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Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is becoming more and more prevalent across the world.  This vision problem causes objects that are far away to appear blurry and out-of-focus. Most of the time, myopia can be easily fixed with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery such as LASIK or PRK.  However, the condition can also increase the risk of certain eye health conditions such as retinal tears or detachments, glaucoma, or the early development of cataracts. Because myopia is becoming increasingly common, especially among American children, this public health concern has the attention of eye care providers.  

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Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common form of refractive error that causes objects in the distance to appear blurry or out-of-focus, and can easily be remedied by a pair of glasses or contact lenses.  Myopia has been gaining attention amongst eye care providers because the prevalence of nearsightedness is on the rise. Not only are more and more children developing myopia, but the amount of myopia is becoming more severe.  While some children are more likely to develop nearsightedness due to a genetic predisposition, research suggests that environmental factors such as prolonged reading and near work also plays a role in the development of myopia. 
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Headaches can be caused by a wide range of problems, but many people find that certain visual activities can trigger or worsen headaches.  Many times, these headaches can be relieved with glasses or contact lenses. Sometimes vision training exercises are necessary to reduce vision-related headaches.  It is also important to rule out more serious health problems that could be causing your symptoms. If you or a family member are frequently experiencing vision or eye-related headaches, it may be time to visit your optometrist.  They can check to see if one of the common conditions listed below are the causes for your headaches.  

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Choosing your next pair of eyeglasses should be a fun and enjoyable experience, though many people finding themselves overwhelmed with the number of decisions they face.  There are many things to consider, from choosing the right frame to deciding on lens options, and the new flood of online optical retailers only makes the process more confusing.  Continue reading for our tips on how to buy the perfect pair of glasses. 

There are many choices to consider when it comes time to get new glasses.  There are hundreds of frames to choose from, and even more lens options, add-ons, and upgrades to sort through.  It is important to communicate with your optician in order to get the best frames and lenses for you. We have also assembled a brief guide to help you learn more about some of the most popular lens options.  

For most people, the amount of exposure to blue light has increased exponentially over the past few decades due to our growing reliance on phones, tablets, and computers.  For this reason, blue light and its potential effects on ocular health have become an area of interest, both for patients and eye care professionals alike. As we learn more about the effects of blue light on our eyes, some surprising realizations have been discovered.  To learn more about blue light and the potentially adverse effects it may have on your ocular health, continue reading.  

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Presbyopia, a condition that causes blurry near vision in middle and old age, can be a frustrating, or even embarrassing, process to adapt to.  However, it is a process that millions of people have gone through, and many options exist to make reading easier. Reading glasses can be an easy, cost-effective option, but it can be frustrating to frequently be putting on and taking off glasses.  Lined bifocals are an option that can be worn all the time, but many people find the line distracting or cosmetically annoying. Fortunately, an option exists that allows clear vision at many distances that can be worn fulltime. Progressive lenses, also called no-line bifocals, can discreetly correct for distance vision, intermediate vision, and near vision without a cosmetically distracting line.  If you have experienced presbyopia and are looking for an efficient option, continue reading to learn more about progressive lenses.

 
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Just like every other part of the body, the eyes go through natural aging changes.  Presbyopia is the term given to the aging process that affects the eye’s focusing system, making objects up close blurry.  Presbyopia affects everyone, and usually begins occurring sometime in your 40’s. While this change in your vision can be unexpected and frustrating, it is important to remember that presbyopia is a painless and normal process.  Luckily, there are many options to help us adapt to presbyopia. Read on to learn more about what causes presbyopia, and how eye care professionals recommend it be treated.
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The optical system of the eye is responsible for how light focuses on the retina.  If the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing properly, objects may appear blurry or out of focus.  This problem is known as refractive error, and millions of people are affected by it. While there are many misconceptions about it, astigmatism is simply a form of refractive error.  Just like nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism can be easily fixed by glasses or contact lenses. Continue reading to learn more about astigmatism, and to debunk many of the usual misconceptions about this common form of refractive error.  

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