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Summer Eye Safety

Summer is in full swing – and that means enjoying sun-soaked days filled with swimming, the beach, sports and other outdoor activities. Summer fun and festivities can put inconvenient demands on your eyes – especially if you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. It is important to keep eye safety in mind during the summer months.

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Is It Safe to Wear Contact Lenses Every Day?

For patients who are new to contact lens wear, it can be difficult to know how to safely wear their lenses. How long you can safely wear your contact lenses depends on the type of contact lenses you have been prescribed. Soft lenses are the most popular type of contact lenses worn in the U.S.

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What Are Some Signs That You Might Need an Eye Exam?

Many patients in Medford put off getting their eyes examined regularly and wait until they notice a problem before scheduling an appointment with one of our doctors. Below are several signs that it may be time to schedule your next eye exam at Medical Eye Center: Frequent Headaches – A routine eye exam can uncover

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Dos and Don’ts of Eye Care

Caring for your eyes doesn’t have to be complicated. Surprisingly, many patients are unsure of how to properly take care of their eyes to ensure long-term protection and good vision. Here are just some of the basic dos and don’ts to optimally care for your eyes: Dos for Your Eyes Eat a Healthy Diet –

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Can I Drive After an Eye Exam?

Many patients wonder if they can drive following their eye exam in Medford. A complete eye examination at Medical Eye Center includes dilation of the pupils. This allows your doctor to carefully examine the health of the entire eye, including the back of the eye which includes the optic nerve, macula and retina. Dilation is

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Is Dry Eye Permanent?

If you suffer from dry eye, then you are most likely familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms of burning, itching, and grittiness. It is a fact that dry eyes are no fun. If you have dry eyes, even chronic dry eye, your condition doesn’t have to be permanent. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available. Treatments

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Ophthalmologist Definition

When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and

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Types of Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision. There are four types of cataract: Nuclear Sclerotic, Cortical, Posterior Subcapsular and Congenital. The types of cataracts are classified based on where and how they develop in the eye. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataract: A nuclear sclerotic cataract refers to the hardening of

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What is the Best Treatment for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma results in peripheral (or side) vision loss initially, and the effect can be like looking through a tube or into a narrow tunnel. Over time, glaucoma can damage your central vision as well. It is an especially

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