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On Tuesday, November 9th, our office will be hosting a FALL FRAME SPECTACULAR featuring the entire line of Maui Jim sunglasses, and Coach and Sean John frames. With every purchase you will have an opportunity to win a $100 gift card to either Home Depot, the Coach store, or Macys.

Purchase a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses and recieve a free t-shirt or cap and a chance at a $100 gift card from Home Depot. Order Maui Jim sunglasses with their patented Maui Passport prescription lenses and receive a rebate up to $100!

Purchase a pair of Coach or Sean John frames with or withour prescription and receive 20% off the entire sale and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Coach or Macys gift card!

Bring a friend and receive an additional 5% off your purchases during these special hours only!!

Refreshments and appetizers will be served. This is a great opportunity to find that perfect holiday gift or to use your flexible spending account as the end of the year rapidly approaches!

We look forward to seeing you on November 9th between 2:00 and 7:00 pm!!

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your vision. Below are daily habits to adopt for optimal contact lens care: Wash Your Hands Regularly Whether you use daily or monthly contact lenses, make...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the cold outdoors sporting glasses that are no longer transparent, or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself. Why Do Glasses Fog Up? There are several factors that...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Expert Eye Care| Optometrist in Temecula | Temecula Valley Optometry Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and the risks associated with vision loss only grow as you age. By neglecting eye care,...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what those cat-eye contacts are doing to your eyes? If you got them without a prescription, beware of health complications. Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of people get treated for sports-related eye injuries a year, with the most common injuries occurring during water sports and basketball. Infections, corneal abrasions, eye socket...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in certain areas, it’s now more important than ever to protect yourself. For best practices and tips for maintaining healthy vision in the summer heat, talk...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. During this month, people who have suffered from UV ray damage and their loved ones are encouraged to share...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a vacation in your own backyard, don't forget to protect your eyes! Summer Eye Care Near You Check out our top 4 tips for ensuring healthy...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences by giving each other helpful information and sharing their knowledge and advice. Use the hashtag #CataractAwarenessMonth on your social media channels to encourage and support...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type of refractive error. Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. Dr. Winkelstein treats patients from all over Temecula, California with...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed throughout the United States as a way of drawing attention to the importance of proper mental health. This year’s theme is #4Mind4Body. The idea is...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come together to raise awareness and share helpful information. People with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their loved ones are encouraged to share their stories, struggles, and...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers, so is pollen, pet dander,...

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership, education to the military, women are achieving great strides in areas of business like never before. In addition to professional achievements, International Women's Day is...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds of cleaning products can be toxic and harmful to your health? In small amounts, they generally don’t cause much damage. But when used on a...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when kids fervently hope for snow days and parents hope they don’t happen. As we head towards the second half of the school year, you’ve probably...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world. It is actually a group of diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve.  Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to...

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible gift that Braille has given to those who are blind or suffer from vision loss.  What is Braille? Braille is a tactile representation of letters...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and mental health; and it also helps regulate bodily functions and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that exercise can lower our risk of chronic conditions...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season, many parents are excited to surprise their kids (or their spouses) with these coveted toy weapons. There is, in fact a whole culture behind these...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if you suffer from dry eyes. Dry, cool air, cold winds and even drier indoor heating can cause eye irritation, burning, itchiness and redness, and sometimes...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Pink, Itchy Eyes? You Might Have Conjunctivitis

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, particularly when it comes to children. Pink eye can be caused by bacteria, a virus or even irritation from ingredients found in cosmetics, pollen, and chlorine in swimming pools, or other irritants, which come in...

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...

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...

Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, that's right. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the summer. While many people are informed of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes in the summertime, how many of us recognize that we need to take precautions in the winter months as well? Actually, those UV...

Be Informed About Glaucoma

In an effort to create awareness about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of complete vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide....

Do You Know About Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision? Become Informed This Month

This month is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the leading source of vision loss for seniors. Macular degeneration often leads to low vision, a term optometrists use to describe significant vision loss that is also known as “legal blindness” or almost total blindness. In...

How to Protect Against Dry Eye Syndrome This Cold Season

While it is common to refer to winter as the rainy season due to the precipitation, the atmosphere is really more dry in the colder months, which often causes your eyes to be more sensitive. Our optometry staff is here to help you find the most effective ways to keep...

Should You Buy Your Next Pair of Glasses Online?

