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How to Switch From Glasses to Contacts

People seeking an alternative to eyeglasses tend to get excited about switching to contact lenses. Sometimes, glasses can be a hassle. They fog up and do not give a natural look. You may also want a change and prefer wearing contact lenses. It is vital to note that the transition to contacts can be intimidating. Most people wearing them for the first time can experience apprehension.

Symptoms of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

The most important things are often the most fragile. Our eyes are among the most sensitive organs in the body and the most useful. Unfortunately, many take their eyes for granted. It is until they develop an eye issue that they realize how much they rely on them. Sadly, most of these issues develop in old age, making coping even harder. One such issue is AMD.

What Are Hard-to-fit Specialty Contacts?

The American Optometric Association understands that some people have problems with their cornea. These patients may have eye conditions that can make wearing regular lenses difficult. Your eye doctor can help you find the right hard-to-fit contacts. Here are the details you should consider to understand what hard-to-fit specialty contacts are.

Choosing Frames That Fit Your Face Shape

The ideal frames for your face shape help boost your confidence and style. It is always best to have a general idea of the shape of your face to help you start looking for frames. You are likely to have a square, heart, round, oval, triangle, or diamond face shape.

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body is unable to utilize glucose and convert it into energy. It interferes with your body’s ability to respond to or produce insulin. The result is damage to nerves and blood vessels throughout your body, including the eyes. In this scenario, you may experience one or more problems relating to your vision.

Common Eye Diseases and Their Main Symptoms

Eye conditions are much more common than we think, as most people will have an eye problem at least once in their lifetime. Some eye conditions are minor and usually will not need an eye doctor. Others, on the other hand, are major and may affect your life forever, especially if left untreated. 

Getting Glasses for the First Time: What to Expect, Step-by-Step

Getting eyeglasses for the first time can be exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking. However, you may have no choice if your eyes have a refractive error. It is ideal to start treatment using eyeglasses to correct any ocular conditions. Try glasses out before moving on to contact lenses or refractive eye surgery.

What Is Keratoconus, and How Is It Diagnosed?

Due to a lack of knowledge, you might take the news of having keratoconus as a cause of fear and anxiety. But you do not need to live in fear. Instead, learn as much as you can about this eye condition. Discuss your concerns with your eye doctor and ask as many questions as possible. That will help reassure and enlighten you.

Back-to-School: Importance of Eye Exams for Kids

Healthy eyes and good visual acuity are essential tools for any child, regardless of their age and this is particularly true at school where as much as 80% of what your child learns will be presented to them visually. Here’s what you need to know about why back-to-school eye exams are important and why you should make them a priority for your child. 

What Age Should My Child Start Myopia Control?

Myopia can start as early as childhood if there is a family history. Keep an eye on your children if you suspect there is a chance that they can become myopic. The earlier you start myopia control, the better.

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