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Digital Block Lenses vs. Traditional Progressive Lenses: Which Is Right for You?

Two popular vision correction options are digital block lenses and traditional progressive lenses. Both types of lenses can correct vision problems, but they have unique features that make them better suited for different individuals. Here are some insights into the differences between the two to help you determine which option best suits you.

The Link Between Myopia and Screen Time: What You Need to Know

Screens are more stressful to the visual system than printed material. It is harder to read from a digital device than a book. The visual environment can impact vision and eye health. Studies show that digital screen time can lead to myopia development in children. Excessive use of digital devices can also lead to eyestrain, dry eye syndrome, and poor posture, which causes pain.

The Benefits of Low Vision Treatment

Many people avoid treatment for low vision because of the permanence of the situation. Yet, they can reap many benefits from treatment. Low vision treatment can optimize your residual vision and improve your visual functioning.

Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that causes the protective tear film that covers your cornea to dry out. Many people have it, but unfortunately, they don’t know what causes it or recognize its symptoms.

What are the Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy?

The leading cause of blindness among adults in America is diabetic retinopathy. It is an eye condition that usually affects individuals with diabetes. Early diagnosis can help you save your vision or prevent the disease from progressing.

5 Common Vision Therapy Myths and Facts

The American Ophthalmology Association encourages people to stick to the facts of eye care. Many people have formed and believed in many myths about vision therapy. It is important to find out the truth behind them to straighten out your eye care practices. Here are the details that you should know about the five common myths and facts about vision therapy.

The Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disorder that usually affects individuals over 50 years old. It often develops in one eye before affecting both eyes and causes blurry or reduced central vision due to macula thinning. The macula is part of the retina that helps to produce clear vision in the central line of sight. Vision continues to worsen over time so early detection and management can help protect eyesight.

Are Blue Light Glasses Effective During Screen Time?

As people continue to understand the harmful effects of blue light, many desire to get effective treatment. Digital screens emit blue light, which many believe is detrimental to the eyes. Prolonged screen use can lead to symptoms such as headaches, blurry vision, poor sleep, and eyestrain.

Who Can Benefit from Scleral Lenses?

Scleral contact lenses are large-diameter contact lenses that have a special vaulted design, only touching down on the sclera, which is the white part of the eye. The space that is beneath and that vaults over the top of the cornea plays an important role in the suitability of these lenses for those patients who can't wear regular varieties.

Why Choose Ortho-K to Treat Myopia?

Better known as nearsightedness, myopia is the most common eye condition in the world and currently affects around 30% of the U.S. population, although that number is expected to rise during the first half of this century. While the exact cause of myopia isn’t known, there’s significant evidence to suggest that genetics play a big role and if one of your parents has myopia, you are much more likely to suffer from the condition.  

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