What is Vitreous Gel?

The eye is a complex organ. Like most of our organs, we tend not to think about our eyes until they are not working as they should or we experience some type of discomfort. But whether we think about it or not, the eye is made of several parts that work together to help us…

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Can You Get LASIK Twice?

LASIK is a common surgery in the United States, with nearly 600,000 procedures occurring every single year. Statistically, this surgery has an extremely high success rate; nearly 92% of individuals experience 20/40 or better vision following the quick procedure. While the success rate of LASIK is high, many people understandably have questions and concerns regarding…

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Retinal Tear vs. Detachment

Retinal tears and detachments are related eye conditions that can become very serious, even leading to blindness. Retinal tears are common, with nearly one in ten people developing one at some point during their lifetime. Retinal detachments, on the other hand, are less common, occurring in approximately one in 300 people. Keep reading to learn…

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Pinguecula vs. Pterygium

When it comes to ocular vocabulary, many of us are familiar with common eye conditions and their related names, such as glaucoma and cataracts. But there are many lesser known eye conditions that are quite common. Two of those conditions, pinguecula and pterygium, are easy to confuse because they are extremely similar. Today we will…

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Can LASIK Fix Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common eye condition, with one in three people experiencing it in their lifetime. If you have any degree of astigmatism, you might be wondering if LASIK will fix it, or if it will impact your candidacy for LASIK. Keep reading to learn more. What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism refers to a general blurring…

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Do Eye Floaters Go Away?

Have you ever experienced eye floaters or spots that seem to move within your field of vision? Seven out of ten people experience eye floaters at some point in their life, so chances are you have experienced them already or you will someday. Today we will be sharing more about floaters and answering the question…

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What are Macular Holes?

Macular holes are a rare eye condition that affect about eight out of every 100,000 people. But before we talk about macular holes, let’s discuss what a macula is. The macula is part of the retina, and it is essential to our central vision and color vision. Additionally, the macula is how our eyes focus…

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All About Contact Lens Hygiene

Are you one of the 45 million people in the United States who wears contact lenses? Maybe you’ve worn contact lenses since you were a child, or maybe you just started wearing them recently. No matter how long you’ve been wearing contact lenses, it’s important to maintain proper contact lens hygiene. Taking proper care of…

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Can Kids Wear Contacts?

Contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses. Many people prefer them because they eliminate the common nuisances of eyeglasses, such as foggy lenses, scratched lenses, sliding frames, or glasses falling off altogether. In fact, approximately 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. Contacts are common for adults, but you might be…

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Different Types of Lens Coatings for Glasses

If you wear prescription glasses, you probably already know that there are different types of lenses you can get for them. You may have had a staff member from your local glasses shop or your eye doctor’s office ask you if you wanted to enhance your lenses for extra protection. But maybe you weren’t exactly…

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