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Posted November 12, 2018

As we age, our eyes’ ability to focus on objects that are close to us declines. This especially becomes an issue for people once they enter their 40s and beyond. 

Presbyopia is the term for our eyes’ ability to focus.

It is a normal change that occurs with time and leads us to...

Posted November 06, 2018

Protecting your eyes from common infections or injuries is an important daily activity. But with school back in session keeping your eyes safe from infection and other injuries takes on a greater emphasis. 

The most common eye infection is conjunctivitis or pink eye.

This issue...

Posted October 18, 2018

Low vision is a term that refers to eyesight that is so severely poor it cannot be corrected using eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. 

There are numerous causes of low vision, and despite the inability to reverse it, many people can still go on to live their life with low vision. ...

Posted October 15, 2018

Optometrists and ophthalmologists use a wide range of tests to get an accurate picture of our eyesight and issues with our eyes. These tests make up a comprehensive eye exam, which usually takes about an hour or so to complete. 

Here are some of the tests you can expect when you are...

Posted October 10, 2018

Proper eye care doesn’t merely extend to your physical eyeball but also includes the skin surrounding your eyes. We have all experienced dark circles, or “bags” under our eyes at some point. But what exactly do dark circles indicate and how can we fix them? 

Most of the time dark circles...

Posted October 05, 2018

The contact lens is a simple device where a lens is placed directly on the eye ball, and helps people see properly without requiring eye glasses. Today, an estimated 30 million Americans wear contacts. 

But how did contact lenses come about? Who invented them? And how did they evolve? ...

Posted October 01, 2018

Millions of people wear contact lenses every day, most with little or no issues. But some people do in fact struggle with discomfort when wearing their contacts, leading to dramatically affecting their vision or needing to cease wearing contacts. 

There are numerous causes of discomfort...

Posted September 26, 2018

Like most things in life, urban legends or myths exist with our eyesight. You know you have heard some of them. So let’s take a moment to address the most common eye myths. 

First — eating a lot of carrots can improve your eyesight. Carrots do contain a great deal of Vitamin A, a...

Posted September 22, 2018

You may have already received a notice from your child’s school regarding the results of their school-administered eye exam.

And while those exams are great tools in helping identify issues in your child’s vision, it’s important to remember they are vastly different exams from ones...

Posted September 18, 2018

School is back in session for students of all ages (and parents too). And that means lectures, hands-on activities, and teacher conferences. With your child’s education at stake, it’s important to make sure they can get the most out of their class time and continue to enjoy learning. 

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Posted September 14, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of permanent central vision loss for adults over the age of 65. But what exactly is AMD, and how can you take steps to prevent it? AMD is developed naturally in the aging process and affects the macula, a tiny spot on the retina of...

Posted September 10, 2018

Artificial light is a major component of modern society, as we no longer need to rely on the sun as our main source of illumination. And our eyes can detect and manifest (in the form of color) a range of light. In a spectrum, these colors arranged from longer to shorter wavelengths are red,...

Posted September 05, 2018

When you have a child, there is (obviously) a lot going on. Between taking care of your newborn to altering your daily schedule and adjusting to a lifestyle change things can seem to move extremely fast. In the meantime, there are several things to know about how your child’s eyesight is...

Posted August 29, 2018

Have you ever seen stars or spots of color in your vision? Maybe you stood up, or laid down, and suddenly there are colors swimming across your vision. If you suffer from migraines or were (unfortunately) knocked on the head, you could also see these colors. This phenomenon is quite common and...

Posted August 24, 2018

Summertime means fun activities in the outdoors like swimming, canoeing, playing sports, hiking, and anything you enjoy outside. But for many people, the summer months mean allergy season. If you suffer from chronic eye issues during allergy season, there are several eye care tips for the whole...

Posted August 20, 2018

Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways for you to maintain good vision health at home. Several of these tips may seem obvious, but others not so much. The most obvious vision tips is to wear your glasses or contacts regularly and as prescribed. This may seem like a simple tip, yet your...

Posted August 15, 2018

Even though your eyeglasses may seem to be in proper working order, there may be several signs that it’s time for a new set of frames. The first and most obvious reason to spring for a new set of eyeglass frames is if your prescription has changed. If your prescription changes, you may only need...

Posted August 09, 2018

Playing sports requires a great deal of athleticism, but also requires good vision skills, such as hand-eye coordination. If your child is playing sports, here are some vision-related things to consider. Having solid hand-eye coordination is integral in order to play sports, and excel at them....

Posted August 02, 2018

Sleep is an important part of everyone’s day. It helps our bodies recover in a variety of ways. So it should come as no surprise that sleep even helps our eyes rejuvenate themselves.

You have probably heard by now that the majority of sleep researchers recommend 7-9 hours of sleep each...

Posted July 30, 2018

Millions of people everyday wear contact lenses to improve their eyesight. Yet issues can arise if you do not use or wear your contacts properly, especially if you use daily disposable contact lenses.

Daily contacts are simply not designed to be worn more than once. Many consumers may try...

Posted July 27, 2018

By now, all of us know the inherent dangers that can be caused by smoking cigarettes. But besides affecting our bodies in a variety of harmful ways, smoking can also affect our eye sight.

The toxic chemicals inside a cigarette affects our eyes on the outside immediately. Yet the full...

Posted July 23, 2018

More than 2 million Americans suffer from a disease known as glaucoma. You may have heard about this eye disease, and you may even remember being tested for it at your last visit to your eye doctor. But what does this disease do to your eyesight?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of...

Posted July 20, 2018

Pregnancy is a rewarding experience in life whether it’s your first child or your fourth. But did you know that pregnancy can affect your eyes, along with other parts of your body?

Vision changes that occur during pregnancy are temporary and will return to normal shortly after giving...

Posted July 16, 2018

When we think of summertime, we are instantly reminded of pools, green grass, heat, spending time outside, barbecues, and whatever our family traditions may be.

But if you wear contact lenses, summer may not be a time of fun with constantly itchy or dry eyes. Here are a few eye care tips...

Posted July 14, 2018

Concussions are serious injuries to your head and brain that can occur any time there is trauma, such as a car accident, a fall, or a sports accident.

But concussions are also an eye care issue for adults and children alike.

A vast majority of our brain tissue is directly or...