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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»

Changing Eye Exam Technologies: Why a Trip to the Optometrist Is Still in Your Best Interest

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Technology in all areas of healthcare has been developing and changing at unprecedented rates in recent years. While many of these advances in technology are to the benefit of both the care providers and their patients, some of those advances may be misused or otherwise problematic if patients do not fully understand them. The use of telemedicine and online medicine, for example, has become quite prevalent. And while there are many potential benefits to these programs, in terms of eye exams and eye and vision care, the risks may far outweigh those benefits. Read More»

A Few Things You Can Expect After Cataract Surgery

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If you have a cataract surgery scheduled with your local ophthalmologist, then you will need to wear an eye shield for a day or two. This shield prevents you from rubbing or touching your eye that has undergone surgery. Your ophthalmologist will often remove the shield for you during your first post-op visit. You may be surprised by a few things once the shield is removed. Keep reading to learn about these things and also why you may experience them. Read More»