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Top 5 Myopia Myths

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Do you want to know the truth about the top 5 myopia myths?  Myopia affects 1.45 billion people worldwide and is the most common refractive […]

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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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Multifocal Contact Lenses for Children 

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

Was your child prescribed multifocal contact lenses and you’re not sure why? Multifocal contact lenses are prescribed for children to support their learning and school […]

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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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Guide to Implantable Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

Have you been told you cannot have laser eye surgery? ICLs may be the solution. If you are considering laser vision correction surgery, an implantable […]

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LASIK Eye Surgery: 5 Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus February 15, 2021

Here’s the most common myths and facts on laser eye surgery. While LASIK eye surgery has become the most popular refractive surgery in the U.S, […]

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Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Approximately 1 in 3 people have astigmatism, a vision condition that causes blurry and distorted vision. If you have astigmatism, there is a wide variety […]

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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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Contact Lenses or Laser Eye Surgery?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Tired of wearing your glasses everyday?  If you wear corrective lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you may be wondering about the advantages that contact […]

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Burning Eyes at Night

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

If your eyes are burning at night, you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome.  Dry eye syndrome can put a damper on your day […]

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Who Can Benefit from Scleral Lenses?

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

If your regular contact lenses are causing you discomfort or your vision is not as clear as you would like it to be, ask your […]

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Contact Lenses for Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Up to five percent of contact lens wearers will develop GPC in their lifetime. Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is an allergic reaction that causes small […]

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How Does Ortho-K Work?

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Ortho-k contact lenses gently reshape the curvature of the eye to improve vision and control myopia progression.  Nearly 30 percent of Americans suffer from myopia.  […]

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Ortho-K: Top 10 FAQs

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is quickly becoming the gold standard for myopia management in children.  We have provided the top 10 most frequently asked questions about ortho-k […]

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Are Ortho-K Lenses Safe?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

Optometrists are constantly reminding us not to sleep in our contact lenses— but if ortho-k lenses are worn overnight, do they increase the risk of […]

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Eye Allergies and Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Eye allergies can cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms, making contact lens wear difficult for many allergy sufferers.  Eye allergies can cause any of the […]

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Tips for Allergic Eyes

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Did you know that up to 25 percent of people suffer from eye allergies? Eye allergies can develop at any time during the year, and […]

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Corneal Transplant (Keratoplasty)

by Russ Lazarus November 24, 2020

More than 44,000 corneal transplants are performed in the United States each year. The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye that is responsible […]

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Answers to Your Top 6 Questions about COVID-19 and Your Eyes

by Russ Lazarus November 17, 2020

With healthcare information changing daily amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention has been given to the virus’ effect on one of the most sensitive parts […]

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Corneal Ulcers (Keratitis)

by Russ Lazarus November 12, 2020

What is a corneal ulcer? The cornea is the translucent, outermost layer of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The cornea plays a […]

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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 to Insert and Remove Scleral Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Inserting and removing your scleral lenses may be challenging at first. This article will guide you through the process until you feel comfortable on your […]

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How to Insert and Remove Hard Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Below is a helpful guide on how to insert and remove your rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses using the most common, easy to follow methods. Contact […]

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Common Contact Lens Problems

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

While wearing contact lenses is a safe alternative to eyeglasses, they can come with problems that you may not expect— especially if you are a […]

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What Are Scleral Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Scleral lenses are a type of gas permeable (GP) lens that are specially designed for patients with corneal irregularities and other eye conditions that make […]

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The Contact Lens Exam

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Over 22 percent of people who wear eyeglasses also wear contact lenses. If you are thinking about contact lenses, let your eye doctor know that […]

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Guide to Hard Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

While soft contact lenses have become quite popular in recent years, hard contact lenses are actually preferred by many people with specific vision conditions. What […]

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Contact Lenses: What Can Go Wrong?

