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Written by East Main Vision Clinic team members especially for you, our valued patients!

healthy vision month

May is Healthy Vision Month: Why Eye Health is a Form of Self-Care

April 30, 2021

We only have one life so it’s important to take care of our physical and mental health so that we can live it to the fullest. Nevertheless, when every day seems busy and you have other people to look after too, it can be easy to let your own self-care slip down your list of priorities. One area of our wellbeing that often gets overlooked is our eye health.

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glaucoma

Glaucoma: Early Diagnosis & Treatment

March 31, 2021

Glaucoma isn’t actually a single disease, but the name given to a group of conditions, all of which result in increased pressure within the eye. This excess pressure causes damage to the optic nerve, which leads to progressive vision loss, starting with peripheral vision. This damage will continue to get worse until treatment to lower the pressure within the eyes is effective. Unfortunately, any vision that is lost due to glaucoma is permanent and cannot be reversed.

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sports eye protection

How to Avoid Sports-related Eye Injuries

March 31, 2021

Many people enjoy sports safely, however, there is always a degree of risk of injury, and while these can affect any part of the body, the eyes are particularly susceptible. Our eyes are extremely delicate, and it doesn’t take much to cause them harm. A fast-moving ball, collision injury, or even debris kicked up during your practice or game could potentially put your eyes at risk.

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Eye Emergency

Eye Pain - Something in your eye we can help with same day emergency services

February 28, 2021

Accidents and injuries happen upon us at the most inconvenient times and usually when we are least prepared!

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LASIK

What is Lasik Co-Management?

February 28, 2021

LASIK is one of the most popular forms of laser vision correction surgery in the world, with studies estimating that around 700,000 LASIK surgeries are performed each year. LASIK works by permanently reshaping the clear dome covering the front part of the eye, called the cornea. In doing so, patients can enjoy clear vision, often with little to no need to wear prescription eyewear.

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Ortho K Lenses

Who is a Good Candidate for Ortho K?

January 31, 2021

Orthokeratology, or Ortho K for short, has changed the way in which eye doctors’ approach and treat refractive eye conditions. No longer are patients restricted to glasses or contact lenses or the permanence and expense of laser vision correction. Ortho K makes it possible to correct patient vision simply using specialty contact lenses.

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Man with Blue Light Glasses Using Computer

How Blue Light Glasses Help with Digital Eye Strain

January 30, 2021

Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome, is a collection of eye and vision-related problems that arise as a result of prolonged use of digital screens. This includes computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and e-readers.

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Contact Lenses

What Are Different Types of Specialty Contact Lenses?

December 31, 2020

Specialty contact lenses have increased the level of eye care available, with specialty contact lenses targeting and treating specific eye conditions. By wearing the right type of contacts, issues, such as astigmatism, can be corrected. If you want to learn about the different variations of specialty lenses, here’s what you should know.

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Contact Lenses

Can You Use Your Flexible Spending Account for Contact Lenses?

November 30, 2020

Contact lenses are a very popular solution for patients with refractive eye errors. Many people dislike the way that glasses make them look or feel, or become frustrated trying to remember to where they left them, take them with them or not being able to do certain activities while wearing them. Instead, contact lenses offer the wearer greater versatility in their day to day lives.

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Dry Eye Before & After

What is iLux® Treatment?

November 30, 2020

iLux® treatment is an innovative, new, in-office treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction that helps patients overcome many of Dry Eye symptoms and enjoy improved quality of life. Here’s what you need to know about meibomian gland dysfunction and how iLux® treatment can help.

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