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What to Look for in Sunglasses

[caption id="attachment_627" align="alignright" width="200"] Sunglasses Are Necessary for Certain Eye ConditionsSunglasses are not just a fashion accessory. If you suffer from certain eye diseases or conditions, they are an important tool for preventing serious damage to your eyes.Long-term UV exposure increases the risk of macular...

3D Vision and Movies

[caption id="attachment_624" align="alignright" width="200"] Are 3D Vision Side Effects Dangerous for Children?Children may be more susceptible to experiencing problems related to viewing 3D images. These side effects are usually temporary. Still, parents should monitor their children carefully and watch for any warning signs of serious...

Why Is My Eyelid Twitching?

[caption id="attachment_621" align="alignright" width="200"] When to See an Eye Care ProfessionalThough most occurrences of eyelid twitching resolve on their own, it might be necessary to make an appointment with an eye care provider. Eyelid spasms accompanied by any of the following symptoms could be related...

Binocular Vision: Disorders and Treatment

[caption id="attachment_618" align="alignright" width="200"] Diagnosis and TreatmentAn eye care provider diagnoses strabismus and amblyopia with a series of simple tests using observation, eye covers, a light reflex exam, and a standard vision exam. Eye care providers typically prescribe the patient glasses (which are usually needed...

All About Swollen Eyelids

[caption id="attachment_615" align="alignright" width="200"] Treating Swollen EyelidsAn eye care provider can diagnose a swollen eyelid, determine its underlying cause, and prescribe a course of treatment to reduce swelling and relieve pain and other symptoms associated with a swollen eyelid. Once he or she determines the...

Eyeball Licking: A Dangerous New Trend?

[caption id="attachment_612" align="alignright" width="200"] Caught Red EyedWhile we all hope our children know not to try every new fad that comes along, all children make mistakes. It is important to talk openly with your teens about the risks associated with the dangerous trends among the...

How Did I Get a Stye?

[caption id="attachment_609" align="alignright" width="200"] When to See Your OptometristAlthough most styes will heal without professional medical attention, it may be necessary, in some cases, to seek medical attention. If the swelling, redness, or pain involved with your stye extends or spreads beyond your eyelid to...

Improved Peripheral Vision in Athletes

[caption id="attachment_606" align="alignright" width="200"] Why Peripheral Vision MattersGood peripheral vision reduces injury, improves anticipation, and increases reaction speed in athletes. Optometrists test for visual acuity in the peripheral field of vision and can even provide peripheral vision awareness training to improve performance and safety. All...

Considering Laser Vision Correction

[caption id="attachment_603" align="alignright" width="200"] Is Surgery Right for Me?No matter what your age, there is a viable alternative contact lenses and glasses. Laser vision correction is a safe, affordable alternative that can leave you with crystal clear vision. Recent advances in laser technology maximize patient...

Managing Your Family’s Eye Health

[caption id="attachment_600" align="alignright" width="200"] Managing your family’s eye health is a big responsibility, especially in large households with many generations. You want each member of your family to enjoy the benefits of good eyesight throughout their entire lives. Eye care needs change throughout life, with...