Eye Health Awareness
What’s Inside the Human Eye?
The human eye is amazingly complex.
Men’s Eyesight and Eye Health
Men and women aren’t just different in the obvious ways; their eyes are different too!
Sports and Visual Skills
When we think of athletes, we probably think of speed and strength first, but what about vision?
What’s Unique About Women’s Vision?
When you think of the differences between men and women, vision and eye health probably aren’t on the list.
Eyes Can Be an Access Point for Germs
When was the last time you rubbed your eyes?
Are Your Eyes Ready for Allergy Season?
Nothing can ruin the beauty of spring quite so quickly as an allergy attack.
Why Do We Need to Blink?
Blinking does a lot for the health and function of our eyes.
What Do Eyes Have to Do With Headaches?
Frequent headaches could be a symptom of an uncorrected vision problem.
Tanning Beds and Eye Safety
You might have heard that indoor tanning is a safe alternative to sunbathing, but that is false.
Workplace Eye Safety
March is Workplace Eye Wellness month, so let’s celebrate by taking stock of a few ways to protect our eyes at work!
Yes, Eye Exams Matter
Regular eye exams (from an optometrist, not an app) are critical for lifelong healthy vision.
How to Care for Your Lenses
Corrective lenses are such small things that make such enormous differences in our lives.
The Many Shades of Color Blindness
Being colorblind can mean a lot of different things, and only in rare cases does it mean seeing in black and white.
Heterochromia: When Eyes Don’t Match
What’s the first thing you notice about a person when you meet them?
What to Know About AMD
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss for people over 50.
Is Blue Light Bad for Our Eyes?
How big of a role does a bright screen play in your nightly routine?
Reading Glasses, Bifocals, or Progressives?
As we age, the lenses in our eyes gradually lose their flexibility.
A Few Tips for Protecting Your Eyesight
Having healthy eyesight is a critical component of maintaining a good quality of life.
A Quick Glaucoma Crash Course
Human eyes are incredible and incredibly complicated.
Eyesight and Night Driving
As much as we might want to avoid it, we tend to end up driving at night more often in winter.
Know the Signs of Child Eye Problems
Healthy eyesight is hugely important to a child’s development and education.
How Getting Older Changes Our Eyes
Aging affects us in all kinds of ways, and that includes our eyesight.
Winter Eye Protection
It may seem strange, but sunglasses are just as important in winter as they are in summer.
Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Vision
Seeing isn’t just something babies do automatically; they have to learn how first!
How Smoking Harms Eye Health
Smoking is harmful to every system in the body, including eyesight.
A Quick Round of Optometry FAQs
We hear a lot of the same questions from our patients, so let’s address them in an FAQ!
Diabetes and Eyesight
Healthy vision is one of the many things diabetes can harm if it isn’t carefully controlled.
Retinal Detachment Warning Signs
Human eyes are remarkable, highly complex organs.
A Brief History of Glasses
People have been using vision-correcting tools of some kind since as early as 60 A.D.
The Levels of Visual Impairment
Not all vision problems can be corrected by wearing glasses or contacts.
Sleep and Vision
When we don’t manage to get a full night’s sleep, we feel it long into the next day.
Tips for Home Eye Safety
Almost half of the eye injuries that happen each year happen at home!
Can Makeup Be Bad for Our Eyes?
Modern makeup doesn’t contain lead, mercury, and arsenic like it used to in bygone era.
Be Careful When Buying Costume Contacts
Colored contact lenses are sometimes the perfect final touch to take a Halloween costume to the next level.
What Is My Ideal Eye Exam Frequency?
Dentists will tell you that you should have a dental exam every six months, but what about eye exams?
Maintaining Healthy Vision as We Age
A lot changes as we get older, including our eyesight.
Eye Protection for Athletes
Strange and Fascinating Animal Eyes
Just because we’re all about helping human vision help, it doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate some of the unique eyes in nature.
Protecting Your Eyes from Digital Strain
Many who have to rely heavily on digital devices for work have felt the discomfort of digital eye strain.
Why Kids Need Eye Exams
What comes to mind when you think of a school nurse’s office?
The Basics of Pink Eye
Can you recognize the symptoms of conjunctivitis (pink eye) when you see them?
Having 20/20 Vision Isn’t Everything
“20/20 vision” and “perfect eyesight” are often used interchangeably, but they really shouldn’t be.
Hey Kids, Your Glasses Are Awesome!
Kids often struggle to adjust to having to wear glasses.
Nutrition and Eye Health
Eating carrots might not really give you great night vision, but certain foods do have eye health benefits.
