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The Basics: Refractive Error and Vision

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Millions of Americans have a very important trait in common: they are all affected by refractive error.  Refractive error occurs when the shape of the eye does not perfectly allow for light to focus, making objects appear blurry, distorted, or out of focus.  Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are all forms of refractive error. While refractive […]

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The Whole Truth about Contact Lenses

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With new developments constantly hitting the market and improvements continually being made, contact lenses have certainly gained popularity as a choice for vision correction.  Today’s contact lenses are nearly unrecognizable from the original lenses released many years ago. Despite these new advancements and broader options, many misconceptions still surround contact lenses.  Here’s the truth about […]

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Digital Screens May Cause Computer Vision Syndrome

Digital Screens May Cause Computer Vision Syndrome

Prolonged screen time is becoming more and more prevalent in daily life.  It is almost impossible to avoid extended use of a computer, phone, or tablet throughout the day.  Long-term viewing of digital screens can cause a group of eye symptoms, such as dryness, eye strain, double vision and headaches, known as Computer Vision Syndrome. […]

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Six signs

80% of a child’s learning is visual in nature. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), one in four school children has an undiagnosed vision problem. A vision problem, such as blurry or double vision, can cause problems not only with grades, but also with behavior in school, as children struggle to comprehend and absorb […]

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