Eye Care and Vision

| Posted On Sep 17, 2020 | By:

2020 Vision

Most optometrists and ophthalmologists were really looking forward to 2020, the perfect year for vision puns. Instead, 2020 has been far from a lighthearted year, from the COVID-19 pandemic to civil unrest. Even more, eye care services have been limited during this pandemic. But as Massachusetts reopens from the COVID-19 lockdown, we want to make sure you know that your eye health is as important as ever.

Are you having more eye strain from increased screen time or extra stress?

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| Posted On Aug 20, 2020 | By:

Choosing Eyeglasses – What’s the Right Fit for You?

Choosing the best eyeglasses can often be a daunting task. However, a visit to one of the optical shops at Atrius Health can make what could be an overwhelming process into a pleasant experience.

Our licensed opticians will ensure that you find the perfect pair of eyeglasses that will enhance your appearance and provide years of durability and style at an affordable price. So what should you take into consideration when choosing the right pair of eyeglasses?

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| Posted On Aug 21, 2019 | By:

What Might I Pay for an Eye Exam?

We have written a few blogs about the importance of eye examinations for both adults and children, but the type of eye exam you have is also important to understand as it may result in different out-of-pocket costs depending on your health plan. This blog explains what a routine eye examination is, what a medical eye examination is, and when and why a routine eye exam may become a medical eye exam.

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| Posted On Aug 15, 2018 | By:

Keeping Your Vision as You Age

There are some things about aging that are inevitable. Your hearing decreases with age, and while limiting exposure to loud sounds can prevent some loss, you cannot prevent it all. Therefore, it might seem logical to assume that your ability to see 20/20 would also decrease with age, but this is not necessarily the case! If you cannot see at 20/20 vision, regardless of age, your eye doctor should determine why. Decreased vision can happen due to changes that occur anywhere from the front of the eye (cornea) to the inside back of the eye (retina) or by changes in the visual system of the brain.

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| Posted On Jul 11, 2018 | By:

Allergy Relief for Your Eyes

‘Tis the season for many allergy sufferers, and if your eyes are itchy and red but you don’t feel like you have a cold, you too may be afflicted with seasonal allergies. While allergic reactions in the eye can happen all year round, many people are particularly affected in spring, summer, or fall when pollen from trees, flowers, weeds and grass are at high levels. The most common eye symptoms are swelling, redness, tearing, and the most telltale sign: itching.

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| Posted On Jan 31, 2018 | By:

Cataracts

One inevitable effect of aging on your eyes is cataracts – everyone gets cataracts. You have natural lenses in your eyes that act just like the lenses in a pair of glasses. These lenses have a very uniform structure, but over time, ultraviolet light from the sun degrades this structure. As a result, your natural lenses become both cloudy and “yellowy,” and it seems as if you’re looking at the world through yellowish frosted glass.

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| Posted On Sep 28, 2017 | By:

How to Treat a Form of Dry Eye

Tears are necessary for maintaining healthy eyes and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common condition that occurs either when your eyes do not produce enough tears or when the composition or quality of your tears is such that they cannot adequately perform their function of lubricating and nourishing your eyes.

Symptoms of dry eye can include irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of something in your eyes; excess watering;

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| Posted On Aug 17, 2017 | By:

Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

If you’ve ever been told not to look directly at the sun, that was sage advice. Although you may never have heard the words before, solar retinopathy is a rare condition in which the retina (in the back of the eye – some compare it to the film in a camera) is “burnt” by the extreme rays of the sun.

When we stare at something, we are directing our eyes’ foveae towards an object.

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| Posted On Oct 11, 2016 | By:

The Impact of Screens on Children’s Eyesight

Parents often ask about electronic devices and their effects on vision, as many children are spending a significant part of their day on smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, etc. Parents are often concerned that increased screen usage may make their child nearsighted (myopia is the medical term) and result in their child needing glasses.

These parental concerns are particularly important today as a National Eye Institute (NEI) study has found that the prevalence of myopia in the United States increased 66 percent between 1971-1972 and 1999-2004.

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| Posted On Sep 29, 2016 | By:

Expanded Visual Services in Dedham Medical Norwood

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new and expanded visual services department on the 3rd floor of our Dedham Medical Norwood practice, and we can now offer an array of adult and pediatric eye care services:

  • Our optometrists provide comprehensive primary eye care, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma screening exams, and eye glass and contact lens prescribing
  • Our ophthalmologists can provide comprehensive medical and surgical eye care and vitreo-retinal services
  • For our younger patients,
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