While many people are used to buying anything and everything online, glasses are one item that needs to be cautiously reviewed before you click that buy button. Here's why. Although you may find reduced prices online, the benefits of choosing an optical store far overshadow the ''deals'' you might score...

Defending Your Eyes During Allergy Season

Are you experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, you may be suffering from pollen-induced eye allergies. For some of us, March is the start of pollen season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Springtime eye allergies...

Everything You May Not Know About RGP’s

  Although you may be more familiar with soft contact lenses, a second, less familiar kind of contact lenses exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, also called oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, RGP lenses are a newer technology than soft lenses, which are longer-lasting, are often more successful in improving eyesight,...

Do You Know How to Care for Your Contact Lenses Properly?

  It can be pretty confusing navigating the eye care section of some supermarkets. But as overwhelming as it is, it's essential to learn proper lens care. Failure to tend to your contact lenses can result in a variety of eye problems including some that may cause vision loss. Improper...

Know the Danger that Ultraviolet Rays can cause Your Eyes

  By now, most Americans are familiar with the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer) and the necessity of using sunscreen and avoiding direct contact with the sun when spending time in the sun. What is less known is that ultraviolet rays and...

The Eye Doctor Says: Eat Beta-Carotene for Eye Health

You may have heard that carrots improve night vision, but is this really true? Optometrists say that regardless of how many carrots you eat, they can't actually improve your eyesight. However, carrots do contain substantial amounts of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is very good for the health of your eyes...

Safety Eyewear for Kids

Did you know that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 visits to the hospital? This is the equivalent of one trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that 90% of the reported injuries would have been easily prevented by using protective eyewear. The majority of...

Protecting Your Eyes This Summer

Now that summer is officially here it’s time to make sure you guard your eyes from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some tips to remain safe in the sun: Purchase sunglasses with 100% UV Protection – and try to wear them every time you...

Why We All Must Book a Comprehensive Eye Examination

For those of us with healthy eyes, we might forget about the importance of a routine eye exam. Nevertheless, early diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with an annual eye test. A significant number of eye and...

Help! How to Handle Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might require emergency action and immediate care by an eye doctor, while others can be taken care of at home. Read these guidelines for typical eye injuries, to determine your next move following an accident. Don't...

Contacts Make Adolescents Happy!

No teen wants to be seen in something that makes them different, and in the case of a lot of teenagers, eyeglasses sometimes seem that way. Just the thought of ''four eyes'' can send a teen running in the other direction. As opposed to eyeglasses, kids and teenagers who switch...

Getting Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School: Temecula Kids’ Eye Exams

Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. Before going back to school, the American Optometric Association (AOA) advises a visit to the eye doctor. Healthy vision is critical to the developmental process and success in the classroom. There are numerous activities that require visual skills,...

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Booked Your next Eye Examination in Temecula, CA?

A surprising number of individuals aren't aware that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness amongst people over 54. In truth, over half of adults above age sixty-five have some degree of cataracts. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens. The clouding inhibits...

Getting Sunscreen Out of Your Eyes

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes know firsthand just how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may say that it is a good alternative to carrying around mace or pepper spray. It can be a while until the victim can...

Temecula, CA Relief for Autumn Eye Allergies

  Although many associate eye allergies with the spring, a large number of people endure symptoms during the fall as well. Above sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes are often a significant source of discomfort. When suffering from allergies, the eyes are often itchy, puffy, and red and...

Temecula, CA Eye Tests: What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

  Ever ask what 20/20 eyesight really means? 20/20 vision is a term to express a normal level of clarity of vision (visual acuity) calculated from a 20 feet distance. In other words an individual with such vision will be able to see an object clearly at a distance of...

All About Lazy Eye. Treatment in Temecula, CA

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye is the failure for central vision to develop properly caused by the inability of both eyes to function in unison. With most cases of lazy eye the actual eyes are usually healthy but the condition cannot be corrected by just the use of prescription...

Learn About Diabetes and Vision Loss During National Diabetes Month

Did you know that diabetes is the primary causal agent of impaired vision in men and women between age twenty and seventy-four? In the past four years alone, over 4 million men and women in North America afflicted with diabetes were diagnosed with diabetes related blindness. Of this group, 70,000...

Color Blindness: An In-depth Look

Contact our Temecula, CA Eye Doctor for a vision test

Don’t Lose Your FSA Credit!

