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3 Ways Glaucoma Can Damage Your Eyes

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If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, your risk of developing glaucoma is greatly increased. If so, you should have your eyes checked by your eye doctor to avoid the following three ways glaucoma can damage your eyes. Increased Pressure Can Rupture Capillaries The main characteristic of glaucoma is an increased pressure inside your eyeballs. This increase in pressure makes it difficult for the fluid inside your eyes to drain properly, compounding the problem further. Read More»

Tips For Buying Eyewear That You Intend To Use For Sports

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If you’re an avid athlete and you wear glasses, it’s generally a good idea to invest in a pair of glasses to wear when you’re active, as it will help prevent the glasses that you wear on a daily basis from getting damaged. Even if you don’t play a contact sport, it’s worthwhile to choose your sports glasses carefully, as there’s always a chance that a projectile or a fellow athlete could inadvertently make contact with your glasses. Read More»

3 Things Parents Need To Know About Photoscreening

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Eye charts are a traditional part of eye exams for older children and adults, but for young children who may not know the entire alphabet yet, these lettered charts aren’t used. When you take your child to the optometrist for their first eye exam, they’ll undergo a lesser-known test: photoscreening. Here are three things parents need to know about photoscreening.    How is photoscreening performed? Your child will be taken to a dark room for this test. Read More»

Four Reasons To Switch From Glasses To Contacts (Other Than Looks)

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If you want to show off your natural beauty or look more fashionable, switching from glasses to contacts is a great idea. However, an improvement in your appearance is not the only benefit you’ll experience when you make the switch. Here’s a look at four other reasons it’s a good idea to switch from glasses to contacts. You’ll have side vision. You know how you can’t see clearly when you look to the side, rather than straight through your glasses? Read More»

Buying Glasses Online Is A Solid Option For The Budget And Fashion Conscience

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Depending on where you go, the selection of prescription eyeglass frames to choose from may be quite limited. Also, vision insurance plans vary greatly in their coverage towards a new pair of glasses. One option to both broaden your options and minimize financial strain is to try an online eyeglass retailer. There are a few differences in shopping for glasses on the Internet, so it’s important to have the necessary information ready in order to buy prescription eyewear online. Read More»