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Don’t Let Your Vision Go Up In Smoke

Did you know that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States? It is well known that smoking can lead to a number of lung-related diseases but in reality, the negative effects of smoking can be seen in almost every part of the body,...

Back To School

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Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read correctly. Sunglasses aren't just an essential accessory in the summer. While many people are aware of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes in the summertime, how many of us realize that we need to take extra care during the winter as well? In reality, the ultraviolet...

Should You Purchase Your Next Pair of Eyeglasses on the Internet?

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become used to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one product that needs to be cautiously reviewed before you click that buy button. Here's why. Even though you may find reduced rates on e-commerce sites, the benefits...

Prevent Children’s Eye Damage with Safety Eyewear

Did you know that every year approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to require emergency room treatment? That's equal to an accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of those injuries would have been simply avoided by wearing proper eye protection. More often...

10 Quick Tips for Summer Eye Care

Now that the summertime is here it’s time to keep your eyes protected from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some tips to keep your precious eyes safe in the sun: Purchase sunglasses that block 100% of UV – and try to wear them every...

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...

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Fall Newsletter:  Importance of Eye Exams

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...

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...

Maui Jim Sunglasses Have Arrived!

This Just In: Huge Selection of Maui Jim Sunglasses for every style!

4th of July Weekend

Our office will be closed on Saturday, July 5th for the holiday weekend.

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...

Ray Ban Trunk Show

 Need new sunglasses this summer? Get ready for our Ray Ban trunk show! Our Ray Ban representative will be in our office on Saturday, May 11th, from 9 am -2 pm. He will have every pair of Ray Ban sunglasses for you to look at and order at a discounted price!

Also, new Nike sunglasses are being shipped this week to our office for you to look at!

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...

Dr. Thomas Gives Hundred of Free Eye Exams and Eyewear in Week-Long Mission to the Dominican Republic

Dr. Thomas Gives Hundred of Free Eye Exams and Eyewear in Week-Long Mission to the Dominican Republic (See more pictures from the Dominican Republic trip on Facebook by clicking here.)      Dr. Thomas just returned from his third mission trip to the Dominican Republic and has had some time...

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...

The Diabetic Eye

Did you know that being diabetic increases your chances of serious eye damage? According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in individuals between 20 and 74, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. One of the risks of diabetes is retinal damage caused by increased pressure in the blood...

Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism and you don't wear contact lenses, then you'll be interested to hear this. Contact lenses can actually be a way to correct the condition. Firstly, what is astigmatism? An eye with astigmatism has a differently shaped cornea (football-shaped, as opposed to a normal, spherical cornea), and...

Retino-what? What Happens During your Eye Exam

Sometimes, especially when performing an eye exam on small children the eye doctor will focus a beam of light in the eyes. But why? Firstly, this test is called a retinoscopy examination, and if you struggle with accurate vision, this is a preliminary way the eye doctor could find out....

Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

It's official - we're addicted to our mobile devices. We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they let us be in touch with whoever we want whenever we need to be. However most people hold their phones and tablets very close to their eyes. Reading off the small...

What are Multifocal Lenses?

Many people develop problems with reading small print and seeing close objects during their 40s. This is known as presbyopia. If you already struggle with distance vision, and develop presbyopia, you don't have to carry a separate pair of reading glasses. Multifocal lenses will allow you to see clearly all...

Helping Lazy Eyes Get Active

Amblyopia, also called lazy eye, is frequently seen in lots of the kids we treat. It forms when the brain shuts off or suppresses vision in one eye. This might occur if your child struggles to see properly through one eye because of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, or something else...

Eye Exam Approaching? Here’s What You Need to Know

To all those with eye exams scheduled for the near future, can we have your attention please? In order for us to make sure your exam is beneficial and productive, there are several bits of information we will need from you. Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated...

Night Vision

You wake from a dream in the middle of the night, or you're looking for the light switch or door in the dark. It's happened to all of us. You need several moments to get used to the dark and then you are able to see better. We call this...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

Ever wonder why many people around 50 usually wear glasses? With age, the lens of your eye becomes more rigid, making it challenging to focus on near objects. This is called presbyopia. And it's universal. People with untreated presbyopia may hold reading material at arm's length in order to focus...

Keeping Toys Safe for Eyes

Of course, moms and dads are concerned with the eye safety of their kids. But it can be difficult to know which toys are the safest and most educational. Infants are born with an underdeveloped visual system which, through stimulation, becomes more refined throughout their growing years. Nothing stimulates a...

Back To School With Good Vision

It's that time of year again. Parents all over are making sure their kids have all the gear they need to ensure a good academic year. And if you haven't already taken care of it, it's also an optimal time to take your son or daughter in to the eye...

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

Does your child excel in all sorts of activities, but struggle when it comes to school? In truth, he or she might have a hidden condition, which impacts learning at school, called Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI is a near vision issue that negatively impacts a child's capability to see, read,...

