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Glaucoma is often known as the “sneak thief of sight” — everyone has at least some risk of getting it, its symptoms are often unnoticed and it can cause partial or full blindness. A study by the Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group estimates that more than three...read more
Your eye is designed to keep foreign objects out: Lashes guard it, tears wash away specks of dust and sensitivity lets you know that sticking things in it can be painful. So how do you get past your fear of contacts and used to inserting lenses? Lots of practice. Even...read more
Buying glasses means more choices than just the frames. The evolution of lenses has made it possible to add many new features that improve your vision and comfort. “Glasses today have become so much more than a medical device,” says Kari St. Louis, a certified...read more
Eyeglasses have moved beyond being a medical necessity and are now seen as a vital part of a person’s style. Whether bold or traditional, the latest eyewear trends make it easy to use your glasses to express your own personal flair. “Eyewear is quickly becoming...read more
To My Fellow Contact Lens Wearers: For those of us who wear contact lenses on a routine basis, do you recall the steps for removing your lenses correctly? “Start by washing your hands with soap and water, and dry them with a clean, lint-free towel. Then remove your...read more
Where Does Your State Fall on the List? Though vision problems can affect anyone, no matter what state they live in, there are some states where people are more at risk for cataracts, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. 1....read more