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  1. The Invisible Disability: Understanding The Types of Color Blindness

    The invisible disability: understanding the types of color blindness

    Today, there are an estimated 300 million people who suffer from color vision deficiency (CVD). How prevalent is the condition? Impacting more men than women,

  2. Inspecting the Difference Between Direct vs Indirect Ophthalmoscopes

    Inspecting the difference between direct vs indirect ophthalmoscopes

    While there are different types of ophthalmoscopes, the two that typically enter into conversations are the direct vs indirect ophthalmoscope.
  3. Is It Blepharospasm or a Random Twitching of the Eye?

    Is it Blepharospasm or a random twitching of the eye?

    Also known as eyelid twitching, benign essential blepharospasm is a very rare condition. In fact, an estimated 2,000 people are

  4. Glaucoma Risk Factors and Causes

    Glaucoma risk factors and causes

    Understanding the common glaucoma risk factors is critical and can be used to help protect your patients’ vision. If left unchecked and untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness. In f

  5. The Causes of Corneal Edema and How It is Treated

    The causes of corneal edema and how It's treated

    Corneal edema refers to the swelling of one or multiple layers of the cornea. Corneal swelling is a common condition that can affect anyone but is frequently seen in people over the

  6. Common Vision Problems in Young Children

    Common vision problems in young children

    You may be surprised to know that 3% of all young children in the United States suffer from one or more types of vision problems according to data from the

  7. What Is a Pinguecula?

    What is a pinguecula?

    A pinguecula is a yellowish, noncancerous mass that grows on the side of the eye nearest to the nose. Too much UV exposure can increase the likelihood of developing a pinguecula. 

    In fact, those who live closest to the equator—in areas where the sun is most intense—are more likely to

  8. The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Eye Health

    The connection between blood pressure and eye health

    Understanding the correlation between blood pressure and eye health is an important part of being an eye care professional. It’s even more important to help your patients understand this link. Untreated high blood pressure (HBP), in particular, is not only linked to heart disease, stroke, and death, b

  9. Let's Focus on the Common Causes Of Eye Pain

    Let's focus on the common causes of eye pain

    Becoming educated about the common causes of eye pain can help you know when to seek care by your eye doctor. If you are an eye care professional then you can use this blog as a guide to educate your patients on the different types of eye pain they can experience. Eye pain, formally called ophthalmalgia,

  10. A Guide to Refractive Errors

    A guide to refractive errors

    Whether it's nearsightedness, astigmatism, or farsightedness, they all cause vision problems making it more difficult to see clearly. These are known as refractive errors and are caused when the shape of the eye prevents light from correctly focusing on the retina. 

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