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Common Problems

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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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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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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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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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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