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When to Visit the Doctor for Pink Eye

Pink eye or conjunctivitis is a common eye infection that can cause discharge, redness, swelling, and itching. Typically, it is not serious. However, some symptoms may require a doctor’s attention. According to the CDC, you should seek a doctor’s evaluation if your pink eye infection causes certain symptoms. 

Why Do You Need a Contact Lens Exam?

Do you know there is a difference between contact lens exams and comprehensive eye exams? Everyone, including children, needs a comprehensive eye exam at least twice a year. During this visit, your doctor performs some tests to evaluate your fluid pressure, prescription strength for people who wear eyeglasses, eye coordination, and visual acuity. 

What Are the Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy?

People who have diabetes may develop diabetic retinopathy, a condition brought about by damaged blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue of the retina. High blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels. For people with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy can cause vision problems, vision loss, or complete blindness.

Understanding Different Types of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are an awesome choice for anyone who does not want to wear glasses. One of their top advantages is they give you wider visual access. This means they allow an unrestricted central and peripheral view. This also gives you a feeling of normalcy. To understand the different types of contact lenses, here are the basics you need to know.

Understanding Eye Emergencies

Do you feel a burning or stinging sensation in your eyes? Is your vision of people or objects blurry? Worse, do you experience severe itching, headaches, or see flashing lights and floaters? Well, you could be having an eye emergency and need to see an eye doctor immediately.

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Why Visual Learning Is Important in School

Humans can remember things taught visually in memory for a longer period. Most students in this generation of change and technology are visual learners. Assume that you are learning about a chemical process. Would you prefer a textual description, or is a pictorial or video representation of the process better?

5 Ways to Mitigate Damage From UV Exposure

July is National UV Safety Month. This presents a great opportunity to educate yourself about the harmful effects of UV exposure. In addition to causing skin damage, ultraviolet rays can cause cataracts and skin cancer.

Diagnosing & Care for Cataracts

A lot of people with untreated cataracts suffer from visual impairment and even become totally blind if they don't receive treatment for long periods. Most cases of this eye condition continue to become worse as the years go by. Since it's impossible to precisely predict how fast your cataract will worsen, you must get routine eye examinations even when you don't notice vision changes. Don't wait for damage to become too severe before you visit your eye doctor and have your eyes checked. 

May Is Healthy Vision Month: Tips To Preserve Eye Health

Eye problems affect not just the ability to see but also to perform day-to-day functions effectively. Keeping your eyes healthy will help to ensure that you protect your vision for a long time to come. Many people suffer from eye conditions that could have been prevented through simple care. There are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy. May is healthy vision month and it is a good time to learn some tips that can help preserve eye health. 

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