Optometry

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.
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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.
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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.
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Urgent care

Most optometrists provide care for urgent eye health issues like pink eye and eye injuries (including removing foreign bodies from the eye).
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Treatment options

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.
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Refractive therapy

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.
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Optometric terms

Explaining various terms used in optometry.
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Eye health and exams for infants and children

Explaining the importance of comprehensive eye exams and eye health for infants and children.
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Eye health and exams for children

Explaining the importance of comprehensive eye exams and eye health for children.
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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.
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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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