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What to Know About an Online Eye Exam

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You have probably heard of several companies that offer glasses or contact lens prescriptions through an online “eye examination,” claiming that you can fix your vision without even leaving the comfort of your own home.  While this may sound convenient, an online eye exam will never be an appropriate alternative to visiting the eye doctor. […]

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What to Know Dry Eyes and Rosacea

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If you have chronic facial redness, flushed skin, or bumps on the skin, you may be affected by a condition known as rosacea.  This dermatologic condition is relatively common, and is characterized by chronic inflammation of the skin, especially around the face and neck.  Rosacea can even cause inflammation in the skin around the eyes, […]

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Is LASIK or Refractive Laser Surgery Right for You?

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Refractive surgeries are a group of minimally invasive surgical procedures that correct refractive error with the goal of eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses.  These surgeries are effective in correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and moderate amounts of astigmatism, making them an option for people with a wide range of visual needs.  If you have […]

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How to Choose Your Next Set of Glasses

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From frame selection to lens options, from convenience to quality, there are many factors to consider when preparing to purchase your next pair of eyeglasses.  There seems to be an endless number of decisions, and the introduction to mass online retail optical shops only increase your options. If you have any doubts about buying your […]

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How Eyelid Hygiene Can Help Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

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We know that Meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD, can play an undeniable role in dry eye disease and ocular discomfort.  When Meibomian glands are unable to release their lipid-based oils into the tear film, our tears quickly evaporate and our eye is left feeling unnourished and uncomfortable.  Part of guaranteeing that our Meibomian glands are […]

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Kid’s Eye Exams: What You and Your Child Should Expect

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Children’s eye exams are so much more than determining whether or not a child has 20/20 vision.  They are a crucial part of protecting the ocular health of our children’s eyes, as well as promoting learning and development.  Comprehensive eye evaluations for children go beyond determining whether or not glasses are needed; instead they extensively […]

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