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Eye Drops 101: Everything You Need to Know

Whether you have dry eyes, allergies, or any other eye-related issue, using eye drops can soothe occasional discomfort or irritation. However, it’s important to understand how to use them correctly for your safety and eye health. In this blog, we'll explore everything you need to know about eye drops, including their proper use, potential risks, and how to select the right brand.

How is Dry Eye Diagnosed?

Living with dry eye can be a challenge. It can cause discomfort and interfere with daily activities. With a proper understanding of the condition and the process of diagnosing dry eye, it can be managed effectively.

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

How often should you get your eyes checked? Many people are not sure. They may go years between eye exams or wait until they have blurry vision. But eye doctors recommend regular eye exams to keep your eyes healthy. 

Decorative Contact Lenses: A Scary Choice for Your Eyes

Halloween is just around the corner, and many people are gearing up to create the perfect spooky look for their costumes. While costumes and makeup play a significant role in achieving the desired effect, some individuals may be tempted to take it a step further with decorative contact lenses. These lenses can add an eerie or dramatic flair to your Halloween attire, but are they safe for your eyes? In this blog post, we'll explore the risks associated with Halloween contact lenses and provide guidance on how to make a safe choice for your eyes.

Who Can Benefit from Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are specialized contact lenses designed to cover the entire corneal surface and rest on the white part of the eye, known as the sclera.

Contact Lens Care and Hygiene: 9 Tips for Healthy Eyes

Contact lenses are a popular choice for vision correction, offering convenience and often a more natural look compared to eyeglasses. However, they require proper care and hygiene to ensure the health and comfort of your eyes. In this blog post, we will explore essential tips and best practices for maintaining your contact lenses and protecting your eye health.

Common Eye Conditions in Children and Tips for Avoiding Them

Among the list of back-to-school essentials like backpacks and notebooks, one crucial aspect often goes overlooked – children's eye health. Ensuring that your child's vision is in top condition is essential for their academic success and overall well-being. Below we’ll discuss a few common eye conditions in children, how to identify them, and tips for maintaining healthy eyes during school, and all year round.

Comprehensive Eye Exam vs. School Vision Screening

Eye health is an integral part of our overall wellbeing that often gets overlooked. Our eyes, much like the rest of our bodies, require regular check-ups to ensure they are in optimal working condition.

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

You may know that diabetes can harm various body organs, such as your heart, kidneys, and nerves. But are you also aware that it can damage your eyes?

Signs That Your Child Has Myopia

Millions of children have myopia, an eye disorder that causes nearsightedness. It means your child can see things up close but not far away.

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