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What Causes Dry Eyes and How to Treat Them

What Causes Dry Eyes and How to Treat Them

By | Eye Conditions, Optometry

We regularly have patients tell us that they feel silly, making an appointment to inquire about dry eyes. They simply don’t feel it’s something that should warrant a visit to the eye doctor, and they often decide to suffer through the frustration. That said, dry eye is a widespread condition that can substantially impact your life. There is, of course, the outward problem of having red or irritated eyes, making you look like you’re chronically sleep-deprived. However, more critically, prolonged dry eye can actually cause pain, light sensitivity, and in extreme cases, be a warning for an autoimmune disorder. So…

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Tips for Getting Used to Contact Lenses

Tips for Getting Used to Contact Lenses

By | Contact Lenses, Optometry

If you’ve never worn contacts before, the idea of putting lenses in can seem rather strange. For many people, it requires some work to overcome the natural inclination to prevent things from coming anywhere near your eyes. However, with a little bit of practice, you can become a contact lens pro in no time, and have the option to wear glasses or go without them whenever you choose. Here are some simple tips to get you used to your contact lenses as quickly as possible and some frequent early adjustment-symptoms you can expect in the first little while of wear….

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Should I Get Polarized Sunglasses?

Should I Get Polarized Sunglasses?

By | Glasses, Optometry, Sunglasses

Every time you turn around, you have another decision to make. Should I get an electric car? Should I buy 800 thread count sheets? Is it better to use a Mac or a PC? Do I prefer Coke or Pepsi? It almost gets a little overwhelming.  However, when it comes to making choices about your eyes, we’re here to help make it easy. And choosing sunglasses should be fun, not overly complicated! So, first and foremost, you need to have sunglasses with UV protection. Ultraviolet light is electromagnetic radiation that emanates from the sun and gets transmitted in waves or…

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