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Cataracts Awareness: What You Need to Know

Cataracts occur when the lens in one or both of your eyes becomes cloudy. Usually this happens with age, and the condition is very common in older people. More than half of all Americans will experience symptoms of cataracts by the time they reach 80. Why...

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Children and Computer Vision Syndrome

People are always touting the benefits and the risks of social media, videogames, television, and other screen activities. It’s common to hear about someone giving up social media for a period of time just to see if they are able to kick what they consider...

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Jennifer Wood, O.D., FAAO The term “visually impaired” is broad and consists of both individuals that are legally blind and those with low vision.  In the United States, legally blind is defined by the U.S. Social Security Administration as visual acuity...

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Health Insurance vs. Vision Insurance

Insurance benefits and healthcare coverage can be very confusing. The language isn’t always clear, and sometimes you need to speak with a benefits specialist or human resources representative through your employer just to navigate what is covered and what...

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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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