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Could You Have an Allergy to Contacts? How to Know and What to Do

The phrase “allergic reaction” might conjure up images of hives or the sudden sensation of restricted airways, but did you know that an allergy can develop slowly? In fact, you could gradually become allergic to things you use every day, like your soap, favorite...

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Color Blindness and Color Vision

The vast majority of people who describe themselves as color blind are not, in fact, completely unable to see color. Rather, color blindness is usually poor color vision: either a partial or complete inability to see one or more colors that humans can normally see. Human...

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LASIK Post-Surgery: What Can I Expect?

If you've made the decision to have a LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) procedure to correct your vision, you and your doctor will discuss what you need to know before your surgery and what to do the day of. Here are a few tips for after the procedure to make...

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Keratitis: What It Is and Who Is at Risk

Keratitis is a medical term for an inflammation of the cornea (that’s the clear, dome-shaped tissue in the front of your eye that covers your iris and pupil). According to MedlinePlus, the noninfectious variety may be caused by extended contact lens wear or a corneal...

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The Best Presbyopia Treatment for You

It is extremely common for presbyopia to cause your near vision to decline as you age. Presbyopia treatment can help with reading and other activities requiring near vision. Presbyopia and the Eye's Natural Lens The eye focuses entering light by flexing the natural...

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What Contact Solution Should I Buy?

Not all contact solution is created equal. You and your eye doctor have likely spent considerable time choosing your ideal contact lenses, so be sure to spend a little time choosing what products you will use to care for them. This one may have a higher risk for allergic...

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Top 5 Contact Lens Myths

Contact lenses offer a great solution to many vision problems, but people often hear inaccurate information about how to care for their lenses properly. Everyone has heard contact lens myths, and it can be hard to sort out the truth from the falsehoods. Myth 1: Contacts Can...

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In the Pink: Preventing and Treating Pink Eye

If pink eye is known for anything, it’s famous for being contagious. But did you know that some forms of pink eye are not contagious? The fallacy comes from a misunderstanding of the condition pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis. Pink eye is a blanket term that...

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