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What Are The Treatment Options For Managing Glaucoma?

Managing glaucoma effectively is not just about preventing vision loss, but also about maintaining your quality of life. Vision loss can affect your ability to perform everyday tasks, your independence, and your overall emotional well-being.

Guide to Handling Common Eye Emergencies: What You Need to Know

Eye emergencies are health situations that demand immediate attention because they pose a risk to the eye’s health and function. They can occur as a result of an accident, injury or an underlying health condition.

Managing Dry Eye with Scleral Contact Lenses: Relief and Enhanced Vision

Dry eye syndrome is a widespread condition that affects millions of people globally. It occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears for adequate lubrication or when the tears evaporate too quickly.

How to Use and Care for Specialty Contact Lenses

The American Optometric Association encourages patients to have regular eye checks and comprehensive eye exams. This is an effective way to know if you need specialty lenses. If you do, you must be familiar with their uses, care, and maintenance. This will prepare you for your next appointment.

Diabetic Retinopathy: How to Prevent Vision Loss

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes affecting the patient’s eyes. The condition alters the blood vessels in the sensitive retina. The damaged blood vessels often swell and bleed or leak fluid, causing vision loss or blindness.

The Importance of Routine Comprehensive Eye Exams

Vision is a vital aspect of everyday life. Imagine going through your day without the ability to see what you are doing or the people you are interacting with. It is a serious situation. Did you know that it is possible to prevent at least 50 percent of the conditions that cause vision loss? That's right—half of the people who lose vision each year could have saved their vision by having a comprehensive eye exam.

Summertime Tips for Chronic Dry Eye

Summer bright days and warm temperatures are here, but this season often arrives with a few challenges for those with dry eye. Dry eye is a common eye condition that affects millions of people in the United States every year. It occurs when there is an issue with tear film production – the eyes either don’t produce enough, it drains too quickly, or it lacks the lubricating oil.

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