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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes? Jul 2nd, 2019

If you don’t manage your diabetes well, it can affect the health of your eyes in many ways. In fact, diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in adults. Fortunately, we at Clarity Vision Care can help you prevent or manage most of the eye problems connected to your diabetes....

Why You Should Seek Treatment If You Think You Have an Eye Infection Jun 1st, 2019

Eye infections are common, resulting in about 1 million doctor or hospital visits a year. Three types of invaders are responsible for most eye infections: Bacteria Fungi Viruses Treatment recommendations depend on the specific type of infection. Eye infections can occur in one or both eyes and affect multiple parts...

What Causes Dry Eye and What Are My Treatment Options? May 3rd, 2019

Dry eye is an eye condition that is exactly what it sounds like it is. It’s the feeling that your eyes are dry and irritated. It’s a common condition, affecting about 26 million Americans. Dry eye goes by many different names including dry eye syndrome and dry eye disease. Common...

How to Make a Smooth Transition to Contact Lenses Apr 1st, 2019

Thinking of trading in your glasses for no-fog, hard-to-lose, sport-friendly contact lenses? Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, or have presbyopia, contact lenses can correct your vision problems. Do you want to see what you would like with green or blue eyes? You can also get contacts that change your...

What You Should Know About Macular Degeneration Mar 4th, 2019

Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a common condition among older adults, affecting about 10 million people in the United States. If you are 50 or older, you should learn more about this eye condition because it’s the leading cause of blindness among men and women over...

3 Great Tips for Preventing Eye Infections Feb 13th, 2019

Almost a million Americans experience eye infections every year. Eye infections occur when a virus, a fungus, or bacteria get into your eye. These microorganisms can invade any part of your eye. They can affect one or both eyes. In most cases, eye infections are easy to treat and easy...

Signs it's time for an eye exam! Jan 18th, 2019

Signs It's Time for an Eye Exam Your sight is precious. The way you work and live depends on it. Even though many people go to their doctor for an annual physical exam, they may forget to go to the eye doctor. You should have an eye exam every year...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Diabetic Eye Disease Dec 11th, 2018

Diabetic eye disease is not just one disease but a group of diseases that commonly affect people with diabetes. Diabetes is widespread in this country, affecting about 29 million people, while another 86 million have prediabetes. People with diabetes have a higher risk of eye diseases, some of which can...

8 Foods That Can Improve Your Eyesight Nov 10th, 2018

Eating a healthy, balanced diet chock full of essential vitamins and minerals can help ward off many diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. A healthy diet can also help slow down age-related vision loss and reduce your risk of eye diseases and conditions such as...

Ways to Reduce Eye Strain from Technology Oct 18th, 2018

If you’re at your computer for hours each day — whether your work calls for it or you spend your leisure time browsing, emailing, and checking social media — you’re at risk for eye strain. Eye strain from technology, also called digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome, can hit...

Early Signs to Detect Age-Related Macular Degeneration Sep 21st, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. There is no cure for this widespread and devastating disease, but early detection can help minimize or slow down the damage and preserve your sight. Regular eye exams and being on the lookout for early...

Why Glaucoma Screenings are Important Aug 19th, 2018

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve, which is located in the back of your eye and is responsible for transferring visual information from the retina to the brain. Because this nerve is so integral to your vision, damage to it can lead to vision loss...

How to Keep Your Eyes Infection-Free Jul 9th, 2018

Eye infections are common and usually not serious, but they can become more problematic if not treated. Contact lens wearers are especially susceptible to eye infections. It’s important to see your eye doctor at the first sign of an infection to prevent it from spreading to others and getting worse.Eye...

7 Ways to Take Good Care of Your Contact Lenses Jun 21st, 2018

Contact lenses were introduced in the United States around 1940. They were what we now refer to as hard lenses, and numerous improvements have followed, with soft lenses available in 1971. Now more than 30 million people in the US wear them — with most of them using soft contact...

The Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses All Summer Long May 22nd, 2018

Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory, they also serve an important function: protecting your eyes and the surrounding skin from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays.UVA rays penetrate your skin’s outer layers. UVB rays affect the surface layer of your skin and play a prominent role in the development...

Four Reasons to Get an Eye Exam This Year Apr 10th, 2018

Four Reasons to Get an Eye Exam This YearIf you don’t think you need an eye exam because your vision seems fine, you’re not alone — nearly half of American adults admit they haven’t had a comprehensive eye exam within the past two years, as is generally recommended for most...

Tips for Preventing Eye Infections From Contact Lenses Apr 4th, 2018

If you don’t like the idea of having to wear glasses to see clearly, you’re not alone: About 45 million Americans prefer to use contact lenses to correct vision. But while contact lenses are a safe, effective, and convenient way to remedy a variety of common vision problems, they can...

6 Tips for Battling Dry Eye Mar 22nd, 2018

Every time you blink you’re nourishing and protecting your eyes by spreading a mixture of water, mucus, and oil over the surface area, the three ingredients of your tears. This trifecta provides much-needed lubrication, wards off infection, and helps clear away any foreign matter that gets into your eyes.If you...

Six Tips for Great Eye Health as You Age Jan 9th, 2018

Six Tips for Great Eye Health as You AgeBy David R. Frazee, ODHow you make your way in the world is largely dictated by how well you see the world. Of your five senses, your eyesight is arguably one of the most important, and it’s far too easy to take...

How to Choose the Right Frames for Your Face Jan 2nd, 2018

How to Choose the Right Frames for Your FaceIt’s virtually impossible to walk down any busy street without seeing someone who’s wearing a pair of glasses. In fact, more than 11 million Americans over the age of 12 need some vision correction, and for many people, eyeglasses are an easy...