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  • Choosing the Right Prescription Sunglasses: Protect Your Eyes from the Sun
    Do Not Make These Mistakes When It Comes to Protecting Your Eyes from Sun Damage At Swan Family Optometry we see many patients dealing with the effects of accumulative damage from Read more
  • Signs of Computer Vision
    Signs of Computer Vision The more time you spend on your computer, the greater your risk of developing digital eye strain and fatigue, aka computer vision. Computer vision is caused by Read more
  • Understanding Glaucoma
    Understanding Glaucoma with Our Optometry Team in Fair Oaks, CA One of the most common causes of vision loss, affecting 3 million Americans, is glaucoma, and here at Swan Family Optometry Read more
  • Signs of Sight Loss
    If you are experiencing difficulties with seeing as clearly as you had in the past, you are most likely wondering if you are dealing with permanent sight loss. The first Read more
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: FAQ
    Diabetic Retinopathy: FAQ Anyone that has diabetes is at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. During your routine eye exams at Swan Family Optometry, your Fair Oaks, CA, optometrist can test you Read more
  • Is LASIK Surgery Right For You?
    If you have a refractive error such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, you likely need glasses or contacts to see correctly. Every year, you will need to have your eyes Read more
  • Swan Family Optometry Discusses Choosing the Right Glasses
    Choosing the Right Glasses Your eyeglasses are a part of your daily life and your “look.” You want eyeglasses that improve your vision, and also to express your personality and style. Read more
  • 7 Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts
    Swan Family Optometry Shares 7 Signs You Might Have Eye Cataracts June has been designated “Cataract Awareness Month” by the organization Prevent Blindness. It’s a time for educating the public about Read more
  • Swan Family Optometry Answers Dry Eye FAQ’s
    Dry Eye FAQs If you are suffering from dry eye, finding a form of treatment is a concern. Contact Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks CA to meet with our family Read more
  • Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems
    Our Fair Oaks Optometrist Shares Signs Your Kids Might Have Vision Problems It can be easy for minor signs of childhood vision problems to go unnoticed, especially in young kids. Children Read more
  • Back To School Glasses
    Our Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, CA Discusses Back To School Glasses It's hard to believe that summer is over already! The days of lounging at the pool are over, Read more
  • Diabetic Retinopathy FAQs From Our Optometrist
    Diabetic Retinopathy Management in Fair Oaks Eye exams are more important than ever for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes. There are a number of eye conditions and diseases associated Read more
  • Contact Lenses vs Traditional Glasses
    Contacts Lens Vs Traditional Glasses At Swan Family Optometry In Fair Oaks, CA Which one is better – contact lenses or eyeglasses? You may like one better than the other, but Read more
  • When to See an Optometrist
    When to See an Optometrist at Our Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, CA Daily, your eyes take in so much information when something is wrong with your vision it affects Read more
  • Fruits & Veggies and How They Impact Vision: More Matters Month
    Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, CA Discusses Fruits & Veggies and How They Impact Vision Here at Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, CA we want to emphasize the importance Read more
  • Contact Lens Health Week in August
    Our Fair Oaks Optometrist Offers Tips for Contact Lens Health Week in August Are you a contact lens wearer? If so, Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks wants to wish you Read more

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