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Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Its Impact

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects various body organs. People with diabetes risk developing diabetic retinopathy. This eye condition occurs when high glucose levels damage the eye’s blood vessels. It causes the blood vessels to swell and leak. They may close, preventing the flow of blood. Sometimes, new blood vessels develop on the retina. The condition can result in vision loss and permanent blindness. 

Digital Eye Strain in Children: Tips to Protect Their Eyes in the Digital Age

Digital eye strain in children refers to a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged use of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and televisions.

Pediatric Eye Exams and Sports: Protecting Your Child’s Vision on the Field

You want your sports-loving kids to have fun and stay safe, not get hurt. But do you also think about protecting their eyes? Sports-related eye injuries are common among children and can cause severe vision problems. That is why regular pediatric eye exams and proper eye protection are essential for your child’s eye health and safety.

Why Scleral Lenses Might Be the Solution to Your Dry Eye Woes

Scleral lenses are solid gas-permeable contacts that are extra-wide in diameter. Unlike traditional contact lenses, they cover your entire cornea.

Astigmatism: Tips for Coping With Uneven Eyesight

Astigmatism is an eye condition caused by an uneven cornea. In a healthy eye, the front part of the eyeball (cornea) is round.

When Your Eyes Turn Red: How to Tell If You Have Pink Eye, and What to Do Next

Conjunctivitis, often called pink eye, is an inflammation that causes the white of the eye to appear pink or red. The conjunctiva is the membrane with tiny blood vessels lining the eyelid and eyeball.

Understanding Cataracts: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

Cataracts develop when the clear eye lens becomes cloudy. Light has to pass through a clear lens for the eye to see clearly. When the lens becomes cloudy, it cannot focus light properly, affecting the brain-eye process. Cataracts usually develop slowly over time, eventually causing blurry vision and other symptoms. The vision changes with the size and location of the cataract. 

Choosing the Right Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape

Choosing the right eyeglasses for your face shape can significantly affect how you feel about yourself and how you look. Wearing the right frames complements your personality and heightens your natural facial features. 

Why Regular Eye Exams Are Important for Children's Vision and Overall Health

Children's vision aids them in comprehending their surroundings. It plays a critical role in their development. An uncorrected vision issue may impair your little one's ability to learn and reach his/her full potential. Routine eye exams are necessary to keep kids' eyes healthy.

Preparing Your Child for Their First Eye Exam

Routine eye exams are essential to your child’s eye health as they grow and for their future. Children learn about 80 percent of everything about the world through their eyes. It means that their social and academic lives are critically hinged on their ability to see well. Because of this, eye doctors recommend a first eye exam when your child is about one year old.

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