eye exam

2021 Update: Dyslexia

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2021

Studies show that up to 15 percent of the population may be dyslexic, though less than 10 percent actually receive a formal diagnosis. Dyslexia is […]

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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 […]

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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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Myopia and Vision Therapy

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Vision therapy not only treats lazy eye, eye turn, or learning difficulties, but may also prevent or slow the progression of myopia. While a cure […]

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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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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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When are Atropine Eye Drops Used?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Atropine is an essential eye drop used by eye doctors in both the diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. When you go for your […]

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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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Why are Annual Eye Exams Important?

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Clear vision is important—but your annual exams will also ensure your eye health.  Most patients enjoy their visit to the eye doctor, there are always […]

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Macular Degeneration: Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

Macular degeneration impacts the lives of nearly 10% of all adults—more than all other eye conditions combined. Let’s clear up some myths and facts on […]

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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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Eyes: The Windows to Your Health

by Russ Lazarus February 21, 2021

Eyes are known as the ‘windows to your soul’, but they are the window to your health as well. According to Eye-Q, over 20% of […]

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How to Adjust to New Glasses

by Russ Lazarus February 15, 2021

Have you ever put on a new pair of glasses for the first time, and noticed that your vision was blurry or making you feel […]

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Treatments for Eye Floaters

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

If eye floaters are affecting your vision, effective treatments are now available to give you relief. Eye floaters cause visual disturbances and can become so […]

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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 will help you to narrow down your choices and ensure that you will truly […]

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Your Baby’s Vision Development

by Valerie Lam February 8, 2021

Congratulations! You’re the proud parent of a new baby and you are so curious as to what they can see in their first year of […]

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What Is a Macular Hole?

by Devora Kramer February 3, 2021

Macular holes affect up to 4 in 1,000 people above the age of 55.  A macular hole is a small tear in the center of […]

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Can Corticosteroids Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 24, 2020

Corticosteroid drugs, also called steroids, stimulate the production of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a natural hormone that helps to stabilize the body’s anti-inflammatory […]

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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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Eye Anatomy: The Front of the Eye

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

Did you know that the eye is made up of over 2 million parts, each contributing a distinct vital role in your ability to see? […]

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 How Does the Eye Work?

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

Approximately 80 percent of everything we learn comes through our eyes — the question is, how? The eye contains over two million working parts and […]

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Are You at Risk for Diabetic Eye Damage?

by Russ Lazarus September 21, 2020

An estimated 30 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 25 to 45 percent of them will develop some form of diabetic eye damage. According to […]

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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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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 a Visual Acuity Test?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Your visual acuity, or clarity of vision, represents how well you are able to see letters or objects at a given distance.  Visual acuity is […]

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What Is an OCT Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

An optical coherence tomography scan (OCT scan) is a critical tool for early diagnosis of macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and diabetic retinal disease.  An […]

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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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What Is a Digital Retinal Image?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Digital retinal imaging (DRI) is a quick and painless way for your eye doctor to look inside your eye and track changes to your ocular […]

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Visual Field Testing

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

What is a visual field test? Your visual field is simply all the areas you can see at one time. This area includes all the […]

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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. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious vision-threatening eye disease, caused by uncontrolled, high blood sugar levels, […]

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Guide to Eye Drops

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What are eye drops used for? Eye drops are commonly administered or prescribed by eye doctors for a number of different reasons. The most common […]

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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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Why Is My Child Color Blind?

by Russ Lazarus May 11, 2020

What is color blindness? Color blindness is not blindness at all, rather a condition that prevents a person from distinguishing certain colors from each other. […]

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Timeline of Vision Development

by Russ Lazarus May 4, 2020

Vision and development A child’s vision is a complex combination of the brain, the eyes and the vast array of nerves that connect them. At […]

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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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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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Eye Exams for Children

by Ilan Manoim March 11, 2020

The importance of pediatric eye exams  While it is common practice for pediatricians to conduct a brief vision screening at your child’s annual physical, it […]

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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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