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5 Tips to Pick the Best Eye Doctor for Your Family

Finding the best health care is vital for ensuring your family's overall well-being. Apart from finding the best physician, it would help if you got the right eye doctor. Good eye health is essential for the health of your family. Choosing an optometrist is a huge decision. 

7 Common Eye Emergencies and How to Act

Do you know what is classed as an eye emergency? Accidents, injuries and sudden health issues can occur at any time and often when we least expect them. Our eyes are just as likely to be affected but waiting too long to seek help can prolong your discomfort and increase your risk of experiencing permanent damage to your eyes and vision. Here are seven of the most common eye emergencies and what you should do if you are affected by any of these scenarios.

Diagnosing and Treating Dry Eye Syndrome

If you suffer from dry eye syndrome you aren’t alone. The condition affects millions of people during the course of their lifetime. And while for some people, dry eye syndrome may come and go, others will find that they experience chronic symptoms that affect how comfortably and how well they can see.

Diagnosing and Treating Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that often occurs in people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes, and more specifically, the blood vessels that provide blood and nutrients to keep a part of the eye called the retina healthy.

Is Your Child a Good Candidate for Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a term used by optometrists to define treatment to improve visual skills and abilities. While aids like glasses or contact lenses can compensate for vision problems, vision therapy seeks to treat the root cause of the issue by teaching the visual system to correct itself. 

When to Start and When to Stop Myopia Management in Children

You cannot stop myopia progression, but there are steps that you can take to slow it down. Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common issue that often starts in childhood and typically progresses into early adulthood before it stops on its own.

Diagnosing & Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Are you having trouble identifying faces or reading sentences on a page? Age-related macular degeneration is an eye condition that can make typical daily activities difficult. If you notice that your vision is getting fuzzy or blurry, or that your eyes have become super sensitive to light, you need to see your eye doctor.

Glaucoma Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management

In 2020, an estimated 80 million people all over the world had glaucoma. Experts expect this number to reach more than 111 million in 20 years. Open-angle glaucoma is the most prevalent form of glaucoma in the United States. It affects nine out of 10 people and doesn’t usually have early warning signs.

Candidates for Scleral Contact Lens

Contact lenses are a convenient and efficient visual aid for individuals who need prescription lenses to have a clear vision. While they might not be as fashionable as glasses, contacts are popular among people who prefer not to wear glasses. However, contact lenses are not for everyone with sight or vision problems.

Protecting Your Eyes from Digital Screens

Some of the most common effects of digital screen use include dry eyes, blurred vision, eye pain, frequent headaches, and sleep disorders. These may not sound too serious, but they can have a negative impact on our ability to live a life that is as full and active as possible. Fortunately, there are a variety of things that we can do to help ensure that our digital devices don’t affect our long term vision. 

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