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Category: Vision Care

Is Makeup Bad For Our Eyes?

Is Makeup Bad For Our Eyes? People have been using makeup to enhance their unique, natural features for thousands of years. Over the millennia, the priority with these beauty products hasn’t always been health, which might have something to do with the disturbing amount of lead-based powders in the history of makeup. You don’t have to worry… Read More


Where Online Eye Exams Fall Short

Where Online Eye Exams Fall Short Over the last couple of decades, the internet has changed just about every aspect of our lives. From the way we shop to the way we gain information to the way we connect with friends, the Information Age is a very different world. The internet has made so many… Read More


Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses!

Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses! With summer almost here, many of us are looking forward to spending a lot of time outdoors. Before we head out, though, we need to make sure we’re protecting ourselves from the sun’s UV rays, both with sunscreen for our skin and with sunglasses for our eyes. Why We Need UV… Read More


Women’s Vision Health

Women’s Vision Health Men and women have plenty of differences, but did you know that some of them have to do with eyesight and vision health? While men are more prone to eye injuries for various reasons, women are more susceptible to eye diseases. So what problems should women be on the watch for? Common Vision… Read More


Ocular Migraines

Ocular Migraines Have you ever experienced a strange disruption to your vision, such as zigzagging circles or a blindspot surrounded by wavy lines? If so, you may have had an ocular migraine. When you hear the word “migraine,” you probably think of a painful headache, typically worse than an everyday headache. About 37 million people in the United… Read More


Presbyopia And Progressive Lenses

Presbyopia And Progressive Lenses Presbyopia, or farsightedness caused by reduced elasticity of the eye’s lens, affects nearly everyone older than 65. About 42 percent of Americans who are in their prime are nearsighted. For them, a simple pair of reading glasses can’t solve the problem of presbyopia, and that’s where bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses come in…. Read More


Common Patient Questions And Concerns

Common Patient Questions And Concerns Many of us schedule our eye exams knowing we have plenty of questions for the eye doctor. What a lot of patients don’t realize is that they share quite a few of these questions with their fellow patients, particularly when it comes to common vision fears and issues. That’s why… Read More


Watching Out For Diabetic Eye Disease

Watching Out For Diabetic Eye Disease The American Diabetes Association estimates that 23.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. At least another 7 million remain undiagnosed, and that still doesn’t include the additional millions who are considered pre-diabetic. But what does diabetes have to do with vision health? Unfortunately, quite a lot. Diabetic Eye Disease Diabetes… Read More


You have presbyopia. Now what?

You Have Presbyopia. Now what? Do you find yourself squinting to read your computer screen, or struggling to read your smartphone, menus, magazines or labels? If you do, and you’re over 40, chances are you have presbyopia. Presbyopia Signs And Symptoms Presbyopia is the normal change that occurs as your eye ages because the lens… Read More


Signs It’s Time For An Eye Exam

Signs It’s Time For An Eye Exam It’s always a good idea to schedule regular eye exams, but there are several reasons for coming to see us between those regular appointments. What do we mean by “regular appointments?” Well, that varies, largely depending on age. Children should have their first eye exam at six months, their second… Read More