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A Safe Way to Update Your Eyeglasses in the Age of COVID-19

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Are you reluctant to go for an eye exam during the current pandemic? There’s now an at-home alternative that offers a safe, convenient way to update your eyeglass Rx, without face-to-face contact, and avoid the risk of COVID-19 exposure. A game-changing new device lets you test your vision and prescription needs and even get a new set of glasses without ever having to leave your house. The...

Want to Get Insights on Your Overall Health? Get an Eye Exam.

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We all know the saying “the eyes are the window to the soul”. But for your ophthalmologist, eyes are also windows to the live action of blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves throughout the entire body.  Issues spotted in the eye can often be the first indications of health problems elsewhere in the body. Here are 5 surprising conditions eye doctors can detect during a comprehensive...

Screen Time Is Strain Time: Protecting Your Eyes While Online

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The news is full of stories about how the pandemic is putting economic and emotional strains on many of us. But what’s frequently overlooked – no pun intended – is the indirect effect the situation is putting on our eyes. With more people spending a greater amount of time at home, the use of digital devices such as using computers for web browsing, checking social media, and making video...

Vision Doesn’t Have To Decline As We Age: Taking These Actions May Help

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Here are two straight-forward questions with answers that aren’t as simple as you may initially think: Does your eyesight seem to be getting worse?If so, why do you think? Most people would answer, “Yes” and “Because I’m getting older”. But here’s some good news: Although almost half of the people with a visual disability are 65 or older, many of those disabilities are preventable. There are...

Seeing Things In A New Way: Exciting Innovations For People Who Are Color Blind

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It’s hard to believe the songwriter who wrote the hit “Fields of Gold” and told Roxanne not to “put on the red light” is color blind. Sting, the acclaimed artist and former front man of The Police, remembers teachers reprimanding him for painting purple skies or brown grass. “But that’s what it looks like to me!” the future singer would respond. But there are exciting advances on the horizon for...

When Should You Visit Your Eye Doctor In The Age of Social Distancing?

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You know how important taking care of your vision is. Routine visits to your eye doctor are an essential part of maintaining good eye health. But with concerns about COVID-19 all over the news and the priority to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, should you wait to visit your eye doctor? The answer is, it depends. As of March 17, The American Academy of Ophthalmology hadn’t issued any...

When It Comes to Eye Health, Most Americans Have Blinders On

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In a recent survey by The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 81% of more than 3,500 U.S. adults said they’re knowledgeable about vision health. However, only 19% knew the three main causes of blindness in the United States (glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease), less than half were aware that vision loss and blindness don’t affect all people...

Smart Contacts: A Glimpse into The Future of Preventative Eye Care

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When you think eye exam, do you wince at the inconvenience of those dilation drops that last 4-24 hours? Fortunately, most optometrists these days offer the option of imaging technology, which, while not covered by all insurance companies, is noninvasive, typically inexpensive and actually really cool. It’s not every day you get to see your own optic nerve on a full-color monitor. And...

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