Vision Care

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Is Your Child Struggling In School? It Could Be Vision Related Rather Than A Learning Problem

There are 2 things that optometrists wish they could yell from the mountaintops for all parents of young school age children to hear: Vision screenings at schools and a pediatrician’s office aren’t sufficient to catch more subtle vision issues that make it more difficult for a child to learn. These common vision screenings too often …

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Which Eye Drops Are Best For Your Dry Eye, Allergy, or Redness Symptoms?

Most everyone has experienced red, irritated, or watery eyes from time to time. Given how many factors can cause eye irritation—including eye allergies, dry eyes, an infection, lack of sleep, or life stress—it’s also no wonder that there are a wide variety of over-the-counter eye drops that claim to relieve dry, gritty, watery, or red …

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Why & When Should Children Have Eye Exams?

It’s estimated that one out of four children struggle with reading and learning because of undiagnosed vision problems. Many of the signs, symptoms, and behaviors that are caused by vision problems are also associated with learning disabilities, so some of these children are misdiagnosed as having a learning disability. Since 80% of what children learn …

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This Is ‘Save Your Vision’ Month & Here’s Why Digital Eye Strain Is The Focus

Each year, organizations like the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Prevent Blindness designate March as National Save Your Vision Month to promote eye health. This year, the AOA advocates for people to take a “day of unplugging” to raise awareness about digital eye strain and the impact of blue light emissions from digital screens on …

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If Your Parent Had Macular Degeneration, Does That Mean You Will Too?

When a physician or doctor asks you if you have a family history of health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer, it’s not because they’re being nosy. It’s because genetics plays a role in your chances of developing many health conditions, including eye diseases like macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a progressive and …

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