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It's the summer and one of the most common questions eye doctors are asked is, “Is it safe to swim in my contact lenses?” The answer we give is “NO!" Do millions of people swim...

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Most of us know we should protect our skin with sunblock. But sunblock for your eyes? Yes!

The sun produces a vast amount of electromagnetic radiation, some of which we perceive as light. Just beyond this visible light rays lies the spectrum know as ultra-violet light. UVA and UVB rays are both harmful to our bodies. Not just on hot, clear days but even on overcast days.

These rays can...

NEW PureVision2 For Presbyopia contact lenses provide clarity where it counts – in the real world. Do you strain to see your smartphone? How about your tablet or laptop? If you have presbyopia, you may be able to continue wearing contact lenses instead of switching to bifocals, or reading glasses. PureVision2 For Presbyopia lenses help maintain clear near, intermediate, and distance vision in...

Retinopathy occurs when abnormal blood vessels leak fluid into the retina.

Normally, the blood vessels in your eye do not leak. However, they can develop tiny holes which, over time, seep fluid into the retina. This fluid deposits a fatty material, and if it occurs in the central part of the retina, can reduce or blur vision. Leakage elsewhere within your eye may or may not have...

Looking for the perfect sunglasses? If you drive or spend time outdoors, polarized lenses can give you clearer vision by enhancing contrast and eliminating glare.

Glare is caused when light bounces off of smooth surface.

Problems from glare range from annoyance to eye strain to temporary blindness.

Light vibrates along all axis, but when light strikes a reflecing object, such as water...

There are two basic types of astigmatism; myopia and hyperopia. These two types affect up to one third of the population and can be treated in a variety of ways from corrective lenses to surgery.

Myopia, or nearsightedness occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual from front to back or the shape of the cornea is too steep. This causes the light entering the eye to come to a...

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optometrist, eye doctor, South Portland, ME

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743 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 799-3031

Mon. - Fri.: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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July 17, 2019
It's the summer and one of the most common questions eye doctors are asked is, “Is it safe to swim in my contact lenses?” The answer we give is “NO!" Do millions of people swim...