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What Is the Most Common Cause of Flashes and Floaters?

Flashes and floaters are common symptoms affecting the eyes. They can be warning symptoms of severe conditions such as retinal detachment or retinal tear. Read more to find out the common cause of flashes and floaters.

What Is the Difference Between Blurry Vision and Bad Vision?

These two terms refer to a condition of the eyes. Some of their signs and symptoms are similar or vary in degree.

How Do Sports Glasses Differ From Regular Glasses?

Most eye-related injuries happen when playing sports. Therefore, wearing your regular glasses while playing sports can be dangerous. The lenses of regular glasses can shatter and cause wounds to your eyes.

Common Eye Emergencies and What to Do Next

Eye emergencies can occur at any time, anywhere. Eye emergencies could include scratches, cuts, burns, or objects in the eye. There are also certain medical conditions like glaucoma or blood clots that are eye emergencies. The conditions need immediate medical attention otherwise, they may result in vision loss.

Why Do Contacts Expire?

Contact lenses do in fact expire upon reaching their expiration dates. If you check the package before using your new pair of contacts, you will find the expiration date on the cover. Usually, contact lenses expire four years from the day of manufacture. 

Contact Lens Exams - Why Do They Matter?

Have you ever heard of or gone through a contact lens exam before? If not, you are not alone. Many people find contact lenses and contact lens exams confusing. While you may know what contacts are and how to use them, you may wonder what exactly a contact lens exam is. 

What Happens When You Wear Expired Contacts?

When was the last time you got a comprehensive eye exam? Did you get one within the last year or two? If not, you may have an eye and/or vision problem that you are unaware of. Expired contact lenses may not improve your vision as well as they should. Checking your contact lenses’ expiration date will help you avoid various complications and issues associated with wearing expired contacts. 

What Type of Eyeglasses Are Right for You?

If you’ve been told that you need to wear prescription lenses to improve your vision are facing wearing glasses for the very first time, you might be feeling overwhelmed with the level of choice that you are faced with. That’s because no two pairs of glasses are created the same, and it’s not just the prescriptions that differ. With various lens types and coatings to choose from, how do you know which type of eyeglasses are right for you?

Benefits of Anti-reflective Coating on Glasses

Anti-reflective coating, also known as anti-glare or AR coating, is a layer added to eyeglasses to make them more efficient. The coating can help improve vision while also reducing eyestrain and enhancing appearance. 

New Eyewear Style Trends for the Fall Season

The fall season is here, and nothing spells fashion like its stylish trends, including eyewear. Just like clothing, eyewear is very personal, perhaps the most expressive thing a person can wear.

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