Clarkson Eyecare Eye Care Resources

At Clarkson Eyecare, we want you to feel empowered to make informed decisions about your eye health. From overall eye care, glasses, and contacts, learn more through our eye care resources.

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Diabetic vs. Regular Eye Exams: What's the Difference?

Everyone needs to get regular eye exams, but if you have diabetes, you'll need to get frequent specialized exams designed to detect diabetic eye conditions.

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Healthy Vision Month: The Importance of Clear, Healthy Sight

May is Healthy Vision Month, the perfect time to schedule an eye exam! Learn more about what healthy vision is and how you can protect your sight with Clarkson Eyecare.

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Understanding the Different Types of Cataracts

Cataracts cloud your vision, but various types of cataracts have unique impacts on your sight. Explore the common types of cataracts with Clarkson Eyecare.

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Is UV Light Bad for Your Eyes?

Summer is fast approaching, which means having more fun in the sun. Learn how to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays to keep your vision safe.

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Presbyopia vs. Myopia: What's the Difference

Refractive errors are common occurrences, impacting how your eyes focus light and the clarity of your vision. Two of the most prevalent types of refractive errors are presbyopia and myopia, each with distinct characteristics and implications for your eye health.

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What is Degenerative Myopia

Often referred to as pathological or progressive myopia, degenerative myopia is a specific form of nearsightedness. Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a prevalent vision issue where individuals can see objects close to them clearly, but those at a distance become blurred.

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What's the Difference

Refractive errors are common vision conditions that affect how your eyes focus light and impact the clarity of your vision. Two of the most common refractive errors are myopia and hyperopia, each presenting unique challenges and characteristics.

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Vision Protection in Athletics: Sports Eye Safety Month

Sports can pose a significant risk to your vision, which is why we observe Sports Eye Safety Month in April. Learn how to protect your vision while competing. 

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What is Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis (SAC)?

Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis can irritate your eyes and affect your enjoyment of the changing seasons. Explore symptoms and treatment with Clarkson Eyecare.

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Celebrate World Optometry Day

World Optometry Day is on the 23rd of March this year, and Clarkson Eyecare plans to spend it educating our patients and community about the importance of maintaining healthy vision.

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A Guide to Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, and at Clarkson Eyecare, we understand the significant role that eye health plays in your overall well-being, especially in the workplace.

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How to Protect Your Eyes During The 2024 Solar Eclipse

This rare astronomical event where the Moon perfectly blocks out the Sun is set to take place on April 8, 2024. Learn More about how to properly observe the eclipse.

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Common Causes of Glaucoma

Pinpointing the cause of glaucoma can be difficult because there are several forms of glaucoma with different triggers.

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AMD Awareness Month

In the eye health calendar, February marks a significant period – AMD Awareness Month. Clarkson Eyecare takes this opportunity to focus on educating and raising awareness about Age-related macular degeneration.

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Low Vision Awareness Month

Every February, Low Vision Awareness Month shines a spotlight on a crucial aspect of eye health that often goes unrecognized. Low vision, a condition affecting millions worldwide, is not just a matter of poor eyesight that can be corrected with standard glasses or contact lenses.

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Why Do Eye Doctors Dilate Your Eyes?

Whether you've had a dilated eye exam in the past or this is your first time, you might have some questions about your upcoming eye exam. Why do eye doctors dilate your eyes? What vision problems are they looking for? Do you need to have your eyes dilated every year?

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What is Pink Eye?

Ever had a morning where you wake up, head to the bathroom, and find yourself facing a red, irritated eye in the mirror? Known as conjunctivitis or “pink eye,” this common eye condition can turn an ordinary day into one filled with discomfort and squinting.

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What is Night Blindness? How to See Clearly in the Dark

Nyctalopia, or night blindness, is an eye condition that makes it difficult for people to see in dark or dimly lit areas. For those with night blindness, navigating darkness is similar to driving with dim headlights or only using a few candles in a power outage.

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What is Snow Blindness and How Can You Prevent It?

The winter season brings beautiful snow and holiday cheer but also opens the door for a temporary yet painful eye condition known as photokeratitis, or snow blindness. Cause primarily by the reflection of ultraviolet (UV) rays off snow and ice.

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Celebrate Glaucoma Awareness Month with an Eye Exam

January is the time to make resolutions for the coming months and reset after a busy year, but it also is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time to shine a light on one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness worldwide.

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Have A Safe Holiday with Safe Toys

It’s a time of joy, laughter, and cherished moments, especially for our little ones. As we prepare to celebrate, keeping safety at the forefront of our holidays is essential. When it comes to toys and gifts, we need to remember to consider the safety and age range of the toys.

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Understanding the Benefits of Polarized and UV Protection Lenses

Although both lenses offer protection against the sun, polarized and UV lenses differ. Continue reading to learn the differences between UV protection and polarized lenses with the eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare.

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What Does It Mean to Have 20/20 Vision?

About one-third of Americans have 20/20 vision. Learn more about what that means with Clarkson Eyecare.

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How Do Glasses Work?

Chances are that you or someone you know wears eyeglasses each day. A large percentage of the population requires eyeglasses for vision correction, as they make it possible for those with refractive errors to see clearly. But how do glasses work? Continue reading to learn more from your trusted eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare.

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Helpful Tips on How to Rest Your Eyes

Eye fatigue is a common problem that is often ignored. Find out how to rest your eyes with Clarkson Eyecare.

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How To Fix Broken Glasses

Learn about some of the common ways that your glasses may break, plus ways that you or your local practice can fix them but reading the Clarkson Eyecare guide.

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Telehealth For Eye Care

You have options to visit the doctor without even leaving your house! Learn more about telehealth with Clarkson Eyecare.

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Vision Screening

An eye screening is not the same as a comprehensive eye exam. Learn what the differences are with Clarkson Eyecare.

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How to Choose Between Daily vs. Monthly Contacts

Daily vs Monthly Contacts

If you wear contact lenses, you might be wondering if daily or monthly contacts are right for you. Find out with Clarkson Eyecare.

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How To Put In Contacts Safely

Knowing how to put in your contact lenses safely is an important part of your daily routine. Learn more by reading the Clarkson Eyecare guide to putting in contact lenses.

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Celebrate World Sight Day on October 12th

World Sight Day is October 12th this year. Celebrate the importance of healthy vision with Clarkson Eyecare and learn how to keep your vision clear.

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11 Facts About RGP Contact Lenses

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses, or RGP contact lenses, are different from soft contact lenses and not as well known. Learn more about these lenses.

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Can You Sleep With Contacts In?

Is it okay to fall asleep with contacts in? Are you at risk for eye infections? Learn more from the doctors at Clarkson Eyecare about sleeping with contacts in.

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How To Read Your Contact Lens Prescription

Learn how to read a contact lens prescription including terms like OD, OS, SPH, PWR CYL and more from the eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare.

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Schedule an Eye Exam at Clarkson Eyecare

Whether you’re needing a comprehensive eye exam, a contact lens exam and fitting, or both, our optometrists are glad to help. Find a location near you and schedule an appointment today.

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