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

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

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

Diabetic Eye Exams

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month.  According to the National Institute of Health 40 to 45% of people with diabetes will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy, although nearly half of them will never know it.*  This is why it is so important to have annual dilated eye exams.  Dilation causes the pupil to enlarge … Continued

Importance of Safety Glasses in the Home

October is home eye safety month. It’s a good time to stop and think about the conditions at home that could cause danger to the eye, and how to best prevent them, and when necessary how to take care of an eye emergency. There are many activities at home that can cause damage to the … Continued

School Screenings

It is almost time for the kids to go back to school for the fall. Some pre-schools will preform a vision screening at the beginning of the school year. For the most part this will help tell you if your child is having any trouble seeing the board, teacher, or anything across the room. But … Continued

Protecting Your Eyes from UV Radiation

It’s the summer months and most people are spending more time outside enjoying the warm weather and beautiful sunshine. When spending time outside in the summer we all think to protect our skin from the ultra violet (UV) radiation with sun screen or protective clothing, but do you think to protect your eyes? Exposing your … Continued

Inconsistency of Generic Contact Lens Solutions

Most patients switch to a contact lens solution that is a generic/private label because they believe these solutions will work the same as the solution they were prescribed by their practitioner.   Price is also a factor; these generic /private label brands are less expensive. Here’s why these generic/private label contact lens solutions may not be … Continued

Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain is sometimes called Computer Vision Syndrome or CVS. We live in a world where our time is consumed by digital devices such as computers, tablets, and cell phones – leaving us all prone to suffering from CVS. Signs include eyestrain, headaches, blurry vision, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. In addition … Continued

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