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When it comes to diagnosing vision problems, there are a number of eye doctors from optometrists to opthalmologists that can help. Learn about the different fields and how each one can help you if you have poor vision or suffer from a debilitating eye disease.

What is Visual Acuity

What is Visual Acuity?

We’ve all seen those ads from eye glass companies selling not only stylish prescription glasses but also the promise of 20/20 vision. This has led to the widely accepted notion that 20/20 is the best possible vision. After all, an eyewear company isn’t going to sell their products on the promise of worse vision. Not […]

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Do You Have a Regular Optometrist

Do You Have a Regular Optometrist? How Not Seeing the Eye Doctor is Hurting Your Vision

Do you see your eye doctor at least once every two years? Or once a year if you have an existing condition? If you answered no to both of these questions then you are unfortunately not alone. Many Americans skip on their visit to their eye doctor every year for a myriad of reasons from […]

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Your Eyes Seem Healthy But You Should Still Get Them Checked

Your Eyes Seem Healthy, But You Should Still Get Them Checked

Do you get your eyes checked annually? Once every two years, maybe? No, not even then? Do you remember the last time you even went in for an eye exam?! The answer to the last question for the most of us is unfortunately no. A common misconception about eye health is that if there isn’t […]

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Employers Need to Adopt Vision and Medical Benefits in the Workplace

How Employers Need to Adopt Vision and Medical Benefits in the Workplace

Your eye health is just as important as taking care of your overall health. More often than not, most of us only realize this after it’s too late to do anything about it. Some eye diseases exhibit little or no symptoms until the eye is severely damaged. In light of this, it seems that more […]

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What Your Eyes Say About Your General Health

What Your Eyes Say About Your General Health

They are more than just windows to your soul. The eyes are a means by which doctors can get an early warning of any number of health problems. This is why improving vision is not the only reason to have your eyes examined. Checking for Cardiovascular Problems In the search for clues about overall health, […]

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10 Questions to Ask Before an Eye Exam

10 Questions to Ask Before an Eye Exam

Eye exams are essential for everyone regardless of whether they have an existing problem with their vision or not, and help in keeping infections, disease, or common eye problems at bay. Asking these 10 important questions before an eye exam will keep you in the loop when it comes to your exam process and will […]

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The Difference Between Regular and Behavioral Optometry

The Difference Between Regular and Behavioral Optometry

If you haven’t really heard of behavioral optometry before, you’re not alone. The term isn’t an incredibly commonly-used one and it can be difficult to turf up information on the practice, let alone find a practitioner. At root, a behavioral optometrist is to a traditional optometrist as a chiropractor is to a spine doctor. Both […]

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Why You Should Get a Dilated Eye Exam

Why You Should Get a Dilated Eye Exam

When was your last eye exam? Think back a bit, and not just to the last time you fitted a pair of glasses. Specifically, think back to if and when you last had a dilated eye exam. We’re guessing that a lot of you are still thinking. Dilated eye exams take more time and money, […]

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Why is Vision Therapy a Controversial Topic

Why is Vision Therapy a Controversial Topic?

Vision therapy is a way to treat eye ailments and some learning disorders through a series of eye exercises. These exercises are usually done under the direct supervision of a developmental optometrist. The purpose of vision therapy is to improve eye coordination and visual perception. Visual therapy is a highly individualized program meant to address […]

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Key Differences Between Vision Screening and Eye Exams

Key Differences Between Vision Screening and Eye Exams

We’re willing to bet that the moment you saw the term “vision screening” in the title, you probably thought of a Snellen Chart (one of those boards with increasingly tiny letters). And when you saw the term “eye exam” you well, probably thought of a Snellen Chart again. We can’t really blame you. The two […]

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Vision Changes You Should Keep an Eye On

Vision Changes You Should Keep an Eye On

Anyone with less-than-sympathetic parents, coaches, or siblings has probably heard “suck it up” more times than they can count. By and large, a lot of us do. One of the more common treatments for a minor ache or pain is simply waiting and hoping it goes away tomorrow. However, as you might guess, that’s not […]

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