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Optician vs. Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the terms ophthalmologist, optometrist, and optician. Optometrist and optician could be used interchangeably, but an ophthalmologist is a bit different. Opticians are not eye doctors and they cannot conduct eye exams. However, they are professionally trained when it comes to filling in prescriptions for eyeglasses and adjusting[…]

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

There are nearly 2 million people over the age of 40 within the United States that have been diagnosed with glaucoma, making it one of the leading causes of blindness. The National Eye Institute claims that this number will quickly reach up to 4 million by the year, 2030. What’s scary about glaucoma is that[…]

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What is Pink Eye or Red Eye?

Red eye, also known as pink eye, can often sound a little scary to some; however, it is a very common eye problem that can be easily treated and prevented. The medical name for this disease is called, Conjunctivitis – meaning there is an inflammation of the thin, clear covering of the white part of[…]

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The Vision Loss of Aging Adults

Nowadays, it isn’t just about the greys in your hair or the wrinkles on your skin – it’s about time that we pay attention to our vision!  Eye care professionals, like Dr. Lam at MPO, cannot stress enough on the importance of visiting your optometrist regularly for a comprehensive dilated eye exam. It is recommended[…]