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What are the Differences Between an Ophthalmologist and Optometrist?

14 million people in America suffer from some variety of vision impairment. This varies from mild conditions through to medical emergencies. And treatment of vision disorders cost around $139 billion each year. Fortunately, there is lots of amazing help at hand. If you suffer from any sort of vision impairment an Ophthalmologist and Optometrist can help you get… Read More

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7 Signs You Should See an Ophthalmologist

Dr. Lehr speaking with a patient

There are almost 25 million Americans who have been diagnosed with cataracts at some point in their lives. There are also nearly 3 million people who have been diagnosed with glaucoma. If you fall into either of these categories, then you should already know how important it is for you to see an Ophthalmologist on a regular basis. An Ophthalmologist can help you… Read More

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What to Expect at Your Ophthalmologic Exam

Globally, 1.3 billion people have some type of vision impairment. If you have vision problems, visiting an Ophthalmologist might help improve your vision and increase your eye health. Even if you have great vision, there’s still a likely chance you’ll need to see an Ophthalmologist. Are you visiting an Ophthalmologist for the first time? If so, you’re… Read More

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A Closer Look at Your Options For Treating Cataracts

Statistics indicate that over 24.4 million Americans are affected by cataracts. Individuals aged 40 and over have the highest prevalence rate of cataracts. The likelihood to develop this condition increases with age. When an individual starts suffering from cataracts, the lens in their eye(s) becomes compromised and is no longer able to focus light onto their retina… Read More

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Contact Lenses 101

There are numerous contact lens options out there on the market, but how do you know which one is right for you? In this article we break down the most common types of contact lenses, and exactly how to pick the best one for you. A Brief History of Contact Lenses People have always tried… Read More

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Dry Eyes: The Most Common Causes & Treatments

Did you know dry eye syndrome is prevalent among older people? In fact, about 4.88 million Americans aged 50 and above have this condition. However, younger people experience this, too, especially in this age of smartphones. Dry eyes are not only irritating due to its symptoms, but it can also decrease the quality of life. This… Read More

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Acute Glaucoma Symptoms, Warning Signs, and Treatment Options

In 2010 around 60.5 million people had glaucoma. But by 2020, this figure could reach up to 80 million.  This is because we are an aging population. And as we age the likelihood of experiencing glaucoma increases. But most types of glaucoma don’t just come on gradually with age.  The signs of acute glaucoma are brutal and come on suddenly…. Read More

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8 Reasons You Could Be Seeing Black Spots in Your Vision

Is there any sense we rely on more than vision? For people who have never had impaired vision, it is hard to imagine how to get around without healthy vision. That’s why vision changes send so many people into a panic. If you’re in panic mode because you’re seeing black spots or floaters, take a breath. The… Read More

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It’s More Common Than You Think: A Look at Corneal Disease Statistics

Out of all emergency department visits recorded, 80% involve corneal abrasion and foreign bodies. That’s a significant number of cases given that eye trauma accounts for three percent of all visits to the emergency department. The cornea is the transparent layer that shields the front of the eye. It is the most likely casualty of eye injury… Read More

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How to Decide Between Contacts & Glasses

Nearly 61 percent of the American population wear some kind of corrective vision devices to improve their vision. That’s more than 6 out of every 10 adults. If you know you need corrective lenses, you’re probably trying to decide whether you want glasses or contacts. Which is the better choice? There are advantages and disadvantages to… Read More

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