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What Does Too Much Screen Time Do to My Eye Health?

You’ve probably noticed when you spend too much time staring at a screen, you may start to experience tired and dry eyes. People tend to blink less when they are focused on a screen for long periods of time, and movement on the screen makes your eyes work harder to focus. All that can add up to some irritating issues.

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication that can arise in individuals who have type 1 or 2 diabetes. The disease and can damage the retina causing mild to severe vision problems, or in some cases, blindness. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent diabetic retinopathy, and, if you do have it, early intervention and proper management of the

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Contacts or Eyeglasses? Pros and Cons of Both

Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted or have an astigmatism, you’ll need some form of vision correction to help you see clearly so you can keep enjoying the activities you love. But should you get prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses? Let’s look at the pros and cons of each so you can determine which option is best for you and your lifestyle.

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Top Tips for Choosing an Eye Care Professional in 2022

The health of your eyes is very important to your overall health, well-being, and quality of life, so it’s critical that you choose an eye doctor that you can trust to help you see your best. Whether you have cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, other eye issues, or are looking to get vision correction, you should choose a doctor who’s experienced,

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Give Yourself the Gift of LASIK Surgery for the New Year

This year, make a resolution to see clearer and enjoy doing the things you love to do like hiking, biking, swimming or playing golf without the hassle of glasses or contacts. With LASIK laser eye surgery, it’s possible. There are approximately 700,000 Americans who get a safe and effective LASIK procedure each year, making it one of the most popular

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What are Common Retina Disorders?

The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Made up of millions of photoreceptors, the retina takes in the light that comes in through the cornea, and interprets that light into signals that travel through the optic nerve and into the brain. And that is how you see! Basically, vision can’t take place without the

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How to Keep your Eyes Healthy During the Winter

Even though our Florida winters are much milder than those in the North, colder temperatures, less humidity, and indoor heating can all contribute to eye problems such as dry eye or eye inflammation. Learn more about how you can prevent or alleviate these problems and enjoy the winter season. Dry Air = Dry Eyes As the temperatures drop, we turn

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What is a Refraction Test and Why is it Needed?

Most people are already familiar with a refraction test, which is given as part of a comprehensive eye health examination. The refraction test assists in determining how well your eyes are functioning and if there is a need for vision correction. The test helps your eye care professional determine what prescription lens is needed to help you achieve optimal vision.

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How Often Should You Change Your Prescription Glasses?

There’s no hard and fast rule of how often you need to replace your prescription glasses, although most optometrists recommend you do so every one to three years. If your vision hasn’t changed and your glasses are in good condition, you may be able to keep the same pair for a long time. Still, there are a number of factors

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Ways to Get Dry Eye Relief

Do you suffer from dry eyes? You aren’t alone. In fact, according to a recent study, approximately 16.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with Dry Eye Disease/Syndrome. Dry eye is characterized by a chronic imbalance of lubrication or moisture on the eye’s surface, which is needed to keep your eyes healthy, comfortable, and seeing well. Without that critical layer of

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