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Can I Get an Eye Exam on Sunday?

Posted on 05-19-2017

When you want an eye exam on Sunday in the Jacksonville, Florida area, you must work with a clinic that offers weekend and Sunday hours. At our clinics, we recognize that you may have concerns abo...

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How Much Are Eyeglasses Without Insurance?

Posted on 05-19-2017

When you wear glasses, it may seem costly to replace an old pair. The problem is that your prescription may change over time or your frames and glasses may break from an accident or unexpected sit...

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How Much is an Eye Exam Without Insurance?

Posted on 05-19-2017

When you do not have vision insurance, you may have concerns about getting an eye exam. The problem is that your eyes may change over time and regular exams ensure that you catch potential concern...

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When To See the Eye Doctor

Posted on 09-19-2016

If you are not in the habit of visiting a Jacksonville optometrist, you may not know when or how often to schedule such visits. Do you call as soon as you experience vision problems...

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Jacksonville Optometrist FAQ

Posted on 09-19-2016

When you need services from an eye doctor in Jacksonville, which should you seek: an optometrist, ophthalmologist or optician? Learn more about what an optometrist does to decide if the ...

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Why is it Important to See a Florida Optometrist Regularly?

Posted on 08-29-2016

Getting frequent eye exams can help you maintain good eyesight and avoid eye disease. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms of eye disease and how to tell when you need eye glasses can help you de...

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What to Expect During Your Contact Lens Exam

Posted on 05-26-2016

Contact lenses have become quite popular over the last decade. Thanks to the latest technology advancements, just about everyone who wears glasses can replace them for contact lenses. Contact lens...

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Glass Lenses vs. Plastic Lenses for Eyeglasses: Which is better?

Posted on 05-26-2016

When many people think about purchasing a pair of glasses, they think about choosing the right frames. The types of lenses you put in your glasses can also affect their appearance and durabili...

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Best Contact Lenses for High Astigmatism

Posted on 05-24-2016

In this age of advanced optical eyewear technology, we have become used to the notion of correcting refractive errors easily with "standard-issue" eyeglasses or contact lenses. Even ...

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Reasons For Eye Exams in Jacksonville, FL

Posted on 05-23-2016

Eye exams can help save the vision of patients young and old. At Val-U Vision in Jacksonville, Florida, we firmly believe that members of our community should have a comprehensive eye exam on...

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4 Common Eye Conditions Among Women

Posted on 04-01-2016

Did you know that more women are blind or visually impaired than men are? It's true. Nearly two-thirds of all visually impaired and blind people in the world are women. Some of the reasons beh...

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How Toric Contact Lenses Work

Posted on 04-01-2016

Normal eyeballs are naturally round, like a sphere, which means the strength at which the eye sees is the same all the way around. Patients with astigmatism have somewhat flattened shaped eyeballs...

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Bifocals vs Multifocals - What's the difference?

Posted on 03-31-2016

At VAL-Uvision, we offer bifocal and multifocal glasses and contacts. Do you know what the difference is between them? Let us tell you, so you can make sure you have the right vision correction de...

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Benefits of Wearing Daily Disposable Lenses

Posted on 03-29-2016

Daily disposable contact lenses are an easy way to meet your vision needs. Costs for these lenses have come down quite a lot. If you've held off on getting daily disposables because of cost, y...

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What are Bifocal Contact Lenses?

Posted on 02-17-2016

Bifocals are glasses or contact lenses that have two prescriptions in each lens that help people see objects both near and far. People with conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (...

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What Are Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses?

Posted on 02-12-2016

"RGP contacts", also known as Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses or oxygen permeable contact lenses, are a bit of a mystery to patients that have never worn them. RGP's should n...

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The Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Posted on 02-09-2016

Imagine if you had a fresh pair of contact lenses waiting for you each morning? Or if you didn’t have to pack a lens case or bottle of contact lens care solution when you went on a trip?...

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Do You Have Dry Eyes?

Posted on 01-27-2016

VAL-Uvision is locally owned and operated in Jacksonville and Orange park Florida for almost 40 years. Our board certified optometrists are qualified and ready to meet your eye care needs...

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Optometrists and Your Eyes

Posted on 12-21-2015

Your eyes are the most sensitive organs in your body; they don't just let you "see" the world, your eyes allow you to experience the dynamic and ever-changing visual world and al...

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Eye Sight & Diabetes – Minimizing or Reversing Diabetic Retinopathy

Posted on 10-09-2015

There is hope for individuals that suffer with conditions of their eyesight & diabetes. The challenges they face are often a result of their body’s inability to produce enough of the...

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Fall Trends in Eyeglasses Is a Retro Look to the Past

Posted on 10-09-2015

The new fall trends in women’s eye accessories are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, and frames to fit any modern, conservative, retro, bold or delicate look. Many of the frame...

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Top Vision Test Applications Improve Visual Acuity in Aging Individuals

Posted on 10-09-2015

Never before in the past have older individuals approaching the middle ages of their life had to rely on their visual acuity as much as now. Part of the aging process that diminishes eyesight,...

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Tips for Traveling – Contact Lenses and Glasses

Posted on 10-09-2015

If you are traveling for necessity or fun, it is important to take along extra eyeglasses and contact lenses so you do not become stranded without your vision. Additionally, with a copy of an ...

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Eye Allergies: How to Protect Your Eyes

Posted on 10-09-2015

Allergy sufferers can experience a reaction to pollen nearly any month of the year. However, there are ways to protect an individual’s eyes by listening to pollen reports, avoiding garde...

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Eye Makeup and Contact Lenses

Posted on 10-09-2015

Through a simple process, you can apply your eye makeup to your eyes without causing damage to your contact lenses. Repeatedly cleaning your hands, and blinking, will reduce any problems you w...

