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What Is a Dry Eye Flare-Up?

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Dry eye flare-ups can significantly impact individuals, causing discomfort and affecting daily activities. A dry eye flare-up is a period of intense dry eye symptoms that are more severe than usual and can be triggered by various factors. By delving into the specifics of dry eye flare-ups with Signature Eye Care, you can address your […]

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What Is a Dry Eye Exam?

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Most of us know the discomfort of tired, dry eyes after a long day looking at a computer screen or battling seasonal allergies. But for many, this is more than a passing issue—it’s a chronic condition that can make even daily activities a struggle. Your optometrist can help you find relief from dry eye symptoms, […]

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Can Dry Eyes Cause Headaches?

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Dry eyes can be a real nuisance and, if left untreated, can lead to more serious issues. When your eyes don’t produce enough tears or when your tears evaporate too quickly, dry eye disease can cause eye strain, redness, blurred vision, and, in some cases, headaches.  The relationship between dry eyes and headaches is complicated, […]

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What is the Difference Between Astigmatism & Myopia?

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Many daily activities rely on our ability to see clearly. But common refractive errors like astigmatism and myopia can blur your vision, making these everyday tasks more difficult. Astigmatism and myopia affect how your eyes bend light.  Myopia, or nearsightedness, makes distant objects blurry due to an elongated eye shape which forces light to focus […]

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Do Scleral Lenses Work for Dry Eye?

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Dry eyes are a common condition affecting nearly 4 million Americans. Dry eye symptoms include a burning, gritty sensation in the eyes, redness, blurry vision, and increased sensitivity to light. These symptoms can be uncomfortable and debilitating, making it challenging to do daily tasks, especially those requiring prolonged visual focus, like reading, computer work, or […]

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