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affordable eye care options for families

How many people in your household wear glasses or contact lenses? When there are multiple people in one household that wear corrective lenses, it can be hard to keep up with the expense of having regular exams and updated prescriptions filled. What can you do to stay on top of the important exams without breaking the bank? This blog is all about affordable eye care options. You will learn tips that can help to ensure that everyone in your home can see clearly and maintains their healthy eyes. Hopefully, the things that I have tried with my family will help you with yours.

Did You Scratch Your Cornea?

Getting something in your eye is always irritating. Usually, if you blink enough or use some eye drops, the discomfort goes away as soon as the item is rinsed out of your eye. When the discomfort does not subside and you still have a hard time opening your eye, there's a chance you've scratched your cornea, the outermost layer of your eyeball. Here's a closer look at this injury and what it entails. Read More 

Jeepers, Creepers! Creepy Contact Lenses And Eyeglass Frames Combos That Complement Each Other

You have probably seen many of the creepy contact lenses you can now purchase and wear, both for fun and for corrective vision purposes. Yet, you probably did not know that certain eyeglass frames highlight and complement these creepy lenses for a magnified effect. The following combinations of creepy contact lenses and eyeglass frames will produce a very dramatic effect--just what you need in time for a costume party, Halloween, or everyday Goth wear. Read More 

Do You Have Diabetes? Make Sure You Take Proper Care Of Your Eyes

If you have diabetes, you need to make sure you take care of your eyes. This is because you are 60 percent more likely to develop cataracts, and 40 percent more likely to develop glaucoma, as well as many other eye problems. Below are three things you can do to reduce your chances of these things happening to you. Watch What You Eat Not only is your diet important for managing your diabetes, it is also important to keep your eyes healthy. Read More 

3 Tests Your Eye Doctor Might Perform During An Eye Exam

Even if you don't need a prescription for contact lenses or glasses to see, it is important that you visit the eye doctor anyway. The eye doctor, when you visit him, will perform a number of different tests. These tests help detect any problems that may be occurring or any signs of potential eye disease. If you have never been to the eye doctor before, you should know a few of the tests that the eye doctor might perform on you. Read More 

Questions And Answers About Cataracts

Cataracts commonly affect people of advanced age. The condition involves the clouding of the lens of the eye. The cloudy effect of the cataracts impairs the vision of the patient and may cause blindness. Still, the condition can be effectively treated through surgery. Here are a few questions and answers about cataracts: Where does the cloudiness of a cataract come from? The clouding that occurs on the lens of the eye from cataracts is due to an accumulation of protein. Read More