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Keratoconus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Keratoconus, a progressive eye disease that typically begins in one's teens or early twenties, causes the cornea— the clear, front part of the eye— to become thin and bulge into a cone-like shape.

How to Deal with Eye Strain from Digital Devices

In the modern world, where nearly everything occurs online, digital eye strain has become a common issue. It's a condition that results from prolonged exposure to digital screens such as computers, smartphones, tablets, and televisions.

The Benefits of Vision Therapy for Children and Adults

Eye doctors often recommend vision therapy to treat children’s vision disorders. The in-office vision rehabilitation can be beneficial for both children and adults.

Comprehensive Eye Exams: What Health Issues Can They Detect?

It seems surprising, but your eye health can tell many things about you. It can reveal much about your health, to be exact. This is because the eyes let your doctor see your blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves all over the body.

Can Vision Therapy Benefit You?

Visual impairment can take a heavy toll on anyone’s life. Fortunately, modern understanding of the eye’s workings has introduced novel treatments to help individuals deal with the condition effectively.

How to Choose the Best Contact Lenses for Your Needs

The Contact Lens Society of America advises patients to seek their eye doctors’ help in choosing the most suitable contact lenses for their vision needs. Contact lenses are made of either glass or thin plastic.

Are Your Contact Lenses Causing Dry Eyes?

Studies indicate that almost 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. The lenses provide function and convenience without worrying about eyeglasses. Unfortunately, wearing contact lenses can cause or worsen symptoms of dry eye syndrome. People who experience eye dryness can find it uncomfortable to wear contacts. If your eyes are dry, itchy, irritated, or red, find out if your contact lenses are causing dry eyes. 

Does Vision Therapy Help Concussions?

The brain controls all the primary functions and parts of your body. Any injury to it due to a stroke, vehicle accident, or concussion will hamper its ability to perform its functions. The most impact may be on your visual system, resulting in various life-changing symptoms.

5 Questions to Ask the Optometrist at Your Child’s Eye Exam

their capacity to achieve their full potential.  Just because your little one has healthy vision does not mean he/she does not need an eye exam. Regular pediatric eye exams are necessary to check whether there is any change in your child’s vision or if he/she has any underlying eye conditions. 

Signs and Symptoms Your Child Needs an Eye Exam

Children with poor eyesight struggle a lot. However, most of them do not know they have a problem. Hence, parents must pay attention to any symptoms that may mean their child needs an eye exam.

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