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Vision after Forty

Hello. My name is Lori Frank. I’m fifty-two years old. I had perfect vision until I turned forty-one years of age. It’s funny; you often hear how one's vision starts to change at forty. Well, I can tell you that statement sure has held true for not only me but friends and family too. I never worried about going for yearly eye exams until I noticed that it was getting harder to read road signs when driving. I got my first pair of glasses when I was forty-one, and I’ve been averaging a new prescription at least every other year since. I want to share some of my experiences when it comes to eye exams. I was frightened and wanted to put it off, but there’s really nothing to be afraid of. Moreover, to make things better, eyeglasses are a trend these days!

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Reading Your Eyeglasses Prescription: What Do All Of Those Numbers Mean?

3 February 2016
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After you have an eye exam, your optometrist will give you your prescription for eyeglasses. If the optometrist's office is part of a store that sells eyeglasses, you might not think much about the prescription; you simply hand it to another employee and allow him or her to help you choose frames. If you are ordering your glasses elsewhere, however, you might wonder what all of those numbers mean. OD and OS Read More …

What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

7 December 2015
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Who knew that your eyes could be a big indicator of potential major health problems? Just like you visit your doctor for annual physicals, you should be seeing your optometrist annually as well. Continue reading to take a look at what your eyes might be warning you about. Bloodshot Eyes - What This Means: Having bloodshot eyes is something that is quiet common, and usually means you have some sort of fungal infection. Read More …

How To Avoid Problems When Wearing Contacts

3 November 2015
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If you have problems with your vision and you have decided to go with contact lenses then you should familiarize yourself with the things you should avoid doing that can irritate your eyes when you are wearing them or damage the contacts. This article is full of information that will give you a clear understanding on how you can have a better experience with contacts. Avoid fumes and smoke When you have contacts in your eyes, your eyes can be more sensitive to things in the air. Read More …

Stare At A Screen All Day? 4 Simple Ways To Avoid Eye Strain

6 October 2015
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Do you sit in front of a computer screen all day? If you do, you could be damaging your vision. Eye strain can increase your risk of developing vision problems. You can't change professions but there are a few things you can do every day to protect your eyes. Here are four simple eye exercises you can do while you're at work. Go Dark The light shining from your computer screen can take its toll on your eyes. Read More …

Answers to Your Macular Degeneration Questions

1 December 2014
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There are many different eye diseases that can cause a person to lose their ability to see. Unfortunately, many people do not know much about eye health, and this can make it difficult for them to understand these problems. In particular, macular degeneration is a common issue that many people will have to battle. It's no surprise that you may have a couple of questions about macular degeneration if you suspect you may have this condition. Read More …