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Color Blindness: There Are More Kinds Than You Think

September 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — eyesmilebelmont @ 1:52 pm
Paper that says “Are you color blind?” with yes and no checkboxes

While most people see color the same way, a portion of the population – about 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women – have color blindness. What exactly does this mean? There are many individuals who think it involves seeing the world in black and white, but in reality, color blindness comes in many varieties; your eye doctor is here to give you a quick look at the different kinds.


The 3 Dirtiest Items in the Bathroom

July 14, 2023

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toothbrush holder with toothbrushes and toothpaste

During their cleaning routines, most individuals prioritize tasks like loading the dishwasher, doing laundry, and sanitizing surfaces. Areas such as the toilet and the kitchen sink typically receive extra care because they are assumed to be some of the most unclean spots in the house. However, when it comes to the bathroom, some of the filthiest items in your home might surprise you. Keep reading to discover three of the most germ-laden items in your bathroom.


Contact Vs. Glasses: Which Is Right for Me?

June 2, 2023

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person holding contact lenses and eyeglasses

Whether you struggle to see things nearby or far away, finding the right vision correction solution is essential for maintaining your visual acuity and overall quality of life. That said, the two most popular options that patients with less-than-adequate eyesight turn to these days are contact lenses and eyeglasses. Each of these choices comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, meaning that it’s sometimes tough to determine which is suitable for your needs. Here’s a closer look at some of the pros and cons of both contact lenses and eyeglasses to help you make the best choice.


Use Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Oral Health!

March 29, 2023

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Tax Day will be here very soon, and you may be looking forward to having some extra cash when your refund shows up. There is an infinite number of things that you can spend your tax refund on, but many people end up investing it in things they don’t really need. Something that you should consider is putting these extra funds into your smile. Here are some reasons why spending your extra funds on your pearly whites may be a great option for you.


Everything You Need to Know About Dry Eye

September 15, 2022

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Close-up of a woman with red dry eye

Your eyes need plenty of high-quality tears to keep them smooth and clear. But if something goes wrong with tear production, you could end up suffering from dry eye. Not only is this condition uncomfortable, but it can potentially lead to more serious problems. The following post explores everything you need to know about this condition, including what causes it, how you can recognize it, and your options for dry eye treatment.


What Is the OptiLight by Lumenis & How Can It Manage Your Dry Eye?

January 3, 2022

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Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications. 

Despite these constant detrimental effects on quality of life, many dry eye sufferers are not aware that they’re suffering from dry eye disease or that real treatments exist. Instead, they just live with the discomfort. 

At EyeSmile Optometry & Dental Care of Belmont, we are dedicated to finding a dry eye solution for you. We utilize modern technology to provide a comprehensive dry eye analysis with the Oculus Keratograph 5M Crystal Tear Report as well as supplemental testing with InflammaDry or Schirmer’s test strips to diagnose and find the reason for your dry eyes. 

We’re proud to offer OptiLight by Lumenis to our patients, specially designed for dry eye management.


Toothache Bothering You? Find Out What Causes Tooth Pain

August 1, 2020

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Woman with tooth pain holding her jaw

Do you wake up every morning hoping that your toothache has magically disappeared overnight? Even if you cannot see any obvious problems when you look at your mouth in the mirror, you should not ignore what your body is trying to tell you. Tooth pain can be caused by many different factors, including decay, gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth and more. Want to know what may be causing your discomfort? Below is a breakdown of the different types of tooth pain, their causes – and when you should contact your dentist.