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Contact Lens Discomfort: Causes and Remedies

It takes some time to get used to new contact lenses, but once you adjust, they should be comfortable to wear. If you experience discomfort, remove the contact lenses immediately and visit your local cataract doctor as soon as possible.

Several factors could be responsible for your discomfort. The usual culprits are:

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Why Eating Leafy Greens Is Good for Your Eyes

Incorporating more leafy greens into your diet can help maintain and even boost your vision health. Leafy greens are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. Eyesite of the Villages, your local cataract doctor, elaborates on the role of these nutrients below.

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Uncovering the Truth About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a serious condition that can cause irreversible vision loss without effective treatment. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about AMD that may cause patients to ignore their symptoms or receive the wrong diagnosis.

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Keeping Myopia Under Control in Children

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes difficult viewing distant-range objects, while nearby objects remain clear. The condition typically emerges in childhood. Since vision is a huge part of learning and social development, it’s important that childhood myopia is diagnosed promptly and treated effectively.

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How Can a Concussion or Head Injury Affect Your Vision?

Head injuries and concussion can come with various eye-related problems. In fact, studies have found that vision issues may affect 69 to 82 percent of concussed individuals. You must contact your eye doctor immediately if you begin noticing changes in your sight following a concussion or head trauma.

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Are Your Medications Affecting Your Vision?

Some medications you may have been prescribed and even certain over-the-counter drugs can have adverse effects on your eyes and/or vision. These meds can affect your lens, retina or cornea.

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Tips on Keeping Your Eyes Safe During New Year’s Eve

The American Association of Ophthalmology has designated December as “Safe Toys and Celebrations Month.” In today’s article, EyeSite of the Villages, a top local glaucoma doctor, explains how to keep your eyes safe during the holidays, especially on New Year’s Eve.

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Things You Should Know About Sleeping With Contact Lenses

Most types of contact lenses are not safe to where while you sleep. Unfortunately, many people ignore this rule and wear them to bed anyway. Today, Eyesite of the Villages, a top local eye doctor, discusses the risks of failing to remove your contacts before going to bed.

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Different Types of Lens Coatings

During your eye exam, your eye doctor will talk to you about special lens coatings that can be added to your eyeglasses. Lens coatings can improve your lenses’ performance, durability and even appearance. 

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4 Things to Ask Your Optometrist During an Eye Exam

Having regular eye exams is the single, most effective way to keep your eyes in good health. Eye exams allow for early detection of underlying vision problems so you can receive immediate and proper treatment. 

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