Exploring Prescription Goggles and Sunglasses

Four Reasons To Stop Delaying LASIK Treatment

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If you wear glasses or contacts, you’ve undoubtedly heard of LASIK, the laser-based surgical procedure to correct your vision. But while most people are aware of LASIK, many delay having it performed either because they are afraid or side effects or are unaware just how many benefits it offers for patients. If you’re delaying having LASIK treatment, make today the day you finally move forward and make an appointment for an evaluation. Read More»

Getting An Eye Exam

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You vision is perhaps one of the most important aspects of your life. It is very important that you keep your eyes healthy, and that you have your eyes checked at least once a year. Many people have not had their eyes checked since they were in grade school. It is important that you have your eyes checked because they can change so slowly you may not even recognize the change. Read More»

How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Eyes

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Having high blood pressure can cause additional health problems all over your body, and your eyes are no exception. If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, your doctor has most likely recommended that you visit an eye doctor, like Cripe Stephens & Stickel, more often. If you’re wondering why and how high blood pressure puts your vision at risk, keep reading to learn more. Constricted Veins When your blood pressure elevates above healthy, normal levels, problems can occur with the veins and arteries throughout the body. Read More»

3 Reasons To Ditch The Glasses For Multifocal Contact Lenses

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Many people who need multifocal vision correction may be unaware that contact lenses are an option. Additionally, you have a wide variety of options for lenses like people who only need single-vision correction. There are several reasons and benefits to trying multifocal contact lenses. Improved Comfort One of the major problems of wearing glasses when you have multifocal vision needs is the need to switch between glasses. You may have multiple pairs of glasses that you take on and off throughout the day depending on whether you are reading or need improved distance vision. Read More»

The Benefits Of A Full Service Vision Center

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If you currently see an eye doctor (optometrist) in one location and buy your prescription eyewear in another, you are really doing this all wrong. A full service vision center is a far better option. There are a number of benefits for tossing out your old way of getting glasses, contacts, and accessories and moving to a full service vision center. From the Exam to Picking out Glasses When you come in for an exam in this type of vision center, you go directly from your eye appointment to picking out glasses. Read More»