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Is Diabetic Retinopathy the Same as Macular Degeneration?

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During your eye exam, your optometrist tests your vision and looks at the eye’s structures for signs of eye diseases. Among the most common are diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. While both these conditions can affect your central vision, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are 2 distinct conditions that cause different types of damage to […]

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia: What Is the Difference?

A young woman with myopia having trouble reading, holding her eye glasses ass he moves closer to the laptop to see clearly

Myopia and hyperopia are refractive errors that affect the way you see, although they do so differently. Your eye doctor can detect these during a routine, comprehensive eye exam.  Myopia causes blurry distant vision, but hyperopia causes blurry near vision. Either refractive error has the potential for uncomfortable symptoms, which we’ll review in this article. […]

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