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Contact Lenses

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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Am I a candidate for contact lenses?

Eye doctors get asked about contact lenses on a regular basis. We hear things like: ‘Are contact lenses safe?’ ‘Can you sleep in contact lenses?’ ‘Can people with astigmatism wear contacts?’ ‘How do I learn how to put contacts in?’ ‘Can patients who need bifocals …
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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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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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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 LASIK?

Quite often patients who are in for a routine eye exam will ask one of our optometrists about refractive surgery. Many of these people have worn contacts or thick glasses for years; some are great candidates for Lasik, and others not so much. Read on …
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