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  1. Is Cataract Prevention Possible?

    Is Cataract Prevention Possible? Average eye lenses are transparent. If they ever get foggy or discolored, that’s a sign that you may have cataracts, an eye disease that can impact your eyesight over time.  Over 24.4 million people in the U.S. above 40 have cataracts, with a large portion of the remaining population expected to get them before age 75. There are three Read more...
  2. Why Do My Eyes Go Cross-Eyed Sometimes?

    Why Do My Eyes Go Cross-Eyed Sometimes? Your brain tells your eye muscles when to move, and usually, they look to a single viewing point. But for some people, the eyes focus on a different object in the same moment. This condition is called crossed eyes (also known as strabismus). It’s often associated with lazy eye (or amblyopia) and tends to emerge in children by age 3. Adults and Read more...
  3. Does Watching TV Cause Myopia?

    Does Watching TV Cause Myopia? Over the years, myopia (or nearsightedness) has grown in numbers. It impacts approximately 30 percent of Americans, causing visuals that are out of the way to appear blurry while close-up objects are clear.  What causes someone to become nearsighted? Myopia happens when your eye exceeds an average length or when your cornea bends more than it Read more...
  4. Can You Wear Makeup to an Eye Exam?

    Can You Wear Makeup to an Eye Exam? The average person needs one eye exam per year so that the optometrist can evaluate your eyes and look for health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Preparing for your eye appointment is necessary to ensure you bring everything you need. You may already know the answers to questions such as: Should I rest my eyes before the Read more...
  5. 5 Tips for an Accurate Eye Exam

    5 Tips for an Accurate Eye Exam Whether you’re experiencing vision issues or want to check on your prescription, an annual comprehensive eye examination is necessary. It will allow you to consult with one of our Independent Doctors of Optometry, who can answer your questions and diagnose you for eye issues.  During your eye appointment, the optometrist will look over Read more...
  6. Should You Rest Your Eyes Before an Eye Exam?

    Should You Rest Your Eyes Before an Eye Exam? If your last eye exam was a while ago, you might be wondering what to expect. At For Eyes, we help our patients by performing a comprehensive evaluation of the eyes, starting with a quick discussion of your eye health concerns.  Once our eye doctors have a good grasp of your vision loss symptoms and review your family’s medical history, Read more...
  7. How to Schedule an Eye Exam

    How to Schedule an Eye Exam The time is coming for your annual eye exam. We know it can be challenging to pencil this into your busy schedule, but preventive eye care is one of the most practical ways to mitigate vision issues. Consider these facts: You’re most likely to get cataracts after you turn 55. However, they can also develop in kids.  If any of your family Read more...
  8. Can an Eye Test Detect High Blood Pressure?

    Can an Eye Test Detect High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure (also called hypertension) takes place when your blood exerts too much force against the area around your blood vessels. Anything above 140 over 90 mm Hg is considered high blood pressure, by most standards.  According to recent findings, 33 percent of people in the U.S. possess high blood pressure. And about 20 percent of Read more...
  9. 3 Reasons to Go to the Eye Doctor

    3 Reasons to Go to the Eye Doctor The importance of eyes can’t be said enough. You use your eyes to see, learn, read, and experience all that life has to offer. Many health problems, such as diabetes, also show the first symptoms in the eyes, prompting you to seek treatment when necessary.  Going to the eye doctor is an excellent way to keep tabs on your eyes and ensure Read more...
  10. 3 Most Common Eye Questions and Answers

     3 Most Common Eye Questions and Answers Since we started in 1972, we have heard our fair share of eye questions--and answers are easy to come by, thanks to our optometrists’ wide range of expertise. As someone who plans to schedule an eye exam soon, you will likely appreciate knowing some of the jargon surrounding eye exams (even though our eye doctors do their best to explain things Read more...

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