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Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween?

It's time to be thinking about what you're going to wear for Halloween. And I know many of you go all out in the costume department. So although this won't be an issue if you're going as Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, two of the popular costumes this year, if you're going the more traditional route, please don't purchase/wear decorative contact lenses without talking to your eye doctor. Dr. Eckhardt will explain why in this blog.

Chalazion or Stye - Which is it?

Tony Romo, Quarterback for the Cowboys, has been recently treated for a recurring stye. He should have no problems, as effective treatments are available, but these red, swollen and tender bumps on the eyelid can be a little tricky as Dr. Fries explains in his article on chalazion or stye, which is it?

Contact Lens Etiquette

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) is holding their 2nd Annual Contact Lens Health Week, August 24 – 28th to raise awareness about healthy contact lens care. So in honor, I’m publishing Dr. Eckhardt’s article on “Contact Lens Etiquette”. It’s been estimated that between 40%-90% of contact lens wearers do not properly follow the care instructions for their contact lenses. Serious eye infections that can lead to blindness affect up to 1 out of every 500 contact lens users per year. Worn with the proper care, however, contact lenses are a great option.

Getting Ready for Back to School, Don't Forget an Eye Exam

The wonders of the world are often first encountered through the eyes of a child. Yet without good vision, a child’s ability to learn about the world becomes more difficult. Vision problems affect one in 10 preschoolers and one in five school age children. Children often don’t realize they have vision problems, yet until age 12, vision is 80% responsible for the learning process. Since many vision problems begin at an early age, it is very important that children receive proper eye care.

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