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Timely Tips for Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips: We all know it’s not wise to stare at the sun. Yet on the morning of the “Great American Solar Eclipse”, Monday, August 21st, 2017, it will be tempting for Seattleites and others in the across the country to do just …
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Why Sun Glasses Matter

Good news: Sun glasses are not just for looking cool these days. Believe it or not, the sun’s UV rays created the damage on the eye seen in this blog post. It turns out that the sun can damage your eyes on the front (as …
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[Seattle Summer Sight Guide] Sunglasses vs Soft Contacts

In early summer eye doctors are inundated with requests for prescription sunglasses and at least in Seattle, Soft Contacts. This blog post will discuss the plusses and minuses of prescription sunglasses (worn without contacts) vs. soft contact lenses with plano (non-prescription) sunglasses over top. Many …
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Why Should I Get My Eyes Checked If I See Well? [In a word: Glaucoma]

So you see well pretty much all day, right? That’s great! You don’t want to mess with glasses because your vision is just fine, right? No problem. So you don’t need to get your eyes checked until you have a problem with your vision right? …
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What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Loads of patients find it challenging to wrap their mind around the difference between optometry and ophthalmology. Both terms sound awkward yet somehow similar. They both mean ‘Eye Doctor” so, speaking loosely, the terms are similar, though they are not really synonyms. Your local optometrist …
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Why should I get my eyes dilated?

Many of our new patients at Cannon EyeCare seem surprised when we bring up dilation at their routine eye exams. Often they have never had their eyes dilated in the past, or it has been a very long time. This blog post will let you …
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Do you have Pink Eye?

This eye looks really painful, and kind of scary. If you went to work looking like this, your boss would probably send you to the eye doctor to make sure it is not PINK EYE. ‘Pink Eye’ is not a medical diagnosis though, and this …
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Do MULTIFOCAL CONTACTS really work?

Lots of contact lens patients start to lose interest in contacts when Presbyopia (a loss of ability to focus the eyes on near objects) starts to take away their up-close vision. But wait! There are now excellent MULTIFOCAL CONTACTS available that allow patients over age …
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Top-7 tips to prepare for your next eye exam

Top-seven tips to prepare for your next eye exam appointment: As with a visit to see any physician, it is a good plan to arrive prepared so that you can get the most out of your next visit with your local eye doctor. Whether you …
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Why Safety Glasses Matter

We all know that you need to wear safety glasses to protect the eyes in chemistry lab or when doing dangerous stuff like running a Jackhammer or Circular Saw. It is common knowledge that it is important to protect the eyes when they are vulnerable …
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