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The Three O's of Eye Care: Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician

threeo The Three O's of Eye Care: Ophthalmologist, Optometrist and Optician Knowing the difference between the various specialties in the eye care industry can be confusing, especially given the fact that they all start with the same letter and in many ways sound alike. I therefore thought I’d break down the...
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Do Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Drugs Really Cause Vision Loss?

edErectile Dysfunction (ED) drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra have been implicated in possibly causing an increase incidence in a serious eye disease called Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (AION).  In 2005 the FDA received 43 post-marketing reports of sudden vision loss attributed to AION in patients taking them.  There was also...
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Over 40 and can't read with my contacts, what can I do? UPDATED

Reading_with_contacts_over-40 Over 40 and Wearing Contacts by Jonathan Gerard O.D. The population is getting older. People are living longer, and the demand for those looking for solutions to their reading problems with contact lenses is growing.  Presbyopia is the diminished ability of the natural lens in our eyes to focus up...
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What Exactly is Macular Degeneration?

Macular DegenerationBy Jane Pan M.D.   What is AMD? Age-related macular degeneration, often called ARMD or AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 65 and older.  AMD causes damage to the macula, which is the central portion of the retina responsible for the sharp central vision.  AMD doesn't...
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