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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...

Posted July 13, 2018

Now that summer is finally upon us, that means it’s time to go swimming!

Whether you head to your own pool, a local swimming pool, or head to a resort for a family vacation there are several ways to practice safe family eye care while swimming in the pool for everyone in your family....

Posted July 10, 2018

Winter is finally over and summertime is here. That means more time outside playing, doing yard work, swimming, visiting the beach or any other reason to get us outside.

But are you taking the proper precautions when it comes to protecting your eyesight? And specifically, are your...

Posted July 04, 2018

Let’s face it — in today’s modern age of smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches, smart refrigerators, and other “smart” devices, we are all staring at screens more than ever before. Some estimates put our daily screen time averages at more than 10 hours!

Yet all of this screen time can...

Posted June 28, 2018

Chances are you have had pink eye previously, or encountered someone with pink eye especially if you have children.

Here are some simple tips for treating pink eye, which is highly contagious.

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is extremely common in school children and teachers since...

Posted June 25, 2018

When it comes to eye care options for your family, eye drops have a vital role to play. They can help provide relief for itchy or dry eyes, as well as for times your eyes feel uncomfortable when wearing contacts.

But is it possible based on the symptoms you are experiencing you might be...

Posted June 19, 2018

Many people may have heard the term cataract, or even know someone with cataracts. But many do not understand exactly what they are, nor know the symptoms of cataracts.

Cataracts, simply stated, are cloudy areas on the lenses of our eyes where our eyesight appears dimmed or blurry. This...

Posted June 13, 2018

When it comes to vision options for your child, it’s never too soon to consider switching them from eyeglasses to contact lenses.

As with many things in life, the answer depends on a variety of factors. And it depends on your own unique child and his or her ability to be responsible....

Posted June 08, 2018

When it comes to our children, their education is a top priority for any parent. But can your child’s eyesight actually hinder his or her ability to learn? And when is an appropriate point to take action?

Since vision issues in children can directly affect your education, or discourage...

Posted June 04, 2018

It’s often a confusing part of eye care issues — deciphering the difference between near-sightedness and far-sightedness, and which you may suffer from. Both are actually refractive eye conditions, meaning they are problems related to how the light is focused as it enters the eyes. Ideally, as...