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Eye Movement Data Detects Parkinson’s and ADHD

Posted on 10-09-2015

Until now, detecting Parkinson’s and ADHD has been a challenge for doctors in their diagnosing process. With a proven tested method, doctors now use eye movement techniques to detect a v...

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8 Signs You Need an Eye Exam

Posted on 10-09-2015

Protecting your vision is very important, but it does require proactive steps. If you have any of these signs, it’s time for an eye exam with an optometrist in Jacksonville. Eye healt...

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New Innovations in Contact Lenses to Know

Posted on 10-09-2015

Contact lenses were once difficult to wear and short-lived, but today this is no longer true. Modern technology offers a broad range of innovations in contact lenses that you should be aware o...

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New Innovations in Eyeglasses

Posted on 10-09-2015

Eyeglasses have been around for a very long time and throughout that time, they have evolved very little, or so it would seem. The truth is actually quite the opposite, there have been many ch...

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Age Related Eye Problems

Posted on 10-09-2015

As we become older, we can develop age related eye problems that can diminish our sight and create a diminished quality of life. Though there are some eye problems that can affect anyone,...

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How Glaucoma Affects Your Vision

Posted on 10-09-2015

Many people believe Glaucoma is a problem of the elderly but the truth is that Glaucoma can affect anyone. Glaucoma can have devastating effects to the vision of the patient if not diagnosed a...

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Is it Stye or Pink Eye?

Posted on 10-09-2015

Often, when we get mysterious itches and swelling of the eye, it can be difficult to tell exactly what is causing it. Some eye abnormalities and conditions don’t start out with painful o...

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VAL-Uvision Middleburg Location

Posted on 10-09-2015

Eye care is important for people of all ages. When you need high quality, competent eye care in Middleburg, Florida, VAL-Uvision located at 1545 Branan Field Rd., Suite 5 is the place to turn ...

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Ways to Strengthen Your Eyesight

Posted on 10-09-2015

Unlike so many other systems in the body, our vision is not something that gets stronger when we challenge it. In fact, the opposite is true - if we over challenge our eyes it will actually we...

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Eye Injury? When to See a Doctor

Posted on 10-09-2015

Let's begin this look at eye injuries with a bit of sage advice, and that is to consider every single eye injury as if it were an emergency. Contact an eye doctor immediately afterward and...

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Easy Ways to Clean Your Lenses on the Go

Posted on 10-09-2015

If you wear glasses, you’re probably all too familiar with the experience of having them fog up, get stained with grease and become dirty with other contaminants. When you clean off your...

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Eye Exams in Jacksonville, FL

Posted on 10-09-2015

Have you ever heard the expression about looking a gift horse in the mouth? That expression originated because some health issues first revealed through symptoms in the teeth. When you go in f...

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3 Steps to Consider Before Choosing your Contacts

Posted on 10-09-2015

Modern contact lenses are comfortable to wear and more versatile than contacts that were made a decade or so ago. There are different types of contact lenses, each with specific uses and pros ...

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How to Shop for Reading Glasses

Posted on 10-09-2015

People over 40 often develop a visual problem known as presbyopia. This condition causes blurry vision and makes it difficult for the person to read small print or see nearby objects clearly. Pres...

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What are the Most Common Problems with Vision?

Posted on 10-09-2015

Most people will at some point in their lives experience vision problems. Age is probably the biggest precipitating factor in common eye problems. Most of the common problems that are associated w...

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Great Foods that Can Help you Keep Your Vision Sharp

Posted on 10-09-2015

There are vision disorders of epidemic proportions in America. It is estimated that about 21 million Americans are affected by a functional vision problem. Vision loss ranks among the top-ten disa...

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Prescription Lenses and Designer Frames: Style that Works

Posted on 10-09-2015

Time was when wearing prescription eyeglasses caused young children to become targets of bullies in the schoolyard. Today, prescription eyeglasses have become a sign of a smart person and a fashio...

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Helpful Hints for Strengthening Vision

Posted on 10-09-2015

Unlike every other part of the human body, your eyes are quite delicate and need to be looked after carefully. Your eyes will not get stronger with regular use or toughen up like muscles. If you s...

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Children With Less Than Average Vision: How Many Actually Know?

Posted on 10-09-2015

Most schools conduct vision screening every year for students. While these screenings do catch some problems, optometry professionals do not usually conduct them. As a result, they may not cat...

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Tips on How to Avoid Eye Infections

Posted on 10-09-2015

One of the most important factors of healthy eyecare in Jacksonville Florida is the prevention of an eye infection. Eye infections occur when bacteria, fungal or viral agents enter the eye. Th...

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Why should I get an eye exam?

Posted on 10-09-2015

Importance of Eye Exam Preventative eye exams are safe methods of testing your vision. Having a vision exam is great for ocular health & well-being. Eye exams can be used for determinin...

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Do you have a headache after being on the computer all day?

Posted on 10-08-2015

Research shows computer eye problems are common. The research shows that 50% to 90% of people who work in front of a computer all day complain about symptoms of eye problems. Computers are everywh...

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Dealing with Common Eye Disorders

Posted on 10-08-2015

Common eye disorders can easily be broken down into a number of different major eye symptoms, which makes it a lot easier to sort them out and develop specific guidelines to treat the disorders. M...

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Latisse: The Answer for Longer, Thicker Lashes

Posted on 10-08-2015

If you have struggled with short, thin eyelashes and want the look of thick and luxurious eyelashes, but have had little success, there may be a solution that will work for you. Latisse is a treat...

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Phone Apps Now Available for Eye Health

Posted on 10-08-2015

When it comes to the care of our vision, many may think that the use of mobile and other handheld devices would be counter intuitive. But, actually, these devices are helpful in your own eye health ...

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