What is Amblyopia (“Lazy Eye”)?

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Many children and a few adults suffer from amblyopia, a condition that often manifests itself as a turned eye. It a condition that is very treatable when diagnosed early. What are the causes, symptoms, effects, and treatments available for amblyopia? Continue reading

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Ever Wonder “Why are my young kids’ eyes getting dilated?”

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Doctors usually dilate peoples eyes to examine the health of them and to diagnose certain eye diseases. Since most eye diseases show up in “older” eyes, why do doctors dilate children? Continue reading

Deciphering Multi-Focals

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Multifocal glasses are very common these days for people over 40. But with so many options, how do you know which type will work best for you? We help break down some of the pros and cons of the three main types of multifocal lenses so you can make a decision that will give you the best vision possible. Continue reading

Unveiling the Mystery that is Medical Health Spending Accounts

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Insurance in itself can be confusing. Throw in special accounts set aside for medical expenses and now you have a real problem. HSAs, FSAs, what does it all mean?! We’ll tell you. Continue reading

Anti-Reflective and Anti-Glare Coatings: Pros and Cons

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Anti-Glare coatings can cost anywhere from $40 to $200 on top of the cost of the lens. What are the benefits to having an anti-reflective coating put on my lenses? Are all coatings equal? Are they worth it? Continue reading

What is the difference between the eye exam my child gets at school or from our primary care doctor and an exam at an Optometrist office?

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One of the biggest difference is that the school nurse and the general health care Doctor is NOT doing an eye exam, they are doing a vision screening! What is a vision screening? It is a limited eye test to … Continue reading