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Contact Lenses

Posted on July 13th, 2017 There are two general categories of contact lenses- soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP). Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through the lens to the cornea. Soft contact lenses may be easier to...

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Blue Light

Posted on March 28th, 2017. Americans stare at digital screens. A LOT. We also live and work under CFL lightbulbs and spend time outside in sunlight. All of these are sources of high-energy visible light, or blue light. So what is blue light exactly? It is a part of...

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What is Low Vision?

Posted on Feburary 15th, 2017. Low vision should not be confused with blindness. Low vision is a condition that cannot be made clear by ordinary eyeglasses, contact lenses, or intraocular lens transplants. Sometimes low vision involves a lack of acuity, meaning that...

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