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Contact lens safety when traveling

Think about your eyes and contact lens safety as your next adventure. If I had the opportunity to advise my patients who wear contacts how to prepare for travel, I would ask them more about the trip. If a patient were going on a long …
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Wait, smoking is bad for your eyes?

News flash: Smoking affects your eyes, and cigarettes are bad for you. Sure, the image below makes the habit look sexy, but truth be told, smoking tobacco causes wrinkles, premature aging, and a long list of diseases. Everybody knows this. Yet most smokers do not …
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How to find a great local eye doctor

Finding a new doctor of any type can be a daunting task. When you go to the dentist, you want to be sure they take their time and get it right. If you see a chiropractor, you definitely want to find somebody you feel like …
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Why are pediatric eye exams important?

This post is indeed about pediatric eye exams, but let’s talk about your visual experience initially. Imagine for a moment you are in a work meeting that really means something. There might be a PowerPoint presentation or a potential client twenty feet away… but you …
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CLOW: Contact Lens Over Wear

One of the key questions the optometrists at Cannon EyeCare try to ask all contact lens wearers is: what is your contact lens wearing schedule? In other words, do you wear them all day every day, or do you take one day off/week, or maybe …
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What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common cause of blurry vision. In contrast to nearsightedness (AKA myopia), which blurs your distance vision only, astigmatism will blur both your distance and near vision. If your eye doctor tells you that you have this form of refractive error, then you …
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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye is a very common eye condition. In fact, Dr. Mark Cannon takes a special interest in patients who experience dryness because he has a mild case himself. Anyone can get Dry Eye Syndrome (DES), but it is most common in older patients and …
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Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a true ocular emergency as it can lead to permanent vision loss in the affected eye. Due to that fact, it is important for everybody to know the symptoms of a Retinal Detachment so they know when to go see their eye …
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PRK vs. LASIK

Lots of patients who are in for a routine eye exam ask about Lasik, but not many have heard of the closely related surgery called PRK. PRK is short for Photo-Refractive Keratectomy and is a technique that uses lasers to reshape the cornea. Much like …
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