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Do Dry Eyes Cause Blurry Vision?

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Dry eyes can be a bothersome and uncomfortable condition. Dry eyes are characterized by symptoms such as irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in the eyes, excess watering, and blurred vision—dry eyes can cause blurry vision. Many individuals suffering from dry eyes often wonder if their condition is responsible for their […]

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Can LASIK Fix Presbyopia?

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When getting older, some patients may struggle to see clearly when reading a book or focusing on something close-up. If this happens to you, you may wonder if you need new corrective lenses or if there’s another possible issue.  Many patients develop presbyopia with time, leading to blurry vision they need reading glasses to correct. […]

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Contact Lenses for Presbyopia: What Are Your Options?

A senior woman squinting and holding a newspaper at arm's length because of vision challenges caused by presbyopia.

As we age, our vision naturally undergoes many changes that can lead to difficulty seeing the world around us. One of the most common changes is a condition called presbyopia—an age-related gradual loss of vision that can make it difficult to see nearby objects clearly.  Fortunately, there are treatment options available, like the use of […]

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Can Dry Eyes Cause Floaters?

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Are you experiencing dry eye symptoms along with floaters? Are you wondering if one condition causes the other? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced this combination of eye issues and may be concerned about their connection. Dry eyes and floaters are two separate conditions that require different treatments. Although they may occur […]

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Presbyopia vs. Myopia: What’s the Difference?

A senior woman looking at her smartphone and holding it at arm's length

Presbyopia and myopia are 2 common refractive errors that an optometrist can detect during a comprehensive eye examination. Presbyopia and myopia typically affect different age groups, change visual clarity at different distances, and cause different changes in the eye itself. One of the primary differences is that presbyopia is a refractive error caused primarily by […]

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Can You Wear Contacts with Astigmatism?

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Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to your prescription glasses when you’re looking to switch things up. But eye conditions like astigmatism can make that difficult. The first step to finding the right contacts is visiting your optometrist for a contact lens exam and fitting.  Astigmatism can prevent you from wearing regular contacts, but the […]

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