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Best Contacts for Dry Eyes

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Contact lenses have come a long way over the past few decades, transforming from uncomfortable eyewear to an essential accessory for millions worldwide. However, despite the many improvements, wearing contacts can still be problematic for some individuals, particularly those who experience dry eye. For people with dry eyes, contact lenses can cause discomfort, irritation, and […]

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What Type of Lens Is Used to Correct Nearsightedness

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Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a common refractive error characterized by the inability to view distant objects clearly. Light is not properly focused by the eye’s lens and cornea, making images blurry or distorted. In most cases, nearsightedness can be corrected using concave prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Your optometrist can determine the right […]

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Why Do I Need A Contact Lens Prescription?

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If you’ve been wearing contacts for a while, you’re used to leaving your comprehensive eye exam with 2 separate prescriptions in hand: your eyeglass prescription and contact lens prescription. Why is a contact lens prescription necessary? During a contact lens exam and fitting, your optometrist takes detailed eye measurements to help you get comfortable wear. […]

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to vision problems, there are 2 that come up often: myopia and hyperopia. But what exactly is the difference between these? Myopia is also known as nearsightedness, which is best described as faraway objects appearing blurry while nearby objects remain clear. However, hyperopia is kind of like the opposite—faraway objects are clear, […]

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