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Contacts 101: A Beginner's Guide to Wearing and Caring for Lenses

Contact lenses have been helping people see better for over a century. They provide an effective vision correction alternative for individuals wearing eyeglasses. Technology advancements have made contact lenses possible in different prescriptions, sizes, and materials. Read on to learn more about wearing and caring for contact lenses.

See Clearly: The Benefits of Comprehensive Eye Exams

Comprehensive eye exams will do you much good. They let you detect potential problems and immediately do something about them. Crucially, some eye or general health conditions do not show symptoms during their early stages. Only with comprehensive eye exams can you detect them. Read on to learn more about the benefits of comprehensive eye exams.

Seeing the Signs: Early Detection of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition that can lead to permanent blindness if undetected and untreated. An estimated more than 80 million individuals globally have it, with many more likely remaining undiagnosed due to the gradual progression of the condition.

The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams: Protecting Your Vision

Your vision plays a crucial role in the quality of your life. Taking care of your eyes is vital. Most eye doctors and specialists encourage their patients to take comprehensive eye exams to ensure good eye health and prevent the development of vision problems.

How Do I Know If I Have an Astigmatism?

Most people have some level of astigmatism. You are in good company if you have this condition. Fortunately, it is easy to manage astigmatism using prescription lenses that can correct your eyesight. Laser eye surgery is a longer-term solution for those who do not want to depend on prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.

How Often Should I Get an Eye Exam?

The relationship between vision and the brain is pretty interesting. The brain adapts to accommodate visual changes unless they are too dramatic or sudden. That can trick you into assuming your eyesight is just fine when in fact, you require a new corrective eyewear prescription. That is why eye doctors recommend regular comprehensive eye exams.

How Does Using an Eye Exam Chart Work?

Have you ever had an eye exam? If yes, you are likely familiar with the eye exam chart that your eye doctor asks you to read. In 1862, Dr. Herman Snellen designed the first eye exam chart to measure monocular and binocular vision. 

Managing Astigmatism: Exploring Today's Options

Astigmatism is a refractive error that affects about one in three folks in America. It changes how the eye curves light, causing blurriness. Hence, the objects you look at will appear unclear and fuzzy.

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

Contact lenses are a simple and convenient option to improve eyesight without eyeglasses. If you are thinking of getting your first pair of contact lenses or renewing your prescription, the contacts must fit your eyes correctly. It is important to see your doctor for a proper contact lens fitting to go over the best options for you and your lifestyle needs.

6 Tips to Protect Eyes From UV Rays

Ultraviolet light from the sun causes damage, especially to the eye. Cases of cataracts and macular degeneration are complications that come with exposure to UV light over time. The longer you expose yourself to UV light, the higher the chances of developing adverse effects. So how can you protect your eyes and still be able to enjoy the outdoors?

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