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Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...

Be Aware During National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that being diabetic increases your chances of vision loss? According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in individuals between 20 and 74, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. One of the risks of diabetes is retinal damage caused by excessive pressure in the blood vessels...

A Closer Look at Astigmatism and Contact Lenses

If you have astigmatism and you think you can't wear contacts, you're mistaken. Contact lenses are actually a method of correcting the condition. Astigmatism means that your eye has a differently shaped cornea (it's shaped like a football, as opposed to a normal, spherical cornea), and that changes how light...

Retinoscopy: What is it?

There are a few tests that you may have noticed at an eye exam and questioned what they are for. Having beams of light shined into your eye may be one of them. This is one way we determine the refractive error of your eye, and it's called a retinoscopy...

Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

These days, it seems difficult to find someone who doesn't own a mobile device. These devices guarantee our constant access to our email, text messages and the Internet no matter where we are. Nevertheless most people tend to hold their phones and tablets right in front of their faces. Reading...

Multifocal Lenses

Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that often begins to affect people over the age of 40. Fortunately, this doesn't mean that those who already wear prescription eyeglasses to tend to their problems with distance vision are required to carry around two pairs of glasses. Multifocal lenses help you...

Focusing on Eye Patches

Lazy eyes are seen in many children, and are also not difficult to treat. Amblyopia develops when vision in one eye is stifled. This may happen if your child struggles to see well through one eye because of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, or something else that's blocking sight in that...

What We’ll Ask You At Your Eye Exam

If you've got an eye exam coming up, there are ways to be extra prepared for it. There are several things you should tell our eye doctors to help make sure your exam is a useful one. Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes to your health, you'll...

The Mechanics of Night Vision

Everyone has found themselves in a dark room, at some point in their lives. After a while you begin to recognize familiar things in your surroundings. This is called ''dark adaptation'' and it's what helps our eyes see in low light settings. In order for night vision and dark adaptation...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

Experiencing some trouble when reading is a frequently occurring problem if you're hitting middle age. Why does this happen? Because as you age, your eye's lens is likely to become more rigid, making it challenging to focus on close objects. That, in a nutshell, is presbyopia. In an effort to...

Keeping Toys Safe for Eyes

Of course, parents are concerned with the eye safety of their kids. But it can be difficult to know which toys are the safest and most conducive to development. Children are born with an immature visual system which, through stimulation, becomes more refined throughout their growing years. Few things stimulate...

Start the School Year With Good Vision

Well, the summer's end is near. Moms and dads everywhere are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their children have everything they need for the upcoming academic year. And if you haven't already taken care of it, it's also a great chance to bring your child in to...

Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency

So many young children are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in truth, that's not the issue at all. In truth, he or she may have a hidden but very real vision issue that hinders learning at school. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI is a near vision...

Seeing 20/20

You've probably stumbled upon the terms 20/20 vision and visual acuity. But do people understand what these terms actually mean? Really understanding these terms will give you insight into how your eye specialist determines the state of your eyes in an eye exam. 20/20 vision is used to indicate the...

Get The Fresh Look

Do you want a different, newer look for your eyes? Introducing FreshLook®. They offer a vast range of colored contact lenses, which allow you to just boost or distinctly alter your natural eye color. This great line of contact lenses includes so many options, that you'll be sure to end...

Clean Lids for Healthy Eyes

Do you have inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation, often associated with a bacterial eye infection, certain kinds of skin conditions, or dry eye symptoms. Common symptoms include itching, burning, redness, the sensation of a foreign body in the eye, tearing and some crustiness...

Keeping Your Contacts

Have there been times when you've left your soft contact lenses in for just a bit too long? Everyone knows that generally, things are just plain better when they're new. The same idea applies to your contact lenses. It's not a good idea to keep your contacts in your eyes...

Cataract Awareness

In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the most commonly occurring reason behind deteriorating vision among those 55 and older? More so, more than 50% of all people 65 or older have at the very least, partial cataract development. So what...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

Everyone is regularly exposed to UV rays. However, the dangers of long-term exposure to these harmful rays aren't really thought about, to a point where most people take little action to guard their eyes, even if they're planning to be exposed to the sun for long periods of time. Being...

How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your vision remains strong and healthy. During the session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes to look for common...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have launched a new addition to their popular range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. The company has added a great new feature to their highly regarded light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable polarization....

Keeping An Eye On Poor Vision

In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be the result of several possible factors such as anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye, diseases affecting the eye, side effects caused by medication or eye injuries. Lots of people also report visual abnormalities resulting from aging or eye...

