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Glasses vs. Contact Lenses: Which Is Right for Me?

Individuals with refractive errors have several options to help improve their vision and eye health. Many choose to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses as they are practical and effective. Both can correct vision problems like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. Eye care professionals recommend prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses after an exam identifying vision problems. 


Vision Plans at Mid-Modern Eyecare

At Mid-Modern Eyecare, we are free from Vision Plans dictating patient care. Because of this, we can offer higher-quality eyeglasses at lower prices. We use a family-owned lab right here in the Midwest to custom manufacture our lenses, and we carry a wide variety of eyeglass frames that start at just $70. When I started wearing glasses 27 years ago, I remember eyeglass frames costing in the range of $100-$200! Again, we can provide more options because we are not locked into selling patients only eyeglass frames from manufacturers owned by the companies owning the Vision Plans.


Macular Degeneration: What is it, and When to Worry About it

Macular Degeneration what is it, and when should I start worrying about it?


What is keratoconus and how is it treated?

Different conditions can affect the eyes, with some being more common than others. An eye condition you may not have heard of before is keratoconus. This condition affects the quality of vision and requires specialist treatment. 


Dry Eye

One main factor in dry eye disease is poor tear quality, but what on earth does that mean? We all have oil glands at the base of our eyelashes, but for most of us, those glands are plugged up and not producing good oil. Many dry eye treatments aim to improve the quality of the oil these glands produce.


Cataracts

Let's take a few minutes and see if we can demystify cataracts. Read our blog to learn more!


When Should My Child Start Getting Pediatric Eye Exams?

All parents hope that their child lives a long, full, and happy life and is able to fulfill their potential. There are many things that parents can do to support this aim, but one of the things that often gets overlooked is the importance of eye health and visual skills.


Signs and Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

There are many different diseases that can affect our eyes and the quality of our vision. One eye condition is that is estimated to affect as many as 11 million Americans is macular degeneration. This number is rapidly growing and is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050.


Diagnosing and Treating Myopia in Children

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a prevalent eye condition. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about 50 percent of people are nearsighted. This condition often develops between the ages of 6 and 14. It affects nearly 30 percent of adolescents, about 9 percent of school-aged kids, and almost 5 percent of preschoolers.


Importance of Routine Eye Exams

Scheduling an appointment to have your eyes checked when you don’t feel as though there is anything wrong with them or your vision may seem ridiculous. In reality, routine eye exams are a crucial part of your preventative healthcare and should always be made a priority, even on a busy schedule.


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