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FAQ

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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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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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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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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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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PRK vs. LASIK

Lots of patients who are in for a routine eye exam ask about Lasik, but not many have heard of the closely related surgery called PRK. PRK is short for Photo-Refractive Keratectomy and is a technique that uses lasers to reshape the cornea. Much like …
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