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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is irregularly shaped or sometimes because of the curvature of the lens inside the eye.

Contact Lens Care

If interested in wearing contact lenses, get off to the right start by seeing a doctor of optometry. A doctor will provide a thorough eye examination and an evaluation of suitability for contact lens wear.

Types of Contact Lenses

There are many types of contact lenses, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about each type with our side by side comparison.

Environments

Your environment can heavily impact your contact lenses and eyes. Learn more about about your environment's effect on your contact lenses.

Healthy Vision and Contact Lenses

Safe contact lenses use provides an effective form of vision correction. Contact lenses prescribed by a licensed doctor of optometry are worn safely and comfortably by millions of people worldwide and have a long history of providing wearers with a safe and effective form of vision correction.

Amblyopia (lazy eye)

Amblyopia—also known as lazy eye—is the loss or lack of development of clear vision in one or both eyes.

Corneal abrasion

A corneal abrasion is a cut or scratch on the cornea (the clear, front portion of the eye). A corneal abrasion usually occurs quickly before the eye’s defense system can properly engage, resulting in pain, light sensitivity and tearing with a possibility of infection.

Ultraviolet (UV) protection

It turns out UV radiation can pose a danger to your eyes, year-round, both outdoors from the sun and inside from artificial sources—welding machines included. That's why it’s so important to take daily precautions against the negative effects of overexposure.

See the Full Picture of Your Health with an Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam

Did you know a comprehensive eye exam with your doctor of optometry doesn’t just determine if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses? In fact, your doctor also carefully looks at all aspects of your eye health, which can help provide a clearer picture of your overall health. Comprehensive eye exams go well beyond the goal of 20/20 vision.

Tacko Fall: Eyes on the prize

Pro basketball player Tacko Fall discusses the important role preventative eye care plays in his sport, and how doctors of optometry help to keep him healthy–on and off the court.

January 25, 2022
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