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What Diseases Can Be Detected in an Eye Exam?

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Seeing Through Your Eyes Eye exams are more than a vision test. Comprehensive eye exams are crucial for understanding eye function and health.  The structures of your eye are like the gears and cogs in a clock. Each part has a function, each precisely shaped, and each working together to create healthy vision. However, when […]

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Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed?

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Diabetes can increase your risk of developing certain eye conditions. One of these conditions is diabetic retinopathy, affecting over 4 million Americans. With treatment, your optometrist can help protect your vision.  If you have diabetic retinopathy, can it be reversed? Continue reading to learn more about this condition, including if it’s reversible and what treatments […]

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Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

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Glaucoma can affect anyone, but some may be at more risk. High-risk individuals should receive an eye exam to determine their eye health, and understanding your risk can help you know if you should see your optometrist.  Is this glaucoma hereditary? Continue reading to learn more about this condition, including what factors may put you […]

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