Protecting your eyes – at home and work!

March is Save Your Vision Month. One of the most preventable things you can do to save your vision is wear proper eye protection – whether you’re at home or at work. Each day about 2,000 U.S. employees suffer eye related injuries that end up requiring medical treatment. With proper precautions and eyewear it is … 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

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

Smoking and Your Eyes

We have all heard about how smoking can cause cancer and heart disease, but were you aware of the damage it can cause to your eyes? Studies show that smoking can double a person’s risk of developing cataracts, can triple the risk  of developing macular degeneration, can cause dry eye or other eye complications. The … 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

Saving our Breath for Steve

Smart EyeCare Center is sponsoring the “Saving our Breath for Steve 5K/Walk”.  The event is coming up fast, on Sunday, November 6th, 2016.  If you’re interested in registering and getting a custom made “Team Steve” t-shirt make sure to register by this Friday, September 30th.  We’ve been working since May on raising money and awareness … Continued

Why to do a staff retreat

Did you wonder why our offices close once a year for a staff retreat? Staff retreats provide a break from the daily responsibilities in the office and to work on the development of goals for the practice, team building, and the most important—FUN! Our Lead Team at Smart EyeCare Center with practices in Augusta, Bangor, … Continued

Lens Cleaning Tips

Your glasses are the windows to your world so you want them to be as clear as possible for as long as possible. Here are some pointers on how to keep your lenses looking brand new! When you are not wearing your glasses keep them in a clean case and don’t leave them in an … Continued

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