If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contacts, you might consider laser eye surgery. LASIK is a long-lasting alternative to corrective lenses that can treat farsightedness (hyperopia), nearsightedness (myopia), and astigmatism. Before deciding to pursue surgery, you may be wondering about how effective it actually is.

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Optometrists and ophthalmologists are both considered “eye doctors.” They provide foundational services for the eye care industry, but their job duties are quite different. We talk about this from time to time but let’s explore the differences, what it takes to transition between the two, and which one you should see.

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Adults know if their vision is blurry, but children can’t always tell something’s wrong. Vision problems affect your child in school and at home, so it’s important to address them early on. How can you know if your child needs glasses? Here are some signs to watch out for. 

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Everyone over the age of five should have their eye health and vision checked regardless if you feel that you require corrective lenses or not. Many major diseases of the eye do not start to affect vision until later in the disease process. Early diagnosis is critical so that treatment can start, and you can obtain more favorable results.

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When you’re trying to get a pair of eyeglasses or contacts, it can be confusing which eye doctor to go to. There are optometrists and ophthalmologists, both of which are physicians. But what is the difference between the two? Optometrists Optometrists are designated with the suffix O.D. They have to have an undergraduate degree before…

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Diabetes has a little bit of a scary reputation when it comes to eyes. You may have heard the stories going around about blindness. If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, that can be worrisome, but you don’t need to worry as much as you might think. It takes a while for your…

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Cataracts often go hand in hand with getting older. As we age, the lens of our eyes tends to get opaque, cloudy and thick. The cataracts that come from that are like a film that keeps the light from getting into the eye so we can see. But thanks to modern medicine, cataracts can now…

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