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Amanda Rights, OD

Amanda Rights, OD
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Hello! I'm Dr. Amanda Rights and I'm an optometrist practicing in Boone, North Carolina. I graduated from Appalachian State University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. I completed my clinical training with a focus on Low Vision and Ocular Disease management. When I'm not practicing optometry, I write OptomEyesLife, an independent ocular health and lifestyle blog that covers current trends in optometry, eye care, eyewear, nutrition, and everything in between.
Heterochromia - Having two different colored eyes
Did you know that it is possible to have two different colored eyes? Just under 200,000 people in the United States have a rare condition known as heterochromia, which can cause color variations of the hair, skin, and eyes. In this article, I'll review everything you need to know about heterochromia! What is heterochromia? The name of heterochromia is derived from the...
EyeJust Review
As an optometrist, I couldn’t help but notice EyeJust — between its catchy name, eye-themed logo, and claim to protect your eyes from harmful blue light, I was intrigued. The company has been featured in various magazines and all over social media. We live in a Digital Age, where the average American spends approximately nine hours a day in...
Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Review
Have you heard about the new Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology contact lenses? It's the brainchild of a partnership between Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (the world’s leader in contact lenses) and Transitions Optical (the world’s leader in photochromic eyeglass lenses). As this year’s Transitions Brand Ambassador, I’m going to introduce you to this innovative photochromic contact...
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) Here’s What You Need To Know
Meibomian gland dysfunction, also known as MGD, is a form of dry eye disease where the oily part of your tears is deficient and dysfunctional. In the video below, Dr. Amanda Rights discusses what you need to know about meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).  https://youtu.be/FOiWUXXwhnE If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What are meibomian glands? Meibomian glands are the oil-producing glands...
Hordeolum (Stye) - Exactly How To Treat This Annoying Eyelid Condition
Did you know that there are two types of hordeola (plural for hordeolum) but only one is actually called a stye? In the video below, Dr. Amanda Rights reviews what you need to know about having an internal or external hordeolum (i.e. stye).  https://youtu.be/RBIrbmk0FEs If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is a hordeolum? A hordeolum is a red, painful bump...
Subconjunctival hemorrhage
While a broken blood vessel on your eye can look scary, a subconjunctival hemorrhage is almost always harmless and often heals on its own. In the video below, Dr. Amanda Rights reviews what you need to know about having a broken blood vessel in your eye (also known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage).  https://youtu.be/ja-kS2DaZEA If you don’t like the video or want more...