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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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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 […]

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Eye Protection at Home

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Ninety percent of eye injuries can be prevented with appropriate eye protection. Many people perform their daily chores without even thinking about the risk of […]

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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 (scratches) account for approximately 1.5 percent of eye injuries each year.  The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of the eye that is […]

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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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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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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

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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Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is low vision? Low vision is diagnosed when vision cannot be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery— allowing you to participate […]

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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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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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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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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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Common Eye Diseases

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 most common eye conditions. Cataracts […]

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