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Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

Be Aware During National Diabetes Month

Did you know that being diabetic increases your chances of vision loss? A recent study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) indicates that diabetes is the primary cause of complete vision loss among adults between 20 and 74. One of the risks of diabetes is retinal damage caused by...

Toric Lenses: A Life Changer for Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism and you don't wear contacts, then listen up. Contact lenses are actually a method of correcting the condition. Astigmatism means that your eye has a differently shaped cornea (it's shaped like a football, unlike a normal cornea, which is spherical), and that alters how light enters...

A Closer Look at Retinoscopy

There are some tests that you may have noticed at an eye exam and asked yourself how they work. Having a bright light shined into your eye could be one of them. This is one way eye doctors determine the refractive error of your eye, and it's known as a...

Keeping an Eye on Your Smartphone

If you look around, you are likely to find that almost everyone is browsing, texting, clicking and playing on mobile devices. Tablets and smartphones are so convenient when we're on the move. Nevertheless as handheld devices sport little screens, a lot of people usually hold their iPads and iPhones much...

Bettering the Bifocal: Multifocal Lenses

Are you over 40 and finding it more of a challenge to read small print? You might have developed presbyopia, a condition that affects many of those who are approaching their 40s. If you already struggle with distance vision, and develop presbyopia, you don't have to carry a separate pair...

A Closer Look at Eye Patches

Are you worried your child has a lazy eye? A lazy eye forms when sight in one eye is suppressed. This can occur if your child can't see as well with one of their eyes because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism. Coupled with eye glasses,...

Eye Exam: Come Prepared

If you've got an eye exam penciled in for some time soon, there are ways to be extra ready for it. If you want to guarantee that your exam is effective and productive, there are several facts we will need from you. Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated...

Our Amazing Ability to See in the Dark

Sometimes you get ready for bed and turn off the light, but you just can't seem to doze off. You open your eyes and you can't see anything. At first you can't see, but gradually the things in the room begin become visible. This is called ''dark adaptation'' and it's...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

When you reach your mid-to-late forties, you might begin to experience difficulty with reading. This is why: Because as you age, your eye's lens becomes less flexible, decreasing your ability to focus on handheld objects. This is known as presbyopia. And it's universal. Those with undiagnosed presbyopia may hold books,...

Kids and Eye Safety

Of course, moms and dads are concerned with the eye safety of their kids. But it can be hard to know how to choose the toys that are the safest and most beneficial. Infants are born with an immature visual system which forms throughout their early years with the correct...

Back-to-School Success Starts with Good Vision

A huge percentage of school-based learning is accomplished visually. Despite the obvious correlation between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and don't include comprehensive eye exams as part of their child's back to school medical check-up. It's important to know that...

Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency

Too often, children are incorrectly diagnosed with all kinds of behavioral problems, when the real issue is something else entirely. He or she might be one of many kids who have a hidden vision problem that hinders learning at school, that eye doctors call Convergence Insufficiency (CI). To explain, CI...

Seeing 20/20

You have most likely run into the terms twenty-twenty vision and visual acuity. As common as these terms may be, do most people actually grasp their meaning? Understanding them will help you appreciate how an optometrist assesses your vision during your eye exam. The term 20/20 indicates the accuracy of...

Get The Fresh Look

How would you like a new look for your eyes? FreshLook® provides a vast range of color contact lenses, so you can just boost or totally transform the color of your eyes. This cutting edge collection of contact lenses includes so many choices, that you'll be sure to end up...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Have you noticed that you might be suffering from inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis? It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, certain types of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eye symptoms. Usually, symptoms include itching, burning, redness, the sensation of a foreign...

Focusing on Contact Lens Care

Are you someone who leaves your disposable contact lenses in for too long? It's a basic fact that things are better when they haven't been used too much. It's helpful to know that the same principle can also help you understand how often you should change your lenses. As a...

Have You Been Examined For Cataracts?

Each June, eye care professionals in America commit to raising awareness about cataracts. Did you know that cataracts are the most commonly occurring reason behind deteriorating vision among those 55 and older? More so, more than fifty percent of the population who are 65 or older have some degree of...

How To Protect Yourself from UV Rays

It's a fact that basically everybody is exposed to UV rays. However, the possible risks related to years of exposure to these unsafe rays are not often thought about, to a point where the majority of people take little action to shield their eyes, even when they're planning to be...

The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to be sure that your vision remains in top form. During the procedure, your optometrist thoroughly examines your...

The New Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has just put out the newest addition to their popular range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've created an even better version of their highly regarded light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable polarization....

Keeping An Eye On Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of a few factors such as anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye or visual system, diseases affecting the eye, side effects of medication or injuries to the eye. Lots of people also suffer from visual disturbances associated with age...

