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  • Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids' development. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early. For babies, it is best that they have their first eye exam when they reach 6 months of age, unless their pediatrician recommends that it is done sooner. From there on, your eye doctor would tell you when to further [...]

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    Diabetic Retinopathy is Leading Cause of Blindness

    Diabetic Retinopathy is diabetic eye disease.  One recent study found that six out of 10 people with diabetes did not get annual dilated eye exams that could save their vision.  This is only one reason we stress the importance of getting an annual eye exam.  Diabetic Retinopathy is the result of damage to the small blood vessels and neurons of your retina.  Diabetic retinopathy[...]

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    Vision Refraction

    The process of determining your eyeglass or contact lens prescription is called a vision refraction.  Refraction is the part of your comprehensive eye exam that determines the lens power you need to compensate for any refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism). Though you may be able to see okay with your current eyeglasses, if you are using an outdated [...]

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    Common Eye and Vision Problems

    As we continue to age, so do our eyes, and they can develop vision-related problems that we may not notice. If you suffer from regular headaches and eye strain, please consider having your vision checked with a comprehensive eye exam. Common eye strain is generally caused when tiny muscles in the eyes are working harder than they should be due to a visual defect, which can cause headaches. While [...]

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    Detached Retina

    A detached retina can occur at any age, but it is more common in midlife and later. Conditions that can increase your risk of a retinal detachment include nearsightedness; diabetes especially if the diabetes is poorly controlled, previous cataract surgery; glaucoma; severe trauma; previous retinal detachment in your other eye; family history of retinal detachment; or weak areas in your retina. [...]

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    Dry Eye Symptoms and Treatment

    Blurred vision episodes Decreased tolerance of reading, working on the computer, or any activity requiring sustained visual attention Discharge from your eye Eye fatigue Eye stinging or burning Heavy eyelids Pain and redness of your eye Sandy or gritty feeling as if something is in your eye Unable to cry when emotionally stressed Uncomfortable contact lenses Dry eyes are not only painful, but can[...]

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    Eyeglass Repair

    Wohl Optics offers eyeglass repair from soldering, titanium welds and of course our maintenance of your eyewear which includes diagnosing problems from accidents that come up , reshape and readjust the frame to fit the patient, cleaning and tightening of all screws and spring hinges.  Everyday wear and tear takes a toll on your glasses. They become loose, crooked or out of alignment.  [...]

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    Macular Degeneration

    Macular Degeneration can develop at any age, but it is also a common part of the aging process, where it is referred to as "age-related macular degeneration," or AMD.  It occurs as your macula deteriorates.  The macula is near the centre of the retina (the tissue at the back of the eye that is sensitive to light) and is what allows us to distinguish color and make out fine detail. As [...]

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    Glaucoma Test

    Glaucoma is often called the sneak thief of sight because it can strike without pain or other symptoms and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.  The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is a glaucoma test which measures the pressure inside your eye (tonometry). This may be done with an instrument that sends a small puff of air onto the surface of your eye [...]

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