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Color Contact Lenses

Want to change your appearance? One of the easiest and most effective ways to give yourself a new look is to wear color contact lenses. There are color contacts that can enhance your current eye color (make your light blue eyes look violet/blue, for example) and lenses that can change your eye color altogether (make […]

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Progressive Lenses

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Progressive lens “Zones” Progressive lenses, sometimes referred to as “no-line” bifocals, provide vision correction for the three basic vision zones – distance vision, intermediate vision, and near vision. Because they provide vision in these three zones, they are often thought of as a type of trifocal. In reality, progressive lenses are neither a type of […]

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Red Eyes

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An eye that suddenly becomes red is one of the main reasons people seek the services of an eye doctor. And for good reason. Significant discomfort, blurred vision or both often accompany red eyes. And, well, red eyes just looks bad, too. The front surface of the eye is composed of two structures: the clear […]

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Bifocal Contact Lenses

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Bifocal Contact Lenses If you wear contact lenses, sometime after age 40, you will begin to notice that your contacts don’t work as well for reading and other close-up tasks as they once did. This is a sign that you are developing presbyopia — a normal aging change that reduces your eyes’ ability to focus […]

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Polarized Lenses and How They Work

Polarized lenses are premium sunglass lenses that solve a problem that regular sunglasses cannot — reflective glare. To understand how polarized sunglasses work, it’s time for a little physics lesson. (C’mon it won’t be that hard!) Sunlight and Reflections Sunlight is emitted in all directions, and individual light waves are somewhat random in their orientation. […]

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Eyelid Twitches

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Eyelid twitches are uncontrolled movements of an eyelid that are caused by involuntary contractions of muscles around the eyes. The more technical term for an eyelid twitch is blepharospasm (“blepharo-” is a Greek word root meaning “eyelid”). Human EyeMany eye doctors use these terms interchangeably to describe a twitching eyelid, but some prefer to use […]

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Visual Field Test

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Our visual field (also called field of vision or field of view) is the area of space that we can see at one time, and includes both central vision and peripheral vision. Reading an eye chart during an eye exam tests the clarity of our central vision — the part of our visual field we […]

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Progressive Lenses

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Progressive lenses, sometimes referred to as “no-line” bifocals, provide vision correction for the three basic vision zones – distance vision, intermediate vision, and near vision. Because they provide vision in these three zones, they are often thought of as a type of trifocal. In reality, progressive lenses are neither a type of bifocal or trifocal […]

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