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Are LED Lights Bad for Your Eyes?

A woman putting a LED bulb using her left hand while her right hand is holding a standard fluorescent bulb

We live in a technology-focused world. And with the usage of digital devices only rising, it’s almost impossible to avoid being exposed to LED lights like televisions, cell phones, overhead lighting, and more. But LED lights aren’t just convenient—they can affect you if you don’t take steps to properly protect your eyes. But are LED […]

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Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

An older adult man sitting on a couch and holding his glasses in his left hand as he rubs his right eye with his other hand

Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition that can eventually damage the optic nerve. This condition often begins without causing any noticeable symptoms and can lead to long-term vision loss if left unaddressed. Fortunately, your optometrist can detect glaucoma during a routine eye exam. But why does glaucoma develop? Is glaucoma hereditary? Genetics and family history […]

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How Long Do Vision Problems Last After a Concussion?

A man with a concussion with a bandage on his head.

There isn’t a single answer to how long vision problems last after a concussion because it’s determined by several varying factors like the severity of the concussion, part of the brain affected, or an individual’s vision before the concussion. You may have vision problems for as little as a few weeks, but they could last […]

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How Long After a Stye Can You Wear Contacts

A woman using her left fingers to pull her eyelid down while she puts a contact lens on her right eye with her right hand

Dealing with a stye can be an uncomfortable experience, especially for those who rely on contact lenses for clear vision. One common concern is determining how long after a stye you can safely resume wearing contact lenses. When you’re determining when to resume wearing contact lenses, the factors to consider include the severity of the […]

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Can Myopia be Reversed?

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Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is caused by the eye’s inability to focus on distant objects, resulting in blurred vision. While glasses and contact lenses can help to correct the condition, many people are looking for ways to reverse myopia naturally. Myopia cannot […]

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How Do Multifocal Contacts Work?

A close-up of a multifocal contact resting on a person's index finger.

When it comes to vision correction, contact lenses have become an incredible solution for people looking to avoid traditional eyeglasses. But contacts can be so much more than just a simple lens. With a few adjustments, they can be used to correct various vision problems—like presbyopia. Multifocal contact lenses contain multiple prescriptions in one lens—one […]

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How to Develop Vital Visual Skills

An eye doctor tests a young child's eyesight with the Landolt C eye chart

Your vision is a complex system that involves the brain and the eyes working together. But did you know that healthy eyesight is not just about seeing clearly?  Nurturing other skills to strengthen your eyes and visual systems is also important.  Vision therapy can help develop visual skills using various eye exercises and tools.  What […]

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