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Should I worry about Astigmatism?

astigmatism Should I worry about Astigmatism? The word “astigmatism” is used so much in the ophthalmic world now that most people have used the term when discussing their eye health with their doctor. The word “astigmatism” comes from the Greek a- meaning “without”, and -stigma, meaning “a point”. In technical ocular...
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Are Daily Contact Lenses My Best Choice?

dailies Are Daily Contact Lenses My Best Choice? When soft contact lenses first came on the scene, the ocular community went wild. People no longer had to put up with the initial discomfort that hard lenses dealt to you, and a more frequent replacement schedule surely meant better overall health for...
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11 Bad Contact Lens Habits That Can Ruin Your Vision

11 Bad Contact Lens Habits1-    Sleeping in your contacts- Number one risk factor for corneal ulcers which can lead to severe vision loss and need for a corneal transplant. Your cornea needs oxygen from the atmosphere because it has no blood vessels.  The cornea is already deprived of oxygen somewhat when you have your eyes...
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Do and Don'ts of Contact Lens Care

contact lens cleaningOften times contact lens wearers will try and skimp on their lens care because some of the solutions are costly and it seems like a good way to save some of your hard earned cash.   This is not a good idea.   If you do cut corners, it can result in infections...
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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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