Dry Eye Relief: Effective Treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction at Boise Eye Pros

A woman is sitting on a couch and tilting her head back to apply eye drops from a small bottle into her right eye, seeking dry eye relief. Bookshelves are in the background.

https://theeyepros.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/The-Eye-Pros-Meibomian.mp4 Hi, I’m Dr. Robinson with the Boise Eye Pros. Are you experiencing any dry or gritty eye symptoms? Chances are you might have meibomian gland dysfunction. Our tears are made up of three layers: there’s a sugar layer made by our eye, there’s a watery layer made by a gland in our sinuses, and […]

Utah’s Guide to Eye Health: Best Vitamins and Nutrients

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Too many of us take our bodies and particularly our eyesight for granted, using them every day without much forethought. That’s until we are in a situation where we lose our health and vision for some reason. In some cases, vision loss or degradation is beyond our control. It could be genetic or due to a […]

The Complete Guide to Choosing Contact Lenses: Everything to Know

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It is estimated that around 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. The majority of people who wear contact lenses are female (two-thirds of wearers), while the average age of contact lens wearers is 31 years old. Contact lenses are popular as they allow people to see better without affecting their appearance […]

Five Early Signs of Cataracts And What To Do

A woman is having her eye examined by an optometrist for early signs of cataracts.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that cataracts cause 51% of blindness in the world. If you have cataracts, it’s important that you get treatment as soon as you can. Cataracts tend to develop slowly but can cause a lot of damage if you don’t get treatment for them. It’s important to watch out for early signs […]

See Me Now?: The Different Types of Contact Lenses, Explained

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About 79% of adults use some form of vision correction. That’s right, if you need glasses or contact lenses, you’re in the majority! Did you know that there are different types of contact lenses? While your optometrist may not go over all of your options with you, you should be aware of what those options […]

Contact Lens Cleaner: 5 Steps to Effectively Cleaning Your Lens

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Approximately 40-90% of contact lens wearers don’t properly follow care instructions. Serious infections that lead to blindness affect 1 out of every 500 of them every year. One of them, keratitis, leads to 1 million doctor visits a year.  Using a contact lens cleaner is the best way to prevent these issues. It’s so important […]

The Benefits of Multifocal Contact Lenses

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Did you know that over 2 billion people have refractive vision errors? That’s 25% of the world’s population! While glasses and contact lenses are the most common methods of correcting refractive errors, there is another option: multifocal contact lenses. Multifocal contact lenses can help with both nearsightedness and farsightedness. They correct vision at all distances, […]

What Is an Astigmatism? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

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Studies show that 14 million Americans are visually impaired. Many of these people with vision problems have uncorrected impairments and could benefit from things like eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, there are many reasons why you may have blurry eyesight, so it is important that you know what is causing your vision problems. One common cause of […]

Contact Lenses vs. Glasses: What Are the Differences?

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Are you trying to decide whether to get contact lenses or glasses? It might surprise you that around 93 million US adults are at risk of severe vision loss. That’s why it’s essential to weigh the key differences between the two before deciding. Once you do, you’ll have a new lease on life. Want to […]

Can You Sleep With Contacts In?

A woman laying in bed with her contacts in, her hands covering her eyes.

Almost one-third of contact-wearers admit to falling asleep with their contacts in. Although they are convenient and comfortable to wear during the day, contacts can feel like a nuisance before bed. When you’re already cozied up in the sheets, it can be tempting to neglect your eye care for some quick sleep. Can you sleep with contacts in? […]