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Top 10 Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

If you wear contact lenses, you’ll want to read our list of the top 10 healthy habits that all contact lens wearers should follow.  Do […]

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When are Atropine Eye Drops Used?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Atropine is an essential eye drop used by eye doctors in both the diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. When you go for your […]

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Can Sugar Affect Eye Health?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

We all enjoy a sweet treat now and then, but too much sugar in our diet can come at a price. Here’s how eating excessive […]

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Can Sleep Apnea Affect your Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Sleep apnea can affect not only your physical health, but can have serious consequences for your eyes and vision too. If you have sleep apnea, […]

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Why are Annual Eye Exams Important?

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Clear vision is important—but your annual exams will also ensure your eye health.  Most patients enjoy their visit to the eye doctor, there are always […]

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Top 8 Contact Lens Problems 

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. If you are one of the millions that wears contact lenses, then you know […]

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Should I Buy Glasses Online?

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

While online shopping may be convenient, there may be issues with buying eyeglasses online. In 2019, 9.3% of prescription glasses in the United States were […]

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Fix Your Vision After Brain Injury

by Valerie Lam February 11, 2021

Many optometrists can help patients with brain injuries from concussions, strokes, brain tumors, and brain surgeries, that have left them with numerous visual problems. Author: […]

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Treatments for Eye Floaters

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

If eye floaters are affecting your vision, effective treatments are now available to give you relief. Eye floaters cause visual disturbances and can become so […]

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Guide to Low Vision Magnifiers

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

With the large variety of low vision devices now available on the market, our guide will help you choose a magnifier that best suits your […]

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Types of Eye Allergies

by Devora Kramer February 7, 2021

Up to 25 percent of people worldwide suffer from eye allergies. If you suffer from eye allergies, you may be wondering what is causing your […]

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Cataract Surgery Complications

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Every year, over 9.5 million cataract surgeries are performed, worldwide. While the overwhelming majority (98%) of cataract surgeries are successful, like any surgical procedure there […]

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Can Pregnancy Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

An estimated 15 percent of women experience vision changes during pregnancy.  Pregnancy can bring about many different changes in your body. These changes, although sometimes […]

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 How Does the Eye Work?

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

Approximately 80 percent of everything we learn comes through our eyes — the question is, how? The eye contains over two million working parts and […]

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Why Does Diabetes Cause Blurry Vision?

by Russ Lazarus September 23, 2020

If you have diabetes, high blood sugar levels may be the cause of your blurry vision. Blurred vision, or any changes to your vision can […]

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What Is Intermittent Strabismus?

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Strabismus, also called an eye turn, can be intermittent or constant— depending on how often it occurs.  Intermittent strabismus occurs occasionally, most often during stressful […]

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Dry Eye Quiz

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Are you suffering from dry eyes?  This questionnaire will allow you to record the frequency and severity of your dry eye symptoms, and help your […]

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Systemic Diseases That Cause Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Up to 70 percent of patients with systemic conditions suffer from dry eye. Dry eyes is a common condition caused by insufficient tear quantity, or […]

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How Does the Demodex Mite Cause Blepharitis?

by Russ Lazarus August 27, 2020

What are demodex mites? The demodex mite can cause blepharitis, resulting in inflammation of the eyelids and severe dry eye. Demodex folliculorum is a type […]

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How Is My Optical Prescription Measured?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Whether you are visiting your eye doctor for your annual checkup, or have noticed that your vision is not as sharp as it used to […]

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What Is a Visual Acuity Test?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Your visual acuity, or clarity of vision, represents how well you are able to see letters or objects at a given distance.  Visual acuity is […]

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What Are Prism Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Prism lenses can be effectively used to treat vision conditions, such as double vision and other binocular vision difficulties. Prisms, by definition, are triangular in […]

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Vision Therapy for Blurred Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Stories of adults and children who sought to improve their vision clarity with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection.   Andrew My […]

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Can Adults Have Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus August 9, 2020

Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a common vision condition that affects up to 17 percent of children and adults.  While CI is generally diagnosed in children […]

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Keratoconus

by Russ Lazarus August 9, 2020

What is keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes thinning and reshaping of the cornea, the front part of your eye.  In a healthy […]

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How Is Convergence Insufficiency Diagnosed?

by Russ Lazarus July 29, 2020

Do you often lose your place while reading? Do words on the computer screen seem blurry? Do you suffer from frequent headaches or eye discomfort […]

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Can Glasses or Eye Patches Treat Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus July 27, 2020

If you have been diagnosed with convergence insufficiency (CI), or are experiencing symptoms of CI, you may be wondering how CI is treated. Any type […]

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Do I Have Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus July 26, 2020

Wondering if convergence insufficiency (CI) is impacting your school or work performance?  Take this quick quiz to find out. People with CI often experience blurry […]

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Protecting Yourself From Macular Degeneration

