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Why Can’t I See at Night?

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Ever notice that the same route you take every day suddenly becomes a little bit harder to navigate while driving at night? You’re not alone. It can be hard to see at night. Why is it so much harder to see at night than during the day? “Yes, it’s dark at night, but you’re operating Read More »

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Do Halloween Costume Contacts Affect Your Vision?

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Costume contacts can transform your Halloween look, but there are several things to consider before you take your costume to the next level. Can costume contacts affect my vision? According to Meghan Riegel, OD, costume contacts can affect your vision because they change the shape of your pupil. “Let’s say you have cat eye contacts Read More »

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What Are the Benefits of a Retinal Screening?

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Getting an annual eye exam is about more than checking your vision. An eye doctor will examine everything from visual acuity to the pressure of your eyes to signs of any infections or diseases. They are looking at the overall health of your eyes. That’s why it’s so important they look at not just what’s Read More »

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How often should you go to the eye doctor?

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Veronica and Anthony want to know, “How often should you go to the eye doctor?” Dr. Kirschbaum, VSP network eye doctor, recommends people get their vision checked every year, starting when they are very young. Children should have their first eye exam at six months old, then at three years old, before starting school and Read More »

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Why do people have two different colored eyes?

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It’s pretty rare, but as Mei Fleming, OD tells us, less than 1 percent of the population are born with two different colored eyes, known as heterochromia. Each year on July 12, we celebrate this unique trait with National Different Colored Eyes Day. Why do people have two different colored eyes? “Most causes of heterochromia Read More »

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Will My Kids Be Color Blind?

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When you think of how a person who is color blind sees the world, what do you imagine? You probably envision their world in black and white or shades of gray. This is actually a common misconception. Color blindness often means someone cannot distinguish between certain colors, such as blue and yellow, or red and Read More »

How Come My Vision Changed After I Had a Baby?

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It’s no secret, your body goes through some major changes during pregnancy. A lesser known fact is some expecting women experience vision changes pre-and post-partum. How come my vision changed after I had a baby? Approximately 20 percent of women experience this, according to Arian Fartash, OD. “The reason is because a lot of hormone Read More »

Do lens coatings break down over time?

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When you think of the life span of a pair of glasses, there are likely two scenarios that pop into mind. Perhaps your prescription changed or maybe they broke. But say you’re amazing at caring for your glasses and your doctor says you don’t have changes to your vision that require you to get a Read More »

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