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What Is Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD)?

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Clear vision is necessary to navigate everyday life with ease, but what happens when your eyes can’t cooperate? Binocular vision dysfunction, also known as binocular vision disorder (BVD), is a condition that affects the way your eyes work together.  When your eyes are not in perfect tandem, adequate depth perception and clear visual focus can […]

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What Is Vision Therapy & What Eye Conditions Can it Treat?

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Vision therapy is an optometric specialty that focuses on treating vision-related conditions and disorders. It involves a series of exercises designed to improve visual skills, eye coordination, focusing abilities, and depth perception.  Vision therapy can be used to treat a variety of vision problems, such as:  Lazy eye (amblyopia) Strabismus (crossed eyes) Binocular vision dysfunction […]

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Astigmatism vs. Myopia: What’s the Difference?

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Astigmatism and myopia, also known as nearsightedness, have one key similarity: both are refractive errors of the eye. Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from properly focusing on the retina, making it difficult for a person to see clearly.  However, there are some distinct differences between astigmatism and myopia that […]

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What Can Be Diagnosed from a Kid’s Eye Test?

A male optometrist is using Phoropter to check a boy's eye health and visual acuity and refractive error.

Children grow up fast, and their vision grows with them. Their eyes help them learn, develop, and play. Regular eye exams can help them get the most out of their adventures. A comprehensive eye exam allows your optometrist to track your child’s visual development, and detect conditions and refractive errors that, without intervention, might progress […]

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What Are the Best Contact Lenses for Astigmatism?

A close up of an eye with astigmatism showing how the cornea is irregularly shaped

Your eyes are unique, and in the case of astigmatism, they can require individualized solutions. Your optometrist can help you find the right contact lenses for your unique visual needs. The first step to achieving clear, comfortable, frame-free vision is a comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting to determine your precise needs. Astigmatism is a […]

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