Some Tips Every Woman Should Know About Health and Vision

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. It's no surprise that the various stages of a woman's life often have a strong impact on her eye health and vision. Eye disease among women is increasingly common, especially in older women. Actually, studies indicate that most women aged...

This month we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring comes, along with often nicer weather, comes an increase in the prevalence of sports related eye injuries. Every season, many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could be prevented with suitable safety measures. Wearing proper eye protection while participating in sports is...

How Vision Affects Driving

Proper vision is necessary for safe driving. Actually, safety on the road depends on a combination of a number of different visual capabilities such as distance and near vision, side or peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, just to name some examples. Being able to see well into...

Vision Wellness in the Workplace

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, says Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The aim of this directive is to educate corporations and their workers about the importance of vision wellness, with advice on how to prevent vision-impairing eye incidents. Every day, people suffer from job related eye injuries that require medical...

Focusing on Astigmatism

Around your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under usual conditions, round. When light enters your eye, part of the job of your cornea is to help project that light, directing it at your retina, in the back of your eye. What happens when the cornea is not...

What You Need to Know About Pink Eye

Pink eye, also referred to as conjunctivitis, is a frequently seen eye infection, especially when it comes to children. It can be caused by bacteria, a virus or even hypersensitivity to ingredients found in cosmetics, chlorine in swimming pools, and pollen, or other products that penetrate your eyes. Many types...

Aging and Vision: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

This month is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision recognition month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a foremost cause of vision loss in adults over age 65. AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the macula in the eye which functions to allow sharp vision in the...

The Right Solution for Your Contact Lenses

Contact lens wearers practice proper eye hygiene. Research performed by Bausch & Lomb this past summer determined that an alarming number of individuals were using strange substances in place of lens solution to wet their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to beer to petroleum jelly was reportedly used as an...

Dry, Itchy Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome

Winter time often causes an increase in cases of dry eyes because of cold and dry air conditions.

You Need to Wear Shades in the Wintertime too!

Winter is officially here, which means in some places stinging winds and cold rain, snow and sleet aren't far behind. You would never even contemplate of leaving the house without a coat in icy climates, however unfortunately, a lot of people don't think to take their sunglasses. While the sun...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since this month marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we are here to stress the importance of being aware of the indications of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is a category of progressive eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to blindness. If...

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Visit your Duluth, MN Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Presbyopia is a visual impairment related to aging in which the ability to focus on close objects becomes reduced. As people worldwide are living longer, a larger number of individuals develop presbyopia, which is an unavoidable result of your...

December is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month

Holiday season is rapidly approaching which means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Well intentioned aunts and uncles love surprising the kids with the coolest toys for the holiday season. It is necessary that parents learn and relay to others some guidelines when it comes to toy safety and...

Use Your FSA Dollars Before it’s Too Late!

Looking for a new pair of glasses? Thinking your prescription has changed? Contemplating Lasik? Now is the time to take care of your eye care needs. December 31st is coming fast which means that flex spending credits will soon run out for the year. If flex spending doesn't sound familiar...

All About Color Blindness

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November is National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that diabetes is the dominant cause of impaired vision in adults of all ages? If not, you are not alone. In the past four years alone, over 4 million individuals in North America afflicted with diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with blindness caused by diabetes. Out of those...

All About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Duluth, MN

To achieve optimal vision, the eyes and the brain must function in unison. In instances when this process doesn’t function properly, a condition called amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, can result. With the majority of occurrences of lazy eye the eyes themselves are usually in good health however good...

Duluth, MN Vision Tests: Exploring the Eye Exam

  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' vision and what it really means? The phrase 20/20 eyesight expresses a normal level of clarity of vision also known as visual acuity measured from a 20 feet distance. In other words someone with 20/20 vision can...

Duluth, MN Treatment for Fall Ocular Allergies

  While seasonal allergies are most commonly associated with the spring, a large number of individuals suffer during the autumn months as well. In addition to sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes are often the primary cause of discomfort. Eyes are often itchy, puffy, and red and often...

This Halloween Beware of Special Effect Contacts

  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you wouldn't want the fun to end in some frightening eye damage. Over the past few years, special effect contact lenses have become popular particularly with teenagers and young adults and this is causing serious concern amongst...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Management in Duluth, MN

  According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) more than 70 percent of workers that sit for the majority of the day from a computer (close to 143 million ) suffer the affects of computer vision syndrome or eye fatigue. Excessive periods of working at the computer can cause eye...