A Look At Women’s Eye and Vision Health

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through various stages throughout their lives, and each can impact vision differently. Eye disease among women is becoming more common, particularly in middle-aged women. Actually, studies show that most women aged 40 and above experience some type of...

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring comes, along with a greater chance to engage in outdoor sports, comes a rise in the risk of sports related eye injuries. Every year, far too many people, both young and old sustain eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be averted with the...

Vision on the Road

One of the greatest necessities for safe driving is, undeniably, good vision. If you think about it, road safety relies on a combination of a number of different visual abilities including being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, side or peripheral vision, night vision...

Your Vision in the Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The goal of this directive is to teach corporations and their employees about the importance of vision wellness, including advice on how to prevent vision-impairing eye mishaps. Every day, employees are inflicted by workplace related...

Focusing on Astigmatism

The cornea surrounding your pupil and iris is, under normal conditions, round. When light hits your eye, the cornea's job is to focus that light, aiming it toward your retina, in the rear part of your eye. What is the result when the cornea isn't perfectly round? The eye cannot...

Pink Eye: Don’t Let it Go Untreated

Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is a frequently encountered eye infection, particularly when it comes to children. Pink eye can be caused by a virus, bacteria or even hypersensitivity to ingredients in cosmetics, pollen, and chlorine in pools, or other products that come in contact with the eyes. Certain types...

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

This month is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision recognition month. Are you aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of loss of vision in adults over the age of 65? AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the macula of the...

How Do You Clean Your Contacts?

Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past August showed that an alarming number of people regularly use dangerous lubricants instead of contact solution to keep their lenses moist. Products including baby oil, beer, coke, petroleum jelly, fruit juices, butter as well as others were all listed as alternatives used,...

Safeguard Your Eyes From Dry Eyes This Winter

Winter time often brings many more cases of dry eye syndrome as a result of the presence of cold, dry air.

Winter UV Exposure and Your Eyes

Winter is officially here, which means in some locations bitter cold winds and frigid rains and sometimes snow aren't far behind. Most of us would never even contemplate of leaving the house without a jacket in overcast conditions; nevertheless unfortunately, many people don't think to put on their sunglasses. While...

Heighten Your Glaucoma Awareness this Month

As January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to spread the word about the importance of recognizing the indications of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is a class of eye disorders that damage the eye's optic nerve, which can cause irreversible blindness. If not treated, the damage...

How Age Affects Your Eyesight – Presbyopia

Visit your Tucson, AZ Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which objects at a close range, such as newspapers, books or sewing, become blurred. As people around the world are living longer a significant number of people develop presbyopia, which currently cannot be...

A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

Holiday season is rapidly approaching which means new toys for the kiddies. Adoring grandparents enjoy treating the young children with the coolest toys to start off the New Year. The American Optometric Association advises that parents instruct others about the guidelines about toy safety and vision. Injuries involving toys and...

Spend Your FSA Dollars Before You Lose Them!

Looking for new glasses? Wondering if your prescription has changed? Considering refractive surgery? The time has arrived to take care of your eye care needs. As the end of the year comes near, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If you haven't heard of the term you...

Color Blindness: An Overview

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November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is the primary causal agent of vision loss in men and women between age twenty and seventy-four. In the past four years alone, over 4 million individuals in North America suffering from diabetes were found to have blindness caused by diabetes. Out of those tested, seventy thousand suffered from...

All You Need to Know About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Tucson, AZ

Amblyopia or lazy eye is the deficiency in central vision development caused by the failure of the two eyes to work in unison. With most cases of lazy eye the eyes themselves are typically in good health however good vision cannot be achieved by just the use of prescription eyeglasses....

Tucson, AZ Eye Tests: Exploring the Vision Chart

  Have you ever asked yourself what 20/20 eyesight truly means? 20/20 vision is a term to express a normal level of clarity of eyesight (visual acuity) measured from 20 feet away from the object. In other words an individual with such vision can clearly see an object at a...

Tucson, AZ Treatment for Fall Eye Allergies

  As the end of summer approaches, many individuals start to suffer from seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. In addition to sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose, symptoms that affect the eyes are often a significant source of discomfort. When suffering from allergies, the eyes can become...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe: Consult With your Eye Care Professional Before Using Decorative Contact Lenses

  Halloween is a time for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you should take some precautions so it doesn't end in some scary eye damage. A popular costume addition as of late has been decorative contact lenses and this is alarming eye doctors. Contact lenses are an FDA...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Treatment in Tucson, AZ

  The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced that above seven out of 10 of employed persons that work every day on a computer (close to 143 million people) suffer from computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Excessive computer use can result in eye stress and impact eyesight in children and...

