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Vision Care

  • FSA, HSA, or Cafeteria Plan–Use it or Lose it!

    If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), or Cafeteria Plan through your university or company benefits program, then the money you have contributed may expire after June 30th or December 31st.  Eye examinations, prescription eyeglasses, and contact lenses are FSA/HSA eligible.  Many patients use their “Benny Card”, a prepaid benefits card, […]

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  • November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

    Diabetic eye disease comprises a group of eye conditions that affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataract, and glaucoma. All forms of diabetic eye disease have the potential to cause severe vision loss and blindness. Diabetic retinopathy involves changes to retinal blood vessels that can cause them to bleed or […]

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  • The Evolution of Sunglasses

    Who doesn’t love sunglasses? A pair of stylish shades not only makes us more fashionable but also provides vital protection for our eyes! Where did the idea of sunglasses begin? Let’s learn a little bit more about the history of sunglasses and how they came to be what they are today. Although, their past may […]

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  • Signature Eye Care from Vision Source

    Blue Ridge Eye Associates in Harrisonburg is a proud member of Vision Source® — North America’s largest and most prestigious network of independent optometrists with more than 2,200 members nationwide. Through our affiliation with Vision Source, we are able to provide the Harrisonburg community with a higher level of patient care. Personalization Vision Source member […]

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  • New Technology Makes Contact Lenses More Comfortable

    We often hear from eyeglass wearers “I tried to wear contacts but they irritated my eyes”. The most common reason patients discontinue contact lens wear is because of poor comfort. Significant advances in contact lens materials have improved contact lens related irritation for many patients. If you have not tried contact lenses in the past […]

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