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The Great Myth About Eyeglass Lenses

My Dad used to say that any job could be done if you only had the right tool.  This too can be said for eyeglasses.   Many of our patients when they come to our office are under the impression that a lens is a lens when it comes to eyeglasses.  But in fact, there are…

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Contortionists Need Not Apply… Was a change in vision your 40th birthday present?  Do you ever wonder if there are options other than bifocals, progressive glasses or over-the-counter readers that you put on and take off…again and again and again? There are other options and soft multifocal contacts are one of them!  Soft contact lenses…

Top 10 Rules for Contact Lens Wearers to Live by

1. Don’t sleep in your contact lenses. Ever. 2. Water is kryptonite for contact lens wearers. Do not wear contact lenses when you are in: the pool, the ocean, the river, the hot tub or the shower. No contacts in the shower. All water is “dirty.” 3. Wash your hands with soap and water and…

The Egg and Eye

Do you know what food is “egg-cellent” for your eyes? You guessed it: Eggs! Eggs contain many nutrients that are very good for your health. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two nutrients found in egg yolks that can promote good retinal health and prevent macular degeneration, the #1 cause of blindness in the United States. They…

Reading Glasses

Reading glasses…they’re both wonderful and terrible.  They miraculously make the words jump off the page in long-forgotten clarity, but they seem never to be on hand when you need them.  But why do you need them?  You celebrated your 40th birthday and 2 weeks later you awaken in the morning unable to read your text…

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Summer is here!

It’s hard enough getting kids lathered up in sunscreen before heading out to the pool; getting them to wear sunglasses may seem next to impossible.  But did you know that not only can the sun cause a sunburn on your skin, it can also cause the equivalent of a sunburn on your eyes?  This is…

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When Does an Eye Exam Expire? How Often Do You Need One?

Your Local Eye Doctor in Palm Beach County, FL Explains Are you wondering how often you and your kids should have an eye exam? Several factors determine the frequency of your eye exams, such as your age, overall health, ocular health, risk of developing eye disease, and family medical history. Regular checkups help your eye…

Eye Exams for Diabetics: Why Are they Important?

Advice from Your Optometric Eye Care Center An annual checkup at your optometric eye care center can help detect diabetes-related vision problems at the earliest stages when treatment is most effective. Diabetes increases the risk of many eye problems like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, macular edema and retinal detachments. Since symptoms do not often manifest…

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