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  • Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist vs. Optician

    Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist vs. Optician

    What’s the difference between ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians? Their jobs may overlap, and they may collaborate, but overall there are key traits that distinguish the three experts.

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  • Eye Care In Third-World Countries

    Eye Care In Third-World Countries

    Access to eye care in third-world countries is extremely rare. Services such as laser eye surgery are simply unavailable. In countries such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and some in Central America and Africa, the most basic reading glasses, sunglasses, eye drops and other...

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  • Five Reasons NOT To Put Off Laser Eye Surgery This Summer

    Five Reasons NOT To Put Off Laser Eye Surgery This Summer

    Did you know fewer people get laser eye surgery in the summer than in other seasons? People’s schedules quickly get busy as they enjoy the outdoors and spend free time with friends and family. But the best time to get laser eye surgery might be the sunny season. Here are fiv...

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  • Headaches from Contacts? What You Should Know

    Headaches from Contacts? What You Should Know

    If you suffer from chronic headaches, your vision could play a role. It’s important to talk to your eye doctor or regular physician to rule out more serious complications. However, if your vision is causing headaches, here are some possible reasons why.

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  • Contact Lenses and Irritation

    Contact Lenses and Irritation

    Contact lens irritation is a common problem for people who frequently wear contacts. The irritation may be caused by a variety of factors, including allergies and even the antihistamines you take to reduce allergic reactions.

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  • Dry Eye from Contact Lenses

    Dry Eye from Contact Lenses

    Contact lenses can cause dry eye as they constantly draw moisture from the surface tear film of your eye to keep the contact lens hydrated. It’s common for people who wear contact lenses to use re-wetting or lubricating eye drops in order to reduce discomfort from contact le...

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  • Is Laser Eye Surgery Safer than Contacts? What You Should Know

    Is Laser Eye Surgery Safer than Contacts? What You Should Know

    Did you know the risks of contact lenses might outweigh those of laser eye surgery? Recent studies suggest this is so. Vision loss associated with contact lenses pose a greater risk than laser eye surgery.

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  • Lowering Your Laser Eye Surgery Risks: What You Can Do

    Lowering Your Laser Eye Surgery Risks: What You Can Do

    Laser eye surgery has become safer over the years, thanks to better technology and more experienced surgeons. Most patients experience some side effects, though, whether that’s dry eye or redness after surgery. But these tend to be temporary. Some risks, such as that of halo...

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  • Laser Eye Surgery for Presbyopia

    Laser Eye Surgery for Presbyopia

    Laser eye surgery is typically not considered a fix for presbyopia, the need for reading glasses. However, laser eye surgery for presbyopia can help some people reduce or eliminate their need for reading glasses.

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