Understanding Visual Acuity

It's likely that you have come across the expressions 20/20 vision and visual acuity. As common as these terms may be, do you actually grasp their meaning? When you really understand these terms, you will see why an eye doctor needs to assess more than just how well you read...

A Fresh Look At Colored Contacts

This season, how about trying a different, newer look for your eyes? FreshLook® offers a large assortment of colored contact lenses, which just intensify or noticeably alter your natural eye color. This range of contact lenses has such a large number of options, that you'll be sure to find just...

Looking at Eyelid Hygiene

Do you ever experience inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an existing bacterial eye infection, certain types of skin conditions, or dry eye symptoms. Often, symptoms include itching, burning, redness, the feeling of a gritty or foreign body in your...

A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away

Have there been times when you've left your soft contact lenses in for more time than recommended? It's common knowledge that lots of things are at their best when they're new. Guess what? The same is also applicable to your contacts. There are so many reasons why you shouldn't keep...

What To Know About Cataracts

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Have you been informed that cataracts are the most common reason behind deteriorating vision among patients who are over 55 years old? Actually, more than half of those who are 65 and older have at the very least, partial cataract development. A...

What You Need To Know About UV Rays

Virtually everyone is exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. Even though this is the case, the potential risks of years of exposure to these unsafe rays are rarely thought through, and most people barely take enough action to protect their eyes, even if they're expecting to be out...

When Did You Last Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes periodically is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your vision remains strong and healthy. During this session, your eye care...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have just put out an exciting product as part of their comprehensive range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical has created an even better version of their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of...

Keeping An Eye On Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of a few conditions including anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye or visual system, diseases affecting the eye, side effects of medication or eye injuries. Many people also experience visual abnormalities resulting from aging or eye strain. This can...

Women’s Eye and Vision Health

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. It's no surprise that the various stages of a woman's life could have a strong impact on her eye health and vision. Eye disease in women is being diagnosed in growing numbers, especially in middle-aged women. In fact, studies indicate...

This month we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as a greater chance to participate in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the risk of eye injuries related to sports. Every year, far too many people, both young and old suffer sports related eye injuries that could be avoided with proper...

On the Road with Good Vision

Safety behind the wheel As a matter of fact, safety on the road depends on several different visual capabilities - for example, distance and near vision, peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, plus many others. Strong distance vision is very important because it lets you evaluate the road in...

Your Vision in the Workplace

In an effort to educate companies and their employees about the relevance of eye wellness, and to provide advice on how to avoid vision-endangering eye accidents, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Each day, workers are inflicted by workplace related eye injuries that demand...

Things to Know About Astigmatism

The cornea around your pupil and iris is, under usual conditions, spherical. As light enters the eye, part of the job of your cornea is to help focus that light, aiming it to the retina, in the anterior portion of your eye. But what is the result if the cornea...

Optometric Insight: Pink Eye

Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is a common eye infection, particularly in children. This condition can be caused by a virus, bacteria or even hypersensitivity to chlorine in pools, pollen, and ingredients found in cosmetics, or other substances, which touch your eyes. Many kinds of pink eye are highly...

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

February has been designated by Prevent Blindness America to creating knowledge about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults over the age of 65. AMD is a condition that affects the macula of...

Cleaning Your Contacts

When it comes to use of contacts, it is of utmost importance to know the importance of proper eye hygiene. A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past summer revealed that many people are using potentially harmful substances rather than lens solution to keep their lenses moist. Substances such...

Don’t Let Winter Dry Eyes Get You Down

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

Protecting Your Eyes Against The Winter Sun

Winter is officially here, which means in some areas whipping winds and frigid rains and sometimes snow are also on their way. Most of us wouldn't ever contemplate of leaving the house without a jacket in cooler climates, however surprisingly, far too many people don't think to put on their...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since this month has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to spread the word about the importance of recognizing the indications of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a category of eye disorders that cause damage to the eye's optic nerve, which may cause blindness. If uncontrolled, the disease...

Treating Presbyopia

Contact your Kenosha, WI Eye Doctor to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults eventually begin to notice signs of presbyopia or a diminished ability to focus on things that are close, as they age. With the increasing international population of older adults, a larger number of individuals develop the...

This Month Learn About Toys and Eye Safety

The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means new toys for the kiddies. Well intentioned grandparents delight in surprising the favorite little ones with the latest toys to start off the New Year. Leading optometry specialists advise that family members explain to others the rules about eye-safe toys. Injuries with...

Don’t Throw Away Your FSA Credit!

Looking for a new pair of glasses? Thinking your prescription has changed? Considering Lasik? This is the time to take care of all of your eye care needs. As the year's end advances, so does the end of your flex spending dollars. If you don't know what "flex spending" means...

