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5 Questions About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

5 Questions About Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Month, a time to promote awareness of these conditions that impact millions of Americans in their daily lives. You may know someone who has been diagnosed with or is experiencing age-related macular...

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses in Winter

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses in Winter

It’s February! This most misspelled month is the shortest of the year and the final month of meteorological winter. It’s also Low Vision Awareness Month and National Cancer Prevention Month. Are you aware that protecting your eyes from the sun’s UV...

Say Goodbye to These 6 Poor Eye Health Habits

Say Goodbye to These 6 Poor Eye Health Habits

Are you doing everything within your power to protect your vision and maintain good eye health? Studies show that many Americans aren’t. But it’s not too late to turn things around and adopt good eye health practices that will benefit you now and help you...

6 Tips For Living With Glaucoma

6 Tips For Living With Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time to draw attention to one of the leading causes of blindness and vision loss in the United States. Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight” because it doesn’t have any noticeable symptoms in its...

What Is OptiLight by Lumenis?

What Is OptiLight by Lumenis?

How Can It Manage Your Dry Eye? Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry...

Contacts or Glasses: Which is Right For You?

Contacts or Glasses: Which is Right For You?

According to the Vision Council, more than 194 million people in the U.S. wear prescription lenses – either contact lenses or eyeglasses. If you’re one of them, and you’re trying to decide which type of corrective lenses are right for you, read on....

5 Questions About Vision Care and Flex Spending Accounts

5 Questions About Vision Care and Flex Spending Accounts

With just a couple of weeks remaining in 2021, time is running out to spend your designated “Flex” funds from your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) on eligible healthcare costs. If you or your spouse have an FSA account through an employer, now’s the...

15 Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy

15 Facts About Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a disease that affects approximately 25 million American adults and children. For anyone diagnosed with diabetes, one very real concern is vision loss from the onset of diabetic retinopathy. What is Diabetic Retinopathy? So what is diabetic retinopathy?...

6 Eye Care Tips for People Living With Diabetes

6 Eye Care Tips for People Living With Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness month. If you or someone you love are living with diabetes, you likely understand the importance of controlling blood sugar levels to stay within the target range your doctor sets. When blood sugar levels are well-controlled, it...

Protect Your Eyes From Costume Contact Lenses

Protect Your Eyes From Costume Contact Lenses

It’s Halloween season! It’s also the time of year when optometrists worry about their patients risking eye safety and injury from using illegal medical devices during Halloween celebrations. Which illegal medical devices are we talking about? Contact...

7 Diseases Your Eye Doctor May See in Your Eyes

7 Diseases Your Eye Doctor May See in Your Eyes

We hear a lot about early detection when it comes to successfully treating diseases and health conditions. Did you know that your annual visit for a comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist also serves as an early detection checkup for a variety of health...

How To Prevent Pink Eye

How To Prevent Pink Eye

Back-to-school can mean back-to-germs. And while you’ve likely coached your kids on proper handwashing techniques this year, it’s also critically important to teach them not to touch their eyes without washing their hands first. Viruses and...

Why Depth Perception is Critical for Student Athletes

Why Depth Perception is Critical for Student Athletes

Back to school season often means back to sports—so it’s a smart move for parents to bring their student athletes in for a comprehensive eye exam before sports seasons begin. This exam may be a game-changer for your student athlete. Young eyes grow and...

6 Tips to Enhance Vision in Learning

6 Tips to Enhance Vision in Learning

It’s back-to-school season! And while everyone hopes that students will be able to attend class in person this year, computers and other digital screens will likely still play a significant role in your student’s education. Here’s the challenge...

Back to School: Beware of Computer Vision Syndrome

Back to School: Beware of Computer Vision Syndrome

August is Vision & Learning Month. The goal of Vision & Learning Month is to increase awareness among parents and teachers about the prevalence of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed vision problems. Vision problems can often present as learning challenges, and should...

6 Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses Every Day

6 Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses Every Day

Sunglasses are an essential part of summer! You’ve probably been wearing them since you were a kid when mom or dad would remind you to put them on before going outside to play. Then, as a teenager they became a cool accessory. And as an adult, you may wonder:...

10 Fun Facts About Sunglasses

10 Fun Facts About Sunglasses

July is UV Safety Month. In our optometry practice, eye safety is always top-of-mind. Did you know that the sun’s harmful rays can damage your eyes if you don’t protect them? You slather on the sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn before you go...

5 Benefits of Cataract Removal

5 Benefits of Cataract Removal

As we age, our cells and tissues start to break down in predictable ways. Some of these familiar age-related ailments include arthritis of the joints, osteoporosis of the bones, and atherosclerosis of the arteries. Changes that occur in the eye as we get older cause...