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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...

Posted June 01, 2018

Our house is considered by many a safe space and a spot where we can relax at the end of a hard day at work. Yet many eye injuries occur around the house performing common chores, hobbies or other activities. It’s important to protect your eyes with protective eye wear as a part of practicing...

Posted May 28, 2018

When shopping for a set of eye glasses there are several things to consider in the frames and lenses themselves to suit your specific needs. Yet a pair of glasses can also complement your face and help highlight the shape of your face. There is a pair of frames for each face shape, but first you...

Posted May 25, 2018

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...

Posted May 21, 2018

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...

Posted May 19, 2018

Burning and irritable eyes are something everyone suffers from time to time. It almost feels like your eyes are being scratched. Yet for millions of people these symptoms are chronic. These chronic symptoms are known as Dry Eye Syndrome and some estimates note that three times as many women...

Posted May 15, 2018

When it comes to eye care for children and adults alike, the eye glasses are still a popular option to help people of all ages see clearly. So, what are some of the best ways to help keep them from breaking, since eye glasses are expensive? Breaking a set of eye glasses is never fun. So when you...

Posted May 11, 2018

Eye glasses today in modern society can be status symbols, signs of wealth or intelligence, or even worn purely as a fashion statement. But eye glasses have evolved over thousands of year dating back to ancient times. The first usage of eye glasses actually dates back to Italy in the 13th...

Posted May 07, 2018

Eye care for the whole family is important, but it’s especially important when it comes to children.

 

If your child has complained about their vision or struggles to see the front of the classroom, it’s important to not find simple, cheap substitutes. Instead, schedule a...

Posted May 04, 2018

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...

Posted April 30, 2018

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...

Posted April 27, 2018

 

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...

Posted April 23, 2018

Getting eye glasses as a child can be a challenging experience to navigate. Yet eye glasses are a simple solution for correcting eye sight issues.

 

According to the American Optometric Association, 1 in every 4 elementary aged children have undetected vision problems. And those...

Posted April 18, 2018

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...

Posted April 17, 2018

It is an unfortunate fact of life that women are more likely than men to have eye-related problems. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments worldwide occur in women.

Glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye and Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are more prevalent issues for women....