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What is a Freckle in the back of my eye?

nevus What is a Freckle in the back of my eye? Choroidal nevus is the fancy word for a freckle in the back of the eye.  This lesion arises from a collection of cells that make pigment in the choroid.  The choroid lines the back of the retina and supplies the retina with...
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Why is my vision different between glasses and contacts?

phoropterWhy Is My Vision Different Between my Contacts and Glasses?  For patients who wear glasses or contact lenses, they sometimes notice that their vision is different between the two modalities. This is especially true for people with higher prescription numbers. I often hear the following complaint: “I see fine with my...
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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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Health vs. Vision Insurance: what's the difference and which should I use?

health vs vision insurance Health vs Vision Insurance The eye care space unfortunately has an unusual split between two different types of insurance for covering eye problems: Health Insurance and Vision Insurance. Not all patients have both. In most cases, your health insurance gets used to cover medical and surgical eye problems but not routine...
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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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