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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

Why Get Custom Contact Lenses?

Custom contact lenses are specially designed to fit irregularly-shaped corneas. If you find wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable, ask your optometrist if custom contact lenses are right for you.

How Does High Myopia Affect Eye Health?

High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to find out how you can slow or halt your child’s myopia progression.

How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're at risk of developing certain eye diseases. Read on to find out how to protect your vision.

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help your child if they have it.

Everything You Need To Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and bulge, resulting in blurry and distorted vision. Here are the most commonly asked questions about keratoconus.

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

Can We Stop Myopia From Progressing?

Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

4 Facts You Should Know About Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses provide the perfect fit and maximum comfort for people with keratoconus, other corneal irregularities or severe dry eye syndrome. Discover how scleral lenses can provide comfort and improved vision.

How do I choose the right eye doctor?

Eye care is provided by a few types of trained health professionals. Who are they, and what’s the difference between them? And when you need eye and vision care, how can you figure out who’s the best eye doctor near me to call for an appointment?

When Were Contact Lenses Invented?

Contact lenses might seem like a fairly recent phenomenon, but Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Italian inventor and mathematician developed the first known sketches back in 1508 suggesting that it was possible to alter the optics of the human eye by placing the cornea in direct contact with water. However,...

Looking At The Post-RK Hyperopic Shift – PART 1

While medical science is advancing in many areas, unfortunately for post-RK hyperopic shift there are very few surgical options. Even among those limited options, none can factually claim to reverse hyperopic progression. While this can be a depressing initial thought, there are some new techniques that might be able to...

Treatment Options For Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

In previous years, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD was treated with an application of warm compresses to the eyelids, which was followed by eyelid massaging. This treatment was supposed to get rid of any wax or thickened oil blocking the meibomian glands' opening. However, it was discovered that massage and...

What Is Anisometropia?

Only a few people in the world are born with both eyes having the same optical power. However, the brain often compensates and the condition often goes unnoticed. However, people suffering from anisometropia have a significant difference in the vision between both eyes which interferes with their normal binocular vision....

Online Eye Exam Risks

Here at Fusion Eye Care in Raleigh, NC we've researched online eye exams and have determined that the benefits just don't outweigh the potential downsides. This is worth repeating: If you decide to replace your eye doctor giving you a comprehensive eye exam with self-administered online eye exams, it very...