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Contact lenses can correct your vision just as clearly as your prescription glasses. Wearing contact lenses for athletics, formal events, and daily life can be practical and fashionable. Just like glasses, your eyes need contact lenses suited for your unique vision, including eye conditions. Dry eye is a common issue that anyone can experience. Those who wear contact lenses may find that their dry eye worsens with prolonged use. If you’re concerned about dry eye, your optometrist can hel...
What are polarized sunglasses? Should you choose them over non-polarized? This guide explains the difference and helps you decide. What are polarized sunglasses?             Polarized sunglasses have a type of lens that reduces glare and reflections to your eyes. They can help with certain outdoor activities by blocking reflected light off of water, snow, and roadways. When light rays from the sun reflect off of flat surfaces, like a roadway or body of water, it creates horizon...
June is Cataract Awareness Month! Part 2 of this blog with overview what happens in cataract surgery and what your options are. Please see Part 1 of the cataract blog here. My eye doctor says I need cataract surgery, what now?If your optometrist identifies cataracts as the source of your blurry vision, they may discuss referring you to an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) to perform cataract surgery. The thought of having surgery on your eyes can be scary at first. It is natural to feel appreh...
June is Cataract Awareness Month! This month's blog will cover what cataracts are and what can be done to prevent and treat them. What is a cataract?A cataract is when the crystalline lens inside of the eye becomes cloudy. If the cataract becomes dense enough this cloudiness can lead to blurry vision. Patients with cataracts will often find that their vision becomes gradually blurry and an update to the glasses prescription doesn't help as much as it used to. Cataracts can also cause difficul...