside other refractive errors, and many people have it from birth.  While it’s a common problem, some people aren’t aware of how this condition can affect your vision. Continue […]

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Why You Really Should Replace Your Contacts Regularly

Young woman looking at mirror while putting in contact lens into her eye

If you wear contact lenses, how regularly should you replace them? It can depend on the type of lenses you have, but proper maintenance and care can help protect your eyes. Over-worn contacts can lead to more than irritation, causing discomfort and swelling.  If you have contacts, continue reading to learn more about why you […]

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Family Focus Eyecare Among First To Offer Test to Detect Early Stages of AMD

Family Focus Eyecare Offers Innovative Test to Detect Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in its Earliest Stages — AdaptDx Testing Can Help Prevent Blindness Caused by AMD – [Columbia, MO – August 28, 2018] – Family Focus Eyecare, an optometric practice located in Columbia, MO, is among the first to offer the AdaptDx® test to help detect and […]

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Eye Floaters

What are eye floaters? “Floaters” are little specks that float about in your vision. They are usually small, dark, shadowy shapes that look like spots and move as your eyes move. However, they may seem to disappear when you try to look at them directly. Most people have floaters at some point and learn to […]

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Dry Eye

Dry Eye Syndrome is pretty much just what it sounds like. It’s an eye condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye, causing it to be dry. People with dry eyes typically do not produce enough tears or do not produce enough oil in their tears to […]

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