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Comparing Myopia Vs. Astigmatism

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Vision correction may assist people with either myopia or astigmatism. For some people, LASIK surgery is an option that allows them to see clearly and ditch their contacts or glasses. However, it helps to know how the underlying cause -- myopia or astigmatism -- differs.
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Eye Prescriptions Explained

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According to the Vision Council, a nonprofit trade association for optical equipment manufacturers and suppliers, just about 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction, meaning glasses or contacts. That’s a staggering number of adults requiring regular eye prescriptions.

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How Screen Time Affects Your Child’s Eyesight

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“How much screen time should I allow my kids?” is a question that has been asked since the introduction of family TVs and, later, computers.

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How Much Does LASIK Cost?

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In 2021, the average cost of LASIK eye surgery in the United States is about $2,246 per eye. This price has been relatively stable since LASIK’s mass introduction to the public in the 1990s.

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Everything You Need to Know About Thyroid Eye Disease

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Thyroid eye disease - sometimes referred to as Graves' eye disease - is a relatively common condition. In fact, it is the leading cause of hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, in the United States. But how much do you know about the disease, treatments, and risk factors?

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How Do You Get Contact Lenses?

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When it comes to vision correction, a popular aid is contact lenses. However, like the shoes you wear, there are different sizes and styles to suit different people. How do you know which one is right for you? Follow these steps to learn how you get contact lenses.

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Optometry vs. Ophthalmology: What's the Difference?

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Optometrists and ophthalmologists both play an important role in maintaining your eye health, but that role differs slightly due to their levels of training and areas of expertise. You’ll want to make time to see one or the other depending on what sort of eye care treatment you’re seeking out.