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Preventing Amblyopia: Importance of Regular Eye Exams in Childhood

Amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye," is a condition that affects the development of vision in children. It occurs when one eye fails to develop normal visual acuity, often due to a refractive error or other underlying eye condition. This can lead to the brain favoring one eye over the other, resulting in decreased vision in the affected eye. Amblyopia is a common childhood eye disorder, affecting up to 3% of children. It is crucial to understand this condition and take proactive steps to prevent it, as early detection and treatment can significantly improve the chances of restoring normal vision.

What Are the Symptoms of Too Much Screen Time?

People love their phones, tablets, and laptops. But before you notice, too much screen time affects your eyes, body, and mind. This article shares signs you are overdoing screen usage. We also share easy ways to cut back on screen time.

Cataract Surgery: What to Expect and Tips for a Smooth Healing Process

Cataract surgery removes a clouded eye lens, replacing it with an artificial one. During the routine outpatient procedure, eye doctors make a tiny incision before breaking up and removing the cataract. Placing the new artificial lens allows the patient to see clearly. The procedure is low-risk, but following the postsurgical plan is vital for recovery.

Tips for a Successful Contact Lens Fitting Experience

Contact lenses have become an integral part of our lives, providing an alternative to the traditional eyeglasses. They offer a natural field of view, no fogging or slipping, and the ability to wear non-prescription sunglasses and goggles.