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Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

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Many health conditions in life are passed down through genetics. And one common eye disease that many wonder about is glaucoma and whether it’s hereditary. In short, glaucoma is hereditary, but that’s not the only risk factor that increases your chance of developing the disease. This article will discuss the different types of glaucoma and […]

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Why Retinal Imaging is an Important Part of Your Eye Exam

Optometrist looking at retinal imaging on a computer screen

What is Retinal Imaging? Retinal imaging is a non-invasive diagnostic tool used to take high definition images of the back of your eye. The technology used includes specialized cameras and scanners to magnify your retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels inside the eye. Your eye’s internal workings are responsible for your vision, so it’s essential […]

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Eye Exam Tools: How & Why Your Optometrist Uses Them

Annual eye exams are vital for safeguarding your eye health as well as your overall health. During your eye exam, your optometrist uses a variety of tools to detect eye disease and address refractive errors. These tools help your optometrist determine if you need glasses and diagnose eye disease, helping to ensure you’re seeing to […]

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