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Child Vision Awareness Month

June is Child Vision Awareness Month, which was created to recognize the numerous vision problems, as well as eye diseases, that can hinder children’s’ learning and social development. Since a child’s vision continues to develop over a long period of time, and their eyes are sensitive during the early stages of life, it’s important to […]

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New Vision Tests and Technology Can Help Save Your Sight

“Eye technology is rapidly evolving,” says Edward Manche, M.D., director of cornea and refractive surgery at Stanford University. Here’s a glance at some of the new tests and remedies now available for your eyes. A more revealing eye test: A dilated-eye exam allows a doctor to literally see inside your body, checking on the health […]

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Get to Know Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the normal loss of near focusing ability that occurs with age. Most people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia after the age of 40 when they start having trouble reading small print, including texts and emails on smartphones. Unfortunately, even if you’ve never had vision problems, you can’t escape presbyopia. Presbyopia develops […]

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Relieve Burning Eyes from Wildfire Smoke

Amazingly enough, here in Maryland, smoke from the California wildfires has spread across the country and people are feeling the effects in their eyes.  People who already suffer from eye conditions such as dry eye, blepharitis, or allergic conjunctivitis are especially susceptible to the burning and stinging eye pain that smoke can cause. Get relief […]

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What Happens To Your Eyes When You Sleep With Your Contacts In

Do you ever fall asleep wearing your contact lenses? It’s hard to remember every night to take out your contacts and it’s not always convenient, either. You know it’s bad for your eyes. But sometimes you might think not having to go through the trouble of taking out your contacts is worth the risk. What […]

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Summer Air Quality & Your Eyes

When you check the daily weather forecast, you’ve probably noticed the accompanying air quality reports. Ozone levels can spike in the summer months, which makes our eyes even more vulnerable to air pollution. In the Earth’s lower atmosphere, ozone, an odorless, colorless gas, isn’t formed naturally. Rather, it forms when pollutants from cars, power plants, […]

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