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HOW OLD SHOULD KIDS BE BEFORE WEARING CONTACT LENSES?

“Mom! But I don’t want to wear glasses! The kids at school call me four-eyes!” Many parents have heard this argument, or a similar one, when debating with their kids about whether or not they’re old enough for contact lenses. Kids have various reasons to prefer them, but one of the most common is that […]

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ARE YOU COMPROMISING YOUR EYE HEALTH? 6 MAKEUP TIPS YOU CAN’T IGNORE

Women have been using makeup to improve their appearance since ancient times. You may prefer to apply makeup to make your eyes pop, cover up imperfections or achieve a more youthful look. But if you regularly wear eye makeup, you may not be aware of the potential risks to your eyesight. Wearing makeup should be […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE A LASER EYE SURGEON IN KANSAS CITY

Laser eye surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of providers offering laser eye treatment here in Kansas City. However, you should be aware that not every laser eye surgery provider offers the same level of treatment and care. So how […]

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WHAT ARE THE BEST DRY EYE TREATMENT OPTIONS?

WHAT IS DRY EYE? Dry Eye is an extremely uncomfortable condition in which one or both of your eyes feel extremely irritated for extended periods of time. Literally millions of people have experienced “dry eye syndrome” (DES), as there are a number of common causes.

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CAN LASER EYE SURGERY CORRECT FARSIGHTED VISION?

What is Farsightedness? Far sightedness, also known as hyperopia, is a very common condition among adults over 40 years of age. It’s so common, in fact, that patients ask us almost every day about the various treatment options to help improve their vision. And more often than not, they’re interested in more permanent solutions than […]

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CHILDHOOD MYOPIA IS GETTING WORSE …

Studies suggest the rate of childhood myopia has doubled in the past 50 years … could screens be to blame? Over a period of eight years, researchers involved in the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study examined the eyes of more than 9,000 children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years in a Los […]

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THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON YOUR VISION

You may be surprised to learn that, in as little as 30 minutes per day, you can take effective action against common eye diseases and preserve your vision. A toned, limber body, greater energy and reduced stress are all terrific benefits of physical activity, and that’s why millions of people sign up for gym memberships, […]

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HOW DOES CAFFEINE AFFECT YOUR VISION?

For many people, a cup of coffee in the morning is a must-have. In fact, some say they don’t even open their eyes until they have that first sip. However, there can be too much of a good thing. Excessive caffeine can negatively impact your vision in the short term, and over time, can even […]

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TEARS DON’T ALWAYS MEAN YOU’RE SAD …

Getting misty-eyed when emotions run high is a common phenomenon, and nothing signifies sadness more than tears. However, there are several reasons your eyes might water, and not all of them signify strong feelings. Tears protect your eyes throughout the day, and they go into overdrive when an environmental irritant threatens them. The amazing inner […]

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TO COMPLY OR NOT COMPLY: ENSURING EYE CARE TREATMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE

You return home from the eye doctor with specific instructions about how often to use your prescription eye drops and some guidelines to help you care for your eyes. The first day, you comply 100 percent and follow your ophthalmologist’s directions to the letter. On day two, you’re not quite as precise with your home […]

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HOW LACK OF SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR EYES

Balancing the demands of work and family mean people are constantly on the go. Smartphones and tablets add to the endless activity by making it possible to communicate anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, it often feels like there isn’t enough time to get everything done, and sleep is often the first casualty. Working late or getting up […]

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TOP 10 EXPLANATIONS FOR SWOLLEN EYES

Swollen eyes or eyelids can be painful and unsightly, but the good news is the swelling usually goes down after a few days. If you are wondering what’s causing your eyes to look puffy, here is a list of common eye conditions:

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HOW DOES SCREEN TIME AFFECT CHILDREN’S EYESIGHT?

As we progress further into a digital age where everyone relies upon smartphones, tablets, televisions, and other forms of technology for entertainment, many parents are beginning to become concerned about whether exposure to screen time will affect their children’s eyesight. Living in a modern era where it is not uncommon for parents to allow their […]

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BEST PRACTICES FOR USING EYEDROPS CORRECTLY

Although it may seem like a simple task, administering eyedrops successfully can often become a challenging feat that many individuals struggle to achieve. Eyedrops that are not administered correctly may fall short of making contact with the eye, landing on the cheeks or other facial areas instead. To reduce the risk of wasting your eye […]

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DIABETES AND YOUR VISION

As you may expect, diabetes can cause a variety of vision complications if it is not controlled and maintained carefully. Although it is possible for blindness to occur over time, most concerns affecting your vision can be avoided or managed if you remain proactive about early diagnosis and treatment options. Many people diagnosed with diabetes […]

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