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  • New Year’s Resolution: An Eye Exam

    It is nearly the end of January and much of the “New Year” hype may be over, but it isn’t too late to make resolutions for the new year… eat fewer sweets, drink less soda, exercise more often, quit smoking… we’ve heard it all before. But, what about your eyes? This year, consider adding something […]

    Continue Reading February 5, 2015

  • Eye Diseases: Diabetic Eye Disease

    Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65 in the United States? Diabetes can cause a wide range of vision problems from mildly blurred vision to irreversible vision loss. Fortunately, early detection and careful monitoring can reduce the risk of vision loss due to diabetes. […]

    Continue Reading January 25, 2015

  • Vision Correction: Anti-Reflective (AR) Lens Coatings

    Wearers of prescription glasses and sunglasses commonly encounter glare and annoying reflections caused by light bouncing off their lenses. This glare makes it more difficult to see, especially at night. Anti-reflective lenses reduce these reflections allowing more light to pass through to your eyes. Anti-reflective (AR) lenses have a very hard thin film that is […]

    Continue Reading January 13, 2015

  • Vision Correction: Low Vision Therapy

    Low Vision is a partial loss of vision that is not adequately correctable with glasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include: Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases Glaucoma Optic Nerve Atrophy Low Vision therapy typically includes evaluation of visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in […]

    Continue Reading January 13, 2015

  • Eye Conditions: Computer Vision Syndrome

    Do you spend long hours in front of a computer monitor? Do you notice any of the following symptoms after a few hours of working on the computer…neck pain, blurry vision, stiff shoulders, headache, watery eyes? You might think you need a new chair but it could be your glasses. Many of the symptoms listed […]

    Continue Reading December 14, 2014

  • Vision Correction: Lens Choices

    Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional. Single Vision — Contains either a single near or far vision prescription, depending on whether you are […]

    Continue Reading November 13, 2014

  • Seasonal Eye Health Checklist – Winter

    Use this checklist this Winter when thinking about your eye health, and follow these easy steps to keeping your eyes healthy. Eat Healthy The holiday season is filled with opportunities to “feed our faces” and “get stuffed!” You’ll end up eating fewer calories if you slow down your pace of eating, and don’t forget to […]

    Continue Reading November 1, 2014

  • Eye Conditions: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

    Overview Lazy eye, medically known as amblyopia (am-blee-OH-pee-a), is the loss or lack of development of vision, usually in one eye. It affects about 2 percent of children and is rare among adults. In most cases, the abilities of one eye are limited so it does not develop properly. The brain gives preference to the […]

    Continue Reading September 23, 2014

  • Eye Conditions: Cataracts

    Overview A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens, leading to a progressive blurring or dimming of vision. It is the world’s leading cause of blindness and among the most common conditions related to aging – by age 65, you have a 50 percent chance of developing a cataract and by age […]

    Continue Reading September 12, 2014

  • Seasonal Eye Health Checklist – Fall

    Use this checklist this Fall when thinking about your eye health, and follow these easy steps to keeping your eyes healthy. Rest Your Eyes As the weather changes and people participate in fewer outdoor activities, they often find themselves in front of computer and TV screens more often. Considering following the “20-20-20” rule: take a […]

    Continue Reading August 6, 2014