Be Aware of Household Eye Safety This September

  In recognition of Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to highlight ways to keep your home safe for your eyes particularly for children. Don't wait until it's too late to make sure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. Generally, kids enter...

Makeup Tips for Contact Wearers from your Duluth, MN Optometrist

For those who use contacts there are a number of precautions that should be taken when it comes to using cosmetics. Below are a few basic pointers on ways to make sure your eyes stay beautiful and healthy. Purchasing Makeup To start, we recommend that you purchase only products that...

Sunblock and your Eyes

If you have ever gotten sunscreen in your eyes, you know firsthand how painful it can be. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can take a long time before the victim can comfortably open his eyes, particularly in...

August is Cataracts Awareness Month: Schedule your Eye Examination in Duluth Today

Many adults aren't aware that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In reality, more than half of the people above age 65 have some degree of cataract development. What are cataracts? Cataracts occur when the ocular lens becomes clouded. This prohibits the transmission of light necessary...

Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School? Don’t Forget to Book Duluth Kids’ Eye Exams

Back to school season is in full swing. Before going back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) suggests a visit to the optometrist. Healthy vision is crucial to the developmental process and a child's performance in the classroom. There are many activities that depend on optical skills, such...

Why Contacts Are a Good Option for Adolescents

No teenager wants to be seen in something out of style, and in the case of many teenagers, eyeglasses often seem that way. The mere thought of ''four eyes'' can send a teen running in the other direction. In comparison with glasses, children and teenagers who switch to lenses feel...

Help! How to Deal with Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some might necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an optician, while others can be taken care of at home. Follow these guidelines for common eye injuries, to plan out your next step following an accident. Remember...

Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late – Schedule Your Eye Exam!

For those of us blessed with healthy eyes, we might overlook the importance of taking preventative steps namely, an eye examination. Nevertheless, timely diagnosis of eye disease is crucial to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it takes is a yearly eye exam. Numerous eye and vision ailments are a-symptomatic....

10 Summer Eye Care Tips

It’s officially summer and it’s time to keep your eyes protected from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some pointers on staying safe in the sun: Only wear sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays. If your shades don’t protect against 100% of UV rays, they may...

Averting Children’s Eye Accidents with Protective Eyewear

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room each year. This is one injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals agree that 90% of the accidents would have been easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of eye damaging accidents happen when participating...

Truth or Myth: Do Carrots Improve your Vision?

We have all been told that carrots help you see better, but is it the truth? Eye care professionals know that regardless of how many carrots you eat, they can't prevent you from needing eye glasses. However, carrots do contain substantial quantities of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for...

May is UV Awareness Month

  Thanks to campaigns to create awareness of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer), most are aware of the importance of using sunscreen and using other forms of sun protection during outdoor activities. What is less known is that ultraviolet rays...

Drs attend C.E. dinner at Pickwick

On Tuesday, May 19th Drs. Powers, Munns and Petersen attended a continuing education dinner hosted by Ciba at the Pickwick restaurant in Duluth.  Two speakers addressed the advantages of daily disposable contact lenses.  The doctors enjoyed the new data and information that was presented.  They also enjoyed networking with other...

A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lens wearers must be careful to care for their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in vision loss. People of all ages that are not responsible enough to take care of their...

Everything You Wanted to Know About RGP’s

  While you may be more accustomed to soft contact lenses, a second, lesser-known brand of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) contact lenses, sometimes known as oxygen permeable lenses. In truth, GP lenses involve more modern technology than soft contacts, which are longer-lasting, are often more successful in...

A Guide to Preventing Symptoms of Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to spring eye allergies. For many of us, spring time is pollen season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Springtime eye allergies are caused by...

Why it Might Not Be a Good Idea to Purchase Eyeglasses On the Internet

While most Internet users have become accustomed to buying more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are a product that you are better off purchasing in person. Here's why. Even though online stores often advertise reduced prices, the advantages of choosing an optical store far outweigh the ''deals'' you...

How to Avoid Dry Eye Syndrome This Cold Season

Even though it is common to think of winter as the wet time of year because of the rain and snow, the air is really more dry during the colder months, which can cause your eyes to be irritated easily. Our staff is available to help you find the most...

February is Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is dedicated to increasing awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the number one source of vision loss for senior citizens. Macular degeneration often leads to low vision, a phrase optometrists use to refer to major visual impairment that is also called “legal blindness” or almost...

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