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How To Pick The Perfect Pair of Eyewear

Picking the perfect pair of eyewear is essential, not only to give you the best possible vision, but also to make sure that they are comfortable and that you feel confident when wearing them. So, how do you pick the perfect pair of eyewear. Here are our five top tips.

Causes of Night Blindness

Night blindness is also known as nyctalopia, a vision impairment that makes it difficult for individuals to see in dimly lit places or at night. Night blindness is not a disease but an indication of an existing condition in the body.

FAQ Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision syndrome or digital eyestrain is a condition that affects both adults and children. It is a result of the prolonged use of digital devices. These include computers, mobile phones, tablets, and e-readers. Here are some FAQ about computer vision syndrome. They may help you relax and learn how to relieve the symptoms.

Spring Symptoms: 7 Ways to Soothe Eye Allergies

Spring season is here once again, meaning it is pollen season too. While it might be a beautiful time of the year, it can be problematic for people with allergies. Some of them experience itchy, watery eyes, while others sneeze uncontrollably. These are the common signs of allergies during the spring season.

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month. Better known as AMD, age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of low vision and blindness in Americans over the age of 60 and affects around 1.6 million people in the United States. Here’s what you need to know about this eye condition and how you can minimize your risk of experiencing it. 

Benefits of Blue Light Glasses

People spend most of their time in front of screens. Adults spend their time working on computers and using their phones and tablets. The younger generation also enjoys spending their time in front of televisions and phones. 

Dry Eyes: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

The eyes contain tears that help provide moisture and lubrication, keeping the eyes comfortable. Tears are composed of water for the moisture, oils to allow lubrication, and mucus to allow even spreading. 

How Can I Prevent My Dry Eye Symptoms?

Dry eye condition occurs when the tears fail to provide the required lubrication for the eyes. There are different reasons why tears can be unstable or inadequate. When eyes fail to produce enough tears or if the tears produced are of poor quality, it causes dry eye. The tear instability causes damage or inflammation to the eye surface.

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 34.2 million people in the United States have diabetes. You may develop this chronic disease if your pancreas doesn't produce a sufficient amount of, or any, insulin. This leads to an excess of glucose in your blood. Glucose is a simple sugar that serves as a major metabolic source of energy. Over time, you may suffer from health problems if you have too much sugar in your blood. Some of its long-term complications are heart disease, stroke, and kidney issues. But did you know that diabetes can also affect your eyes?

How Often Should Adults Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

By definition, an eye exam is a series of comprehensive tests that aim to check for eye conditions and evaluate your overall vision. Your optometrist usually uses several medical instruments to achieve this goal. He or she might require you to look through a range of lenses and/or shine bright lights at your eyes. Every time you go to your eye doctor, your overall eye health will be comprehensively evaluated. But how often should you get this exam? Here are a few answers.

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