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Eye Health

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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[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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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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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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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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