Living With Color Blindness

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Diabetes and Vision

Are you aware that diabetes is the dominant precursor to impaired vision of adults between age twenty and seventy-four? As of 2008, over four million individuals in North America living with diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with blindness caused by diabetes. Out of those tested, seventy thousand suffered from advanced diabetic...

All You Need to Know About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Kenosha, WI

For optimal eyesight, the eyes and the brain must operate together. When this system breaks down, a condition called amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, can result. With most occurrences of ambylopia the eyes themselves are typically in good health however the condition is not correctable by just glasses. If...

Kenosha, WI Eye Exams: Examining the Vision Chart

  Ever question why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it actually means? The term 20/20 vision represents a normal level of sharpness of vision or visual acuity calculated from 20 feet away from the object. That is to say that someone with such vision will be...

Kenosha, WI Relief for Fall Eye Allergies

  At the end of the summer, many people begin to suffer from seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. In addition to nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes are often a significant source of discomfort. When suffering from allergies, the eyes are often...

This Halloween Watch Out for Special Effect Lenses

  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you should take some precautions so it doesn't lead to some frightening eye damage. A popular costume prop in recent years has been special effect contact lenses and this is alarming eye doctors. Contact lenses are an...

Computer Vision Syndrome Management in Kenosha, WI

  Findings from the American Optometric Association show that over seventy percent of workers that sit for the majority of the day at a computer (which is over 140 million people) suffer from computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye fatigue. Prolonged computer use can result in eye strain and impact...

Be Aware of Home Eye Safety This September

In honor of Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes specifically in purchasing toys that are safe for your child's eyes. Don't wait until it's too late to guarantee your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers...

Contact Lenses and Cosmetics: Advice from your Kenosha, WI Optometrist

If you wear contacts a few precautions should be taken when using cosmetics. Below are some basic pointers for ways to make sure you keep your eyes attractive and safe. Which Cosmetics Are the Safest for your Eyes? First of all, eye care professionals advise you purchase only brands that...

Getting Sunscreen Out of Your Eyes

Individuals who have regrettably gotten sunblock in their eyes know firsthand just how painful it can be. A real strong spray in the eye can sometimes result in stinging that lasts for hours. It can take a long time before the victim can open his eyes, especially outside in the...

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Booked Your next Eye Examination in Kenosha, WI?

A surprising number of individuals aren't aware that cataracts are the primary culprit for blindness in those 55 and over. In reality, over half of senior citizens have some amount of cataracts. What are cataracts? Cataracts occur when the lens becomes clouded. The clouding inhibits the transmission of light that...

Back to the Classroom Vision Advice: Schedule Kenosha Children’s Eye Exam

Many experts believe that about 80 percent of learning occurs through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight can change often, consistent eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom performance. Unfortunately, most parents are not including vision tests as part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Furthermore...

Contact Lenses: A Real Confidence Booster for Teens

No adolescent likes to be seen wearing something that makes them stand out, and in the case of many teenagers, eyeglasses can often feel that way. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a teen go to pieces. As opposed to glasses, children and teenagers who wear lenses feel...

A How-to Guide to Treating Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an eye doctor, while others can be taken care of at home. Read these guidelines for routine eye injuries, to plan out the next step following an eye...

Have You Had a Routine Eye Exam Lately?

When we have healthy eyes, we may forget about the importance of taking preventative action such as an optical exam. However, timely diagnosis of eye disease is critical to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with an annual eye test. A significant number of optical diseases don't have...

The Reason Carrots are a Recipe for Healthy Eyes

Can carrots really enhance your eyesight? While optometrists affirm that carrots contain large amounts of a vitamin that has proven to be very good for one's eyes, eating large amounts of carrots will not substitute for visual aids. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, or orange pigment that converts into vitamin A...

May is UV Awareness Month

  Most Americans are familiar with the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer) and the need for applying sunblock and avoiding direct contact with the sun particularly during the blazing summer months. But did you know that ultraviolet rays and other harmful types...

Contact Lens Care Tips

  Contact lens wearers need to be sure to treat their contacts adequately. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which on occasion can lead to vision loss. Children and adults that are not ready to take care of their contacts probably...

Gas Permeable Lenses: Are You a Candidate?

  While you may be more accustomed to soft contact lenses, a second, less familiar kind of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, hard lenses involve more modern technology than soft contacts, and they are longer-lasting, can be more successful in...

Don’t Let Eye Allergies Get You Down

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to seasonal eye allergies. For some, spring is eye allergy season, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Springtime eye allergies are caused by the release of pollen...

Winter Dry Eye Syndrome… No Need to Suffer

While you may think of winter as the rainy time of year due to the precipitation, the atmosphere is really more dry during the colder months, which often causes your eyes to be more sensitive. Our eye care staff is available to help you find the best ways to keep...

This Month Pronounced AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is dedicated to creating awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss for seniors. AMD is one of the causes of low vision, a phrase eye doctors use to categorize substantial vision loss that is also called “legal...

It’s 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 avoidable permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of complete vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people...

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