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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 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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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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Albinism and Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

Albinism affects at least 1 in 20,000 of the population. Ocular albinism affects the eyes, possibly causing dramatic loss of visual function and impact on the quality of life.

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Reading Tips For People With Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

Approximately 3.22 million people in the United States have a visual impairment. For people with a visual impairment, reading is often one of the most

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Glaucoma, Tunnel Vision and Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

Glaucoma causes ‘Tunnel Vision’ and is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma is an eye diseases that damages the optic nerve, leading to permanent vision loss. The most common type of glaucoma shows no early warning signs, and can only be detected during a comprehensive eye exam. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause peripheral vision loss and even permanent blindness.

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Top Home Tips for Low Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2021

One in six adults over age of 45 and one in four adults over age 75 has low vision. Having low vision – reduced vision that can’t be improved with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery –  can make it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks. Fortunately, there are many things a person with low vision can do to remain independent and do the things they enjoy and love.

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Vision Therapy for Concussions

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Up to 90% of people experience vision problems after experiencing a concussion. The symptoms that persist following a concussion are collectively called Post Trauma Vision

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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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What to Do Before an Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

About to come in for your eye exam? Start preparing with these 4 tips, to get the most out of your visit with your eye

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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 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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Glaucoma: Can Meditation Help?

by Russ Lazarus March 1, 2021

Could meditation be the next glaucoma ‘wonder drug’? Can adding meditation to your day help manage your glaucoma? Glaucoma affects 65 million people worldwide, and

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Should I Buy Glasses Online?

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

While buying glasses and contact lenses online may seem enticing, there are many factors to think about before clicking that ‘buy’ button. Shopping online can seem to save time and money and can be extremely convenient, done from virtually anywhere at any time.

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LASIK Co-Management

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

The combined care of your eye doctor with the LASIK surgeon will ensure you achieve the optimum vision. According to Market Scope, around 10 million

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Eyes and Obesity

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Obesity is a global medical epidemic, research clearly shows the direct correlation between obesity and eye diseases. Studies show that obesity increases the risk of

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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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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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What to Look For in a Low Vision Magnifier?

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Asking yourself these questions before deciding on a low vision device to ensure you will gain from your low vision aid. Experiencing life with low

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Low Vision In Children 

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Many children suffer with vision loss, but there are a range of low vision aids that can give them the best chance to engage with the world around them. There are a number of conditions that can cause vision impairments in children. While some of these conditions can be treated in early childhood, many can result in low vision or even total blindness.

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How Can a Developmental Optometrist Help?

by Russ Lazarus October 14, 2020

Developmental optometrists believe that vision can be developed and improved through a learned process.  A developmental optometrist, also called a behavioral optometrist, focuses on the

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The Vision Coach

by Alexandar Andrich September 23, 2020

Authors: Dr. Alex and Patti Andrich Vision Development Team Has your coach ever told you to ‘keep your eye on the ball’? Winning coaches are

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4 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

by Russ Lazarus September 22, 2020

Diabetes can increase your risk of eye disease and permanent vision loss. Diabetes affects the way your body regulates glucose (sugar), and prevents the glucose

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A Deeper Understanding of Diabetic Retinopathy

by Russ Lazarus September 21, 2020

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is critical to ensure

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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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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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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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How Do Anti-VEGF Injections Work?

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

What is VEGF? Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a protein in your body that stimulates the growth of new blood vessels needed for healing—

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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. Follow these 5 tips to reduce your risk of life-long vision loss.

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Myopia Management FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Q1: 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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Diabetic Macular Edema 

by Russ Lazarus July 2, 2020

Diabetic macular edema occurs when damaged blood vessels from the retina leak fluid into the macula, the center of the retina. Diabetic macular edema causes the macula to swell and thicken, resulting in distorted vision.

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious sight-threatening complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. This ocular disease is caused by high levels of sugar in the bloodstream and results in progressive damage to the light detecting retina responsible for sending visual signals to the brain.

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Ocular Oncology

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is ocular oncology? Ocular oncology involves the diagnosis and treatment of all tumors that occur in or around the eye— tumors of the eyelid,

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Guide to Eye Conditions

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Early detection of most eye conditions can ensure you maintain clear sight and enjoy years of good eye health. Have you been told you have an eye disease or need eye surgery? There are 4 main eye diseases, and many others than can impact your vision.

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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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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— metal, plastic, and even natural wood. Optical stores are filled with rows and rows of frames, manufactured by popular brands and designers to suit every taste and unique fashion sense.

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What Are ‘Low Plus’ Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2020

Why did your eye doctor prescribe ‘low plus’ lenses for your child? Low plus lenses, like their name suggests, have relatively low lens powers usually +0.50, +0.75 or +1.00. These powers are considered ‘low’, but may have a considerable benefit for your child’s reading and school grades.

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Children’s Eye Emergencies

by Russ Lazarus April 30, 2020

What is an eye emergency? An eye emergency is any situation that poses a threat to a child’s eye health or vision. Eye injuries account

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A Guide to Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Up to 1 in 8 of all children will have an eye infection each year. 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 permanent vision loss. Effective treatment is always needed, especially when bacteria, viruses, or fungi invade the eye or the surrounding areas.  The most common eye infections that affect children are called Viral and Bacterial Conjunctivitis— both highly contagious.

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Should I See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?

by Russ Lazarus April 5, 2020

Your eye care team Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians are the three main professionals included on the ‘eye care team’. While each profession plays an important

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Eye Exams for Children

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Eye doctors utilize specific clinical and diagnostic tools and assessments to determine your child’s eye health and visual abilities. Since many learning skills are dependent on the strength of visual skills such as binocular vision, accurate eye movements, the ability to see distant objects, etc., doctors recommend that children have their first eye exam at age 6 months.

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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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Advanced Diagnostics

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Many ocular diseases develop without any noticeable symptoms. Advanced diagnostic equipment allows doctors to detect signs of ocular disease before symptoms are present —preventing significant and permanent impact on the vision, and enabling early treatment to best manage the disease. 

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Choosing an Optometrist

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

When deciding on an eye doctor it is important to look for a reputable optometry practice that will meet all of your ocular health and vision needs. A qualified eye care professional will examine, treat, manage, and monitor your ocular health and vision, ensuring you enjoy a life of clear vision.

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