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What is Low Vision?

Low vision refers to a significant visual impairment that cannot be corrected completely with glasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. It's not total blindness. Individuals with low vision typically have some useful sight. However, low vision usually interferes with the performance of daily activities, such as reading or driving.

How Long Does it Take for Ortho-K to Work?

When you're exploring options for vision correction that don't involve surgery, you may come across Orthokeratology, commonly known as Ortho-K. This innovative process allows for the temporary reshaping of the cornea to improve vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.

The Reasons Behind Red Eyes and How to Soothe Them

Red eyes are a common occurrence and usually a symptom of something minor such as fatigue or irritation. However, in some cases, red eyes might be indicative of a more serious issue. It's crucial to understand the various factors contributing to red eyes to take the appropriate measures to soothe them.

How Is Dry Eye Diagnosed?

Dry eye is a common condition where the eyes do not produce adequate tears to remain lubricated. The tear film that contains water, oil, and mucus does not function properly or coat the eye surface sufficiently. It results in severe eye dryness and discomfort.

Using HSA/FSA Benefits for Eye Care

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are financial tools designed to help individuals save and pay for a variety of healthcare-related expenses. These accounts are typically offered through employers, allowing employees to contribute pre-tax dollars to cover potential medical costs.

Types of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have become a popular choice for many who need vision correction but do not want to wear glasses. They offer numerous benefits, such as a wider field of vision and the ability to participate in activities that glasses may hinder.

The Role of Sleep in Maintaining Eye Health

Eye health is a critical aspect of our general wellbeing, often overlooked until issues arise. Our eyes allow us to interact, understand, and engage with our surroundings.

Why are Comprehensive Eye Exams Better than School Vision Screenings?

Our eyes are integral to our everyday tasks and professional lives. Maintaining optimum eye health is essential.

Why Is UV Protection Important in Sunglasses?

Most people focus on style, fit, and lens color when choosing sunglasses. However, one crucial factor that you must never overlook is UV protection.

You Have Cataracts - Now What?

For many, having refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness is bad enough. Imagine, then, the frustration of others who learn they have cataracts. Studies suggest that more than half of Americans over 80 years have cataracts or have undergone cataract surgery.

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