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What Is Considered Normal Vision?

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Normal vision, often called 20/20 vision, is the ability to see clearly at 20 feet what should typically be visible at that distance. This term is a universal standard for visual acuity, representing the clarity or sharpness of your vision. During a comprehensive eye exam, an eye doctor uses this measure as a crucial tool […]

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How to Prepare for an Eye Exam

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Eye exams are critical to maintaining eye health. To make the most of the time with your optometrist, preparing for your appointment can ensure you don’t forget essential questions or details to share. Bringing a list of questions, notes, and previous prescriptions can help start your eye exam armed with vital information. What to Bring […]

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How to Take Care of Your Eyes Daily: 5 Tips to Preserve Your Eye Health

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Eye care doesn’t start and end at the optometrist’s office. Managing your eye health is an everyday process, and instilling good habits may help you avoid certain eye conditions and minimize symptoms. Taking care of your eyes doesn’t take drastic changes or commitments, and the results can significantly benefit you. #1: Eat a Balanced Diet […]

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What Can an Eye Exam Detect?

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Your optometrist does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses during a comprehensive eye exam.  He or she will also examine your eyes for common and rare eye diseases, evaluate how well your eyes work together as a team, and look for signs of a variety of potentially serious health […]

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What to Do Before an Eye Exam

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Eye exams are a series of tests that allow your optometrist to determine your eye health and if you have any eye issues. Eye exams focus on aspects of your vision, like a retinal exam, eye muscle movement, pupil reaction, and refraction testing.  Whether you are going to your optometrist’s office for a particular eye […]

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When Should a Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

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Children’s eye exams are essential for assessing and protecting your child’s vision. Your optometrist can identify early signs of eye disease and recommend effective treatments. With how important these eye exams are for children, when should your child have their first?  Continue reading to learn more about children’s eye exams, including when they should have […]

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5 Things Not to Do Before an Eye Exam

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Eye exams are part of a healthy routine each year. For many people, a comprehensive eye exam is a standard annual procedure that helps prevent the progression of eye diseases. Eye exams also allow optometrists to help you see better with accurate prescriptions. Preparing yourself for an eye exam is a relatively practical process. Let’s […]

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