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Another reason children should have early vision testing

The National Eye Institute (NEI) recently completed a study showing that preschool children who suffer with vision problems that make it harder for them to see things up-close (hyperopia), perform significantly worse on literacy tests. Part of the NEI’s overall “Vision in Preschooler” study compared 492 four- and five-year-old children with uncorrected hyperopia to their […]

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Eye twitches are annoying, but are they something more serious?

We’ve all experienced it. That weird little pulsing of the eyelid that seems to come out of nowhere, bug us for awhile, and then just as mysteriously disappear. Eyelid spasms, or twitches, can occur off and on throughout our lives, and for various reasons. Sometimes one eye will twitch, sometimes the twitch alternates between your […]

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Don’t believe everything you read, except this

We know that there are a lot of stories out there causing concern by reporting ways we’re damaging our eyes and vision. Your doctor knows best, however, and wants to separate certain facts from fiction when it comes to your eye health: Using the computer hurts your eyes — FICTION Staring at your computer or […]

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Attention contact lens wearers. You’re doing it all wrong!

If you’re one of the more than 40 million people in the U.S. who wear contacts, you could be making mistakes that lead to eye infections, even vision loss. That’s according to a recent survey undertaken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey revealed that 99% of the 1,000 contact lens […]

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Prevention is the best medicine for our eyes

Many eye complaints – blurry vision, sensitivity to glare, dryness – end up being common issues that can be diagnosed and treated without causing serious harm to your vision. In some cases, however, those same symptoms can be early signs of more serious problems. Anytime you have concerns about your eyes or notice changes in […]

Eye Floaters: What Are They?

Do you notice some spots in your vision here and there, as well as tiny specks that seem like cobwebs suddenly drifting from one corner? If you are puzzled as to what they truly are, you may be seeing eye floaters. Although they usually don’t pose a serious concern, they can be bothersome to the […]