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General Information  
Introduction to how the Eye works
Routine Vision Exams  
What you should expect to hear from your vision provider during a routine vision exam: 
Dilation of the Eye
What is refractive error?
Myopia (Nearsightedness)
Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
Contact Lens
Frames and Lens Information  
Hi Index Lenses (thinner, cosmetically-appealing lenses)
Polycarbonate Lenses (shatter-resistant lenses)
Progresive Lens (invisible bifocals)
Ultraviolet (UV) Lens Treatment
Anti-reflective (AR) Lens Treatment
Polarized Lenses (glare reducing lenses)
Variable Tint / Photochromic Lenses (lenses that change from clear to dark in sunlight)
Medical Eye Conditions and Diseases  
Routine vision examinations can detect the presence of other medical eye conditions and diseases that are covered by your Anthem health plan. These include:  
Dry Eye
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Diabetic Retinopathy (eye complication of diabetes)
Glaucoma: Cause (pressure inside your eye)
Glaucoma: Description
Macular Degeneration (loss of vision in older people)
Stye (bump on the eyelid)
Refractive Surgery/LASIK  
What is refractive surgery?
Evolution of LASIK surgery
Who is a good candidate?

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