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As medical technology has advanced, contact lenses have become an increasingly popular alternative to glasses. Contacts are often worn to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness), but they can correct for other eye conditions as well. For example, specialized multifocal contact lenses are designed for older people with presbyopia. Presbyopia is a very common eye … Read More

Each new generation seems to spend more and more of their youth indoors, whether they are studying, playing video games, or scrolling through social media. Perhaps as a result, myopia, or nearsightedness, has become extremely common among children. In fact, in certain East Asian countries where academic success is highly valued, up to 90% of … Read More

The human eye is able to create vision when incoming light rays are refracted, or bent, as they pass through the cornea and lens. These refracted light rays come together on the retina, where they are translated into messages sent through the optic nerve to the brain to be interpreted into images. Individuals who have myopia, also … Read More

Our eyes are one of the most complex organs in the body. Our vision relies primarily on our eyes’ ability to detect light using the retina, a thin tissue layer located at the back of our eyes. In patients with lattice degeneration, this tissue begins weakening at the outer edges, and leads to tears in the retina, called atrophic holes. This … Read More

You might have heard that eyes are the window to the soul, yet taking good care of your eyes and vision are easily forgotten parts of maintaining your health and wellness. In today’s society, a lot of extra stress on your eyes comes from studying, reading, and working on the computer. It’s important to remember to take a break sometimes and let … Read More

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