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Have you noticed that functioning in general is harder? Learn why visiting an optometrist may help you find the source of the problem.

Choosing To Go With Contacts, Glasses Or Lasik Eye Surgery

13 January 2016
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If you need vision correction, you may be a good candidate for many types of treatments. If the optometrist has determined that you can go with glasses, contacts or Lasik surgery, then you have your work cut out for you when it comes to choosing the right type of correction for your lifestyle. You'll want to compare what each one has to offer and this article will help by providing you with helpful information. Read More …

Three Reasons To Think About Having An Eye Exam If You Do Not Have Glasses

13 January 2016
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You may have walked by numerous optometrists' offices without entering them if you have never worn glasses before. You may be vaguely aware that eye exams are a good idea, but do not make time for them in your busy schedule because you think there is no reason to do so. However, it could be a good idea for you to have an eye exam on a regular basis. Here are some reasons why. Read More …

4 Things You Need To Know About Fungal Endophthalmitis

13 January 2016
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Endophthalmitis refers to inflammation inside the eyeball. This inflammation can be caused by many factors, including fungal infections. Here are four things you need to know about fungal endophthalmitis. What causes fungal endophthalmitis? Since your eye is a closed structure, it's hard for fungi to get inside, but there are a couple ways that this can happen. First, you may inhale airborne fungi, which colonize your lungs, and later move up to your eyes. Read More …

Blocked Tear Ducts: A Guide

13 January 2016
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Your tear duct, located in the inner corner of your eye, is responsible for draining tears away from your eye after they have washed over its surface. Sometimes, this duct can become blocked. Anyone can develop a blocked tear duct, regardless of age or gender. Read on to learn the basics about this condition. What are the symptoms of a blocked tear duct? The primary symptom of a blocked tear duct is heavy tearing. Read More …

Men With Blurry Vision At 30? See Your Optometrist About Pigmentary Glaucoma

13 January 2016
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If you're over 30 years of age and experience blurry vision when you look at things from a distance, see an optometrist for care. Blurred vision can mean a number of things, including pigmentary glaucoma. An optometrist can measure the pressure in your eyes to see if you have pigmentary glaucoma. In addition, you can relieve the pressure around your eyes at home. Here's how pigmentary glaucoma affects your vision and what an optometrist can do about it. Read More …