• What is Astigmatism?

    Astigmatism occurs when the eye loses its round shape to resemble the shape of a football or the back of a spoon. Like myopia (short-sightedness) or hypermetropia (far-sightedness), astigmatism is a refractive error, not a disease. Unlike myopia and hypermetropia,…

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  • Choosing the Right Eyeglasses for Your Face Shape

    There are many factors to consider when buying a new pair of eyeglasses, including style, shape, size and color. Harvey Moscot, owner of optical brand MOSCOT, recommends the following general tips: Contrast: Choose glasses that contrast the shape of your face….

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  • Why Do My Eyes Twitch?

    A twitch is a repetitive, involuntary spasm of the muscles surrounding the eye, occurring every few seconds and for as long as a few minutes. They might even come and go for several days or even weeks, typically impacting the lower eyelid but sometimes the upper…

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  • What is the Difference Between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist?

    When we speak of eye doctors, it can often be confusing whether to call them ophthalmologists or optometrists. In short, ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MDs); optometrists, on the other hand, are not MDs but are still considered eye doctors upon receipt…

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