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Scleral Lenses for Irregular Corneas: Overcoming the Challenge of Unconventional Eye Shapes

The world of vision and eye health is more complex than what meets the eye. One of the lesser-known conditions within this intricate field is irregular corneas, which pose an intriguing challenge for patients.

The Impact of Digital Screens on Dry Eye

Digital screen usage has become an integral part of our lives. From smartphones to tablets, computers, and TVs, we spend a significant portion of our day looking at screens. According to a report by the Vision Council, 80% of American adults report using digital devices for more than two hours daily, with 59% reporting experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain.

Specialty Contact Lenses: Types, Benefits, and FAQs

Specialty contact lenses are an incredible innovation in the world of optometry. These aren't your standard contacts. They're designed to offer a solution for those with unique eye conditions that make wearing traditional contacts difficult or for those seeking enhanced visual performance. They're custom-designed to fit your specific eye needs, making them a viable option even for those who have been told they can't wear standard contact lenses.

Seeing Beyond the Blur: How Myopia Management Revolutionizes Vision Correction

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the inability to see far objects or images clearly. It occurs when the eye grows too long or the cornea is too curved. People with myopia find it difficult to watch TV or see road signs. The condition affects people of all ages and usually develops in childhood. Studies suggest myopia affects up to 40% of individuals worldwide.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Keratoconus: When to Seek Evaluation and Treatment

You might have keratoconus if you have blurry or distorted vision, see light rings around bright objects, or have trouble seeing at night. You might also have the condition if you keep changing your eyeglass prescription. Keratoconus changes the shape of your cornea. Normally, your cornea is round and smooth, which helps focus light into your eye.

The Growing Concerns of Nearsightedness in Children and What You Can Do

Studies show an association between increased outdoor activities and myopia development. Spending time outdoors exposes children to natural light.

Common Eye Injuries and How Optometrists Treat Them

Eye injuries can be devastating. They can stem from a workplace mishap, sports-related incident, or a home accident.

Protecting Your Eyes From UV Radiation: Why Sunglasses Are a Must

Sunglasses are a popular fashion accessory. They also play a crucial role in protecting our eyes from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Understanding the Different Types of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a popular and convenient alternative to traditional glasses. They sit directly on the eye, providing clear vision without any frame or obstruction. They come in various types, each suited for different lifestyles and vision needs. 

The Importance of Early Detection and Management of AMD

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the medical term used to identify a collection of retinal diseases. These conditions cause gradual central vision loss. However, they leave the side or peripheral vision intact. It can affect your ability to recognize faces and drive.

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