Myopia

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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Top 5 Myopia Myths

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Do you want to know the truth about the top 5 myopia myths?  Myopia affects 1.45 billion people worldwide and is the most common refractive […]

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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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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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Multifocal Contact Lenses for Children 

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

Was your child prescribed multifocal contact lenses and you’re not sure why? Multifocal contact lenses are prescribed for children to support their learning and school […]

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Why Are My Child’s Eyes Weakening?

by Russ Lazarus March 1, 2021

Are you concerned your child’s eyes are weakening? Why does this happen? Children’s eyes can weaken and lenses become stronger, but should I be concerned? […]

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ICL Surgery: What to Expect

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

Over 1 million ICLs have been implanted globally. An implantable collamer lens (ICL) is an artificial lens that’s permanently implanted in the eye, this surgical […]

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Guide to Implantable Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

Have you been told you cannot have laser eye surgery? ICLs may be the solution. If you are considering laser vision correction surgery, an implantable […]

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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, […]

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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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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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Help! My Child Dislikes Online Learning

by Devora Kramer January 26, 2021

The current COVID-19 pandemic has children learning through digital platforms for up to 7-10 hours a day! But what can you do when your child […]

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Near Point Visual Stress (NPVS)

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Modern science now understands why long hours of reading and screen time can lead to eye strain. When the visual system struggles to meet the […]

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What’s Worse: High Myopia or Smoking?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Smoking can lead to the development of sight-threatening eye diseases — but did you know that myopia can also increase your risk of these serious […]

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Myopia Management for Athletes

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Rarely do you think about your eyes when preparing for a big game… until your glasses slip off your face or your contact lenses pop […]

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How Does Ortho-K Work?

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Ortho-k contact lenses gently reshape the curvature of the eye to improve vision and control myopia progression.  Nearly 30 percent of Americans suffer from myopia.  […]

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Ortho-K: Top 10 FAQs

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is quickly becoming the gold standard for myopia management in children.  We have provided the top 10 most frequently asked questions about ortho-k […]

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The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children with Myopia

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Not only does spending time outdoors have significant health benefits, it can even help to slow down myopia progression in children.  Myopia, more commonly known […]

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Should I Be Worried About Myopia?

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children doesn’t only result in a rapidly increasing optical prescription, it can also lead to some serious sight-threatening eye conditions in […]

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Can Your Child Benefit from Myopia Management?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem that occurs when distant images appear blurry. Myopia occurs when the light entering the eye is focused in […]

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MiSight Lenses for Myopia Management

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

Does your child have myopia (nearsightedness)?  Is your child’s optical prescription worsening?  Does your child require stronger glasses every year? Myopia (nearsightedness) generally begins in […]

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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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Guide to High-Index Lenses

by Russ Lazarus November 25, 2020

What are high-index lenses? High-index lenses are eyeglass lenses that are designed to be thinner and lighter than regular lenses. They are generally recommended for […]

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Improve Your Sight, Improve Your Life

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

Believe it or not, the coronavirus pandemic may have brought about a number of positive changes in many people’s lives. The COVID-19 pandemic arrived at […]

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Night Blindness: Treatments and Prevention

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) affects vision clarity in low light conditions and can significantly impact performance of daily activities. Night blindness, despite its name, does not […]

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What Causes Night Blindness?

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) causes reduced vision in low light conditions, and can be a source of fear and anxiety for those affected by it.   Decreased […]

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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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Guide to Hard Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

While soft contact lenses have become quite popular in recent years, hard contact lenses are actually preferred by many people with specific vision conditions. What […]

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Guide to Soft Contacts Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Approximately 90 percent of contact lens wearers prefer soft contact lenses.  There are many different options when it comes to soft contact lenses. While your […]

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Vision Therapy: Glossary of Terms

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

AMBLYOPIA also known as “lazy eye” is a visual condition that affects approximately 2 or 3 out of every 100 children in the United States. […]

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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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8 Tips to Protect Your Child’s Vision

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Visual health is crucial for all aspects of life— seeing, learning, and connecting with others. Follow these tips to  protect your child’s eyes and developing 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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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 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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Vision Therapy for ADD

by Russ Lazarus May 25, 2020

Vision Therapy for ADHD Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, but continues to suffer from reading and attention issues? Does your have eye tracking […]

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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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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 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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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 Drops For Children

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

What are eye drops used for? Your eye doctor may have used eye drops during the eye exam of your child or may have prescribed […]

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Are School Vision Screenings Reliable?

by Russ Lazarus April 20, 2020

Many schools conduct vision screenings as a service to try to identify vision problems that may affect their students’ academic performance… but are they reliable? […]

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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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Vision and Down Syndrome 

by Russ Lazarus March 30, 2020

Individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) are at a higher risk for a range of vision conditions that may affect the development of their visual skills.  […]

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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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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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