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Fall prevention: How your optometrist can help
When seniors lose their ability to see – either suddenly or over time – it deeply alters their ability to stay independent. Many times, vision loss leads to declining health, disability, institutionalization, and – you guessed it – frequent falls.
Cosmetic contact lenses for Halloween
Cosmetic contact lenses tend to grow in popularity during Halloween. While the trend can create a stunning visual effect it can also create lasting damage if unsafe practices are used.
Optometrist, ophthalmologist, optician: what's the difference?
The difference between an optometrist, ophthalmologist and optician is a common question among healthcare professionals and the general public.
Most optometrists provide care for urgent eye health issues like pink eye and eye injuries (including removing foreign bodies from the eye).
From vision, eye and general health needs, through to framing a change of look, no one can provide the scope of services and health care that optometrists deliver.
An optometrist provides referrals to secondary specialists, such as ophthalmologists, to treat diseases starting in other organs that affects the eye (systemic diseases) or eye surgery when necessary.
Explaining various terms used in optometry.
Eye health and exams for infants and children
Explaining the importance of comprehensive eye exams and eye health for infants and children.
Eye health and exams for children
Explaining the importance of comprehensive eye exams and eye health for children.
Eye health and exams for adults
Some optical stores offer sight tests, which often rely on automated machinery to generate a record from which to dispense glasses.
Eye exam and sight test
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer covering the surface of the inner eyelid and a portion of the front of the eye. Conjunctivitis has several causes and affects people of all ages.
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Health issues affecting the eyes