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How Can I Regain Moisture in My Eyes?

Dry eye can cause discomfort and can impact your overall eye health. There are several causes of dry eyes, and understanding these can help in managing the condition effectively. The human eye needs a certain amount of moisture to function properly. When this moisture is not available, it can lead to dry eyes

Scleral Lenses: What are they and Who Benefits?

Scleral lenses have become increasingly popular in recent years as a solution for various eye conditions. These specialized contact lenses offer a range of benefits for individuals with specific eye issues that cannot be adequately addressed by traditional contact lenses or glasses.

Is LASIK Right for You?

Navigating the world of vision correction can be a daunting task, with numerous procedures and options available. One of the most popular and effective treatments is Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis, better known as LASIK.

Understanding Computer Vision Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

With the advent of the digital age and the subsequent shift in our lifestyle, we've become increasingly dependent on computers and other digital devices. As a result, a significant number of people are experiencing discomfort and visual disturbances due to extended usage of these devices - a condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation Treatment for Dry Eye

Dry eyes syndrome is a common ailment that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, leading to persistent dryness, discomfort, and potentially damaging the eye's surface.

Eye Allergies: Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

Do you often have itchy, red, or watery eyes? If so, you may have allergic conjunctivitis— eye allergies. This is a common condition that can happen to anyone at any age.

Ortho-k: The Nonsurgical Alternative to Correcting Vision

Do you want to improve your vision without surgery or glasses? If so, you might be interested in ortho-k, a noninvasive and reversible treatment that reshapes your cornea while you sleep. 

Why Should I Get Specialty Contact Lenses and a Proper Fitting?

Contact lenses help with vision correction while offering comfort, aesthetics, and a natural field of view. However, not all contact lenses are the same.

Understanding Myopia Management and Ways to Slow its Progress

Myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness, affects between 30% and 40% of people living in North America. Most often, doctors diagnose this eye condition before the age of 20. If you have myopia, you know first-hand how frustrating it is that everything at a distance appears blurry. Sometimes, objects may also look somewhat distorted.

The Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

Newborns go through different tests immediately following birth, and one is specifically for their eyes. However, once they leave the hospital, it’s the parent’s responsibility to ensure their health and safety. To help, doctors provide a schedule of when babies and toddlers need their eyes examined.

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