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Do I really need glasses if I have Contact Lenses?

contact Why do I need glasses if I have contact lenses? There is an old adage in the eye care industry:  glasses are a necessity, contact lenses are a luxury.  Ninety-nine percent of the time this is absolutely true. In the absence of unusual eye disorders or very high prescriptions which don’t allow...
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You aren't going to do that puff thing are you?

puff eye pressure test A common question asked during the eye exam is, “When is the puff coming?”  Patients are referring to the air-puff or non-contact tonometry.  Tonometry is the procedure used to measure eye pressure, and this is important to diagnose and monitor glaucoma.  In the non-contact tonometry, a puff of air is used to measure...
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A Little Holiday Season Eye Humor

santacheckIn light of the holiday season, here are the top 10 eye care jokes. Warning: they get cornea and cornea1)    What do you call a blind deer? No Eye Deer!2)    What do you call a blind deer with no legs? Still No Eye Deer!3)    Why do eye doctors live long lives? Because we dilate!4)    Why...
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Why do I have to keep pulling mucous out of my eye?

conjunctivitis Mucous Fishing Syndrome The tears that coat the surface of your eyes have both a liquid and a mucous layer to them.  It is normal to have a very thin amount of mucous in your tear film.  That mucous component can significantly increase when the eye gets irritated.Some of the most common...
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7 tips for getting the most out of your EYE EXAM

examined17 Tips to getting the most out of your eye exam. The eye holds a unique place in medicine.   Your eye doctor can see almost every part of your eye from an exterior view.  Other than your skin, almost every other part of your body cannot be fully examined without either entering the...
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