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

mom and daughter at eye doctor

Benefits of Being an Independent Practice

July 15, 2021

Three years ago, we made the decision to become a truly Independent Practice by ending our contract with discount vision plans and providing eyecare services as an out-of-network provider. While this decision was very difficult, the benefits have proven to be monumentally worthwhile. Now that we are truly independent, we can fully deliver on our promises. Now we have more time to care.

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woman on the beach in sunglasses

How Can UV Rays Affect Your Eyes?

June 30, 2021

Ultraviolet (UV) rays, whether natural or artificial, can damage your eyes. Many are aware of the connection between UV exposure and skin cancer, but fewer are aware of the link between UV rays and eye injury.

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neurolens

What Are Neurolenses and How Can They Help Me?

June 28, 2021

Neurolens is the name given to a unique visual treatment, designed to counteract the symptoms caused by visual misalignment. These prescription lenses are the only type to contain large amounts of contoured microprism.

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Blurred Vision

What Are Signs and Symptoms of Eye Misalignment?

May 31, 2021

In an ideal world, our eyes – which are two separate entities – will work in perfect synchronization. However, the reality is that many people find that their eyes don’t cooperate as well as they could. There are a variety of reasons why this might happen, from eye injuries or disease to brain or problems at birth. Oftentimes, when the eyes don’t work together perfectly it’s because they are misaligned.

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DVS

Digital Vision Syndrome: A Growing Public Health Concern

April 30, 2021

How much time do you spend each day using digital devices? While digital device use was already experiencing a considerable uptick even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the nature of the health crisis forced many people to work and learn from home. As a result, we’ve relied heavily on computers, cell phones, tablets, and other technology more than ever during the last year.

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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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