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Your Guide for Buying New Glasses

Your Guide for Buying New Glasses

Purchasing your next pair of glasses may seem like an overwhelming task.  There are so many factors to consider, from choosing the right frame and lenses, to finding an option that fits your budget.  Here at Nittany Eye Associates, we want to make the experience of...

Understanding OTC Eye Drops

Understanding OTC Eye Drops

If you have ever wandered through the eye care aisle of a drug store or pharmacy, you know there are thousands of products that are available without a prescription.  Doctors can recommend many of these products to help treat eye conditions like dry eye disease,...

A Guide to Specialty Contact Lenses 

A Guide to Specialty Contact Lenses 

Soft contact lenses have become one of the most popular options for vision correction.  While they are an excellent alternative to glasses and can provide clear vision to many people, soft contact lenses may not be the perfect fit for everyone.  Some people choose to...

How Sleeping Can Worsen Dry Eyes

How Sleeping Can Worsen Dry Eyes

Do you wake up in the morning with dry eyes?  Do uncomfortable symptoms such as burning or grittiness ever cause you to awaken in the middle of the night?  If you have experienced either of these, you may be affected by nighttime dryness. While you may believe that...

What Is Astigmatism?

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a very common vision condition that can cause blurred vision.  While there are oftentimes misconceptions about this condition, it is a harmless finding that can be easily diagnosed and treated.  Astigmatism is a simple vision condition that has no...

What is Macular Degeneration? 

What is Macular Degeneration? 

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the country.  This condition causes progressive damage to the retina and can result in significant changes in central vision.  Because Americans are getting older and living longer, more and...

The Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

The Importance of Children’s Eye Exams

Even if your child is not complaining of problems with their eyes or vision, it is important for them to receive a comprehensive eye examination.  Children’s eye exams are so much more than a vision assessment to determine if glasses are needed. At a comprehensive...

How to Treat Dry Eyes

How to Treat Dry Eyes

Symptoms of dry eye disease can range from mildly annoying to severe.  The burning, gritty, irritated feeling that accompanies dry eye disease can range from mildly annoying to completely burdensome, and can even negatively impact day-to-day life.  Dry eye disease is...

Blood Pressure and Eye Health

Blood Pressure and Eye Health

We have discussed how diabetes can affect the eyes with conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, but did you know that high blood pressure can also affect ocular health?  More than 25% of American adults have high blood pressure, and if not properly managed, this...

Why Are Our Eyelids Important?

Why Are Our Eyelids Important?

Eyelids play an important role in protecting our eyes.  They also help produce a vital portion of our tear film.  Proper eyelid hygiene is a necessary part of ocular health, and neglecting the eyelids and eyelashes can lead to bothersome conditions like swollen or...

What to Do About a Scratched Eye

What to Do About a Scratched Eye

Accidents can happen, but they are particularly scary when they involve the eye.  Eye injuries involving the cornea, or the very front part of the eye, are more common than you may think, and they can happen in many different ways.  Injuries such as foreign objects in...

Does Blue Light Affect My Eyes

Does Blue Light Affect My Eyes

There has been a growing interest in the effects of blue light on the health of the eyes, as demonstrated by developments in technology for glasses and lenses including blue-blocking coatings and filters.  The average amount of exposure to high energy blue light is...

Understanding Dry Eyes

Understanding Dry Eyes

Many Americans experience some degree of dryness, burning, and irritation associated with dry eye disease.  Many different factors can contribute to these symptoms, and understanding what may be causing your dry eyes is important in treating your symptoms and...

Myths About Contact Lenses

Myths About Contact Lenses

Millions of Americans wear contact lenses; in fact, they are one of the most popular options for vision correction.  But despite their popularity, many misconceptions surround them. Today we are going to dive into the myths surrounding contact lenses.   My...

Progressive Lenses for Presbyopia

Progressive Lenses for Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the term given to the acquired farsightedness that most people experience in their 40’s.  This condition, which is characterized by blurred near vision due to the loss of focusing ability, is a frustrating process that is impossible to ignore.  Luckily,...

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