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A Closer Look at Ordering Eyeglasses Online

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Online shopping certainly offers convenience from the comfort of your home. It also allows you to research what you want while finding the right price to match your budget. That holds true even for eyeglasses. Armed with a prescription from your optometrist, there is no shortage of websites that now cater to the vision crowd. But be wary, ordering a pair of glasses online is not as easy as purchasing a pair of blue jeans or theater tickets. Every pair of eyeglasses must be custom-fitted to not just comfortably suit your face but also to meet...

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The Truth About Cataracts

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One of the more common eye conditions that I see on a weekly basis are cataracts. However, I think they are very often misunderstood. I would like to share the truth about cataracts and share a little bit about what to do when you have a cataract and what you can do to try to prevent them. A cataract affects the part of the eye that is called the crystalline lens. This lens is located behind the iris (colored part of the eye) and the pupil (see picture below). It is a very clear structure that is responsible for focusing light or images onto...

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Spring Into Healthy Vision

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May is Healthy Vision Month. With spring being in full swing and summer just around the corner I thought I would discuss two very common concerns that my patients have this time of year. Many people who live in this region of North Carolina experience allergies with all the beautiful blooms this time of year. The other major concern is the increasing UV rays from the sun during the spring and summer. The first common misconception about eye allergies is that oral allergy medicine takes care of the eye symptoms. Eye allergies often make the...

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Infant Vision: Babies Eyes Learn to See

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When babies are born their vision is not as good as older children or adults. They have to learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. Babies have to learn to focus their eyes, move their eyes accurately, and learn to move them together as team. They also have to learn to process the information that their eyes see in their brain to understand the world around them. At birth, babies’ vision is abuzz with all kinds of visual stimulation from their new environment. Their primary focus is on objects about 8...

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Your Child’s Vision

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Summer is going by all too quickly, and school will be here soon. There are lots of things to think about in back to school planning. It is important to start early and not to overlook one of the most important things…your child’s vision. There are many misconceptions about a child’s eyes that I want to “clear up”. Myth #1: “My child sees well because they never told me that they can’t see.” This is not true. Many children who have difficulty seeing think that everyone sees the way they do...

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Do I Have to Get My Eyes Dilated Today

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This is a question that eye doctors hear on a daily basis from their patients.  Getting your eyes dilated makes you more sensitive to the sunlight, it can make your vision a little blurry, and it lasts for a few hours; so many people just don’t enjoy having it done.  Many people don’t understand the purpose behind this seemingly inconvenient procedure. What many people do not realize is how important a dilated eye examination is.  It is often the only way for the doctor to really see all the parts of the retina.  When the eye is dilated the...

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LASIK: Are You a Candidate?

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With the benefit of crystal clear vision without contact lenses or glasses, it’s no surprise LASIK is a very desirable procedure. As an eye care provider who has experienced its benefits first hand, I must say I’m a huge advocate…IF you meet the proper criteria! To qualify for LASIK, you must be over the age of 18, have stable vision for at least one year and be out of contact lenses for a period of time specified by your eye care provider. Patients should have good systemic and ocular health (i.e. free of uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune...

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The Truth about “Ordering Glasses On-Line”

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Recently, there has been more talk and questions about ordering glasses on line. More internet sites are offering glasses at often very inexpensive rates. People select a frame and then type in their glasses prescription and then their glasses arrive in the mail 1-2 weeks later. In theory, this would sound great, especially for those who are very cost conscious. The reality is that some studies have shown an nearly 50% error rate in the prescription lenses that were ordered. This rate was especially high for progressive lenses or “no-line”...

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