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5 Tips to Choose the Right Everyday Glasses

There are several different ways to correct refractive vision errors like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism. However, by far the most popular solution is to wear glasses, which is the treatment of choice of around 75% of people who need to have their vision corrected.

Do Scleral Lenses Work for Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye condition attended by a cornea that bulges outward. The cornea is the clear, round-shaped tissue that covers your eye. In keratoconus, the cornea becomes thin and weak, unable to keep its round shape. Eventually, it settles into a cone-shaped curve, resulting in blurry vision and sensitivity to glare and light.

How Can I Improve My Vision for Sports?

Whether you are a professional athlete or just a weekend participant, improving your vision can improve your play. Improving your vision for sports is not about correcting it. Rather, it is about exercising your brain to improve how it interprets and responds to what your eyes see.

What Is Protective Eyewear?

Do you work in a profession that requires you to wear protective eyewear? Protective eyewear is a piece of personal protective equipment designed to protect your eyes from injury.

What is a Dry Eye Spa?

Dry eye is an extremely common condition, the main symptom of which shares the same name. Dry eyes occur when the surface of the eyes, which is usually covered in a layer of tear film, is too dry, or when the quality of your tear film has been compromised. This can happen when there isn’t enough oil to balance out the water and mucous that is also used to make tear film.

Benefits of BlephEx® for Dry Eye

BlephEx® is a safe and efficient way to clean and exfoliate your eyelids and eyelashes. It relieves the symptoms of blepharitis, the number one cause of dry eye disease.

Dry Eye Disease and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Do you frequently experience dry eyes? If so, you need to know that it is one of the most common eye complaints, so you are not alone. Eyecare experts consider it a multifactorial condition since it results from activities in various ophthalmic pathways. One of the primary causes of dry eye disease is a dysfunction in the meibomian gland.

How Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Treated?

One of the leading causes of blepharitis and dry eye syndrome is meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD for short. According to recent studies, about 59 percent of all adults in the U.S. experience at least one symptom of MGD. But as common as it is, most people do not even realize they have this eye condition.

How Early to Start Kids on Myopia Management?

The rate of myopia in children has continued to increase, with one in every three children suffering from the condition. Eye experts are constantly coming up with myopia control techniques to halt the progression of the disease. 

Amniotic Membrane Lenses

One of the most common symptoms of all ocular surface conditions is inflammation. Uncontrolled inflammation can lead to irritation and pain. It can also cause tissue damage, delayed healing, and vision complications.

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