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Our eye care team writes about several topics like vision, eye health, glasses, contact lenses, and more. They also feature comprehensive product and service reviews. Not sure where to start? Check out our post on the best contact lenses available in 2019 as well as our glasses and sunglasses guides. To shop all of our favorite eye care products, visit our Amazon store!

This is what it looks like to put in a contact lens.
Are you new to wearing contact lenses? Maybe you’ve worn them before and need a refresher on how to properly do so? Regardless of your experience level, below is a simple, step-by-step guide to putting in and taking out contact lenses! In the video below, Dr. Ryan Corte outlines easy to follow instructions on exactly how to put in and take...
This is what vision with macular degeneration looks like.
You use your central vision for just about everything you do! Could you imagine if it was gone? Unfortunately, people over the age of 60 have an increased risk of an eye disease that damages your central vision known as macular degeneration (also known as age-related macular degeneration, AMD or ARMD). In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi talks about what...
An optician taking the pupillary distance (pd) of a child using a pupilometer.
Just like when you’re buying shoes or clothes, having the right measurements for your glasses is extremely important! Incorrect pupillary distance (PD) measurements can lead to the inability to see clearly out of your glasses and, honestly, nobody has time for that! In the video below, Sheena Taff breaks down exactly what is the pupillary distance of a pair of glasses. https://youtu.be/9ZIuwEdhqx4 If you don’t...
If you have hyperopia, you may be able to easily see your tv in the distance but be unable to focus on your laptop up close.
Do you have trouble focusing clearly on things up close, like your phone or tablet? If so, you may have hyperopia (otherwise known as farsightedness). In the video below, Dr. Rachael Wruble discusses what you need to know about hyperopia. https://youtu.be/0dxnR9iAcO8 If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Hyperopia is a common visual condition that causes objects up...
Keratoconus is an uncommon eye disease where the front of your eye, known as the cornea, begins to thin and lose it’s normally round shape.
Keratoconus is an uncommon eye disease where the front of your eye, known as the cornea, begins to thin and lose it’s normally round shape. In the video below, Dr. Danny Mack discusses what you need to know about keratoconus. https://youtu.be/A5nkW2dtrxY If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Upon doing so, it starts to bulge out and can...
Daily vs Monthly Contact lenses: Glasses with daily contacts
If you’re a contact lens wearer, deciding between daily and monthly contact lenses can be a tough decision. With this in mind, let’s look at the pros and cons of each lens type! In the video below, Dr. Ryan Corte discusses the pros and cons of daily and monthly contacts. https://youtu.be/5BBR_ZT-TDk If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. First,...

An Optician Reveals Her Best Glasses Tips

The ultimate guide to purchasing the perfect pair of glasses
Purchasing the perfect pair of glasses can be a daunting task! With so many frame choices and an overwhelming amount of lens options, where do you even begin? Oh, and not to mention the frightening notion of an often monogamous long-term relationship with whichever glasses you decide to buy - purchase the wrong pair and you could be faced with...

Glaucoma: What Is It and Are You At Risk?

This is what vision with glaucoma looks like.
Have you ever thought about how much you use your side vision on a daily basis? From driving, biking or walking to navigating your way through a crowd, your side vision is very important! Even without any visible eye or vision problems, you still may have glaucoma, an eye disease that damages your side vision.  In the video below, Dr....
Eye floaters often look like this.
Have you ever noticed what looks like floating spots, strings or cobwebs in your vision? If so, you may have eye floaters. In the video below, Dr. Vicky Wong discusses what you need to know about eye floaters. https://youtu.be/Xej8hL4BTlU If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What are eye floaters? Floaters are moving spots in your vision that almost...
This is what astigmatism looks like.
Do you have frequent eye strain, headaches or often find yourself squinting to see things clearly? If so, you may have astigmatism! In the video below, Dr. Danny Mack discusses exactly what you need to know about astigmatism. https://youtu.be/ueYH4E4qS6U If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is astigmatism? Not as scary as the word sounds, astigmatism is a...