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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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Allergies and Contact Lenses: Part 2 Q

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

Pollen is not the only cause of allergies that can affect your eyes and make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable. Dust, mold, smoke, and pet dander

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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 Allergies

by Devora Kramer May 26, 2021

Up to 25 percent of people worldwide suffer from eye allergies. 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, and can cause a great deal of discomfort— sneezing, sniffling, stuffy nose, and itchy throat can all affect your daily functioning.

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New Category Example (Dry Eye)

by Steve Sicherman May 19, 2021

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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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Pink Eye: What Do I Do?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

If your child’s eyes are sore, scratchy or watery, they most likely have ‘Pink Eye’.   Pink eye is the most common eye problem among children,

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Can Eye Drops Be Overused?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

Do you suffer from red, itchy eyes? Eye drops may provide relief, but don’t overuse them.  Overusing eye drops can cause more harm than good.

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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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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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Smoking and Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

We all know smoking impacts our general health, but did you know it can also affect the eyes?  More than 1 billion people worldwide smoke

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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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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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What Are the Signs You Need Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Are you concerned with your performance at school, work, or sports? Strengthening the visual skills boosts your ability to focus, read, concentrate and all other aspects required for work performance. Vision therapy is a customized, personalized treatment program designed to strengthen and improve visual skills, resulting in enhanced reading, learning, attention and the overall school performances.

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Soft Contacts: Dailies or Monthlies?

by Russ Lazarus February 22, 2021

You have made a life-changing decision to wear soft contact lenses, now which will you choose – daily or monthly? The choice between wearing daily

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Science Needs Compassion

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered if the smile of a nurse or the bedside manner of a doctor actually increase the chances of positive treatment results? 

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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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Dry Eyes: What Is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy? 

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy treats the underlying cause of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and dry eye syndrome (DES), providing long lasting results for millions

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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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Why Do My Eyes Feel Gritty?

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Gritty eyes can make your eyes feel scratchy, rough and irritated— almost as if a piece of sand is stuck in your eye. Gritty eyes

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How Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treated?

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the leading causes of dry eye syndrome and blepharitis. Recent studies show up that to 59 percent of

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Can Warm Compresses Help Dry Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

If you are suffering from mild to moderate dry eye symptoms, warm compresses are a natural way to treat dry eyes and relieve uncomfortable symptoms. 

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Why Do Dry Eyes Affect Women More Than Men?

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

Why is it that over 67 percent of patients with dry eyes are women? This means that women are twice as likely to suffer with

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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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How Is Dry Eye Syndrome Diagnosed?

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Dry eye syndrome affects up to 50% of all adults. Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition that occurs when the eyes cannot produce a

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Dry Eyes or Eye Allergies?

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

If over-the-counter allergy eye drops have yet to relieve your dry, itchy eyes, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.

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Why Do My Eyes Feel Sore?

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Nearly half of all adults experience sore eyes and up to 33 percent of patients in eye care clinics present with complaints about dry eye.

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Managing Dry Eyes in the Spring 

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with chronic dry eyes or dry eye syndrome (DES)?  If you also suffer from seasonal allergies, your dry eye symptoms may

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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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Can Pregnancy Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

Most moms-to-be are well aware of the bodily changes that remind you on a daily basis that you are expecting— the most common being: morning sickness, food aversions, heightened sense of smell, swollen ankles, headaches, exhaustion, and many other uncomfortable yet normal pregnancy symptoms. What you may not know is that these physiological changes that take place during pregnancy can also lead to changes in your eyes and vision.

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Why Is My Eye Twitching?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

Have you ever felt your eyelid moving or twitching involuntarily? What is an eye twitch? An eye twitch, clinically termed myokymia, occurs when the eyelid

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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 new contact lens wearer. Here are some of the most common contact lens problems, and how to avoid them.

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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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Dry Eye and Menopause

by Russ Lazarus September 3, 2020

Approximately 61 percent of perimenopausal and menopausal women are affected by dry eyes.  Many women during menopause suffer with dry eyes. During menopause, the body

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Does Eyelid Cleaning Improve Dry Eye?

by Russ Lazarus August 31, 2020

Over 50 percent of dry eye symptoms are caused by inadequate eyelid hygiene. Dry eye can be a symptom related to many different conditions, but

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Vision Therapy: Glossary of Terms

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Have you heard some terms from friends, family or even your eye doctor, that you are not sure what they mean? Here is a guide

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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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Double Vision (Diplopia)

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

Each year, approximately 850,000 visits to the doctor and emergency room are associated with double vision.  Double vision, medically termed diplopia, can be very worrisome.

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Bell’s Palsy

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

What is Bell’s palsy? Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes the muscles on one side of your face to droop or become stiff, either

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Cornea Conditions

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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Eyelid Conditions

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is the function of the eyelid? Your eyelids play a crucial role in protecting your ocular health. Eyelids cover the delicate cornea. Without the

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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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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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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

The critical role of the eyelid The eyelid’s primary function is to protect the eye from injury and provide a moist cavity for the normal

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Guide to Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Do suffer with dry eyes? There are a range of very successful treatment now available that can offer you significant relief from your symptoms. The key is receiving the right diagnosis and appropriate advice from your eye doctor.

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Purchasing Contact Lenses Online?

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 contact lenses involves ordering from online retail suppliers. While it may seem appealing to have your contact lenses shipped straight to your door, unfortunately, there are many disadvantages to purchasing contact lenses online

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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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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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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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Neuro-Optometry

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Have you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion and still experiencing vision problems? TBIs can cause double vision, blurriness, headaches and eye strain, these can be successfully treated with a personalized vision therapy program.

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Eye Drops For Children

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

What are eye drops used for in children? Your eye doctor may have used eye drops during the eye exam of your child or may have prescribed eye drops for their use. Eye drops are commonly administered or prescribed by eye doctors for children.

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Vision Therapy for TBI Related Vision Conditions

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

How does a TBI affect vision? Vision is the most important source of sensory information. Consisting of a sophisticated complex of subsystems, the visual process

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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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Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Below are stories from children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their experiences with Vision Therapy. *Names have been altered

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