eye health

Kids at Play and Eye Safety!

All parents want their children to be safe growing up. But one serious issue that flies under the radar is the potential risk of children’s toys pose to their eyes. Between toy guns, wands, lightsabers, swords, and countless other toys on the market today there is always a risk when our children act out their favorite fantasies or pretend to be their favorite heroes. Anything toy with a sharp or pointed edge can be a hazard for any child’s eyes. Here are a few simple steps to help them stay safe during playtime. 

The Importance of Protecting Your Eye Sight as You Age

Everyone will age and find they need to take better care of themselves. The aging process affects our eyes too, but there are several ways to help keep your eyesight healthy. Our eyes age along with the rest of our organs. Many of us will need reading glasses at some point in our lifetime. This occurs as the lenses in our eyes naturally lose some of their flexibility over time and therefore makes it harder for our eyes to focus on objects that are farther away from us. 

Hey Dr Scott, What is glaucoma?

Hey Dr. Scott, What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and permanent blindness. With early detection and treatment, it Is possible to protect your eyes against serious vision loss. Glaucoma is caused by a buildup of fluid in the eye. This causes internal pressure which damages the optic nerve and can result in vision loss.

How does an eye exam check for Glaucoma?

Learn More About Color Vision Deficiency

Color vision deficiency is the inability of our eyes to distinguish between different shades of color. This disorder is commonly referred to as color blindness, but very few people are completely color blind. People who have color vision deficiency can indeed see colors, but often have trouble differentiating between colors. Most commonly people cannot distinguish between shades of reds and greens. People with color vision deficiency can also have trouble distinguishing between blues and yellows, although this is less common. 

What is Visualization in Learning?

Visualization is a powerful tool that can help you change your life. You can improve memory, restore health, reduce stress, increase relaxation and more. But what exactly is visualization? Visualization is a tool used in athletics, personal development, or in learning. There are two main theories that explain how it works. 

True or False: Eye Myths

When you know how to take care of your eyes, you can lead a better life. Clearly distinguishing right information from wrong is crucial for your eyes, vision, and leading a quality life. Here is information regarding common myths about our eyes. 

Contact Lenses for People with Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? If you do, then you should know that there are contact lenses for people just like you. 

Chronic dry eye is a condition that affects millions of contact lens wearers every day. Dry eyes can be caused be over exposure to air conditioning, heat or staring at computer screens too long. Poor fitting contact lenses and certain medical conditions can also lead to dry eyes. 

The Basics: Contact Lenses

If you currently wear contact lenses or are considering them, there are several things you need to know in order to properly take care of them. 

Safe and clean handling of your contact lenses is the most important way you can protect your contacts and your eyes.