Is Your Child Ready To Switch From Eyeglasses To Contact Lenses?

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If your child currently wears glasses to help him or her see better, there may come a time when he or she asks for contact lenses. As a parent, you can make the decision whether to allow this or not, but you should talk to an eye doctor before you decide. Switching from glasses to contacts is not as easy as it may seem, and you will want to make sure your child is ready for this and that contacts will be a good solution for the child's vision problems.

1 September 2017

Visiting An Optometrist

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Most people get really nervous to go to the optometrist for the first time. This might stem from the fact that most individuals have not visited with an eye doctor since they were in elementary school. However, there is absolutely nothing to be scared of when visiting with an optometrist. First and foremost, you need to know that the doctor's entire job is to help you see more clearly. He or she is going to examine your eyes and help you in any way that they can.

17 July 2017

Frugal Tips For Buying New Prescription Eyeglasses

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If your vision has been getting blurry as you age and you have decided that it is time to go see the optometrist for an eye exam so you can get some prescription eyeglasses, then you will be pleased to learn there are some ways you can save money on these necessary expenses. To this end, here are some frugal tips for buying your new prescription eyeglasses: Tip: Check With Your Health Insurance Before You Get an Eye Exam or Order Glasses

15 May 2017

FAQ About Diabetic Eye Disease

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Are you a diabetic who is beginning to have problems with your vision? It is possible that you are suffering from diabetic eye disease, which can include a few different conditions. No matter which of the diseases you might have, it is possible that you are at risk of losing the ability to see. The best thing that you can do is visit an optometrist to get properly diagnosed and bring the condition under control before it gets worse.

10 May 2017

Understanding Uveitis

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Being diagnosed with any eye condition can be alarming, so if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with uveitis, you might be concerned. Uveitis can be a dangerous disease for the eyes, but with treatment from an optometrist, it's manageable. Read on to learn more about this disease, its effects, and what can be done to control it. What Uveitis Is Uveitis is a disease of the eye that's triggered by an autoimmune response in the body.

7 May 2017

Getting An Eye Exam

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Going to the eye doctor is something that not a lot of people do each year, but it is something that should be done annually. You make sure that you visit a doctor or a dentist once a year, and it is just as important to visit the eye doctor. The problem is that problems with the eyes can occur so slowly that you do not realize that they are happening until it is to late.

25 April 2017

5 Things Travelers Need To Know About Onchocerciasis

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Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is not an issue in Canada, but if you plan to travel internationally, you may be putting yourself at risk of contracting the disease. Here are five things you need to know about this sight-threatening eye disease. What causes onchocerciasis? Onchocerciasis is caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a type of parasite. These parasites are carried by Simulium blackflies, a type of blackfly that lives near fast-flowing water sources in some areas.

10 December 2015

Ophthalmologist, Optometrist And Optician: What's The Difference?

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So, it's time for you to go to the eye doctor. You have all of your paperwork in order, you're mentally prepared to have your eyes examined, you're fully clothed, but – what sort of eye doctor should you see? You've noticed that there are three types of professionals who deal with eyes: ophthalmologist, optometrist and optician. What are the differences between the three? Which ones specializes in what? Do I need to see one, a combination of two, or all three?

18 August 2015