September is Home and Sports Eye Safety Month

  As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes particularly in purchasing toys that are safe for your child's eyes. It's important to be proactive to ensure your home is an eye-safe zone. Naturally, kids...

Contact Lenses and Makeup: Tips from your Tucson, AZ Optometrist

If you use contact lenses there are some guidelines that should be followed when it comes to the use of makeup. Here are a few professional tips for how to be sure your eyes remain lovely and healthy. Buying Cosmetics Even before we discuss how to apply makeup, eye care...

Sunscreen and your Eyes

Individuals who have regrettably gotten sunscreen in their eyes are aware just how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may say that it is a good alternative to carrying around mace or pepper spray. It can take a long time before the victim...

Book Your Eye Exam in Tucson, AZ, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

Many individuals aren't aware that cataracts are the number one culprit for vision loss among people over the age of 54. In truth, more than half of individuals above sixty-five have some degree of cataracts. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's clear lens. This...

Getting Your Child’s Eyes Ready for the Classroom: Tucson Children’s Eye Exams

Many experts believe that approximately 80 percent of learning occurs through a child's eyes. Because a child's vision may change occasionally, consistent eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Surprisingly, most parents don't make vision tests part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Furthermore a recent...

Why Contact Lenses Are a Good Option for Teenagers

The need to buy eyeglasses is often difficult for a adolescent. Adolescents can balk at the very idea of wearing eyeglasses and looking ''nerdy''. Compared to glasses, kids and teenagers that use lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, a newly published study shows. The research report demonstrates that...

Help! How to Deal with Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some may require emergency action and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be taken care of at home. Read these guidelines for typical eye injuries, to decide your next step in case of...

Have You Had a Routine Eye Exam Recently?

For those of us who have healthy eyes, it's normal to overlook the importance of a routine eye exam. However, early diagnosis of eye disease is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it takes is an eye exam. Numerous optical problems are a-symptomatic. As a result, individuals are...

10 Quick Tips for Summer Eye Care

Now that the summertime is finally here it’s time to keep your eyes protected from summertime hazards. Here are some pointers on staying safe in the sun: Buy glasses that block all UV rays. If your glasses don’t protect against 100% of UV rays, they may be resulting in more...

Avoiding Children’s Eye Accidents with Safety Glasses

Did you know that every year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? This is one eye trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts report that the vast majority of the reported damage could be simply avoided by wearing proper eye protection. The majority of eye damaging accidents...

The Truth About the Eye Health Benefits of Eating Carrots

You may have been told that carrots improve your eyesight, but is it the truth? Eye doctors know that carrots can't save you from needing eye glasses. However, they do provide significant quantities of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is very good for your eye health and therefore ingesting foods rich...

This May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

  Thanks to measures to create awareness of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) exposure to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar with the need for applying sunscreen and avoiding direct contact with the sun particularly during the blazing summer months. But how many of us...

Caring for Contacts

  It can be somewhat confusing shopping in the eye care aisle of some supermarkets. But as overwhelming as this can be, it's essential to understand correct contact lens care. Failure to care for your contact lenses can lead to a variety of eye problems including some that may cause...

Why GP’s Might be Right for You

  While you may be most familiar with soft contact lenses, a second, less familiar type of contact lenses exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, GP lenses involve newer technology than soft contacts, and they last longer, allow better vision quality,...

Eye Allergy Season is Coming – Are You Ready?

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from pollen-induced eye allergies. For many of us, March is the beginning of eye allergy time, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Seasonal eye allergies...

Shopping for Eyeglasses On the Internet…A Good Idea? Maybe Not

Though many people have become used to buying more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are one item that needs to be carefully considered prior to clicking that buy button. Why? Even though Internet e-commerce sites often promote reduced prices, the benefits of choosing an optical store far exceed...

Dry Eyes Getting You Down? Advice on Keeping Your Eyes Protected This Winter

Even though many people refer to winter as the rainy time of year because of the precipitation, the air is actually a lot dryer during the winter, which can cause your eyes to be more sensitive. Our eye care team is here to assist you in selecting the most effective...

This February Spread the Word About Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision

February is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the foremost cause of blindness for senior citizens. AMD is one of the causes of low vision, a term eye care professionals use to categorize substantial vision loss that cannot be helped by standard...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

In an effort to increase awareness about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' this month has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of complete vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Because...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

You read correctly. Sunglasses aren't only a vital accessory in the summer. While most people are aware of the damage the sun presents to our eyes during the summer, how many of us recognize that it is essential to take precautions during the winter months as well? In truth, the...

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