Glasses, Contacts, and Makeup
Using makeup to enhance your style or look your best can get a little trickier when glasses or contacts are in the equation.
Staying Active Helps Vision Health
What are some of the things we can do to keep our eyes healthy? Eat carrots? Wear sunglasses?
Cataract Treatment Then and Now
In the US alone, cataracts affect over 20 million adults 40 and older and half of all seniors age 80 and up.
Eye Safety Considerations for Swimmers
Before diving into the pool this summer, make sure you’re aware of the eye safety facts.
The Importance of Fireworks Eye Safety
We all love celebrating Independence Day with some good food, friends and family, and a dazzling display of fireworks.
What Is an Ocular Migraine?
Ocular migraines can be alarming if you don’t know what they are and suddenly get one for the first time.
Eyebrows and Eyelashes
Our eyebrows and eyelashes aren’t just there for decoration.
UV Rays and Sunglasses
Things are heating up for summer!
Tips for Choosing New Frames
When we pick out new glasses, we want frames that will help us look our best.
The Inner Workings of the Eye
Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing the human eye is?
The Connection Between Sports and Vision
Being a successful athlete isn’t just about speed and strength — it’s also about vision.
Women’s Eye Health
Men and women might not come from different planets, but there are certainly a lot of differences between the two — even with eye health.
Allergies and Our Eyes
Spring is a beautiful season with lots of flowers and vibrant greens...but it can be hard to enjoy when you have allergies.
How Germs Can Travel to Our Eyes
Most of us rub our eyes many times in the course of the day without really thinking about it.
The Importance of Blinking
Do you know how many times you blink in a minute?
How Headaches and Vision Are Connected
If you suffer from frequent headaches, it might be time to schedule an eye exam.
Indoor Tanning and Eye Health and Safety
Some people might think of indoor tanning as the safer alternative to sunbathing, but that is far from accurate.
Are You Protecting Your Eyes at Work?
In honor of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, it’s time for a look at the steps we can all take to protect our eyes while we work.
Why Eye Exams?
Whether you wear corrective lenses or not, regular eye exams are critical for maintaining good eye health!
A Crash Course on AMD
For people age 50 and older, age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of irreversible vision loss.
Early Detection for Macular Degeneration is Key
Early detection of macular degeneration allows you and your optometrist to initiate strategies to impact the progression of the disease.
Vision and the Challenges of Night Driving
In winter, when the days are shorter, we tend to end up driving more at night.
How Our Eyesight Changes as We Age
The majority of people will experience changes to their eyesight as they age.
Winter Is Here! Are Your Eyes Protected?
When we think of sunburns, most of us probably imagine sandy beaches and summer heat, but we can get sunburned in any season, including winter.
Encouraging Healthy Vision Development
Did you know that babies have to learn how to see, just as much as they have to learn how to walk and talk?
Smoking Versus Healthy Vision
The most common health effects that come to mind when we think of smoking are lung cancer and bad teeth, but it doesn’t stop there.
Questions Our Patients Often Ask Us
Many of our patients come to us with the same questions without realizing it.
Diabetes and Vision
Diabetes is a disease that can negatively affect health in many ways, including healthy eyesight.
Recognize the Signs of Retinal Detachment
Our eyes are amazing, complex organs, but there are a lot of ways for things to go wrong.
Glasses Lenses Through the Centuries
The earliest example of someone using a tool to assist with vision (that we know of) is Roman philosopher Seneca.
The Connection Between Vision and Sleep
Sometimes it’s hard to get a full night’s sleep, but when we don’t, we definitely feel it.
The Different Degrees of Visual Impairment
Some vision problems are so extreme that simple glasses or contacts aren’t enough to completely fix them.
A Word of Caution on Costume Contacts
Halloween is our favorite spooky time of year, but we need to talk about the potential dangers of costume contact lenses.
Good Home Eye Safety Practices
Nearly half of all eye injuries each year occur in the same place: the home.
Makeup and Eye Safety
Cosmetics have come a long way from the toxic powders used in the Renaissance and Victorian eras.
Is It Time For An Eye Exam?
When was the last time you came in for an eye exam?
Protecting Your Eyesight Over The Years
As we get older, our bodies don’t function as well as they used to, and that includes our eyes.
Finding The Best Eye Gear For Your Sport
With the new school year under way, a lot of student athletes are getting back into their sports.
Animal Kingdom Eyesight Olympics
Our world is filled with a staggering array of animal life, and today we’d like to take a closer look at some of the best eyes nature has to offer.
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