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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....

Posted April 14, 2018

“Turn on a light or you’ll hurt your eyes.”

 

You probably read that with your parents’ voices in your head. And while reading in dim light won’t damage your eyesight, it can lead to eye strain.

 

Eye strain is the result of performing any task that requires our eyes...

Posted April 10, 2018

It’s a normal part of life for millions of women to apply makeup each morning before they head out into the world.

 

Yet there are dangers with applying makeup, especially when it comes to working around the eyes. So here are some tips for proper eye care for adults who apply...

Posted April 05, 2018

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...

Posted March 30, 2018

Sunglasses are a part of modern life and are easy enough to implement into your daily lifestyle to protect against the sun’s powerful rays and protect your eyes.

So why not consider prescription sunglasses?

If you have prescription sunglasses or wear contacts, there are plenty of...

Posted March 26, 2018

Many people wear glasses each and every day to aid their vision. Several more wear contact lenses in order to also see properly.

Yet there are differences between the two and therefore things to know and consider before either switching to contacts or starting out with them.

First...