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Cellulitis of the Eye

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Both periorbital cellulitis and orbital cellulitis are more common in children than in adults and can become serious, leading to severe complications.

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Why You Should Have Regular Eye Exams

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Many people underestimate the importance of receiving routine, comprehensive eye exams. It is recommended that you see an optometrist once a year to ensure that your prescriptions are up-to-date, check for symptoms of eye disease and potentially lower your health care costs.

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The Education of an Ophthalmologist

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Doctors are notorious for having one of the most intense educations out of all professionals. Starting with an undergraduate degree in pre-medicine or science, they are required to not only complete hard pre-requisite courses, but complete them with extremely high grades. During their undergraduate degree they also have to complete a certain amount of volunteer hours working with a doctor, complete a test (the MCAT) in order to apply to medical school, and a bunch of other extracurricular activities.

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What Kind of Diseases Can Negatively Affect your Vision?

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Vision is one of our most important assets. We use it to walk, eat, drink, play, and work, not to mention see our loved ones, watch movies, and read. Much of what is beautiful in the world can only be seen through our eyes, and we use them more than we know. Therefore, one of the biggest concerns to our health and vision are eye diseases that negatively affect our vision. If you are wondering about just a few of the types of diseases or conditions that negatively affect your vision, here are just a few of them.

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What Tests Are Administered to Measure Visual Acuity?

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Visual acuity testing refers to how well you are able to correctly identify letters on a chart, cards, or screen. The most commonly used is a Snellen chart. For younger patients that don’t read yet, we sometimes use charts or cards with shapes to test for visual acuity.

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At What Age Should Your Child’s Eyes Be Checked?

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Did you know that 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-age children have vision problems? The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that all children receive regular eye exams to detect issues that are treatable when caught early. Read our following guide to learn when your child’s eyes should be checked.

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Glasses Trends for 2016

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Optometrists know that glasses aren’t just for helping people see better. They also help people express themselves, match with clothing and accessories, and accentuate their personal style. The right pair of glasses can help put an entire look together. Obviously it’s important that everyone has the right prescription, but isn’t it always better when the right prescription comes with the right chicness?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Low Vision

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Did you know that approximately 135 million people worldwide suffer from low vision? This type of vision loss cannot be corrected and can make everyday tasks such as reading, writing, or driving a car difficult. Read our following guide to get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about low vision.

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5 Uncommon Eye Diseases

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Your eyes are among the most important organs in your body. Without eyes, you wouldn’t be able to see your children’s faces or enjoy a sunset. Many different diseases and illnesses can impact your ability to see. Here are a few uncommon yet serious eye diseases that can occur:

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6 Common Causes of Eyelid Twitching

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Twitching, also known as blepharospasm, is a repetitive and uncontrollable spasm of the eyelid. Most people will develop this minor, irritating twitch at some point in their lives. Eyelid twitching is usually harmless and resolves on its own without medical treatment. Read our following guide to learn the 6 most common causes of eyelid twitching.

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Is Poor Vision Inherited?

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A lot of things about your eyes are based on genetics, from their overall health to their color. But one thing that people often wonder is whether or not general poor vision is inherited. We’re often told that nearsightedness and farsightedness are caused by certain activities. How many times were you told that sitting too close to the television or reading in low light was bad for your eyes?

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Home Remedies to Improve Your Eyesight

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Good eyesight can make a world of difference. Many day-to-day activities can be enhanced by improved vision. There are a lot of people with diminished eyesight that may benefit from simple home remedies to improve eyesight. Here are a few home remedies that can potentially improve eyesight and can help with eye health.

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