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eye exam

Serious Diseases Detected Through an Eye Exam

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“You’re an eye doctor? I’d come see you except I have really good vision.” “I don’t need to check my vision. My glasses I got 10 years ago are still working fine.” “My kids don’t need eye exams. They get a vision screening at school every year.” In my 18 years of practicing optometry, I’ve Read More »

age-related eye conditions

Eye Health at Every Age

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Healthy eyes are important at every age. It’s also important to be aware of age-related eye conditions that you could be at risk for, as vision conditions can develop throughout life. Below are terms that might help with better understanding some of these issues and provide you with information to discuss with your doctor during Read More »

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 »