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

When it comes to eyewear, contact lenses offer many benefits. But contact lens use can also cause serious complications to your eye health and vision, […]

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Guide to Soft Contacts Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Approximately 90 percent of contact lens wearers prefer soft contact lenses.  There are many different options when it comes to soft contact lenses. While your […]

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How to Insert and Remove Soft Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 3, 2020

If you are a new contact wearer, you may be a bit nervous about inserting and removing your new lenses. While inserting and removing your […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 3, 2020

Wearing contact lenses has many advantages when compared to eyeglasses. However, since the lenses sit directly on your eyes, it is crucial to be aware […]

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What Is Corneal Topography?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Corneal topography, also known as corneal mapping, is a diagnostic tool that provides 3-D images of the cornea. The cornea is the outer layer of […]

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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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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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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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Myopia Management

by Russ Lazarus June 7, 2020

Are you concerned that your myopia is worsening? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see distant images or objects clearly— […]

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Natural Remedies for Dry Eyes

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Wondering what you can do to relieve dry eyes… naturally? You may be wondering what you can do to naturally relieve your dry eye symptoms? […]

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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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Laser Eye Surgery

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Are you thinking of having laser eye surgery? Laser eye surgery, also called laser refractive surgery, is a common procedure that is performed to eliminate […]

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Guide to Bifocals and Multifocals

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Have you noticed the need to hold your phone, books or restaurant menus farther from your eyes to improve their clarity? Presbyopia is the most […]

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Guide to Sunglasses

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Sunglasses are fashionable, but why are they so important? Most people are aware of the harmful effects ultraviolet (UV) radiation can have on the skin. […]

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Why Buy Contact Lenses from an Optometrist?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Purchasing contact lenses from an online supplier is tempting, but may end up costing you more in the long run. The latest trend in purchasing […]

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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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Conjunctivitis and Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

Eye infections can cause redness, pain and inflammation, and can even lead to permanent vision loss if not treated effectively. Approximately 1 in 300 people […]

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How to Prevent Eye Allergies

by Russ Lazarus May 27, 2020

If you suffer from red, sore allergic eyes, there are several ways to prevent this condition from affecting your life. Allergies are a common complaint, […]

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Eyecare for Children

by Russ Lazarus May 25, 2020

Eyecare for Children Are you worried about your child needing glasses? Do you want to understand why your child needs bifocals or multifocals? Are you […]

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The Myth of 20/20 Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2020

Have you been told that your child has perfect 20/20 vision, but their difficulties continue to affect their academic success? Schedule an eye exam with […]

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Vision Therapy for Special Needs

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Vision Therapy for Special Needs How do vision problems impact daily life for children with special needs? Do children with special needs require special eye […]

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Children’s Vision 101

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Children’s Vision 101 Would you like to understand the importance of a pediatric eye exam? Would you like to know how to prevent your child’s […]

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Why Is My Child’s Myopia Worsening?

by Russ Lazarus May 10, 2020

Are you concerned that your child needs stronger eyeglasses? Myopia is not only blurry vision but can also lead to serious sight-threatening eye diseases. Myopia […]

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Presbyopia

by Russ Lazarus May 6, 2020

What is presbyopia? Presbyopia is the most common reason most adults begin to wear eyeglasses. Presbyopia gradually develops overtime, beginning at around age 40— it […]

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What Is Farsightedness?

by Russ Lazarus May 4, 2020

Farsightedness, also known as long-sightedness or hyperopia, causes near objects or images to appear blurry. A hyperopic eye focuses an image behind the retina, instead […]

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Do Children Need Sunglasses?

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2020

We all appreciate the need to protect our skin and eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation— this is even more important for children! Your child’s […]

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Can Children Wear Contact Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2020

Eye doctors report that over 4 in 10 of their contact lens patients are school aged. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), approximately 45 […]

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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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Why Is Myopia Management Important?

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

While myopia is common vision problem that makes eyewear a new necessity, it can also cause serious eye diseases later in life. Myopia occurs when […]

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Choosing Glasses for Children

by Russ Lazarus April 22, 2020

A guide to choosing the best eyeglasses for your child Eyeglasses for children are now fun, colorful, and available in a wide variety of shapes […]

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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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