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Why You Keep Seeing Spots

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Noticeable changes in your vision should always be taken seriously. If a clear field of vision is suddenly littered with spots or a variety of shapes, you should consult your eye doctor immediately. In some cases, the spots could be harmless and a symptom of age, but there are times when these are symptoms of more dangerous conditions and you

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5 Reasons Eyelids Hurt: Causes and Treatment of Eyelid Soreness

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The stinging, ache and irritation of eyelid pain can distract you from enjoying your day, and from getting adequate rest at night – which adds to your discomfort. Researching the potential causes of eyelid pain and how it’s treated is a good place to start, but if irritation, pain, discharge, inflammation and spasms in one or more eyelids persist, it

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How Can Astigmatism Be Corrected?

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Treating Astigmatism with Eyewear, Contacts and Surgery The American Optometric Association says that most people have some degree of astigmatism. This condition may be present from birth or develop later in life, and it can increase or decrease over time. Astigmatism is defined as unequal curvatures in the shape of the cornea or lens. The cornea and lens focus light

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Chronic Dry Eye Causes and Treatments

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Dry eye syndrome, also simply known as dry eyes, is a chronic condition affecting 4.91 million Americans 50 years and older. Reports estimate that millions of younger people are also affected but have less severe symptoms that are mostly episodic. While exact numbers for the prevalence of chronic dry eye among the younger population are difficult to pinpoint, dry eye can

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Understanding Glaucoma Test Results: What do They Mean?

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One of the leading causes of blindness is glaucoma, a condition defined as damage to the optic nerve cells. Because glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms, early diagnosis and successful treatment of glaucoma require regular exams and glaucoma test results. Glaucoma progresses gradually. It can cause irreversible damage to the optic nerve that could lead to vision loss or trouble doing

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Photophobia: Why are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

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Light sensitivity, also called photophobia, is a common condition that leads people to experience discomfort or eye pain caused by light exposure. The fact that people experience light sensitivity at all is interesting, considering the role light plays in our ability to see: light is at the center of a multi-step process that involves many different parts of the eye.

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LASIK Surgery vs Refractive Lens Exchange: Which One Is Better for Me?

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Is your eyesight perfect? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study by medical journal The Lancet found that 36 million people in the world are blind, and 216 million people have moderate to severe visual impairment. Another 188 million people have mild visual impairment. The good news: You don’t have to live with a condition like nearsightedness

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Dry Eyes at Night: How to Keep Night Dryness Under Control

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Dry eyes can put a damper on your day. The itch, irritation and the gritty feelings are distracting, and irritation can get so bad as the day draws on, that it can border on painful. If you’ve suffered from regular or seasonal eye dryness, you may have noticed that the irritation worsens throughout the day and peaks at night. Your

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Recovery After Cataract Surgery: How to Prepare, What to Expect

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Pre-operative preparations for cataract surgery are only half the story, it is important to also understand and plan for the recovery process after surgery. While diligence is required during post-cataract surgery recovery, the recovery time after surgery is nothing compared to the lifetime of good vision ahead of you. And if you know what to expect after cataract surgery, you

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What Causes Red Eyes in Photos?

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    Why Eyes Look Red in Photos, and What You Can Do Whether they show up in a cherished moment or in a random snap during a night on the town, red eyes can ruin otherwise frame-worthy photographs. In this article, we’ll explore the red eye phenomenon and how to prevent (and correct) red eyes in photos so you

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