Travis Thompson, O.D.

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What is the Difference Between an Optician and an Optometrist?

Understanding the difference between types of eye care professionals can be confusing. This can be especially true if you’re wondering, “What is the difference between an optician and an optometrist?” We’ve written this blog to help you understand the differences and why you need both for the best vision possible. Optometrists specialize in preserving vision, …

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What Is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Pink Eye? 5 Issues Mistaken for Conjunctivitis

Pink eye is an infection of the thin layer of tissue covering the white part of the eye and lining the inner eyelid. Also known as conjunctivitis, it’s most common in children and highly contagious. Fortunately, it’s unlikely to affect your vision. The most common symptom is reddened eyes, but not all reddened eyes are …

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Daily Contact Lenses vs. Monthly — What’s The Difference?

There’s more to switching to wearing contacts than simply deciding to go frames-free. You’ll need to determine what kind of lenses work best for your lifestyle. This can leave you wondering about daily contact lenses vs. monthly contact lenses. You replace daily contact lenses every day with a fresh pair. They are much thinner than …

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How Preventative Vision Care Can Catch Cataracts Early

Good vision is a gift we all cherish. Preventative vision care helps protect it by detecting issues such as cataracts early before they become a major problem. This helps ensure that you continue seeing the world in all its details for as long as possible. Cataracts result from proteins clumping in the eye’s lens, usually …

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Sports Eye Safety: Everything You Need to Know

Focus and precision can make all the difference between victory and defeat in sports. Yet, eye safety is often overlooked amidst the competition. Every athlete faces potential eye-related risks. Whether you’re a student-athlete or intramural weekend warrior, you need to protect your vision to stay in the game. Sports eye safety is crucial due to …

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