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Understanding the Difference Between Dry Eye and Eye Allergies

If you've ever experienced red, itchy, or watery eyes, then you've likely encountered the effects of dry eye or eye allergies. These common eye conditions can cause discomfort and disruption to our daily lives, but many of us may not understand the difference between the two.  Both dry eye and eye allergies can be frustrating and uncomfortable, but they are not the same thing.


How to Protect Your Eyes from Computer Vision Syndrome

As a digital-centric society, we are constantly exposed to screens, be it from our handheld devices, laptops, or television sets. This heavy use of digital screens has led to the development of a condition known as computer vision syndrome.


Enhancing Sports Performance with Specialty Contact Lenses

Eyeglasses can make it hard to participate in most sports. Apart from the risk of breaking or falling off, the frame can obstruct an individual’s peripheral view. Contact lenses are the best option for individuals who exercise or live an active lifestyle. They are comfortable and provide a wider field of view, creating a competitive advantage.


Contact Lenses for Keratoconus: Understanding the Options

Keratoconus is an eye condition that can make everyday activities like reading, driving, or even recognizing faces challenging. While glasses can help in some cases, contact lenses are often a better option to correct vision. 


5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Eye Exams

The philosophical statement, “The eyes are the windows to the soul,” has a medical equivalent that says, “The eyes are the windows to the body.” The eyes are one of the most sensitive body parts. They are not only to any issue with them but also to overall health. Thus, eye exams are more than just about your vision.


Dry Eye Treatments: Acute Vs. Chronic

Dry eyes occur when your eyes cannot produce adequate or quality tears to keep their surface lubricated. The eyes depend on the tear film for constant lubrication and moisture to maintain comfort.


How Long Do Scleral Lenses Last?

Some ocular conditions make it difficult for people to wear regular lenses. If you have dry eye or irregular corneas, you may benefit from scleral lenses. These are hard, large-diameter lenses that vault over the cornea, resting on the sclera. They are gas-permeable materials that are breathable to enhance comfort. 


Do You Need a Contact Lens Exam?

If you need lenses to correct your vision, you can choose between glasses and contacts. Many people choose contacts due to the convenience that they offer as they provide effective vision correction. Before you get contact lenses, you need to go through an eye examination. 


Top Eye Conditions to Treat With Scleral Lenses

Specialty contact lenses continue to advance in tremendous ways. New contact lens solutions, materials, and designs are allowing eye doctors to serve more patients in innovative ways.


Am I a Good Candidate for Scleral Lenses?

If you are planning on wearing contact lenses, you’ll be given a choice as to which type of contact lens you wish to use. There are many varieties to choose from, one of which is scleral lenses.


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