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What to Expect During a Routine Eye Exam

Routine eye exams are painless, quick, and straightforward. Most eye doctors recommend getting an annual eye exam to determine your vision prescription or to ensure it is current. The exam will also help determine whether your eyes are healthy. Routine eye exams help defend against eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts, chronic dry eye, inflammation, and age-related issues.

How Long Does Lasik Eye Surgery Last?

Do you struggle with impaired sight? If so, you should discuss with your eye doctor the pros and cons of LASIK surgery versus corrective lenses. Each person with a refractive error has a unique set of eye and general health circumstances and lifestyle goals. These require careful assessment by an eye doctor before choosing to undergo surgery. 

How to Prevent Your Eyes From Getting Cataracts

According to the National Eye Institute, more than 50 percent of people in the U.S. develop cataracts by age 80. However, this eye condition can develop in people of any age. Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness. 

The Right Vision Correction for Kids: Contacts or Glasses

When your child does not have good vision, the eye doctor may suggest they get prescription lenses. These are available as contact lenses or eyeglasses. The choice of vision correction depends on different factors, and there are positives and negatives to both types of prescription lenses.

6 Differences Between Dry Eyes and Allergies

Like dry eye, eye allergies can cause soreness and burning. Due to their similarities, differentiating between the two can be challenging and may lead to an inaccurate diagnosis. Here are six differences between dry eyes and eye allergies to help you learn to differentiate them

Ocular Migraines: Here's Why You're Suddenly Getting Them

Are you aware you can experience a migraine without nausea and head pain? A silent migraine, known as ophthalmic or ocular migraine, causes various vision disturbances rather than pain. These strange vision symptoms can appear in one or both eyes. If you suffer from migraines, you might know them as aura.

5 Ways to Prevent Glaucoma From Getting Worse

Are you one of the tens of millions worldwide diagnosed with glaucoma? If so, it would help if you knew the steps to take to prevent or slow its progression. In some people, this condition can lead to irreversible vision loss. Fortunately, medication and lifestyle changes can reduce the impact.

8 Things That Can Damage the Cornea

The cornea is integral to good vision, helping the eye focus properly and causing the eyelids to close as an involuntary reflex. A healthy eye must have a healthy cornea. The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the pupil and the anterior structures of the eye.

What Diseases Can Be Detected in an Eye Exam?

Eye exams are vital as they can be effective in detecting many diseases. Eye doctors not only catch eye conditions but many types of health problems that go undetected. Below are some of the diseases an eye exam can detect.

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