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What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam?

Although more people with refractive eye problems choose to wear glasses than contact lenses, the number of people who are opting for contacts either instead of or in addition to glasses is growing. Glasses require people to make a range of compromises, from the way that they look to some of the activities they take part in – for example, you can’t wear glasses while participating in contact sports. Fortunately, contact lenses give the wearer much greater freedoms and convenience to enjoy their lives.


How to Detect Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that can lead to loss of vision. The condition leads to a loss in the central field of vision, and it can be dry or wet. In dry macular degeneration, there is deterioration in the center of the retina.


What Causes Dry Eye and How to Treat It

Did you know that your eyes are full of tears even when you are not crying? You will experience a gritty or stinging sensation, as well as redness in your eyes if you have dry eyes. These tears provide lubrication and moisture to help keep your eyes comfortable and help you see.


Conditions Prism Therapy Helps With

Eye doctors usually prescribe prism therapy to treat patients with double vision or those with binocular vision. The prisms can be used in regular daily wear glasses. The prisms can also improve the patient’s eye-brain connection and attention.


Candidates for Ortho-K

While wearing glasses or contact lenses to correct myopia isn’t a problem, it can be limiting in some circumstances, for example, when swimming or playing some sports. Myopia is also a progressive condition which means that without treatment it will get worse. People with high myopia are more likely to experience issues with the health of their eyes, including problems like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Slowing its progression is strongly recommended among experts, and one way of doing this is through a fairly new treatment called orthokeratology, or Ortho-K for short. 


Tips for Choosing the Perfect Pair of Glasses

A lot of people have blurry vision and other issues due to nearsightedness and other refractive errors. For some of them, wearing a pair of eyeglasses is the ideal method of vision correction. But others also wear glasses to look smarter or complete their new look. Whether you're looking for new eyewear to see better or make a fashion statement, there are four things you must consider.


Importance of UV Protection

Are you protecting your eyes from UV damage?


Preventing Fogging Glasses With Anti-Fog Lenses and Spray

One of the most annoying things that happen to people who wear eyeglasses is the issue of fogging. This is the situation where the glasses become foggy, rendering the wearer virtually blind. Whether the fogginess occurs on a hot, cold, or snowy day, it can be very inconvenient for the wearer. Lens fogging is caused by a sudden change in room air or climate. The previously clear lens becomes opaque, becoming an instant obstruction.


Digital Screen Protection: Blue Light Lenses

According to research, up to 30 percent of adults spend most of their time on digital devices. This is why many people experience digital eye strain, frequent headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, and more


Arctic Macular Risk Test

Maintain Your Vision Through an Arctic Macular Risk Test Your ability to maintain a good central vision is a paramount concern of Village Optical in New Hyde Park, NY. This is why we offer the Arctic macular risk test.


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