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Can You Overuse Eye Drops?

A close-up of a woman applying eye drops to her eyes.

Eye drops can be an excellent treatment option for people looking to relieve mild eye discomfort. They can be used to help with common conditions like allergies, bacterial infections, dry eye disease, and even glaucoma.  With that in mind, it’s important not to overuse your eye drops and to follow the instructions provided on the […]

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What Can an Eye Exam Detect?

A male doctor sits in front of a monitor and holds a control knob and examines the iris of a patient's eye that is showing on the monitor.

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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Why Do My Eyes Feel Sore When I Blink?

A woman with her eyes closed covers one eye with her hand in discomfort.

About Blinking & Eye Problems Blinking, like breathing, is a reflex. While we can control it to some extent, we usually don’t think about it. The average person blinks 900–1,200 times an hour. A blink lasts about 0.1–0.4 seconds, accounting for 10% of the time you’re awake. When your eyes feel sore when you blink, […]

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