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The Importance of Routine Eye Exams for Children

Pediatric routine eye exams are comprehensive assessments by optometrists to evaluate a child's vision and eye health. These exams are more than just a simple vision screening. They involve a series of tests that can detect not only refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but also serious health conditions such as strabismus (crossed eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), and even certain types of systemic diseases.

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses for Maximum UV Protection

Sunglasses do more than make you look cool. They also shield your eyes from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV radiation can harm your eyes and lead to problems like cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancer. It is best to pick the right sunglasses for ultimate UV protection. But how can you tell which sunglasses are best for your eyes? Here are some handy tips to help you find your perfect pair.

How UV Rays Affect Eye Health Over Time

It's common knowledge that UV exposure to the skin is dangerous. However, many do not understand why protection from UV rays is essential to eye health. To keep the sun out of their eyes, people will wear UV-protective sunglasses during the warmer months. Nevertheless, wearing UV protection sunglasses is about more than simply keeping the sun out of your eyes; it is essential to protecting short and long-term eye health. Here are five health risks to the eye from UV rays.

Expert Advice on Choosing an Eye Doctor You Can Trust

Regular eye exams and proper treatment are essential for maintaining good eye health and vision. A good eye doctor can identify and treat any vision problems or eye diseases in their early stages when they are most treatable. 

How Digital Medical Records Have Changed Healthcare

Digital medical records have transformed the healthcare industry, providing healthcare professionals with quick access to accurate patient information. Eye care practices have also benefited greatly from the adoption of digital medical records. Here are six ways how:

​​​​​​​5 Simple Habits for Maintaining Healthy Vision

Keeping your vision clear can help you perform well through your senior years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests following simple habits to achieve this goal. Caring for your vision does not require much. It simply calls for mindfulness and a level of discipline. 

2023's Must-Have Eyeglass Styles

Eyeglasses can be both a great fashion accessory and a practical wardrobe component. Besides providing vision correction, a stylish frame can enhance a person’s style and appearance. Plus, frames can protect your eyes from sun and wind. They reduce glare and eye strain when reading or working on a computer.

3 Ways to Spend Your Flex Dollars

A flex spend account (FSA) provides a way to pay for health-related expenses, including eye care, not covered by vision or health insurance. The portion of your earnings that you designate to this account are tax-free and you can avoid paying out of pocket.

How to Detect and Diagnose Glaucoma Early

Early glaucoma detection and diagnosis are crucial. They can slow or stop further vision loss. Regular comprehensive eye exams are the most ideal for identifying glaucoma. They can spot its earliest symptoms and enable prompt treatment. Working with your eye doctor will help you choose the best course of action and check for changes in your vision or other symptoms.

Managing Dry Eye While Wearing Contact Lenses   

Contact lenses are a convenient and practical alternative to prescription eyeglasses. In fact, the CDC estimates that approximately 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. However, dry eye can make wearing contacts uncomfortable.

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