Progressive Lenses vs. Bifocals: How Are They Different?

Progressive Lenses vs. Bifocals: How Are They Different?


Progressive lenses and bifocals both correct refractive errors, but they differ in design and functionality. This overview will provide information on how to choose between the two styles of glasses during your next trip to the optical shop. Progressive Lenses vs....

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Can You Use Expired Eye Drops?

Can You Use Expired Eye Drops?


When eye drops expire, their effectiveness can diminish and there is a possibility of bacterial contamination, which can increase your risk of developing an eye infection. This blog will explore what eye drops are used for, what is in them, why they expire, and why...

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Can You Swim With Contacts?

Can You Swim With Contacts?


Swimming with contacts may seem harmless, but it can actually pose various risks to your eye health. When contact lenses interact with water, they can absorb potentially harmful microorganisms present in swimming pools, lakes, rivers, or oceans. This can lead to...

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Why Am I Getting Ocular Migraines?

Why Am I Getting Ocular Migraines?


The sudden onset of an ocular migraine can temporarily cause distorted vision or vision loss. In this blog post, we will explore the two types of ocular migraines, their symptoms, what causes them, and the ways to prevent them.   What Is an Ocular Migraine?  While...

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How do Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Work?

How do Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Work?


Gas permeable contact lenses, also known as rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, are a lesser-known alternative to traditional soft contact lenses. In this blog we will discuss how these contact lenses work and their benefits. What are Rigid Gas Permeable Contacts Made...

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What Is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Pink Eye?

What Is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Pink Eye?


Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition that affects around 6 million people each year. The symptoms associated with pink eye – redness, itchiness, and discharge – also occur in many other eye conditions. Therefore, some eye issues go...

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Eye Care for Special Children

Eye Care for Special Children


Special Needs Eye Care in Oklahoma City, OK At the Dean McGee Eye Institute, we understand that vision care for special needs children goes beyond routine check-ups. It's about understanding what children with vision impairments endure, recognizing who's at higher...

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Eye Freckles: What Is a Conjunctival Nevus?

Eye Freckles: What Is a Conjunctival Nevus?


A nevus is a pigmented growth that occurs on or in the eye. They are often referred to as “eye freckles” and are similar to moles on the skin. Nevi (the plural of nevus) are common and usually remains benign (non-cancerous), although in rare cases they can develop...

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