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Don't be one of the thousands of parents every year who wish, "I wish I had realized sooner that my child coudn't see properly!" Did you know that early intervention in children's vision is the key...

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Dry Eye Syndrome is characterized by itching, burning, gritty, red eyes. There are many causes for Dry Eye and, consequently there are many treatments.

Your tears serve many important functions. They wash out debris, keep your eyes moist and have special enzymes that neutralize microorganisms that colonize your eyes. Tears are made up of three layers, the lipid, aqueous and mucus layers....

To remove your contact lenses, first wash your hands with soap and water and then dry them with a lint free towel. Then, making sure that your lens is centered on your eye, gently pull down on the lower eyelid and eye lashes with the middle finger of your removal hand.

Next, secure your upper eyelid and lashes with the middle finger of your other hand and look up. Then, with the index...

The lens is located directly behind the iris, which is the colored part of the eye that forms the pupil. Light passes through your cornea, through the pupil and finally through the lens, where it is focused on the retina at the back of the eye. As you age, your lens can become cloudy, this cloudiness is called a cataract.

A cataract is when a chemical change in the eye causes a normally...

So you’ve had your eyes examined and picked out your new frames, and now you have an array of lens options from which to choose. One important option to consider is investing in an Anti-reflective coating, also known as AR coating. This feature has multiple advantages that can benefit almost anyone who wears glasses.

Today’s modern lens materials have a higher refraction index than previous...

Astigmatism is a refractive error usually caused by an irregular curvature on the surface of the eye. As light enters the eye it is focused on two points instead of a single point needed for clear vision. Normally the curve on the surface is equal from left to right and from top to bottom, giving the surface of the eye an equally round shape like a ball.

With astigmatism one of these curves...

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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
Sat. & Sun.: CLOSED

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August 14, 2019
Don't be one of the thousands of parents every year who wish, "I wish I had realized sooner that my child coudn't see properly!" Did you know that early intervention in children's vision is the key...