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How Often Should You Get Microdermabrasion?

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Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic procedure that can help improve the appearance of the skin by exfoliating the outermost layer. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that can address various skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. If you’re considering microdermabrasion, you may be curious about how often you should schedule your treatments for optimal […]

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TempSure Envi for Skin Tightening: How Long Do Results Last?

A woman with green eyes smiling with wrinkles below her eyes.

Throughout life, your skin goes through changes from hormone fluctuations, weight changes, and environmental conditions that can affect the look of your skin. As you smile, laugh, and move your facial muscles, you develop fine lines. TempSure Envi is a noninvasive skin treatment to tighten and minimize the lines on your face for up to […]

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How Often Should a Child Get an Eye Exam?

A young boy looking through a phoropter during a children's eye exam

Children go through incredible growth and development, which includes their eyes. Children should see their optometrist while they’re still growing to stay on top of their eye health. But the schedule for when children should get their first eye exam and how often after that is not set in stone.  This article explores the recommended […]

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Can Myopia Be Reversed?

A small boy looks into the phone screen so close to his eyes. Can be a sign he has developing myopia.

With rising rates of myopia (also known as short-sightedness or nearsightedness) in children, parents are doing more to learn how to best manage myopia and their children’s vision. They’re asking questions like: Do eye drops help with myopia? Can spending time outside help with vision? Nearsightedness is more than just the need for glasses or […]

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What Are Asian Fit Glasses?

A male Asian teenager in a blue denim collared shirt is wearing black slim-frame eyeglasses with small red and orange spots.

Finding the right glasses can be a journey.  You’ve just seen your optometrist, and you have your updated eyeglass prescription. But now you’re wondering what frames best suit your style, personality, and face shape. Have you considered Asian-fit glasses?  These frames feature a special design customized for unique facial features to help you wear glasses […]

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What Is a Refraction Eye Exam?

A young woman patient looking through a phoropter while hands are seen adjusting the lenses.

An optometrist or ophthalmologist will perform a refraction test to determine if you have a refractive error in your vision that causes you to be nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatic. These refractive errors can cause blurry vision at various distances.

Refraction eye tests are performed by eye doctors to determine the strength of the prescription you need for glasses or contact lenses to address your specific refractive error and allow you to see clearly.

During the examination, your doctor evaluates how light enters your eyes and where it lands in relation to your retina. This can be accomplished by shining a light into your eyes or using a phoropter tool.

Light refracts in front of your retina in nearsighted eyes, resulting in blurry distance vision.

Light refracts behind the retina in farsighted eyes, resulting in blurry up-close vision.

Light is scattered in astigmatic eyes, resulting in overall blurry vision […]

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