Eye Conditions

Coping with Low Vision

What is low vision? Low vision is the term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses or contact lenses. It is often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision, but also includes legal blindness. Low vision can impact people of all…

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Tis the Season for Dry Eyes

Contacts in the Winter Yes. ‘Tis the season…for dry eyes. When most people think winter, they think cold, wet air. But did you know that winter the air is usually drier than any other season? This can be hard on those that have dry eyes, but it’s even more difficult for those that have dry…

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Being Thankful for Your Eyesight

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all the privileges and blessings we have. It is a time to celebrate family and gather with our extended family members and friends.  Do we also remember to be thankful that we can see? We should give thanks daily, and not just once a year, for the…

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Amblyopia

Amblyopia is an eye disorder that occurs when the brain and the eyes do not work together properly and the brain favors one eye over the other. We at Nova Vision Care want to keep you informed so that we can catch and diagnose any potential problems for you or your children. Amblyopia can result…

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8 Signs You Might Need an Eye Exam

Ideally, one eye exam every year should help you stay on top of your eye health, but some people might need to schedule more than one eye exam in a year. Vision can change quite a bit over the course of a year, especially for those over the age of 50, and it is important…

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FARSIGHTEDNESS

Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry. The degree of your farsightedness determines your focusing ability. People with severe farsightedness may see clearly only objects a great distance away, while those with mild farsightedness may be able to clearly see objects…

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STRABISMUS

What is strabismus? Strabismus (also called crossed eyes, deviation, heterotropia, squint, tropia) is a condition where both of your eyes do not look toward the same object together. There are six different muscles that surround the eyes and work together so that both eyes can focus on the same object. For someone with strabismus, these…

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KERATOCONUS

What is keratoconus? Keratoconus is an eye condition in which the shape of the cornea becomes distorted. The cornea is a clear structure that covers the front of the eye and allows light to enter the eye. In a healthy eye, the cornea curves like a dome. In an eye with keratoconus, the center of…

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MACULAR DEGENERATION

What is macular degeneration? The term “macular degeneration” includes many different eye diseases, all of which affect central, or detail vision. Age-related macular degeneration is the most common of these disorders, mainly affecting people over the age of 60. Although there are many types of macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) is the…

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PRESBYOPIA

The gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus actively on nearby objects is a not-so-subtle reminder that you’ve reached middle age. A natural, often annoying part of aging, presbyopia usually becomes noticeable in your early to mid-40s and continues to worsen until around age 65. You may become aware of presbyopia when you start…

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