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Am I a Candidate to Wear Contacts?

Contact lenses offer an excellent alternative to traditional eyeglasses for those who want clear vision without the hassle of frames. However, not everyone is a good candidate for contacts.

How Are Cataracts Treated?

Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes, but a cataract in one eye cannot spread to the other. The National Eye Institute recommends regular eye checks to catch the early stages of this eye condition.

Common Eye Emergencies and How to Respond

Eye emergencies can be minor or severe. Hence, it is ideal to know how to recognize the eye emergencies that commonly occur and how best to respond to them to protect your eye from further damage. Read on for more information.

Common Symptoms of Eye Allergies

Eye allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes become red, itchy, and watery. Usually, it is in response to allergens such as pollen, dust, mold, and pet dander. The main part of the eye usually affected is the conjunctiva. The membrane lines the inside of your eyelid and covers the eyeball.

How Do You Switch From Glasses to Contact Lenses?

Vision correction generally starts with eyeglasses when you are diagnosed with a vision problem, especially a refractive error. The first experience of clear vision is one of those moments that will stick with you for life. But as you begin operating in the world and participating in activities such as school, sports or work, you learn that eyeglasses have some shortcomings. Now, you may be considering switching to contact lenses. 

When Should My Child Start Seeing an Eye Doctor?

The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus stresses the importance of bringing your child in for regular eye checks. Starting this routine early will give your child a good start on their health. Many parents wonder when the right time is for this type of checkup. Here are the details to know when your child should start seeing an eye doctor.

How Often Do I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

The National Eye Institute stresses the importance of comprehensive eye exams. Many eye ailments do not have visible signs or symptoms, which is one of the reasons why exams are necessary. Here are the details that you must consider to know how often you need to have a comprehensive eye exam.  

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