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Women are 2/3 More Likely to Suffer Vision Loss -Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month Highlights Unique Eye Care Needs

Did you know women are 2/3 more likely than men to experience vision loss? In addition to experiencing and increased incidence for vision problems, women are at greater risk for unique health issues related to hormone levels, which can fluctuate throughout pregnancy and menopause. Women have a higher prevalence of major eye diseases, such as: […]

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Taking on the Silent Thief of Sight – Glaucoma Awareness Month

A silent thief may be lurking in your eyes, threatening to rob you of your sight! Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S.  It is a symptomless disease that often goes undetected until it is too late to prevent vision loss. Of the estimated 3 million Americans living with glaucoma, more than […]

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Itchy Eyes and Crusty Lids? It could be Demodex

Many Americans are unaware of a startling fact: right now, there are likely several thousand microscopic mites living on your face. The tiny pests, called demodex, live in the pores of the skin and are most active during the night when they feed on oil produced by glands and skin cells around the eyes. While nearly […]

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Preparing & Caring for Your Eyes During Laser Eye Surgery

Women undergoing eye surgery with tools opening her eyelid

There are many benefits of laser eye surgery. It corrects vision almost immediately, and around 96% of patients are satisfied with its results. With advantages like this, it’s no wonder so many people are resorting to laser eye surgery instead of choosing other vision correction solutions such as contacts or glasses. If you have an […]

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How Often Do Kids Need Eye Exams?

Happy girl at optometrist office undergoing eye exam by her eye doctor

If you’re a parent, you may be wondering how often you need to have your child’s eyes checked. So much of kids’ learning happens visually, so their visual system must be working smoothly. But, unfortunately, children don’t usually know what their vision is supposed to be like and may not realize they are experiencing symptoms.  […]

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How is Glaucoma Diagnosed? The Most Common Glaucoma Tests

Older woman having her eye test with her optometrist

Glaucoma can cause significant damage to your eyes. You may not even show any symptoms until your vision is affected, so how do you diagnose this disease? A comprehensive eye exam can determine any problems you may have, and several tests may occur throughout your appointment. If you have an eye exam soon, learn more […]

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