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Contact Lenses and Children: Part 2 Q&A

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Did you know? Contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and up. Many times, parents are hesitant to get their child contact

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Contact Lenses Safety for Children

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Eye doctors report that over 4 in 10 of their contact lens patients are school aged children. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 14.5

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Top 8 Tips for Allergies and Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Do you suffer from allergies, but also want to wear contact lenses? Pollen is not the only cause of allergies that can affect your eyes

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Eyes and Herpes: Q&A

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Herpes eye infection requires urgent medical attention. Eye herpes, also known as herpes keratitis, is a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes

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Can Herpes Affect the Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Eye herpes affects over 1.5 million people around the world each year. The most common type of eye herpes is called epithelial keratitis, which tends

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Contact Lenses: Daily or Monthly?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. Contact lenses are a great choice for people who want convenience and clear vision.

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Is Sleeping in Contact Lenses Dangerous?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

About one-third of contact lens wearers occasionally sleep with their lenses. It’s easy to fall asleep in your contact lenses; one minute you’re reading a

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When is Blurred Vision a Medical Emergency?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

A problem with any part of the eye, such as the retina, optic nerve or cornea, can suddenly cause blurred vision. Slowly progressive blurred vision is usually caused by long-term medical conditions. Sudden blurring is most often caused by a single event. Some instances of sudden blurred vision are medical emergencies that must be treated as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage and vision loss.

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Dry Eye or Eye Infection?

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2021

Are your eyes red and irritated? Is it dry eyes or an eye infection?   To help you out, here are the key differences between dry

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Nearsighted or Farsighted?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Have you been told you are ‘nearsighted’ or ‘farsighted’ but not totally sure what they mean? Both of these may require you to rely on

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Glaucoma: What are the Signs?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Did you know about 3 million people in the U.S. are affected by glaucoma, but only half are aware they have it? Over 90% of

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Glaucoma: ‘The Silent Thief of Sight’

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Did you know that rock star Bono from U2 has glaucoma? U2’s Bono is not alone, at least 3 million North Americans have glaucoma, but only 50% know they have it! In 95% of glaucoma cases, it starts off asymptomatic and by the time the condition is noticed, the vision loss is irreversible. That’s why regular eye exams are so crucial, even if you don’t suspect a problem.

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Cataracts: Top 5 Myths and Facts 

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Have you been told you have cataracts, but not sure about the myths and facts? Here are the top 5 myths and facts about cataracts.

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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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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 Eye Exams Important?

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Are Eye Exams Important? Yes! Many eye conditions, in their early stages, have no obvious signs or symptoms, so the annual exam is often the only way to detect eye conditions early. Since there are often no signs or symptoms, regular comprehensive eye exams are key to maintaining good vision and healthy eyes.

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Which Foods Help Dry Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Over 50% of all adults experience dry eyes. Other than dryness of the eye, symptoms of dry eye include burning, irritation and grittiness. While studies

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ICL Surgery: What to Expect

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

Over 1 million ICLs have been implanted globally. An implantable collamer lens (ICL) is an artificial lens that’s permanently implanted in the eye, this surgical

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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, there are many misconceptions regarding this procedure that prevent people from even discussing LASIK with their eye doctors.

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Scleral Lenses After Laser Surgery

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Have you had laser eye surgery and are now experiencing post-surgery complications?  If you have had laser eye surgery but still have blurry vision, scleral

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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 lenses and laser eye surgery have to offer. Contact lenses are a great solution if you would like to be free of your glasses, but laser eye surgery, also called laser refractive surgery, can help to eliminate the need for corrective eye wear altogether.

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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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Why Am I Seeing Halos?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Seeing halos around lights can be a cause for concern, or it can be completely normal.  If you notice a sudden appearance of halos or

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Pink Eye or Allergies?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Do you find that you sometimes struggle to open your eyes due to severe eye discomfort? Eye allergy symptoms can sometimes mimic an eye infection,

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Are Ortho-K Lenses Safe?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

Ortho-k lenses are designed to reshape your cornea while you sleep, so you can benefit from clear vision during the day— without the need for glasses or contact lenses. These specialized lenses are prescribed to control the rate of myopia progression in children, as well as for vision correction without the need for daytime eyewear. The question is, are they safe?

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Why Do Adults Choose Ortho-K?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

If you have been thinking about ways to improve your vision without the need for corrective eyewear, ortho-k may be the solution you have been searching for

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Eye Protection at Home

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

90% of eye injuries can be prevented with appropriate eye protection. Many people perform their daily chores without even thinking about the risk of an eye injury. Considering 50% of all eye injuries occur at home, you may want to think about increasing your eye protection around the house.

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Eye Injuries: Are All Toys Safe for Children?

by Russ Lazarus December 6, 2020

An estimated 11,000 toy-related eye injuries occur in the United States, each year. When purchasing toys for your children keep in mind that many toys

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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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Eye Emergency: Hand Sanitizer in Your Eye

by Russ Lazarus November 16, 2020

One of the best ways to protect yourself from catching a virus is to frequently disinfect your hands. Washing your hands with warm water and

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What Is a Corneal Abrasion?

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Corneal abrasions account for over 2 in every 100 eye injuries each year.  What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of

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Keratoconus Treatment: Corneal Cross-linking 

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that weakens the cornea and changes its structure — leading to vision problems and even vision loss.  The cornea

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Guide to 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 contact lens wear difficult. 

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The Contact Lens Exam

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Over 22 percent of people who wear eyeglasses enjoy the benefits of also using contact lenses.  If you are thinking about contact lenses, discuss if

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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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Corneal Dystrophies

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Corneal conditions can permantly impact your vision. The cornea is the clear, protective outer layer of the eye. It’s primary function is to act as

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What is Low Vision?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Do you or a loved one have low vision? Low vision is diagnosed when vision cannot be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery— allowing you to participate in every day activities. It is often accompanied by blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision— and may also be called legal blindness. Low vision may prevent you from driving, watching TV, reading, using a computer or participating in your favorite hobbies.

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Pinguecula and Pterygium

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

Pingueculae and pterygia are benign growths that appear on the eye’s conjunctiva, the clear covering over the white part of your eye. What is a

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What are Cataracts?

by Russ Lazarus May 27, 2020

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s focusing lens,  causing blurry vision and vision loss. This condition is painless and usually develops gradually over time. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 45.

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What Is Farsightedness?

by Russ Lazarus May 4, 2020

It is estimated that 13% of school age children are far-sighted, farsightedness, also known as long-sightedness or hyperopia, causes near objects or images to appear blurry. Hyperopia causes the eye to focus what you are looking at behind the retina, instead of on the retina- causing words on a page, or images on your phone to appear out of focus.

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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 refractive error that causes distorted vision, usually at all distances. It is a common vision condition that can be present at birth, or develop over time, and most frequently occurs together with myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness).

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The 4 Frequent Eye Conditions

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Have you been told you have an eye disease or need eye surgery? This guide will help you understand the 4 most common eye conditions:

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