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Adjusting to Your Bifocals

Getting older is no fun! And one of the more unlikeable parts of aging is that your vision changes. Maybe you have always had trouble seeing far away, but now suddenly you aren’t seeing so well up close, either! Bifocals may be the solution, but these can take some time to get used to, even if you …

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Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

If you are having difficulty seeing as well as you used to, you may think it is just because you are getting older or that it may be time for a stronger eyeglasses prescription, but it may be something more serious – it could be macular degeneration. Read on for more information on this serious disease …

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Are you ready for your laser vision correction procedure?

If you have a laser vision correction procedure scheduled, you are no doubt excited (and maybe a little nervous). Laser vision correction is safe and effective, and millions of people have had it done and love being able to see clearly without contacts or eyeglasses – but as with any medical procedure, there are some things you …

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Watch Out for These Eye Accidents

You know it’s important to take care of your eyes and have them tested and checked regularly. But unfortunately, accidents can happen – it only takes a second for something to happen that can affect your vision for the rest of your life. In honor of October being Home Eye Safety Awareness Month, here are some …

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Foods To Avoid if You Have Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a very common disease that is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. Early treatment is important – although there is no cure, there are a few different treatment options available. And it’s also important to take care of yourself if you have glaucoma, and that includes avoiding certain foods. What …

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Taking Care of Your Eyes When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes affects all aspects of your health, including, of course, the eyes. Any changes in the eyes can be a sign of serious problems – read on for some more information on eye problems to watch out for that are commonly seen in patients with diabetes. Diabetes and eye problems Diabetes is the primary cause of blindness …

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Dealing With Dry Eyes

Constantly having dry eyes can make life very uncomfortable – but what can you do about it? And is it something you should see a doctor about? Read on for some more information about what may be causing your dry eyes and how to deal with this annoying and potentially harmful problem. Why are my eyes …

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Taking Care of Your Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are amazing little things, when you think about it – thin, comfortable pieces of plastic that fit comfortably over your eyes and allow you to see perfectly. Once you get used to wearing them you don’t even notice they are there, and you probably don’t think too much about them. But to keep …

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Cosmetic Surgery at Your Favorite Eye Care Center

You know you can trust Richens Eye Center to provide excellent eye care for you and your family. But did you know that you can trust them to provide excellent cosmetic surgery as well? Here are just a few of the procedures offered! Eyelid surgery As we get older, the skin around our eyelids can start to …

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What is a macular hole?

It is important to see your eye doctor at least once a year, to ensure that you are seeing your best and to check for any problems. But you shouldn’t wait for that yearly appointment if you notice a change in your vision – it could be a sign of a problem such as a macular …

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