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The Difference Between a Comprehensive Eye Exam and a Regular One

The Difference Between a Comprehensive Eye Exam and a Regular One

Understanding your vision and pinpointing the problems can be somewhat of a challenge at times. What can sometimes be even more confusing is knowing what kind of eye exam to get: a comprehensive one or a regular one? Knowing the difference between a comprehensive eye exam and a regular or routine eye exam is crucial […]

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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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Smartphone-enabled Vision Testing Kits: The Future of Vision Care?

Smartphone-enabled Vision Testing Kits: The Future of Vision Care?

Today it seems that everything is available to us at the touch of a button. You need to look something up? You reach for your smartphone and Google it. You’re hungry but don’t have any food in the house? You reach for your smartphone and have someone deliver food to you from either your favorite […]

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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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Should You Really Trust Apps and Online Exams When It Comes to Your Eye Health?

Should You Really Trust Apps and Online Exams When It Comes to Your Eye Health?

It’s safe to say that there’s an app for just about everything out there. Looking for some entertainment? Something to help track your expenses? A guide to help you procrastinate less? No worry, the app store has got you covered on all fronts… including eye health it seems. Apps to help track and monitor your […]

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2016 Report on Children's Vision and Eye Health Summary

2016 Report on Children’s Vision and Eye Health Summary

Earlier this year, Prevent Blindness released their 2016 report on children’s vision and eye health and the results were chilling. Sight is our most precious sense. Without it children would be unable to play, learn, draw, read, write, give you hugs and the list goes on and on. According to Prevent Blindness’ report, lack of eye […]

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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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Your Eyes Might Need Therapy

Your Eyes Might Need Therapy

When it comes to correcting vision, we’re largely used to thinking in terms of glasses, contacts, or even surgery. However, some problems may need a slightly different technique. A growing movement of optometrists have begun to extensively dabble in vision training – a branch of alternative medicine that includes eye exercise and tailored eye exams. […]

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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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