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Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

How Diabetes Impacts Your Vision

Even many people with the disease are not aware that diabetes increases the risk of vision threatening eye damage. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in individuals between 20 and 74, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is retinal...

Focusing on Astigmatism and Contact Lenses

If you have astigmatism and you think you can't wear contacts, you're mistaken. Contact lenses can actually be a way to correct the condition. The cornea of a normally sighted person is round, but the cornea of an eye with astigmatism is more elliptical. This seemingly minor feature actually affects...

What is Retinoscopy?

There may be various tests that you have seen at an eye exam and questioned what they are for. Having beams of light shined into your eye may be one of them. This is one way we determine the refractive error of your eye, and it's called a retinoscopy exam....

Keeping an Eye on Your Smartphone

Technologically speaking, we've really progressed in the past few years and now, it seems hard to find someone not on some sort of smartphone. Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are extremely useful when we're on the go. Nevertheless many people tend to hold their handheld devices very close to...

Retaining Good Vision in Middle Age

If you are around 40 and beginning to observe some difficulty reading fine print, you may have presbyopia, a common age-related condition that makes it challenging to focus on close objects. If you already struggle with distance vision, and develop presbyopia, you won't have to start carrying and switching between...

Patch It Up

Amblyopia, also referred to as lazy eye, is frequently seen in children. Amblyopia comes about when the brain switches off or suppresses sight in one eye. This might happen if someone can't see properly through one eye due to nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, or something that might be obstructing vision...

What To Tell Our Eye Doctor

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? If you want to guarantee that your exam is beneficial and worthwhile, there are a few bits of information we'll need to know. It is crucial to let us know about any current health conditions or problems you are...

Seeing in the Dark

We've all experienced this; you get ready for bed, and you turn the lights off, but you just can't seem to doze off. You open your eyes and you can't see anything. It takes a couple of minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. This is called ''dark...

What is Presbyopia?

Frequently, middle-aged people start to have a difficult time reading. This is why: With age, your eye's lens becomes less flexible, making it challenging to focus on handheld objects. The clinical term for this is presbyopia. And it's universal. In an effort to prevent eyestrain, people with untreated presbyopia tend...

Let’s Play Safe: Eye Safety and Children

It's important to know how to select toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Infants are born with an only partially developed visual system. There aren't many things that help a child's visual development more easily than play, which encourages hand-eye coordination and a deeper understanding...

A Strong School Year Starts With Good Vision

As you might have guessed, a lot of progress at school is achieved visually. But even with this strong connection between sight and learning, many parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and don't get their child's eyes checked often enough. It's important to know that because vision...

Convergence Insufficiency: Not As Simple As It Seems

Does your son or daughter succeed in many kinds of challenging activities, but have a tough time when it comes to school? In truth, he or she may be suffering from a particular condition that hinders learning. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI is a condition that negatively impacts...

Seeing 20/20

It's safe to assume that you've stumbled upon the terms visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. As common as these terms may be, do most people actually grasp what they mean? The term 20/20 vision is used to indicate the clarity of your vision measured at a distance of 20 feet....

A Fresh Look At Colored Contacts

Don't you think it's time for a brand new look for your eyes? FreshLook® offers a vast range of color contact lenses, allowing you to just enhance or radically transform the color of your eyes. This great range of contact lenses boasts such a large number of choices, that you'll...

Clean Lids, Healthy Eyes

Inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. Blepharitis is a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an existing bacterial eye infection, specific kinds of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eyes. Often, symptoms include itching,...

Change Your Lenses – Your Eyes Depend On It!

Do you ever leave your soft contact lenses in for more time than recommended? It's a basic fact that a lot of things are at their best when they are fresh. It's no surprise that the same idea can be used to understand the importance of changing your lenses. As...

Have You Been Examined For Cataracts?

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the main source of vision loss among patients who are over 55 years old? More so, more than 50% of all North Americans who are 65 and older have at the very least, partial cataract development....

How To Protect Yourself from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. But the potential risks of years of exposure to these unsafe rays are rarely thought through, and most people take little action to shield their eyes, even when they're expecting on being exposed to...

The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your eyesight remains in top form. During the session, your optometrist examines your...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

One of the most reputable lens manufacturers, Transitions® Optical, have put out the newest addition to their popular range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. The company has added a great new feature to their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable polarization. Light that bounces off smooth...

