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Key Factors to Consider When Choosing Frames for Your Daily Needs

The process of choosing eyeglass frames is not as simple as it might seem. For many, glasses are not just a tool for improved vision, but also an accessory that speaks volumes about personal style and personality.

Long-term Management of Dry Eye After LASIK

The long-term management of dry eye after LASIK is crucial for ensuring patient comfort and optimizing visual outcomes. Learn more about effective co-management strategies for addressing dry eye symptoms post-LASIK.

Who Can Benefit from Meibomian Gland Probing?

The complex human body is a marvel of biological engineering, and the eyes are a perfect example of this. They are intricate, delicate, and prone to various conditions that can impact vision and comfort. One such condition is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), a common yet often overlooked eye condition.

Who Can Benefit From Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is a type of therapy that helps improve visual processing skills and abilities. It involves a series of exercises and activities aimed at strengthening the optical system. Vision therapy is ideal for dealing with vision issues that corrective lenses cannot address.

Signs Your Child Has Myopia

It’s common for children to develop vision problems at a young age. While sometimes they have something relatively serious, most often it’s nothing more than nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Is Dry Eye Genetic?

Before talking about a possible genetic link regarding this eye condition, it would help to understand what it is. For starters, it’s rather complex. At the same time, a qualified eye doctor can help manage it.

What Vision Issues Are Most Common in Kids?

As a parent or guardian, you will be naturally concerned about vision issues in your child. But while some kids may exhibit noticeable signs of vision issues, others may not show any. For instance, you may notice your little one holding objects close to their face or squinting.

What Causes Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a prevalent condition that affects the eyes' ability to produce tears. This can result in dry, irritated, and uncomfortable eyes. Compared to men, women are more likely to have dry eye disease. The condition can be caused by age, certain medications, and underlying medical conditions.

What Are MiSight® Contact Lenses for Myopia?

Myopia is a refractive error that affects many people, especially young children. As kids' eyes tend to grow faster, their nearsightedness progresses quickly. Early detection is ideal for starting treatment to control the condition. Your optometrist may recommend various techniques for slowing or reducing its progression. 

What Happens During Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment?

Do your tears dry up too fast and leave your eyes feeling dry? If so, intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment can help you. IPL is a new type of light therapy that treats evaporative dry eyes. Evaporative dry eye is the most common type of dry eye. It occurs when your eyes’ oil glands (meibomian glands) swell and cannot produce quality tears that adequately cover your eyes.

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