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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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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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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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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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