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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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What is a "Progressive" lens and do I need one?

Progressive Add Lens  A quick explanation and background of this progressive addition lens is necessary in order to understand the importance of choosing the proper lens for your needs. The progressive lens give people an array of prescriptions, placed in the proper positions throughout the lens, to best imitate normal vision. Imagine having...
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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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