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Do Contact Lenses Go Bad?

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Contact lenses are a popular choice for vision correction, offering convenience and comfort for millions of people. However, like any medical device, it’s essential that users understand their lifespan and how they can be affected over time.  Unlike food, where an expiration date relates to quality, the expiration date on contact lens packaging is not […]

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Can Dry Eyes Cause Headaches?

A woman sitting at her computer holding her glasses and rubbing hey eyes and forehead.

Many people deal with dry eyes daily. But as uncomfortable as dry eyes are, they can become much more frustrating when accompanied by a headache. When your eyes are burning and your head is pounding, you might wonder if your dry eyes caused a headache. Dry eyes and headaches share some similar causes, like underlying […]

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How to Tell if You Have Pink Eye or a Stye

A young man holding a tissue in his left hand and rubbing his right eye in irritation with his right hand

Pink eye and styes are two common eye conditions that can cause discomfort and irritation. Both have similar symptoms, making it difficult to differentiate between the two. Knowing the differences between pink eye and a stye can help you receive the appropriate treatment faster. Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is the inflammation or infection of […]

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What Are the Disadvantages of Cataract Surgery?

A patient undergoing a cataract surgery.

Vision is one of our most critical senses, and when it starts to deteriorate, it can significantly impact your daily life. Cataracts are one such eye condition that can blur your vision and affect your overall quality of life.  Cataract surgery can help you regain your vision. However, as with any surgery, it comes with […]

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What to Know About Wearing Contacts with Astigmatism

A woman putting soft contact lenses in her eye at home.

Several eye conditions may require corrective measures like eyeglasses. And astigmatism is a common refractive error that glasses can also correct. But can you wear contacts to correct astigmatism? There isn’t really a simple yes-or-no answer. Traditional soft contact lenses aren’t typically recommended if you have severe astigmatism. But some contact lens options, such as […]

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