Eye exams and local vision center in Charlotte, NC

5 Things To Know About Progressive Lenses

What are progressive lenses? After 40 one’s near vision gradually becomes blurry. This is due to changes in the lens inside of the eye. The eye is unable to focus at near.  Eye doctors call this Presbyopia.  The solution for patients may include: reading glasses, computer glasses, contacts or progressive lenses. For a majority of […]

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5 Best Sunglasses For UV Protection

5 Best Sunglasses For UV Protection All sunglasses should be purchased from a reputable source and should have both UV-A and UV-B protection.    Additionally, sunglasses should screen out 75-90% of visible light. What is UV protection? UV protection is an addition to lenses that blocks ultraviolet from reaching the skin. UV exposure can result […]

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Suffering from Itchy, Watery, Allergy Eyes?

Suffering from Itchy, Watery, Allergy Eyes? An allergy occurs when the immune system over-reacts to an allergen. An allergic response can be triggered by a change in environments, seasons or exposure to something new. Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from some form of allergic disease, and the number is increasing.  Charlotte, NC consistently ranks in […]

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COVID-19, Contact Lenses, and Your Eyes

COVID-19 and its effects on the eyes COVID-19 is respiratory virus causing a worldwide pandemic.  Typical signs and symptoms of the virus have become well-known. Patients with a fever and/or respiratory symptoms, cough, shortness or breathe or having traveled over seas are considered suspect. Other less common symptoms noted can be headaches, loss of taste […]

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Reading Glasses for Blurry Near Vision after 40?

The Best Solutions in Reading Glasses for Blurry Near Vision after 40 Do you have questions about reading glasses to improve your blurry near vision? Will reading glasses help with blurry near vision? Did your vision suddenly become blurry after age 40? This is a very normal occurrence due to anatomical changes in the eye. […]

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Why Scleral Contact Lenses are the Best Option for Keratoconus

WHY SCLERAL CONTACTS ARE THE BEST OPTION FOR KERATOCONUS Scleral lenses are made of a breathable polymer. They are designed to bridge the cornea and sit on the sclera of the eye, increasing comfort, and allowing high amounts of oxygen to the cornea. Because the cornea is one of the most sensitive tissues of the […]

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Does your child’s vision become worse each year?

How can I stop my child’s vision from becoming worse? How can I reduce the chance my child will need glasses? Studies shows there is direct correlation between children who wear glasses and the amount of time they spend performing visual tasks such as reading or using cellphones. In a Sydney ophthalmic journal, it was predicted […]