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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy and Comfortable While Using Digital Devices

It’s common for both adults and children to experience eye strain. Especially in today’s digital age, it’s become a relatively serious problem.

EyeCarumba's Guide to Finding the Right Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape

Some people opine that glasses are unattractive and mask one's beauty. While it is true that certain pairs may not complement your appearance, new designs from thoughtful designers will make you reconsider that negative opinion.

The Early Warning Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy: What Every Diabetic Should Know

Getting diagnosed with diabetes can be a shocking—even crushing—experience. But once you’re done digesting the situation, you can research all your options and spring into action. 

A Parent's Guide to Pediatric Optometry: Understanding Your Child's Eye Health

Your eyes go through continuous growth and development from birth until you are 18. Most visual issues tend to emerge during the first six to eight years of this period. At about the same time, you learn around 70% of everything through observation. 

A Beginner’s Guide to Contact Lens Care

If you are switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses, you should know how to wear and care for them. Adaptation to the lenses could take some time, but you will enjoy their clarity and convenience. Knowing what to expect will help you adjust much faster. You will receive instructions about their wear and care during the contact lens fitting.

Can Scleral Lenses Be Used for Dry Eye?

There are various ways to treat dry eye syndrome, eyedrops being the most common option. The success of the treatment will depend on factors such as the severity of the condition and the underlying cause. Unfortunately, most traditional treatments only provide temporary relief. Doctors looking at alternative options are increasingly recommending specialty contact lenses to treat dry eye. 

The Benefits of Wearing Scleral Lenses

Awareness of the potential benefits of scleral lenses is increasing. Yet, it still lags among contact lens wearers. Patients suffering from certain eye disorders may find them more comfortable. These lenses can benefit any patient with an irregular corneal surface. Each custom scleral contact lens patient receives a custom fit to ensure comfort.

Common Vision Problems in Children and How They Can Be Treated

The eyes help people take in the world around them and play a vital role in children's development. Eye and vision health is increasingly important for kids. It ensures their social, academic, and sports performances. Vision accounts for about 80 percent of classroom learning. Minor visual impairments can significantly impact kids' lives. Parents must be aware of common vision problems in kids.

How to Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome

If you use a computer frequently or for several hours daily, you may have experienced computer vision syndrome. It is a condition caused by prolonged digital screen use and is characterized by eyestrain, headaches, and dry eyes. 

Why Diabetic Eye Exams Are Important

Diabetes is a condition that occurs due to the body’s inability to regulate blood sugar. It usually affects various parts of the body and can cause damage to the eye’s blood vessels. The damage can lead to vision issues such as blurriness. It can also cause eye diseases such as macula edema, cataracts, and retinopathy. Regular eye exams can help protect vision and detect eye problems in the early stages.

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