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Turn on the Waterworks

There's no denying it. Summer is officially here. And in our neck of the woods, summer means hot, dry, and windy days. It's no wonder so many folks we come into contact with say that they are suffering from dry eyes! In fact, the American Optometric Association (AOA) says that 38% of adults experience dry …

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The Importance of Eye Exams for Seniors

It's no secret that as we grow older, our vision often begins to decline. Still, it's not uncommon for aging adults to ignore their bodies and skip routine eye exams or neglect to visit an ophthalmologist. This is especially concerning because one in six Americans age 65 or older has a vision problem that cannot …

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Smart Contact Technology Is Really Happening

Science and technology never cease to amaze us. Not too long ago, we wrote a blog about Google’s patents for smart contacts containing a multi-sensor system that would integrate with remote devices via blinking patterns. On July 15, the New York Times released an article saying that Google had created a partnership with European pharmaceutical company Novartis …

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Duffy the Dog Regains His Vision

It is safe to say we all grow attached to our furry four legged family members. After all, as the saying goes, a dog is a man's best friend So imagine one family's surprise and alarm when their dog's life was suddenly transformed to complete darkness. As HuffPost reports, Duffy, an 8-year-old an Irish Terrier, …

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Stop Vision Problems Before They Start

While we'll admit that nothing gets us more excited than an opportunity to introduce a refractive error to an excimer laser, it's our responsibility as eye care professionals to help prevent eye problems from happening in the first place. Even though certain vision problems like cataracts and presbyopia are a natural part of the aging …

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What Your Eyes Are Telling You about Your Health

People say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but we say they're actually the windows to your health. The fact is, your eyes can reveal any number of health problems. And in many cases, they can be the first signs of a serious complication. While eye care professionals know specifically what to look for …

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