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4 Tips for Managing Myopia in Children

The National Institutes for Health encourages parents to have their kids screened for myopia.

What Are the Main Causes of Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a disease that damages a portion of your retina and causes the loss of central vision. Some doctors call it AMD (age-related macular degeneration) since it often affects aging adults. It is among the leading causes of vision loss in people 50 years and above. There are two types of macular degeneration: advanced neovascular and atrophic AMD.

Diabetic Retinopathy: What Is It and How Is It Treated?

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye disease that affects people with diabetes. It is characterized by damage to blood vessels in the retina. The condition causes blurry vision, eye floaters, and difficulty with colors, and if untreated, it can lead to blindness. 

Specialty Vs. Regular Contact Lenses: What's the Difference?

Choosing to wear contact lenses is a decision you should make with your eye doctor. The appropriate choice depends on your refractive error, contact lens comfort, wear schedule, and your expectations and willingness to care for them.

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?

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