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

Macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults over the age of 50. Follow these 8 tips to prevent AMD and […]

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What Is a Diabetic Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, annual eye exams will help to protect your eyes from serious sight-threatening eye diseases, linked to diabetes.  Diabetes […]

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Amsler Grid Test: Screening for AMD

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

This article is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  If you notice any change in […]

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Dry Macular Degeneration (AMD)

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

Dry AMD accounts for 80-90 percent of all AMD cases. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye disease that occurs […]

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Cataract Surgery: What to Expect

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most effective ocular surgeries— improving vision for over 95 percent of patients. Are cataracts significantly affecting your vision […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

by Russ Lazarus July 16, 2020

Diabetic retinopathy affects over 30 percent of people with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious vision-threatening eye disease, caused by uncontrolled, high blood sugar levels, […]

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Convergence Insufficiency FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Q: What is convergence insufficiency (CI)? A: Convergence insufficiency is a highly treatable binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye muscle coordination. Convergence […]

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Myopia Management FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Q: What is myopia?  A: Myopia is a refractive error, or a vision condition that affects the ability to see distant images or objects clearly. […]

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Normal Tension Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus July 9, 2020

What is normal tension glaucoma (NTG)? Glaucoma is the name for a group of ocular diseases that occur as a result of: High eye pressure […]

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Glaucoma FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

Q: What is glaucoma? A: Glaucoma is a progressive ocular disease that causes permanent vision loss, as a result of damage to the optic nerve […]

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What Is Open Angle Glaucoma?

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

Open-angle glaucoma accounts for more than 80 percent of all glaucoma cases. Open angle glaucoma (OAG) is the most common form of glaucoma that usually […]

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What Is Angle Closure Glaucoma?

by Russ Lazarus July 7, 2020

Angle closure glaucoma is a rare, but serious form of glaucoma that requires immediate medical attention.   Closed angle glaucoma develops as a result of a […]

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Diabetic Macular Edema 

by Russ Lazarus July 2, 2020

What is diabetic macular edema (DME)? Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a complication that can result from a diabetic ocular disease, called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic […]

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Corneal Dystrophies

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

What is the primary function of the cornea? The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. It’s primary function is to act […]

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Guide to Contact Lenses 

by Russ Lazarus June 16, 2020

How do contact lenses correct vision? Have you ever thought about how a piece of plastic can improve your vision? Contact lenses are primarily prescribed […]

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Corneal Diseases

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. It acts as a barrier and filter— protecting our eyes […]

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Blepharitis

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is blepharitis? Blepharitis is one of the most common ocular conditions caused by an inflammation of the eyelids, usually as a result of a […]

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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

More than 16 million people suffer from dry eyes.  Dry eyes is a common condition that results from insufficient tear quantity, or inadequate tear quality.  […]

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Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Dry Eye Do all eye drops work the same way? How do meibomian glands cause dry eyes?   Are there natural ways to heal dry eye? […]

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Guide to Optical Frames

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Shopping for eyeglass frames can be quite overwhelming… but also lots of fun! Eyeglasses nowadays come in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and materials— […]

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Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a progressive ocular disease that causes vision loss from damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for carrying visual […]

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Cataracts

by Russ Lazarus May 27, 2020

What are cataracts? A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s transparent lens, that causes blurry vision and vision loss. This condition is painless and […]

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A Guide to Eye Turns

by Ilan Manoim May 12, 2020

Guide To Eye Turns Are eye turns the same as ‘crossed-eyes’? What causes an eye turn?  Can eye turns be treated without surgery? What is […]

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What Is Astigmatism?

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Astigmatism is one of the most misunderstood optical terms…maybe because it is so hard to say?! Astigmatism is a type of refractive error that causes […]

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A Guide to Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Parents should be aware of the symptoms of an eye infection to enable prompt identification and treatment. Eye infections can be serious and may cause […]

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What Is Myopia?

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, causes distant objects to appear blurry or out of focus. Myopia affects clarity of vision for any distant […]

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Vision Therapy 101

by Steve Sicherman April 17, 2020

Vision Therapy 101 Would you like to discover the benefits of vision therapy?   Do you want to improve your child’s academic performance? Does eye strain […]

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Vision Problems from a Brain Injury

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2020

Can a brain injury cause vision problems? Any traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have significant visual consequences. During the initial treatment of a concussion or […]

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Common Vision Problems Associated With a Brain Injury 

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Over 10 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur annually, worldwide. Approximately 2.8 million, close to 1 in 100, Americans suffer a form of TBI every […]

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A Teacher’s Guide to Vision

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

It may surprise you to discover that many students that show signs of a learning difficulty actually have a vision problem. “It is estimated that […]

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Guide to Eye Exams

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Why are eye exams important? A comprehensive eye exam includes a thorough examination of your ocular health and visual abilities. Many factors contribute to the […]

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