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5 “Must Do” Steps to Care for the Aging Eye

With increased age, comes an increased risk for vision problems. People over the age of 50 are more likely to suffer from eye disease. They need to be proactive and receive specialized care to maintain their eye health as well as overall health as they age. Check out MOA’s 5 ‘Must Do’ Steps to Care […]

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Scleral Contact Lens Technology – a Game Changer for Many Patients

If you are a Dry Eye sufferer who has tried other therapies with limited success or are having complications following an eye surgery, there is an innovative solution you may not be aware of – scleral contact lenses. Scleral lenses are also a good option for patients who need a high-powered prescription contact lens, who […]

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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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What Eye Issues Need Emergency Care?

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You should receive a medical eye exam every year, but an emergency may lead to a surprise trip to your optometrist’s office. Accidents happen, but what is an eye emergency, and how do you know you need immediate care?  Continue reading to learn more about some of the eye issues that require emergency care, such […]

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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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Time to Lose Your Reading Glasses – Permanently?

A new eye drop is set to transform the lives of adults living with presbyopia or challenges with near vision in middle age. For centuries, ‘reading glasses’ or bifocals have been the only option for people with presbyopia. That is all about to change with the recent FDA approval of a new eye drop called […]

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Preparing & Caring for Your Eyes During Laser Eye Surgery

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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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Can Too Much Screen Time Cause Dry Eyes?

Woman touching her eyes as she suffers from dry eye caused from her laptop while working at night in dark

It’s not a coincidence if your eyes feel dry and irritated when you spend too much time on your computer. If you’re already diagnosed with dry eye, the rigours of a routine in the digital age can increase symptoms. If your eyes are constantly dry, red, and inflamed, it’s best to see an optometrist for […]

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