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Persistent Vision and Eye Health Myths Debunked

Persistent Vision and Eye Health Myths Debunked

Your eyes are one of the most important assets of the human body. This is why people go through great lengths to ensure that their vision is always in good condition by having regular eye health exams, eye doctor consultations and following a healthy lifestyle. There are so many ways to take care of your eyesight, such as limiting your exposure to UV radiation from sunlight and old screens or even getting the right amount of rest. However, just as there are many ways to help maintain good eyesight, there are a lot of myths and misinformation that are circulating around. While some of them...

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Does It Take a While to Adjust to New Glasses?

Does It Take a While to Adjust to New Glasses?

One of the primary concerns of people getting new prescription glasses is the time it takes to get used to it. Sometimes, you might even find out that your vision is distorted, or you might even have discomfort in seeing. These sensations are normal and will usually go away after a few days of getting used to it. In this post, the expert on vision therapy, Excel Eyecare OD PA, shares how long it takes to adjust to new glasses, and how you can mitigate the discomfort you might experience. Issues Adjusting to New Glasses If it’s your first time getting new glasses, or you’ve gotten stronger...

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What Causes Watery Eyes and When Should You Visit a Doctor?

What Causes Watery Eyes and When Should You Visit a Doctor?

Tears help your body carry out some of its most important roles. One of which is to keep your eyes lubricated to remove foreign particles like dust. It’s also an important part of your immune system that protects you against infection. In most cases, watery eyes go away without treatment, but it can become a chronic problem if it isn’t addressed. In this post, the trusted source for eye health exams, Excel Eyecare OD PA, shares the causes of watery eyes and when it’s a sign of concern to visit your eye doctor. Causes of Watery Eyes It’s normal to produce excessive amounts of tears...

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6 Essential Eye Care Tips for People with Diabetes

6 Essential Eye Care Tips for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes—a disease in which your blood sugar levels are too high—you are at a higher risk of developing a number of eye diseases. Over time, high blood sugar can rupture and damage miniscule blood vessels in your eyes, leading to a condition called diabetic retinopathy, and cause the development of cataracts and glaucoma, which happen earlier and more often. It is probable that you will face enduring complications such as vision loss or blindness if these eye diseases remain undiagnosed and untreated by an eye care specialist for a long period of time. The good news is that you...

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What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

When it comes to contact lenses, one size does not fit all. Your eye doctor needs to take exact measurements to fit your contact lenses properly—or else, the lenses can feel increasingly uncomfortable, cause blurry vision or even damage to the eye as days go by. In this article, Excel Eyecare OD PA, a vision care clinic that offers contact lens exams and Corneal Reshaping Technology services, discusses what to expect during a contact lens fitting. Corneal Curvature and Iris Size Exams The doctor needs to measure the curvature of your cornea, or front surface of the eye, to assure...

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What Causes Photophobia?

What Causes Photophobia?

Photophobia, commonly called light sensitivity, is a condition in which people experience discomfort and eye pain caused by exposure to sunlight, fluorescent light and incandescent light. There are times when headaches may also accompany light sensitivity. In this article, Excel Eyecare OD PA, a clinic specializing in eye health exams, discusses the common causes of photophobia. What Causes Photophobia? Photophobia is not an eye disease, but a common symptom of several conditions, like inflammation and infection, that can cause discomfort or irritation to the eyes. It is also possible to...

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Should You Opt for Daily or Monthly Contact Lenses?

Should You Opt for Daily or Monthly Contact Lenses?

When it comes to eye care and vision therapy, you should spare no expense nor cut any corners as eyesight is an invaluable asset to our daily life. As such, you want to ensure that your eyesight is in great condition as much as possible. This is done through having regular eye care exams to see the state of your vision and the recommended course of action to further improve your visual health. If you’re having trouble seeing clearly, one of the easiest ways to regain your eyesight is through the use of contact lenses. In fact, it’s one of the most popular forms of vision correction at an...

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First Aid Tips: Children’s Eye Injuries

First Aid Tips: Children’s Eye Injuries

Children are arguably most prone to eye injuries whenever they’re out and about playing with their friends, or whenever they’re handling objects. However, this shouldn’t be a cause for them to stop interacting or exploring the world. They can continue to learn more about the world as long as they know the proper safety measures and you know the basic tips to help them if they encounter eye injuries. In this post, your expert on eyeglass frames and visual health, Excel Eyecare OD PA, shares some first aid tips for children’s eye injuries. Routine Irritations If your child has sand, dirt, or...

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Online Vision Tests: Are They Worth It?

Online Vision Tests: Are They Worth It?

The Internet gives us the power to accomplish a lot of things with the click of a button, from browsing online catalogs to reading helpful guides and even vision tests. With that said, are online vision tests a worthy replacement for face-to-face eye health exams? Your trusted optometrist, Excel Eyecare OD PA, sheds light on this matter. How Do Online Vision Tests Work? Some websites offer individuals the chance to take online vision tests through the use of an app on their smartphone or a site on their laptops. These tests are akin to that of those found in eye care centers. It even...

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Myopia Control in Children and Teenagers

Myopia Control in Children and Teenagers

Myopia is an eye condition in which the eyeball gains length, leading to nearsightedness. Eye health exams help doctors determine if you have myopia. When you have myopia, you need eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct your eyesight. Myopia Myopia or nearsightedness is the most common cause of impaired vision among people under the age of 40. The prevalence of this eyesight problem has grown steadily at alarming rates. Around the world, up to 25% of the population in 2000 had problems with myopia. Estimates suggest that by 2050, those numbers will grow to almost half the entire population...

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