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Is there anything I can do to stop getting more nearsighted?

nearsighted Is there anything I can do to stop getting more nearsighted? I recently received a text message from an out of state relative asking if he should have his college aged daughter put in progressive lenses to help retard her progression of her near-sightedness.  I told them that there wasn’t good...
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Why do I need an injection in my eye? Part 2

Why do I need an injection in my eye? Why do I need an injection in my eye? Part 2 Injections into the eye, specifically into the vitreous or gel filled cavity of the eye, are called intravitreal injections. In part 1 of Why Do I Need an Injection in my Eye? we talked mostly about anti-vascular endothelial growth factors(anti-VEGF) injections.  Anti-VEGF injections...
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What testing might I have during my eye exam?

OCT What Testing Might I Have During My Eye Exam? Visual Field The visual field test is designed to see how well you see outside of the center part of your vision (peripheral vision).  When we test your vision on the basic eye chart it is only testing how well you see...
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What does 20/20 Vision actually mean?

20/20 vision What does 20/20 Vision actually mean? One of the most commonly asked questions in an eye exam comes right after the refraction, or glasses prescription check. “What is my vision?” Almost invariably, people know the term “20/20”. In fact, it’s a measure of pride for many people. “My doctor says...
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How does Cataract Surgery improve your vision?

cat sx How does Cataract Surgery improve your vision? First let’s start with what is a cataract?  Your eye has a lens inside of it.  Early in life this lens is optically clear and as light passes through the lens it refracts the light which helps focus the light on the retina. ...
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