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Understanding Eye Insurance: FAQs and Everything You Need to Know

According to the World Health Organization, every one of us can expect to experience an eye condition at some point in our lives. With more than 2 billion people in the world in need of vision correction—a number growing by the day—the importance of regular eye exams cannot be overstated.  Vision insurance is meant to […]

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Does Everyone Get Cataracts?

An intense close-up of an eye with cataracts.

Cataracts, an eye disease characterized by the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, are a common occurrence as we grow older.  Given enough time, most individuals will develop some degree of cataracts in their lifetime. However, the development and progression of cataracts depend on various risk factors, and not everyone may need surgery. Regular eye […]

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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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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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