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Types of Eye Infections & How to Treat Them

A man sitting at a desk in an office with his laptop and holding his glasses in his right hand as he rubs his eyes

The eyes are the sensitive organs that need immense care, attention, and frequent checkups to help them stay healthy. But when our eyes are exposed to dust, pollution, and foreign bodies, they can become infected, leading to discomfort and vision loss.  While there are several kinds of eye infections, some common types include conjunctivitis, keratitis, […]

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Can You Use Expired Eye Drops?

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Eye drops are used for many reasons, from helping relieve symptoms of dry eyes to treating an infection or preventing one after a surgical procedure. But it’s important to remember that most eye drops have expiration dates, and some even have special storage or handling recommendations. You shouldn’t use eye drops that are past their […]

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What’s the Difference?

Vision through a pair of eyeglasses to show the effect of myopia and how glasses can help.

Blurry vision can make everyday tasks difficult. Nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) are common refractive errors that blur vision. With myopia, your eyes can focus on nearby objects but not on things that are further away. Hyperopia is the opposite–your eyes can focus on distant objects but have difficulty seeing up close.  These refractive errors […]

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