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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 Can A Comprehensive Eye Exam Detect?

Man undergoing eye exam at optometrist office

Your optometrist conducts a thorough evaluation during your annual eye exam, but what can this examination help diagnose?  There are many different conditions your eye doctor can detect. Let’s look at some of the most common. Continue reading to learn more about what a comprehensive eye exam can uncover.  What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?  […]

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Do Blue Light Glasses Reduce Digital Eye Strain?

Young women wearing blue light glasses while using her phone in living room

As our dependency on technology increases, so too does the fatigue caused by digital eye strain. Many individuals use digital screens for work, entertainment, and other personal reasons — everyone is susceptible to developing digital eye strain if their lives involve the use of technology. At Family Focus Eyecare, we can help you combat digital […]

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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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