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Are Sunglasses Covered by Insurance?

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Sunglasses are key in protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. They can make your time outdoors more enjoyable while helping reduce your risk for serious eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration. Whether you’re shopping for style or protection, you may wonder if insurance will cover these underappreciated gems. Depending on your benefits, […]

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Benefits vs Disadvantages of Scleral Contact Lenses

A woman putting on a scleral contact lens.

Wearing contact lenses is a convenient and often life-changing experience for those who need vision correction but don’t want to rely on glasses. But as a quick scan while ordering contacts will tell you, there are many types of lenses available. Scleral contact lenses are gaining popularity, particularly for those with complex vision issues. These […]

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What Is Ortho-K Treatment?

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Orthokeratology or ortho-k refers to a non-surgical and reversible vision correction procedure that involves wearing a specially designed gas-permeable contact lens only while you sleep. This innovative treatment method helps reshape the cornea temporarily, enabling people with specific vision problems to see without relying on prescription glasses or contact lenses during the day. During your […]

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How to Control Myopia & Slow Its Progression

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Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, affects millions of people worldwide. For someone with myopia, distance objects are blurry. Close-up objects may appear clear, but look any further away than arm’s length (or sometimes closer), and things are out of focus. Not only can this create a challenging learning environment for children, myopia also increases the […]

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Can I Wear Expired Contact Lenses?

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Wearing expired contact lenses might seem like a harmless act, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t frequently use them. But contact lenses have an expiration date for a reason. You shouldn’t wear contact lenses past the expiration date because the blister pack’s seal can break down, contaminating the solution inside with bacteria and opening your […]

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