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Your Vision...Our Focus

How to Read your Glasses RX

You just wrapped up your annual eye exam and you have your new prescription to pick out a pair of eyeglasses. Have you ever been curious to know what the numbers & letters mean for your eyesight? Well, we’re here to help decode your eyeglass prescription in order...

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Night Blindness

Numerous patients struggle with seeing in the dark; this condition is called night blindness. Night blindness does not mean you are incapable of seeing at night, but that your vision is weaker in the darkness. It also affects how your eyes adapt from going to light to...

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SUN/UV PROTECTION

Shading your eyes from the sun all year round should be a top priority for your eye health. The sun supports all life on earth, but it also can be damaging to your vision. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are super strong, and the majority of people tend to focus only their...

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Contact Lenses Care

Contact lenses are a great way to correct your vision refractive errors, such as nearsightedness farsightedness, and astigmatism. Numerous patients chose to wear prescription contact lenses over eyeglasses due to their convenience and comfort. However, taking care of...

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Cataracts

Cataracts are a common vision problem among people over the age of 55. A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of your eye that varies by size. Due to this condition, one or both eyes can be impaired. It is likely that both eyes will develop cataracts and one lens may...

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Retinal Diseases

Did you know that the retina is a light-sensing tissue in your eyes? The retina has millions of light-sensitive cells such as rods and cones. These cells help send images to your brain by passing through the optic nerve allowing you to see clearly. If your retina is...

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Healthy Eyes, Healthy Life

Seeing your Optometrist annually is very important for your eye health. An eye examination allows you to stay up to date with changes in your eyesight as well as your general health. Annual eye exams can go beyond ensuring you have a clear vision - they can also...

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is known as a refractive error and is one of the most common vision problems. The majority of patients have some degree of astigmatism. This condition can occur when the cornea has an irregular shape or there is an imperfection of the curvature of the lens...

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Off to the Races!

We’re excited that the Grand Prix of Karting is back! This is a summer tradition that we have truly missed in Quincy. It’s thrilling to have this event to kick off our summer after 17 years! We are proud to announce that IEC will be sponsoring this year’s races. We...

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among patients. Diabetes restricts the body’s capability to use and store sugar which causes severe damage to your health. This condition can also have an effect on your vision, by harming the retina inside your...

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Aging Vision

As we go into our golden years, we tend to pay attention to our wrinkles, creaky joints, and gray hairs but forget that our vision ages as well. The smallest change in your eyeglass or contact lens prescription can make all the difference in your vision as you mature...

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