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UV Protection Sunglasses: Why It’s Important to Protect Your Eyes

A man outside hiking a mountain while wearing UV protection sunglasses to protect his eyes

Do you know the importance of protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays? Overexposure to UV rays can cause various eye problems, such as cataracts, eye cancer, pterygium, and snow blindness. The good news is that wearing sunglasses with UV protection can help protect your eyes from these issues.  Not all sunglasses […]

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Can You Use Expired Eye Drops?

Two bottles of eyes drops on a counter, one is laying down with the lid off and the other is placed upright.

Your eye doctor may recommend eye drops for several reasons, from dry eyes to eye disease treatments. Depending on the type, eye drops can provide moisture, treat inflammation, and much more. While eye drops have many benefits, can you still use them when they expire?  Continue reading to learn more about eye drops, including if […]

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What Is Considered Dangerously High Eye Pressure?

A senior woman at her optometrist getting her eye pressure tested

Measuring Eye Health Monitoring eye health can involve various measurements, just like monitoring your overall health. Eye pressure is one measurement your optometrist takes during a comprehensive eye exam.  Measuring eye pressure can help your eye care team evaluate the risk of developing eye problems. For example, high eye pressure is often the first sign […]

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What is the Amsler Grid? Testing Your Eyes for AMD

Image showing AMD spelled out, which is the abbreviation for Age-related Macular Degeneration, an eye disease.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration You may have heard about age-related macular degeneration (AMD); after all, it is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over 65. AMD progresses gradually with very few early warning symptoms, and typically affects adults over 50. This condition occurs when the macula starts to deteriorate as part of the normal […]

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What is a Visual Field Test & Why is it Important?

A woman completing a visual field test to help spot possible eye problems

Mapping Your Visual Field Our optometrists can determine so much more than your corrective lens prescription when you come in for an eye exam. We can run tests to help diagnose diabetic eye problems, glaucoma, and other eye diseases that may not have apparent symptoms. Your visual field holds clues to your overall vision health. […]

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