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Slowing the Progression of Nearsightedness in Children

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Nearsightedness Can Affect Children’s Academic Performance Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common condition that often affects children. For younger patients, being diagnosed with myopia or having a difficult time seeing clearly can be frustrating. At First Eye Care McKinney, we often see patients (both young and old) asking us how to cure nearsightedness. While there is no true cure, you can …

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Why Children’s Eye Health Should Be a Priority

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Children’s Eye Health Doesn’t Receive the Attention It Needs Most people tend to think of older individuals when they think about eye health and vision issues. That makes sense. However, there has been a rather concerning growth in the level of vision issues in young children over the past decades. Myopia continues to become more and more prevalent among children …

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Cataracts Treatment and Prevention

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Whether Cataracts Can Be Prevented is Unknown Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss for adults over the age of 40. This lens-clouding condition is often associated with adults over 80, but it causes more blindness than macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy combined. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older …

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Benefits of Vision Therapy for Children

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Vision Therapy Can Help Correct Children’s Vision Issues If your child is struggling in school, it may be time to have them evaluated for vision therapy. It isn’t for everyone. However, we have seen firsthand just how beneficial it can be in treating a wide range of concerns. This is especially the case when it comes to common vision problems …

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How to Protect Your Eyes from Your Smartphone

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Too Much Smartphone Use Harms Your Eyes We’ve become extremely reliant on our digital devices, never leaving home without our smartphones and spending hours each day on the computer. And while being so connected has certainly impacted our society in many positive ways, it is also creating cause for concern. People who look at their smartphone constantly throughout the day …

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What Lens Coating Should You Get for Your Eyeglasses?

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Lens Coating Can Vastly Improve the Life of Your Lenses Picking out eyeglass frames is difficult enough, let alone all the other decisions you need to make. From selecting the right lens material for your needs to adding the proper lens coating, there are a few things that will contribute to your overall eyeglass-wearing experience. Lens coating, for one, is …

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Eyeglass Frame Materials: Which One Should You Pick?

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There are Many Different Eyeglass Frame Materials To Choose From When shopping for eyeglasses, one of the first things you must decide is the type of material you want for your frames. While most people get caught up in details like selecting the most stylish frames at an affordable price, the material the frames are made out of is just …

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Common Eyeglass Problems and How to Fix Them

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There are Plenty of Reasons for Replacing Eyeglasses Whether you’ve recently purchased your first pair of eyeglasses, or you’ve been bespectacled for years, it is not uncommon for problems to arise. Although it is true glasses benefit us in many ways, it is easy for something to go amiss. Understanding the most common eyeglass problems will help ensure you are …

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Eye Safety & Fireworks: What You Should Know

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Fireworks are a July 4th Staple, but They’re Still Dangerous The Fourth of July is one of the most anticipated holidays every summer. The day is full of parades, parties, grilling, and fireworks. While all of these have become staples for our country’s Independence Day, they are not always the safest. Fireworks are one of the most dangerous activities you …