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4 Reasons Why Eye Exams Are Important

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4 Reasons Why Eye Exams Are Important

Eye exams are important because they help detect eye problems at their earliest stage. This would be when problems are most treatable and optometrists and opticians could help you more easily correct or adapt to your vision changes. With that said, here are four reasons why you should get eye exams regularly! 1. Myopia is an increasing trend in the world Evidence is growing that myopia (nearsightedness) is growing around the world.  Based on recent studies it is estimated that on average, 30% of the world is currently myopic and by 2050, almost 50% will be myopic; that’s equivalent to 5 billion people. 2. Eye...

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Nikon's Newest Breakthrough: Seecoat Bright

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Nikon's Newest Breakthrough: Seecoat Bright

How Nikon is helping you see a brighter world. Many people face an issue with colour perception in dim lighting. Due to it's location on the colour spectrum, reds are the most diminished in the dark; this leads to more dull colour sensitivity at night and in dimmer situations. This is particularly amplified after the age 40, as the crystalline lens (the secondary lens behind your cornea) begins to age as well, leading to far less distinctiveness for the colour red, especially at night time.  Nikon, a leader in optical innovation, developed a coating which helps to supplement the amount of...

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Why Should I Have My Eyes Examined Regularly?

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Why Should I Have My Eyes Examined Regularly?

Having a routine comprehensive eye exam does more than just make sure you have the most up to date prescription - it is also a check up for your overall health.  A comprehensive eye exam allows eye doctors to check for eye diseases which may be present well before they affect your vision. Furthermore, the eyes are one of the first indicators of systemic health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure. These issues can present themselves in the blood vessels in the back of your eye before they are visually present anywhere else, and eye doctors are trained in noticing...

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