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  • 4 Things You May Not Have Known About Your Contact Lens Solution


    Here are a few things that you may not have known about your contact lens solution as a contact wearer that could help you take care of and protect your eyes. Saline Solution Is Not Designed For Disinfection Purposes If you use saline solution when you put your contact lenses in, make sure you know exactly what your saline solution is designed for. Saline solution is designed to flush your eyes and provide them with a little bit of moisture.
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  • Developing Cataracts At A Young Age? What Are Your Best Treatment Options?


    If you're in your thirties or forties and have begun to notice some blurring or dimming of your vision, you may have made an appointment with your optometrist under the assumption that your contacts or glasses prescription needs to be adjusted -- only to receive the sobering news that you've developed cataracts in one or both eyes. What may have caused this issue, and what are your best treatment options to preserve your vision for decades to come?
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  • Have A Minor Vision Concern? What To Know


    If you are having a problem reading and you think that reading or driving glasses could be a necessity, it's time to get your eyes examined by a professional. Not only can it be dangerous if you can't read properly, but your vision can worsen if you are straining. If the idea of wearing glasses seems like an annoyance or you worry about how you'll look, there are a few things you'll want to consider.
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  • 4 Important Reasons To Have Your Eyes Examined


    Whether you have difficulty seeing or you have perfect vision, it is in your best interest to receive a year eye exam. Once every two years, you should have an eye exam due to the fact that an ophthalmologist can easily diagnose any issues that you may have, determine whether or not you need glasses, or determine if any previously existing issues have exacerbated since your last eye exam. There is a veritable laundry list of reasons you should have your eyes examined.
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  • Tips for Adjusting to Your New Progressive Lenses


    When you find yourself making the transition from traditional eyeglass lenses to progressive lenses, the first few days (or weeks) can be a bit challenging. It takes some practice to determine exactly where to look through your lenses for the clearest view of things at differing distances, and feeling some distortion in your vision is perfectly normal in the initial stages. With a little bit of patience and some work on adapting to the focal ranges, viewing things through your progressive lenses will become second nature.
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  • Weakened Immune System? Arm Yourself With Knowledge About CMV Retinitis


    Do you have a weakened immune system due to leukemia, HIV/AIDS, or another condition? You probably know to be on the lookout for colds that you're at an increased risk of developing due to your weak immune system. But there's another health concern you should keep in mind, too. Cytomegalovirus retinitis, also known as CMV retinitis, is an eye infection that occurs most often in patients with weakened immune systems. Educating yourself about this eye condition will ensure that if you do develop it, you will be able to identify it quickly and know what to expect in terms of treatment.
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  • How to Treat Your Contact Lenses Correctly


    If you wear contacts, you may be interested in learning some simple tips for taking care of them and wearing them. If you don't put the right care into your contacts then you increase your odds of experiencing problems when you wear them. This can lead to you needing to replace them more often. Follow the tips below when you wear contacts. Clean contacts daily: You should make a habit of cleaning your contacts before you put them in and after you take them out.
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  • Retinal Reattachment Redo: Be Aware of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy


    A detached retina results in permanent visual loss if it is not surgically reattached in a timely manner. While most retinal reattachment procedures are successful, less than ten percent of reattachment procedures require a second retinal reattachment surgery to correct proliferative vitreoretinopathy, a complication that can occur as a result of the eye's healing response. If you are facing surgery to reattach a detatched retina, you should understand how your retina detatched, why there is a small chance that it could happen again and what this complication means.
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  • How To Make Recovering From Cataract Surgery More Pleasant


    When you've made the decision to have cataract surgery, you may be curious about what the recovery time will be like. Although your first place to go for answers is to talk to your surgeon, there are a few things that you can do to make your recovery a happier process. Plan activities that don't require eyesight For those few hours or even days while you're waiting for your vision to go back to normal, you don't have to sit around with nothing to do.
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