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there is no better time to stock up on your contact lenses! Going on now through end of April, buy 6-month supply of any contact lens brand and get $25 off and $50 off of annual supply purchase. This promotion is valid with or without vision insurance and can be combined with any manufacturer rebates. Visit our optical department for more information or call us at 800.292.1668! 

L.O. Eye Care, your sight our focus! 

Optometry and Ophthalmology are both fields of eye care, but what is the difference between these two? 

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness. There are three stages of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD): 

• Early AMD – Most people do not experience vision loss in the early stage of AMD, which is why regular eye exams are important, particularly if you have more than one risk factor (see below).• Intermediate AMD – There may be some vision loss, but there still may not be noticeable symptoms. A comprehensive eye exam with specific tests will look for changes in the retina.• Late AMD – At this stage, vision loss has become noticeable. 

AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. affecting more than 10 million Americans, which is more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina’s central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail.

Trivia #2

Roughly how many cataract surgeries are performed each year in the US?A. 2.7 million  B. 3 million  C. 3.8 million

 

 

Answer is C, 3.8 million https://idataresearch.com/over-3-8-million-cataract-surgeries-performed-... According to the National Eye Institute, cataract removal is one of the most common operations performed in the United States.

 

Trivia #1

It's Trivia time! What is the correct spelling of the word below? 

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