eyeglasses

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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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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Tinted Lenses for Color Blindness

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

An estimated 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women has some degree of color blindness. Color blindness is not an actual blindness, but […]

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Which Glasses Are Best for Playing Sports?

by Devora Kramer January 31, 2021

Sports-related eye injuries are one of the leading causes of visual impairment and vision loss among children in the United States. According to recent statistics […]

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Choosing Glasses for Your Face Shape 

by Russ Lazarus December 13, 2020

When shopping for new eyeglasses, finding frames that fit your style and make you look your best should not be overwhelming or difficult… if you […]

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Optical Lenses for Children

by Russ Lazarus November 30, 2020

Which optical lenses are best for children? If you are purchasing new eyeglasses for your child, you may not even be aware that different lens […]

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Do I Need Coatings on My Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus November 24, 2020

Wondering if lens coatings are absolutely necessary or just an added bonus? When purchasing new eyeglasses, many eyecare professionals will recommend adding a coating to […]

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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

An estimated 15 percent of women experience vision changes during pregnancy.  Pregnancy can bring about many different changes in your body. These changes, although sometimes […]

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8 Vision Therapy Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus October 20, 2020

Vision therapy is a specialized program prescribed for the treatment of vision conditions that cannot be fully treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses.  Unfortunately, there […]

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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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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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Can Glasses or Eye Patches Treat Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus July 27, 2020

If you have been diagnosed with convergence insufficiency (CI), or are experiencing symptoms of CI, you may be wondering how CI is treated. Any type […]

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Cataract Surgery: What to Expect

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most effective ocular surgeries— improving vision for over 95 percent of patients. Are cataracts significantly affecting your vision […]

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Myopia Management FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Q: 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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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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Blue Light and Screens

by Russ Lazarus June 18, 2020

Over exposure to high energy visible (HEV) blue light may be harmful to your health, and has become a rising concern among eye care professionals. […]

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Guide to Contact Lenses 

by Russ Lazarus June 16, 2020

How do contact lenses correct vision? Have you ever thought about how a piece of plastic can improve your vision? Contact lenses are primarily prescribed […]

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Myopia Management

by Russ Lazarus June 7, 2020

Are you concerned that your myopia is worsening? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see distant images or objects clearly— […]

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Laser Eye Surgery

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Are you thinking of having laser eye surgery? Laser eye surgery, also called laser refractive surgery, is a common procedure that is performed to eliminate […]

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Guide to Bifocals and Multifocals

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Have you noticed the need to hold your phone, books or restaurant menus farther from your eyes to improve their clarity? Presbyopia is the most […]

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Guide to Sunglasses

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Sunglasses are fashionable, but why are they so important? Most people are aware of the harmful effects ultraviolet (UV) radiation can have on the skin. […]

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Why Buy Contact Lenses from an Optometrist?

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 […]

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Guide to Optical Lenses

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

In recent years, the transition from glass to plastic lenses has revolutionized the way we see. In the past, eyeglass lenses were made of glass. […]

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Guide to 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— […]

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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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Hypertropia or Hyperphoria?

by Russ Lazarus May 20, 2020

What is hypertropia? Hypertropia is a form of vertical strabismus (eye turn), or misalignment of the eyes that occurs when one eye turns upward. When […]

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Children’s Vision 101

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Children’s Vision 101 Would you like to understand the importance of a pediatric eye exam? Would you like to know how to prevent your child’s […]

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Why Is My Child’s Myopia Worsening?

by Russ Lazarus May 10, 2020

Are you concerned that your child needs stronger eyeglasses? Myopia is not only blurry vision but can also lead to serious sight-threatening eye diseases. Myopia […]

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Presbyopia

by Russ Lazarus May 6, 2020

What is presbyopia? Presbyopia is the most common reason most adults begin to wear eyeglasses. Presbyopia gradually develops overtime, beginning at around age 40— it […]

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Multifocal Designs for Children

by Russ Lazarus May 5, 2020

Your eye doctor may have prescribed multifocal lenses for your child— but aren’t multifocals only for adults? What are multifocal lenses? Multifocal lenses, which many […]

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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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Do Children Need Sunglasses?

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2020

We all appreciate the need to protect our skin and eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation— this is even more important for children! Your child’s […]

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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 […]

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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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What Is Myopia?

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, causes distant objects to appear blurry or out of focus. Myopia affects clarity of vision for any distant […]

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Choosing Glasses for Children

by Russ Lazarus April 22, 2020

A guide to choosing the best eyeglasses for your child Eyeglasses for children are now fun, colorful, and available in a wide variety of shapes […]

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What Is Esotropia?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

Esotropia is a form of strabismus (crossed-eyes) that is caused by an inward turn of the eye, toward the nose. The condition can be constant […]

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Eye Exams for Children

by Russ Lazarus 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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General Eye Care 101

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Primary Eye Care 101 Why are regular eye exams important? Can eye disease be prevented? What are the signs and symptoms of digital eye strain? […]

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