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Does Hot Weather Affect Dry Eyes?

When your eyes don’t have enough lubrication, you will experience dry eyes. Each time you blink, you will get a film of tears that coats the eye to lubricate it. If you aren’t producing enough tears or have poor quality tears, you will have dry, irritated eyes. You may also feel a stinging or burning […]

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Why You Need Glasses With Blue Light Protection

Many of us, both adults and children, spend hours a day on our phones, tablets, and computers which can lead to eyestrain. While you may experience musculoskeletal and mental issues with too much screen time, this blue light can also negatively affect your eyesight.

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Dittman Eyecare brings revolutionary Neurolens treatment to their practice

Dittman Eyecare is excited to announce they have now implemented a new treatment at their offices called Neurolens. This treatment is used to alleviate eye misalignment, which can cause headaches and eye strain.

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Myopia Management: What I Can Do For My Child

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that occurs when your eye does not properly focus light on the retina. This focusing of light is called refraction. In order to see clearly, the light rays must travel through your lens and cornea, which then reflect the light, so it lands on your retina.

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Why Are My Eyes Watery When I Wear Contacts?

Whether you’ve worn contacts for years or are new to wearing them, you have likely experienced watery eyes and a burning sensation while wearing your contact lenses.

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What causes eye irritation when I wear my contacts?

Whether you are new to wearing contacts or have worn them for some time, you may have experienced eye irritation while wearing them.

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How long can I wear my contact lenses?

Whether you have worn contacts for years or are new to wearing contacts, you may be wondering how long you can actually wear your contact every day.

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Is bad eyesight genetic?

While some people consider anything below 20/20 to be bad eyesight, others consider bad eyesight to be anything that requires prescription glasses.

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Daily vs. Monthly Contact Lenses

When looking for the right type of contacts, you will find that there are hundreds of features and options to choose from.

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Why do my contacts give me dry eyes?

While contacts are a great convenience for those who don’t want to wear glasses, they can sometimes cause issues such as dry eye or redness.

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Why Does My Eye Hurt When I Blink?

Blinking is important to your eye health, but sometimes it can hurt to blink. There are several factors that can cause eye irritation when blinking. At Dittman Eyecare, we have put together some of the most common reasons it may hurt to blink.

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Are Blue Light Protection Glasses Worth It?

Whether you are indoors working on your computer or outside enjoying the sunshine, you are being exposed to blue light. This type of light is a high-energy light wave close to UV light based on the visible light spectrum. Some exposure to this blue light is okay, but since blue light can go right through […]

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What are Trifocal Lenses? What Are Their Advantages and Disadvantages?

For those who require multiple prescriptions due to distance and near vision problems, trifocals may be an option prescribed by your eye doctor. This type of lens works by peering through the highest part of the lens to see at a distance and looking through the lower portion when looking at things closely. Trifocals also […]

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How Do I Fix My Blurry Contact Lenses?

While contacts are a convenient option for daily life, sometimes issues such as blurriness can happen. This can be extremely frustrating, especially if it happens often. Fortunately, this issue can typically be resolved with a few simple solutions to help you get back your clear vision.

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What is the Best Way to Put Contacts In?

If you’ve never used contact lenses before, you may have some questions about how to properly use them. At Dittman Eyecare, we have put together a guide on how to put your contacts in to help you become a pro at using contacts in no time! How Do I Apply My Contact Lenses? There are […]

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What happens to my eyes when I leave contacts in too long?

If you are new to wearing contacts or a long-time wearer, you may be wondering what can happen if you leave your lenses in too long.

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Can Your Eyes Heal from Sun Damage?

Not wearing your sunglasses outside, sun glare, or looking at the sun can cause your eyes to become sunburned or worse. When your eyes become sunburned, it is called photokeratitis. You do not have to stress too much if you experience this condition, as it is a common occurrence if you have spent time in […]

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Contacts After LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery, also known as refractive surgery, changes the corneal surface, making fitting contact lenses more challenging than it normally would be.

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Dealing with a Scratched Eye

A common injury patients experience is a scratched eye or corneal abrasion. This type of injury happens when the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, is damaged.

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Your Vision After 40

At some point after the age of 40, most people will notice changes in their vision. This is a common time when you may start to notice that your eyes are beginning to lose the ability to focus on objects up close, particularly in dim lighting conditions.

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What Are Scleral Contact Lenses?

Scleral contact lenses are an excellent option for those who were told they are unable to wear contact lenses due to an irregular cornea or other eye problems.

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Making the most out of your vision benefits

As we get closer to the end of the year, now may be a good time to sit down and reflect on your overall health and take the time to review your health care plan benefits to ensure you are getting the most out of them. The first step to maximizing your benefits is understanding […]

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Contact Lens Safety

October is Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month! At Dittman Eyecare, we’ve put together our best tips for properly using and caring for your contact lenses to help you prevent infections and eye injuries that can result from improper use. Our focus is on your eye health. By following these tips, you can keep your eyes […]

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Sports and Eye Safety

Eye injuries suffered while participating in sports are a top reason for emergency room visits, but with proper eye protection, many, if not all, of these eye injuries are preventable. In most cases, there are many protective sporting equipment regulations, with very few involving protective eyewear for your child. There are many common misconceptions surrounding […]

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Diabetic Eyesight

Diabetes is a condition that is connected to your eye health and vision and can affect them in a variety of ways. Those with diabetes may experience blurry vision when trying to read or see from a distance, floating spots in their line of vision, blindness, or poor night vision. Importance of Annual Eye Exams […]

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What you need to Know about Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious, vision-threatening eye disease that millions of Americans are affected by. This condition is a group of eye disorders that have very few symptoms in the beginning stages but eventually lead to damage to the optic nerve, causing vision loss or total blindness.

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How to Recognize Macular Degeneration

Whether you are nearing the age of 50 or are older, macular degeneration is a condition you should be aware of. This condition is the leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older.

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Opening Procedures for COVID-19

At Dittman Eyecare, we take the health and safety of our patients, associates, and communities seriously. We are now open under CDC guidelines for your eye care needs. All three of our offices, Butler, Cranberry, and Grove City, are open and operating with special precautions in place. What to Expect When You Arrive for Your […]

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What to Expect at Your Next Comprehensive Eye Exam

A comprehensive eye exam will involve a series of tests that are used to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases with each test evaluating a different aspect of your eye or vision health. You may experience having a bright light shined at your eyes, be asked to look through a variety of lenses, […]

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Choosing Prescription Sunglasses – A Buyers Guide

Summer is here, and the sun is shining bright. While you are planning your vacation and outdoor activities enjoying the sunshine, it’s essential to make sure you have proper eye protection to protect against the harmful UV Rays.

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