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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Prescription Readers VS Over the Counter Readers

Some of the fastest muscles in your body are connected to your eyes. With age, these muscles weaken and cause those little words on menus and pill bottles to blur. At this point, if you want to see up close, you have two options:     Go to your optometrist...

MELANOMA of the EYE


 

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...

Playing it Safe

Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness among children in the US. Are you doing enough to protect your child's eyes? Any sport that includes racquets, bats or flying objects has the potential to cause eye injuries. Protective eyewear and face shields can prevent more than 90 percent of...

Contact Lenses and Allergies

If you wear contacts............... During allergy season, allergens can stick to contact lenses, causing discomfort. They can also stimulate over-production of certain substances in your tears; these substances can bind to your lenses, causing blur and additional discomfort. Here are tips for contact lens wearers: Follow your eye care provider's...

Itchy, Red, Watery Eyes?

Allergies are an overreaction of the body's immune system to usually harmless substances in the environment. These substances (pollen, dust and pet dander, for example) are call allergens. If you have allergies, when you encpounter allergens you are sentsitive to, your eyes can become red, itchy, and watery. And your...

Fireworks and Eye Safety

As Fireworks season draws closer, remeber these tips from The American Academy of Ophthalmology to prevent eye injuries: Never let children play with fireworks- even sparklers and Roman candles. View fireworks from at least 500 feet away. Oly trained professionals should light fireworks. Don't touch and unexploded fireworks. Instead, notify...

Pink Eye part 2

How to Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye. Because children are in close contact in day care centers ande classrooms, it's difficult to avoid the spread of bacteria and viruses causing pink eye. Teachers, school nurses and day care supervisors should encourage parents to notify them if a child has...

Pink Eye Facts

Conjunctivitis, an inflammaton of the outermost layer of the eye, is commonly called "pink eye", although in reality any number of conditions can make the eye look pink or red. Conjuctivities can occur in adults, but most often occurs in young children, who are more vulnerable to infection. In fact,...

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12 Tips for Healthier Eyes and Better Vision

EAT SMART. A diet rich in fruits, leafy vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids may reduce your risk of dry eyes and macular degeneration QUIT SMOKING. Smoking increases your risk of cataracts, macular degeneration and other serious eye problems. If you smoke, quit. If you don't, don't start. GET MOVING. Research...

How Smoking Harms Your Vision, part 3

Smoking and Dry Eyes Dry eye sufferers have insufficient tears, which are needed to keep the eye lubricated and healthy. They experience itchiness, redness, a "foreign body" sensation and even watery eyes. Tobacco smoke is a known eye irritant and worsens dry eye- even among second-hand smokers- particularly for contact...

How Smoking Harms Your Vision, part 2

Smoking and Uveitis Uveitie (inflammation of the eye's middle layer, or uvea) is a serious eye disease that can cause complete vision loss. It harms vital structures of the eye, including the iris and retina, and can lead to complications such as cataract, glaucoma and retinal detachments. Smokers are more...

How Smoking Harms Ypour Vision, part 1

Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in hte United States. It harms nearly every organ in your body--including your eyes. SMOKING AND CATARACTS Cataracts (clouding of the eye's natural lens) are a leading cause of blindness in the world. More than 50 percent of...

Healthy Eating Habits May Delay Age-related Macular Degeneration

Approximately 10 millon Americans suffer from Age-related Macular Dgeneration (AMD), a devastating eye disease and a leading cause of vision loss in people 65 years or older in the United States. Although there is no cure for AMD, recent studies show that eating foods rich in antioxidants such as lutein,...

Does my Child need Glasses?

What are the warning signs that a child might need glasses? * Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close * Losing his or her place while reading * Using a finger to follow along while reading * Squinting * Tilting the head to see...

Optical Illusions

Can you see the lady? How about the dog? The old Man?...

The Sun is Out!

The sun has finally made an appearance. Do you know where your sunglasses are? Be sure that they have a UV coating on the lenses. The UV coating will help prevent Cataracts, so do all that you can, make sure that you are covered....

Transitions Vantage Lenses

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Cocoons

The Cocoons collection features unique design elements not found in any other sunglasses. Designed to fit comfortably and securely over 99.5% of all prescription eyewear frames, the patented OveRx designs are engineered to deliver unparalleled protection from damaging UV light and harsh glare. Integrated brown and underside protection eliminate reflected...

Computer Glasses

Computer Glasses

What’s New

Wiley X: safety for your eyes Wiley X helps protect your eyes against wind, debris, and helps keep your eyes from drying out while your doing your favroite sports and outdoor activities. Wiley X offers a variety of safety and sunglasses for all types of people with active lifestyles. Snowboarding,...

Anti-Reflective Coating

What are the benefits of  Anti-Reflective Coatings? Anti-reflective coating applied on lenses can prevent excessive light from entering the eye. Another adavantage of anti-reflective coating is that it can address the problem of halos from the on coming vehicle headlights. Also, the anti-reflective coat absores the lights so that when...

Retinal Photos

Digital Retinal Photographic Examination? 

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

New options to help you look good and see better!