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Posted February 17, 2019

When it comes to our eyes and concerns with our vision, we may have several questions. Here are some common questions aimed at optometrists. 

How often do I need to visit my eye doctor?

If you require corrective lenses or are over the age of 60, it is recommended to visit your...

Posted February 13, 2019

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...

Posted February 11, 2019

Hey Dr. Scott, what is macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans - more than cataracts and glaucoma combined! Unfortunately there isn’t a cure for this disease. Macular degeneration is caused by the...

Posted February 09, 2019

Protecting our eyes involves keeping objects and materials out of them. Yet every day millions of people apply cosmetics to their faces — and around their eyes — as a part of their routine.

Understanding the concerns cosmetics pose for your eyes is important for their long-term health...

Posted February 05, 2019

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...

What is glaucoma?
Posted January 30, 2019

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...

Posted January 27, 2019

Every New Year, we make resolutions to improve our health or general lifestyle. This year try some New Year’s resolutions aimed at helping your eyes! The most important resolution you can make for your eyes is to quit smoking.

Many eye problems you can face, such as age-related macular...

Posted January 22, 2019

With 2019 in full swing, it’s the perfect time to update your look with a new set of frames. Whether you are looking to replace an old, worn out a set of frames or even try a fresh look here are tips to remember when you search for a new set. 

For people who are looking for a new style...

Posted January 18, 2019

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...

Posted January 13, 2019

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...

Posted January 09, 2019

If you wear glasses, you are familiar with the issues presented by the sun. Either you carry an extra set of glasses — sunglasses — with you for sunny days, or you deal with it in other ways. Photo-chromic, or transition, lenses have been around for decades and can be a way to deal with the sun...

Posted January 03, 2019

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. 

One common myth is that using the wrong...

Posted December 26, 2018

Choosing the first pair of glasses for your child shouldn’t be a painful experience.

By using a few of the following tips, you can turn the experience into a pleasant moment with your child and give them a set of frames that can last. 

Start out by looking at frames that are...

Posted December 22, 2018

Knowing how our visual system develops as we mature is important to our understanding of our vision. 

Visualization starts to develop around the age of 3 for each of us.

Until then, we rely more on our senses of taste and touch in order to explore the world around us and to learn...

Posted December 18, 2018

Most eye problems can be fixed if they are caught early on. It’s important to help your children immediately if they have eye problems to ensure their problems do not result in vision loss. 

In order to help your children’s eyesight, start out by monitoring them for any potential signs...

Posted December 14, 2018

A proper diet can help many parts of your body, including your eyes.

In fact, there are several foods that are shown to help your overall eye health and your vision. 

Raw bell peppers are a perfect place to start. Packed with the greatest concentration of Vitamin C per calorie,...

Posted December 10, 2018

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...

Posted December 06, 2018

When selecting a new pair of eyeglasses, picking out the perfect set of frames is important. The right set of frames can provide comfort, safety, appearance, and overall help improve your vision. 

As you select a pair of frames consider these factors: face shape, color, and lifestyle. ...

Posted December 01, 2018

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. 

Washing and drying...

Posted November 27, 2018

In order to play and excel at sports, we require our eyes to perform a multitude of tasks simultaneously. Things we take for granted such as hand-eye coordination and depth perception can help us participate in the sports we love. 

Unfortunately, sports present several potential dangers...

Posted November 21, 2018

Sunglasses come in a variety of styles and incorporate different tools to help protect your eyesight from the sun’s powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays. 

Depending on your exposure to UV rays, you may experience temporary or permanent vision issues. For example, if you experience excessive UV...

Posted November 17, 2018

Once you reach the age of 60, your eyes naturally change causing age-related issues and even vision loss. Luckily, there are several warning signs and ways to deal with age-related vision loss. 

Some of the more common age-related vision issues are Macular degeneration, cataracts,...

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. ...