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Are There Symptoms With Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a dangerous disease that can damage your eyesight before you know you have it. The most common glaucoma develops so slowly that it has earned the nickname the silent thief of sight. It has almost no symptoms and causes you to lose your sight over the years. This slow development makes it difficult… Read More


Get Relief For Your Dry Eyes Once and For All

Dry eye can mean different things for different people, although it is never pleasant. Regardless of the particular symptoms you experience, chronic dry eyes are uncomfortable. Dry eye syndrome is a condition that affects millions of people every year, and many people don’t even know they have it. Keep reading to learn how you can… Read More


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What are Eye Allergies?

People experience allergy symptoms in a variety of ways. Itchy skin, runny nose, and difficulty breathing are a few common allergic reactions. But what exactly is causing these problems? Allergies are your immune system’s response to potentially harmful foreign substances. It is not a disease but a wide range of conditions. Allergies are your body… Read More



How Does Damage to the Cornea Occur?

The cornea is a crucial structure of the eye that enables clear and consistent vision. This clear tissue located at the front of the eye has three layers, each with a distinct purpose. The outermost layer, the epithelium, is thin but acts as a barrier while also absorbing nutrients from tears. The middle layer, called… Read More


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Why Are Premium IOLs Worth It During Cataract Surgery?

The result of cataract surgery is you no longer have cataracts, and you have clear vision again. But how does it work? Why does cataract surgery fix your eyesight after cataracts have begun to take it away? Keep reading to learn more about cataract surgery and why you should consider premium IOLs when you get… Read More


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3 Reasons To Consider LASIK This Summer Once and For All

After the past year, you’re probably looking to make this summer memorable. Why not step it up and make it life-changing instead? LASIK has the power to improve your vision for the rest of your life by changing the way you see it forever. Keep reading to learn more about LASIK and why getting it… Read More


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3 Signs You Could Be A Good LASIK Candidate

Are you tired of having to wear glasses or contacts all the time? Are you ready for a permanent alternative? LASIK may be the exact solution you’re looking for. Keep reading to learn more about the life-changing vision correction procedure LASIK. What is LASIK? LASIK is a permanent vision correction procedure that can reduce or… Read More


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Can You Tell If You Have Glaucoma?

Do you sometimes need more light to see clearly? Or, have your glasses or contacts not been working as well as they usually do? These symptoms or the loss of peripheral vision, blind spots, or halos around bright lights could mean you have glaucoma. Keep reading to learn more about glaucoma and what you can… Read More


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Is PRELEX Right For Me?

Are you ready to make a change and get rid of your eyeglasses and contacts for good? Maybe it’s time to discuss your options to achieve visual freedom. One option that could be an excellent choice for you is PRELEX. Depending on your situation, PRELEX may be better for you than other vision correction procedures… Read More


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When Eye Drops Aren’t Enough For Dry Eyes

Do you reach for the eye drops whenever your eyes feel itchy and dry? Have you noticed that your eye drops aren’t providing as much relief as they should?  There are many reasons why you suffer from dry eyes and why your eye drops don’t help relieve them. Keep reading to learn why your eyes… Read More