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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 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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