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What Are the Different Types of Specialty Contact Lenses?

Individuals who find regular contact lenses uncomfortable may switch to alternative lenses as there are lenses to suit many different visual needs. The various lenses are different in function and appearance. Before getting contact lenses, you should understand the different types available.

Why You Should Schedule Back-to-school Eye Exams For Your Kids

Most of the learning that children do is through observation. It means that having a good vision is essential for a child attending school. Research shows a strong link between visual ability and academic performance. According to experts, your child should start seeing an eye doctor at about six months. It would be best if you took them for regular eye exams, especially in their school years. 

Am I a Candidate for Neurolens®?

Neurolens® is a revolutionary new technology that works for numerous people suffering from eye misalignment. Sometimes, it is hard to diagnose eye misalignment because the symptoms are evasive. They may present as eye fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, neck aches, and shoulder aches. 

How Often Should Children Have Their Eyes Checked?

When was the last time you took your little one for an eye exam? Does the thought of having a doctor examine your child’s eyes scare you? If so, you need to understand the importance of pediatric eye exams. 

How to Keep Eyes Healthy As We Age

Just as aging shows in your body and organs, so it does in your eyes—and amplifying the older you get. The effects of aging on your eyes may be affected by family heredity or the environment. To counter these effects, go for regular eye checkups at Hunter Family Vision once you turn 40. 

Is It Dry Eyes or Seasonal Allergies?

Many people experience either dry eye syndrome or seasonal allergies during the summer and spring seasons. It can be hard to distinguish between the two because their symptoms are very much alike. Some people also suffer from both conditions at the same time, leading them to experience great discomfort at specific times of the year. How do you differentiate between dry eyes syndrome and seasonal allergies?

Common Types of Eye Emergencies

Medical emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, and they can affect any area of the body. Vision is arguably the most important sense, and it is vital to protect it. Eye injuries can cause discomfort and lead to long-term eye problems or even blindness. 

What Are Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people who are over the age of 50. Statistics estimate that about 14 million people in America have macular degeneration. That number is set to increase with more people aging day after day.

What Are Neurolens Glasses and How Do They Work?

The brain constantly coordinates with the eyes. It keeps them in sync and aligned, enabling people to see the world around them without experiencing double vision. So if you have misaligned eyes, you will probably experience various bothersome symptoms. These include dizziness, headaches, neck stiffness, migraines, and tension around and in your eyes.

Diagnosing and Preventative Care for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve of your eye through the buildup of pressure. The increased eye pressure is technically known as intraocular pressure (IOP). Intraocular pressure damages your optic nerve and sends your brain images. Further damage can cause vision loss or complete blindness over time.

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