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Can Blue Light Lenses Really Enhance Your Sleep?

In our modern world, we are constantly surrounded by artificial light. One type of light that has garnered much attention in recent years is blue light.

Understanding Conjunctivitis, Dry Eye, and Allergies

Are your eyes red, itchy, or watery? If so, you may have conjunctivitis, dry eye, or allergies. These are common eye conditions that can affect your vision and comfort.

Why Good Vision Is Essential for Academic Success

Many people associate studying hard with academic achievement. Most individuals do not take into account one crucial factor: strong vision.

Signs Your Child Has Myopia

Recent studies show that more children have been getting eyewear for myopia (nearsightedness). The condition occurs in almost half of the school-aged kids. 

The Role of Sleep in Maintaining Eye Health

Are you reading this on a screen right now? It is imperative to remember that all that screen time can affect your eyes. It is why you must get enough quality sleep.

5 Common Eyecare Myths Debunked

You have probably heard a myth or two about eye care without even knowing it. There are many common myths that lead to misinformation and confusion among people. They can influence you to make an unwise decision that can harm your eye health and vision. Read on to learn more about the common eye care myths debunked.

Symptoms of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

The American Macular Degeneration Foundation recommends regular eye checks. This can help catch the early symptoms of dry or wet AMD. As with any disease, early detection leads to early treatments. You can then enjoy clear vision longer even as you age. Here are the AMD symptoms that you and your eye doctor must watch out for.

Common Eye Emergencies

If not promptly identified and treated, specific eye problems can lead to permanent vision loss. It is essential for people, especially parents, to be familiar with the signs and symptoms of such conditions. They should also learn how to assess the situation and take appropriate measures. 

The Difference Between an Optician and an Optometrist

The average person may not understand some terms used in the medical profession. Hence, defining them is essential to help patients seek help and make the appropriate decisions whenever they need medical help.

Switching From Glasses to Contact Lenses: FAQ

​​​​​​​It is generally safe to switch from wearing glasses to wearing contact lenses. Your eye doctor at Norwood Family Eye Care will perform a contact lens exam to determine your suitability and the best lenses for your needs. Your doctor will explain how to wear and remove your contacts. They will also explain how to clean and store your contact lenses and how often you should discard them.

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