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Eye Floaters: Are They Playing Tricks on Your Vision?

Eye floaters are small grey or black specks that drift across the field of vision. The specks contain a gel-like substance (vitreous) and can take on various shapes or sizes. The blurred dots are most noticeable when an individual is looking at a blank background.


Dry eye disease is becoming increasingly common, affecting millions of people worldwide. This chronic condition can significantly impact your life, sometimes making even the smallest of tasks seem difficult.

What to Expect During a Pediatric Eye Exam

Your child’s precious eyes need regular care for their healthy development. Vision problems can affect how your child learns, behaves, and feels. That is why you should take your child to an eye doctor at least once a year. ​​​​​​​ A pediatric eye exam thoroughly checks your child’s eye health and vision. It can find and treat vision problems or diseases that may lead to permanent vision loss.

What to Expect During a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Getting your eyes checked regularly is essential for maintaining good eye health. A comprehensive eye exam can detect early signs of eye disease.

The Importance of Annual Eye Exams for Myopia Management and Prevention

Myopia or shortsightedness is a prevalent visual concern. It occurs when the image of a distant object gets focused at a point in front of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue layer lining the side and back of your eye—forming a blurred image.

The Effects of Screen Time on Dry Eye Syndrome

The increasing use of digital devices has led to the prevalence of dry eye syndrome. Excessive screen use can lead to symptoms such as eyestrain, dryness, headaches, and irritation.

How Does Myopia Affect a Child's Daily Life?

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition that commonly affects children. It causes them to see close objects, but those at a distance appear blurry. It can develop at any age but often gets diagnosed in childhood.

How to Properly Care for Your Contact Lenses to Ensure Healthy Eyes

Contact lenses are an effective and safe way to correct your vision without prescription glasses. Caring for them is beneficial to their functionality and longevity. It also ensures the well-being of your eyes. Keeping contacts clean depends on the type that you are using. Conventional lenses require the most care, while disposable ones need less.

The Causes of Dry Eye and How to Prevent It

Your eyes consist of tear films of water, mucus, and oils making up the tears. Together they create a film in the fluid membrane that assists your vision and prevents dry eye. Tear glands are responsible for tear production, and the imbalance in this process leads to this condition.

Matching Eyeglass Frames to Your Face and Lifestyle

Are you looking for eyeglasses and do not know how to pick a fitting pair for your face? If so, you have come to the right place. There are some things you need to consider when picking new eyeglasses. Begin by looking at your current eyeglasses. If you like their look but require replacement, you may settle for the same model and frames. But if you want to try different frame shapes, here is what you need to do.

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