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What Is Keratoconus, and How Is It Diagnosed?

Did your eye doctor tell you that you have keratoconus? If so, chances are that you have been living with the condition for several years. This progressive eye condition affecting the cornea is difficult to detect without a specific test. The treatment you receive will depend on its progression. 


Picking the Right Frames for Spring

If you are looking for new eyewear, make the most of the frames trending this spring. Finding the right pair of glasses that combine style and functionality is crucial for millions of people. You can choose from different shapes, sizes, and styles to suit your taste and personality. Here are tips for picking the right frames for spring. 


Spring Symptoms: 7 Ways to Soothe Eye Allergies

Spring means warmer weather and the temptation to spend more time outdoors. Unfortunately, the warmer weather also brings spring allergies. Eye allergies present uncomfortable symptoms that can make life miserable.


February Is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month: What to Know

February is a month to spread awareness for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The disease is the primary cause of blindness and low vision among Americans. It is a progressive eye disease with no cure.


Importance of Eye Health

The eyes are not just the “windows” to the soul, but they are also a “window” into your overall health. If your eyes are healthy, it is likely that you are also healthy. The health of the eyes is also important as they are your way of seeing the world.


What Are the Benefits of a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

If you have never had a comprehensive eye checkup before, or if it has been a couple of years since you had it, it may be about time to have one. The importance of having your eyes checked in a detailed way goes beyond simply ensuring that your eyesight is not blurry. 


Use It or Lose It Maximize Your FSA Benefits

FSA stands for flexible spending account. This account is a savings account that gives its holder certain advantages. FSA accounts are sometimes set up for employees by their employers. Employees contribute a portion of their income to cater to their healthcare costs through a flexible spending account.


Halloween Eye Safety for Kids

Most kids love Halloween and dressing up in different costumes. As you prepare for Halloween, you need to remember that safety is key. Halloween can pose many threats to vision or eye safety. Your kids should be able to enjoy the day without risking their vision. The following tips will help you protect your child as they go trick-or-treating. 


Dry vs. Wet Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, has no cure. However, it is important to learn about this eye condition since it is one of the leading causes of vision loss in America. Macular degeneration affects more people than glaucoma and cataracts combined.


When Should I Bring My Child In for an Eye Exam?

According to experts, 80 percent of what a child learns is information presented visually. Thus, it is important to detect vision problems early to ensure your child’s success in and out of the classroom. 


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