Knowing When to Get Your Vision Checked

Poor vision in adults or children can be caused by a few conditions such as changes in the body or in the eye, diseases affecting the eye, side effects due to medication or injury. Many people also suffer from visual disturbances associated with age or eye stress. Aging and stress...

Women’s Vision and Eye Health

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease among women is increasingly common, more notably in aging women. Actually, studies show that the majority of women aged 40 and above experience some...

This month we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as often nicer weather, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries related to sports. Each season, far too many children and adults suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with proper defense. Using proper eye protection...

Behind the Wheel with Good Vision

Road safety depends largely on proper vision. If you think about it, staying safe on the road needs several different visual capabilities - for example, the ability to see both near and far ahead, side or peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, plus many others. Being able to...

Vision Wellness in the Workplace

In order to educate companies and their employees about the importance of eye wellness, and to spread advice on how to prevent vision-endangering eye incidents, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has marked the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Each day, workers are inflicted by job related eye injuries...

Things to Know About Astigmatism

The cornea around your iris and pupil is, under usual circumstances, spherical. As light hits the eye from all angles, part of the job of your cornea is to focus that light, aiming it at the retina, in the back of your eye. What does it mean when the cornea...

Optometric Insight: Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pink eye, is a common eye illness, especially when it comes to kids. Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in pools, and ingredients found in cosmetics, or other products that come into contact with the eyes. Many forms of...

All About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

This month has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to increasing awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary reasons behind vision loss in those over the age of 65. AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the...

How Do You Clean Your Contacts?

Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past summer showed that an alarming number of individuals are using dangerous chemicals rather than contact solution to wet their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to beer to petroleum jelly was reportedly used as a substitute to actual lens solution by 20% of...

A Tearless Winter

Dry eye syndrome can be common during the winter time because of the circulation of cold, dry air. Your eyes need tears to stay healthy. They rinse the eye of any dust or particles and keep the eyes moist and comfortable. Certain enzymes found in tears guard the eyes against...

Winter Sun Exposure and Your Eyes

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some locations whipping winds and frigid rains and sometimes snow aren't far behind. Most of us wouldn't ever contemplate of leaving the house without a heavy sweater or coat in overcast weather; nevertheless unfortunately, a lot of people don't think to put...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

As January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to spread the word about the importance of knowing about the threat of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a class of ocular disorders that damage the eye's optic nerve, which can cause loss of central vision and eventual blindness. If untreated,...

Presbyopia and Aging

Contact your Richmond, KY Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults eventually begin to experience presbyopia or a diminished ability to see objects that are close, as they age. With the growing worldwide population of older adults, more and more people develop the condition, which is an...

A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

The holidays are upon us and that means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well meaning parents love treating the children to the coolest toys for the holidays. It is crucial that parents explain to relatives the restrictions about eye safety and choosing toys. Injuries involving toys...

The New Year Is Coming! Don’t Lose Your Flex Spending Account Dollars

Need new specs for the kids? Time for an eye examination? Contemplating laser vision correction? This is the time to take care of all of your eye care needs. The New Year is coming which means that flex spending dollars will soon run out for the year. If you don't...

Living in Black and White: What is Color Blindness?

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Diabetes and Vision

Are you aware that diabetes is the leading agent of vision loss of adults aged 20-74 years? As of 2008, over four million people in North America living with diabetes were tested positive for diabetes related blindness. Out of those tested, 70,000 were afflicted with severe diabetic retinopathy, which can...

All About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Richmond, KY

In order to have adequate vision, it is necessary for the eyes to work in unison with each other and with the brain. When this process doesn’t function properly, a condition called amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, can result. With the majority of cases of lazy eye the eyes...

Richmond, KY Eye Tests: Examining the Eye Chart

  Ever ask why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it truly represents? The term 20/20 vision describes a normal level of clarity of vision (visual acuity) assessed at a distance of 20 feet. In other words someone with such eyesight can clearly see an object from...

Richmond, KY Treatment for Autumn Ocular Allergies

  While seasonal allergies are more frequently associated with springtime, just as many people suffer during the fall months as well. Above nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, ocular allergies can significantly impair one's ability to function as desired. Eye allergy symptoms include tearing, itchiness, swelling and burning. Vision...

This Halloween Watch Out for Decorative Contact Lenses

  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and dressing up but you should take some precautions so it doesn't end in some scary damage to your eyes. Over the past few years, decorative contacts have been increasingly becoming a popular item for costumes particularly with teenagers and young adults...

