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How is Dry Eye Diagnosed?

The eye is a complex organ, and its surface is an intricate system that requires a delicate balance to function correctly. Tears play a crucial role, providing necessary lubrication, removing debris, and protecting the eye from infection. When this balance is disrupted, dry eye can result. Understanding this condition is the first step toward managing it effectively.

Popular Myopia Management Options in 2023

Approximately 30% of the global population has myopia (also known as nearsightedness). The prevalence continues to rise, especially among young people. Nearsightedness occurs when the eyeball outgrows the capacity of the cornea and lens, causing blurry distance vision. There is good news, though - recent research has found effective ways to slow down this condition in kids and adults. 

Treating Dry Eye Disease With OptiLight

Dry eye disease is a common problem that affects almost 50 million individuals in the country. The chronic condition can significantly impact an individual's quality of life.

Treating Keratoconus with Scleral Lenses

Derived from the Greek words 'kerato', meaning cornea, and 'konos', meaning cone, Keratoconus describes a condition where the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, thins and bulges into a cone-like shape. This conical protrusion deflects light entering the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing distorted vision.

What Are Ortho-k Contact Lenses?

Myopia or nearsightedness is a refractive error that affects many people worldwide. It occurs when light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of on it due to an elongated eyeball.

When Should My Child First See an Eye Doctor?

As a parent, you constantly want to be on top of your little one's health and welfare. You regularly visit the pediatrician, dentist, and even a dermatologist for that suspicious rash.

Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a common eye condition affecting millions of Americans yearly. It’s caused by insufficient tear production or by tears that are not of the correct type.

Am I a Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery?

Are you thinking about getting LASIK eye surgery? If so, you’re probably wondering if you’re a candidate for the procedure. While many people are eligible for LASIK eye surgery, there are some factors to consider before making your decision. In this post, we’ll explore who is qualified for LASIK and what to expect from the process. We’ll also discuss the benefits of having the procedure and how to determine if it’s right for you.

How Do Specialty Contacts Differ From Traditional Contacts?

Contact lenses are a popular alternative to eyeglasses for correcting vision issues. Yet, not all contact lenses are equal. Several types of contacts are available, each addressing various types of vision problems or providing unique features. Below is a closer look at how specialty contacts differ from traditional contacts.

How Is Myopia Diagnosed in Children?

According to eye and vision specialists, myopia, or nearsightedness, is rising among children and young adults. A malfunction in the way the eye refracts light causes this condition. It results in objects at a distance appearing blurry, while those close up remain clear.

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