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  • Back to School Special: 1/2 Off Second Pair

    From July 28th through September 6th, visit Gallup Vision Source for our annual Back to School Special. When you buy one pair of prescription eyeglasses, receive the second pair half-price. Ask a member of our staff of full details and restrictions.

    Continue Reading July 28, 2014

  • Eye Conditions: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

    Strabismus, also known as “crossed” or “misaligned” eyes, causes double vision. Overview Crossed eyes – medically known as strabismus (struh-BIZ-mus) – refer to a condition in which muscles that control eye movement are not properly coordinated or by problems with the nerves that control the eye muscles or with the brain where the signals for […]

    Continue Reading July 22, 2014

  • Vision Problems: Astigmatism

    An astigmatic cornea is irregularly shaped, causing blurred or distorted vision. Overview Astigmatism (uh-STIG-muh-tizz-um) is an uneven or irregular curvature of the cornea or lens, causing blurred or distorted vision – such as letters or shapes appearing to be compressed, stretched, or tilted. It is treated with corrective lenses or surgery. Most commonly, astigmatism occurs […]

    Continue Reading June 19, 2014

  • Vision Problems: Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

    A farsighted eye is too “short,” causing light to converge behind the retina and blurring near vision. Overview Farsightedness, medically known as hyperopia (hi-pur-OH-pea-uh), refers to vision that is good at a distance but may be poor at close range. Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is shorter than normal, as measured from front to back, […]

    Continue Reading June 12, 2014

  • Vision Problems: Presbyopia (Aging Eyes)

    As you reach middle age, the lens loses its flexibility to change shape and the ciliary muscle weakens. This results in light rays converging behind the retina rather than on it – and diminished ability to clearly focus on near objects such as print Overview Aging eyes, medically known as presbyopia (prez-bee-OH-pee-uh), is a condition […]

    Continue Reading June 5, 2014

  • Vision Problems: Myopia (Nearsightedness)

    A nearsighted eye is “too long,” causing light to converge in front of the retina instead of on it, blurring distance vision. Overview Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia (my-OH-pee-uh), refers to vision that is good at close range but poor at a distance. Nearsightedness generally occurs because the eyeball is too “long” as measured from […]

    Continue Reading May 29, 2014

  • Eye Conditions: Blepharitis

    Overview Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tus) is a general term for an inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes. It is among the most common and stubborn ophthalmic conditions, usually resulting from poor eyelid hygiene, a low-grade bacterial infection (usually staphylococcal), an allergic reaction, and/or abnormalities in oil gland function such as plugged glands or over-production. Occasionally, it results […]

    Continue Reading May 15, 2014

  • Seasonal Eye Health Checklist – Summer

    Use this checklist this Summer when thinking about your eye health, and follow these easy steps to keeping your eyes healthy. Sun Protection While it is a great idea to wear sunglasses year-round, it is especially important in the summer months. UV rays can damage your eyesight (even when you cannot see the sun), so […]

    Continue Reading May 3, 2014

  • Eye Conditions: Dry Eye Syndrome

    Dry eye can result from an imbalance in the components of tears. Overview Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This is significant because with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this […]

    Continue Reading April 24, 2014

  • Eye Diseases: Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    In macular degeneration, damage to the macula (the central spot on the retina) causes diminished central vision. Overview Macular degeneration (MAK-yu-lar DEE-gen-or-a-shon) is a chronic, progressive disease that gradually destroys sharp central vision. It affects up to 10 million Americans and is so commonly associated with aging that it is also known as “age-related macular […]

    Continue Reading April 10, 2014