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Eye Exams: Vital to Your Child’s Education

A staple of every school nurse’s office is the big E eye chart. That chart, the formal name of which is the Snellen chart (after the 19th-century Dutch eye doctor Herman Snellen who developed it), is certainly a good diagnostic

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Eyesight Is More Than 20/20 Vision

We tend to think of 20/20 vision being a synonym for perfect eyesight, but that isn’t quite true. All it means when someone has 20/20 vision is that they have normal visual acuity without refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or

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Welcome to the Glasses Club!

Wearing glasses can be a big adjustment for kids when they’re just starting out. The temptation can sometimes be to leave the glasses at home instead of wearing them, even though that means going through a day of fuzzy vistas

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The History of Cataract Treatment

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness, and the history of treating them is long and fascinating. Over 20 million adults 40 and up in the US will develop cataracts, and by the time they reach 80, half of

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Important Eye Safety Rules for Fireworks

Fireworks are probably the most iconic part of every year’s Independence Day festivities. The danger with fireworks is that a lot of people forget that they are explosives, and that’s how they caused 12 deaths and ten thousand injuries in

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What to Look for in Your New Frames

Do you know how to find glasses frames that suit your features? The glasses you choose will be a huge part of the first impression you make on people. They’re a great way to show off your personal sense of

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What’s Inside the Human Eye?

The human eye is amazingly complex. All inside something the size of a large marble, light waves are converted into continuous streams of detailed, accurate, moving images that we can understand and respond to. Our vision connects us to our

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Sports and Visual Skills

When we think of athletes, we probably think of speed and strength first, but what about vision? Strong visual skills are just as important to an athlete’s success as strong muscles. Athletes have to be able to process visual information

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Where Online Eye Exams Fall Short

Over the last couple of decades, the internet has changed just about every aspect of our lives. From the way we shop to the way we gain information to the way we connect with friends, the Information Age is a

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