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How Vision Care Insurance Works

The world of medical insurance can be a confusing one, but one that is important to understand, and vision insurance is no exception to that. Vision insurance is often overlooked by medical insurance, which is why we will discuss the difference between the two. It is also important to understand how vision insurance works, who needs it and how to …

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3 Tips to Ensure You Choose the Best Eyewear for Your Kids

August brings exciting times for parents and children as the new school year comes around. With it comes the purchasing of all the essentials for the year: backpacks, pencils, notebooks and importantly, glasses. It can be hard to find the time to pick out a new pair in the chaos of school starting with hundreds to choose from, but it’s …

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Picking the Right Glasses Based on Face Shape

When picking out a new pair of glasses, the wide variety of choices can make it hard to decide which pair works best for you. Some may look great in the window, but something is just off when you try them on. Knowing your face shape and the type of frame that compliments it best will enable you to narrow …

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What Happens When You Skip Your Annual Eye Exam?

Have you ever skipped your annual eye exam? Maybe you were too busy, or just thought you didn’t need it? Unfortunately, many Americans skip their eye exams and, while it may seem harmless, it can come at a cost.  Most eye complications and changes in vision occur over long periods of time. If you are missing an annual eye exam, …

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What No One Tells You About Blurry Vision

If objects are out of focus or you’re experiencing blurry vision, you may have a refractive error. Refractive errors are more commonly known as farsightedness or nearsightedness. Blurred vision can be an inconvenient symptom that people cope with.  Blurred vision can lead to trouble driving or seeing road signs, seeing far away object such as movie theater screens, or completing …

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How to Prepare for a Contact Lens Exam

For many people with vision issues, contact lenses are a great tool for improving their sight. They are a perfect solution for patients who do not want to wear eyeglasses all the time or have LASIK surgery. However, the process for finding the right contact lenses can be confusing and intimidating to first time contacts patients. An especially intimidating part …

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How to tell if you need a new contact lens prescription

There are a number of ways to tell if you need a new contact lens prescription. Contact lenses are medical devices that require you to have a prescription. Contact lens prescriptions and eyeglass prescriptions are different, as it is important that you find the correct lenses for your unique eyes. You should have your eyes checked annually to ensure that …

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A Guide to Keeping Your Eyeglasses Clean

Eyeglasses require special care, and you want to make sure that you keep them clean without ware and tare. Here are a few steps to follow if you’re looking for a way to keep your glasses clean:  Wash your hands first. Before you begin to wash the glasses, ensure that your hands don’t have lotion, grime or dirt on them. The …

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When Looking For New Glasses, Quality Matters

What to look for in lenses Most people believe all eyeglass lenses are the same, that it does not matter what kind of lenses you purchase, just as long as they can improve your eyesight. This is not necessarily the case. When buying new eyeglasses the quality of sight, they allow you to have is not the only factor you …