eye health

Ever Wake Up with Crusty Eyes?

Have you ever got up in the morning to start your day and notice a crusty substance in the corner of your eyes? This discharge from our eyes has different causes in adults and children, especially in newborns. In adults, the most common reason for those “eye crusties” is simply that tiny pieces of matter, bits of bacteria (usually from makeup), oily skin, and other sources of dirt get into your eyes. Crusty eyes can also be a symptom of conjunctivitis (commonly known as pinkeye).

Things You Need to Know About Eye Allergies

Even though it may not feel like it, it’s officially spring time. And soon enough the sunshine, blooming flowers, and warm weather will entice us outside day after day. But for many people, spring time means allergy season and a time of annoyance for both their sinuses and their eyes. Eye allergies can be seasonal or perennial and are directly related to the pollen levels of grass, ragweed, trees, and other plants. Perennial eye allergies are typically related to indoor allergens, such as pet dander and mold.

How Diabetes and Eye Problems are Related

Diabetes is a disease that brings a slew of health complications along with it. Unfortunately, eye problems are one of those issues that can be directly related to diabetes, such as blindness.


Diabetes has been linked to three major eye ocular complications — cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Each of these three eye issues presents their own challenges.


Giving Your Eyes Relief from Computer Strain

As office work becomes the norm and with computers a part of daily life, it can seem like every where you turn there are screens.


In this day and age screens may be a normal part of life at school, work, and home. But that doesn’t mean you can exercise proper habits for good eye care for the whole family.


There are several simple ways to exercise proper eye care for adults and for children. The easy ones are to keep proper lighting and reduce glare when possible.


Contact Lens Care: The Do’s & Don’ts


Taking the appropriate care when handling and dealing with contact lenses is paramount. Yet, so many people still develop bad habits when it comes to contact lenses.


It may be tempting to tell yourself you can extend the life of your contacts by wearing them a few extra days or to sleep in them instead of going through the inconvenience of taking them out every night.


Any of those habits can in fact be life changing though and are not recommended family eye care tips.


Learn More About the Types of Lenses

Getting a new pair of eye glasses can be a stressful time. There’s so many consideration like what types of frames should you get? How has your prescription changed? And how much will they cost?


But the fashion of a pair of eye glasses comes in second place to their function — as a tool in the toolbox of family eye care.


There are several different types of lenses that vary based on what they are trying to correct. So here’s a quick primer on the different lenses available when it comes to eye care for the whole family.


Tips for Night Driving

Driving during night time hours poses additional challenges to commuters for a variety of reasons. Below are some tips from your Wooster family eye care team at Pycraft Family Eye Care.

Make sure to keep your windows clean in order to avoid glare and condensation, which can affect your ability to see at varying distances.

Proper eye care for adults — regular eye exams, proper eye wear — is of course paramount. By routinely checking in with your eye doctor, you can stay ahead of any issues you may have with darkness or color blindness.

Everyday Eye Care

Proper eye care routines for the whole family can help preserve your eye sight and prevent eye problems.

Several everyday habits you may not think of can help address your family eye care needs.

One key habit to protecting your eyes and vision is to protect your hands. It may seem counter intuitive, but washing your hands frequently can help reduce bacteria that would otherwise get into your eyes, glass, or contacts due to all of the times your hands touch your eyes.