Richmond, KY Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

  According to the American Optometric Association over 70 percent of workers that work for the majority of the day at a computer monitor (which is over 140 million ) suffer from computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye strain. Excessive computer use can cause eye fatigue and effect eyesight in...

Protecting your Children’s Eyes in the Home

  As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house eye safe particularly for children. It's important to take the earliest chance to make sure your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. Naturally, babies are born...

Cosmetics & Contacts Advice from Richmond, KY

Cosmetics Advice for Contact Wearers from your Richmond, KY Eye Doctor

Sunscreen in the Eyes- OUCH!

If you have ever gotten sunblock in your eyes, you are aware how painful it can be. A very good rub in the eye can sometimes result in burning that lasts for hours. It can take a long time until the victim can feel comfortable enough to open his eyes,...

Schedule Your Annual Eye Exam in Richmond, KY, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

Many adults aren't aware that cataracts are the leading culprit for blindness for adults over 54. In truth, over 50% of senior citizens have some amount of cataract development. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens. This prohibits the transmission of light necessary for vision....

School’s Coming… Time for a Richmond Eye Exam

Back to school season is in full swing. Before heading back to school, the American Optometric Association (AOA) advises a visit to the eye doctor. Proper eyesight is crucial to the cognitive processes and a child's performance in the classroom. There are many subjects that demand optical skills, such as...

Contact Lenses Make Adolescents Happy!

The need to buy eyeglasses is often difficult for a teenager. Teenagers balk at the thought of being seen in glasses and looking ''uncool''. As opposed to eyeglasses, kids and teenagers that wear lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, says a recently released study. The research results show...

Recognizing and Dealing with Some Commonly Reported Eye Injuries

There are many kinds of eye injuries that can take place, with varying degrees of severity. Some may necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be treated at home. Read this guide to routine eye injuries, to plan out the next move in case of...

The Importance of Early Eye Disease Diagnosis

When we have eyes that are in good condition, we may overlook the importance of taking preventative action namely, an eye examination. However, timely diagnosis of eye disease is crucial to maintaining healthy eyes. And all it requires is an eye exam. Many optical diseases are a-symptomatic. Consequently, individuals are...

10 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

It’s official - summer is here and it’s time to guard your eyes from summertime hazards. Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun: Only wear sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays. If your sunglasses don’t guard against 100% of UV rays, they may be causing more...

Children’s Protective Eyewear – A Necessity!

Did you know that annual statistics show that around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to require emergency room care? This is the equivalent of an accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care experts believe that the vast majority of the damage would have been easily prevented by wearing protective...

Eye Doctor Insight: Carrots and Vision

We have all heard that carrots improve night vision, but is it really true? Optometrists will tell you that carrots can't actually improve your vision. However, they do provide large quantities of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for the health of your eyes and therefore eating foods rich in...

Are You Aware of the Dangers of UV to Your Eyes?

  Because of education to inform the public of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (which include sunburn and skin cancer), most know about the need for applying sunblock and avoiding direct contact with the sun when spending time in the sun. What is less known is...

Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lens wearers must be careful to care for their contact lenses adequately. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care...

Rigid Lenses: Are You a Candidate?

  While soft contact lenses are more common, another less familiar brand of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable lenses. Actually, RGP lenses involve more modern technology than soft contacts, and they are longer-lasting, offer better vision quality, and offer improved durability and deposit...

Spring is Eye Allergy Season

Are you experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, it could be due to seasonal eye allergies. For many, March is the beginning of eye allergy time, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Seasonal eye allergies are caused...

Why You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Glasses on the Internet

Though most people have become accustomed to buying more and more products online, glasses are one product that needs to be carefully considered before you click that purchase button. Why? Even though you may find reduced prices on the Internet, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optical store far...

Ways to Protect Against Dry Eyes This Winter

Even though it is common to refer to winter as the wet time of year because of the precipitation, the atmosphere is actually a lot dryer during the winter, which often causes your eyes to be more sensitive. Our eye care team is here to help you find the best...

February is Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month

February has been declared age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the number one source of blindness for individuals age 65 and over. AMD often leads to low vision, a phrase eye care professionals use to refer to significant visual impairment that is sometimes called “legal...

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To create awareness about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' this month has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading source of permanent vision loss, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of complete vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world....

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses aren't only an important accessory in the summer. Although most of us are aware of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes during the summer, how many of us realize that we need to take extra care during the winter as well? Actually, the...

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