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UV Light and Your Eyes

With summer on the horizon it is important to provide your eyes with the proper protection from the UV Rays of the sun.  But why? What risk do UV Rays present? First of all it is important to realize there are several types of UV light, two of which affect our eye health: UV-A and … Continued

Presbyopia Awareness Month

Did you know April is Presbyopia Awareness Month? But what is it? Presbyopia is known as “old age vision”.  As people age, the eye’s natural lens becomes harder and less elastic, making it more difficult for the eye to focus on close objects.   It usually becomes significant over age 45 and stabilizes around age 65.  … Continued

Dry Eye Disease

If you pay attention to TV commercials you’ve probably been hearing about dry eyes. But what is dry eye disease, what are the symptoms, causes of dry eye how is it diagnosed and how do you treat it? What is dry eye? Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce enough quality tears to … Continued

Donate Your Old Glasses

Do you have an old pair of glasses lying around your house that you don’t use anymore?  Did you know these can help provide sight to someone in need? At each Smart EyeCare location we have collection boxes for the Lions Club who will help distribute glasses to those in need. How it works: Bring … Continued

Macular Degeneration Awareness

February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month. In 2010 approximately 2.07 million people in the United States had AMD. But what is AMD? AMD is a group of conditions that cause deterioration to the macula. The macula is the central most part of the retina which is responsible for the sharp, central vision. Because … Continued

Buying a year supply of contact lenses

Buying a year supply of contact lenses is the best for everyone. Not only are you able to get a pretty travel contact case (some even with a mirror), but we are also able to have those shipped either to work or your house directly free of charge with a purchase of a year supply. Purchasing … Continued

Why Have an Eye Exam

If your vision is 20/20 do you wonder the reason for having an annual eye exam? A comprehensive eye exam checks more than just the refractive state of your eye, known as the need for glasses or contact lenses. It is common for people not to realize that their vision has gradually gotten worse or … Continued

Insurance Changes in 2017

A new year means changes in your healthcare insurance coverage.  As premiums rise, so do yearly deductibles, changes in copays, etc.   The deductible amount is a specified amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company will pay your claim.  We understand this can be confusing.  When you are in the office and … Continued

What is a lazy eye?

During your eye exam you may notice that we ask if anyone in your family has a lazy.  But what is a lazy eye?  There are two different eye conditions which people often refer to as a lazy eye.  The first one is amblyopia.  The second one is strabismus.  But what’s the difference? Amblyopia is … Continued

Still Have Flex Money?

Time is Running Out to Use Your Flex Spending Account If you haven’t used the money in your Flex Spending Account (FSA), now is the time to use it before the end of the year.    Regardless if you have vision insurance or not, you can use these funds for: Eyeglasses with or without lenses (including … Continued

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