Looking for a new pair of specs? Guessing your prescription has changed? Contemplating refractive surgery? The time has arrived to take care of all of your eye care needs. As the year's end approaches, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If you don't know what "flex spending"...

Presents, Toys, and Eye Safety Guidelines

The holidays are upon us and we all know what that means, toys and presents. Well meaning grandparents delight in treating the favorite little ones with the latest toys to start off the New Year. The American Optometric Association advises that family members tell relatives about the rules about toys...

Battling Presbyopia

Visit your Temecula, CA Eye Doctor to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults at some point experience presbyopia or a reduced ability to see things that are close, as they age. As people worldwide are reaching older ages, more and more people develop presbyopia, which currently cannot be escaped....

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

As this month has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to stress the importance of early diagnosis of glaucoma. Glaucoma is the term for a group of eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve, which may be a precursor to irreversible blindness....

Winter Is Here! Don’t Leave Home Without Your Shades

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some areas whipping winds and cold rain, snow and sleet aren't far behind. Most of us would never even think of leaving the house without a jacket in icy climates, however unfortunately, many people leave their sunglasses behind. Although the sun may...

A Tearless Winter

The winter causes many more cases of dry eyes as a result of the cold, dry air.

Best Contact Lens Care Is All About the Proper Solution

Contact lens wearers know the importance of proper eye care. A study performed by Bausch & Lomb this past August determined that an alarming number of people are using strange chemicals rather than contact lens solution to keep their lenses moist. Substances including baby oil, beer, coke, petroleum jelly, fruit...

Aging and Your Eyes: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

We are currently in the middle of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision month. Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading reason for vision loss in those aged 65 and above? AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the macula of the retina...

All You Should Know About Astigmatism

The cornea that surrounds your pupil and iris is, under perfect conditions, spherical. As light enters the eye from all angles, part of the job of your cornea is to focus that light, aiming it at the retina, in the rear part of your eye. What does it mean when...

Vision at Work

In an effort to enlighten corporations and their workers about the necessity of eye health, and to spread safety tips on how to prevent vision-threatening eye mishaps, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has set aside March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Each day, employees suffer from workplace related eye injuries that...

Eye Care on The Go

One of the greatest necessities for road safety is, undeniably, good vision. Actually, road safety depends on a number of visual abilities like being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, side or peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, just to name some...

This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring comes, along with more chance to be involved in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the prevalence of eye injuries related to sports. Each year, many children and adults suffer sports related eye injuries that could be prevented with proper protection and knowledge. Wearing...

Women and Healthy Eyes

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently. Eye disease among women is increasingly common, particularly in middle-aged women. In fact, studies indicate that the majority of women aged 40 and...

Keeping An Eye On Poor Vision

In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be due to a few factors such as anatomical changes or irregularities in the eye, diseases affecting the eye, side effects caused by medication or injuries to the eye. Lots of people also experience visual abnormalities due to aging or...

Introducing Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Transitions® Optical, manufacturers of variable tint lenses, have just launched the newest addition to their comprehensive range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've increased the features of their popular light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Sunlight that bounces off smooth surfaces like water or glass can...

The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your vision remains healthy. During your session, your eye care professional checks your...

What You Need To Know About UV Rays

Everyone is regularly exposed to UV rays. Even though this is the case, the possible dangers of long-term exposure to these harsh rays are not often thought through, and many take little action to shield their eyes, even if they're planning to be out in the sun for many hours....

Cataracts: Common but Treatable

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Have you been informed that cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss among patients who are over 55 years old? In fact, more than 50% of all North Americans aged 65 or older have some degree of cataract development. As...

Fresh Lenses, Clear Eyes

Have you ever left your soft contact lenses in for a little too long? It's common knowledge that lots of things are just plain better when they're new. It's no surprise that the same idea is also applicable to your contact lenses. As a rule, you shouldn't leave them in...

Clean Lids for Healthy Eyes

Are you suffering from inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis? It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an existing bacterial eye infection, some types of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eye symptoms. Common symptoms include itching, burning, redness, a gritty sensation in the eye, tearing and...

A Fresh Look At Colored Contacts

Do you want a new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a large palette of color contact lenses, which allow you to just boost or radically transform the color of your eyes. This line of contact lenses includes such an extensive amount of options,...

Understanding 20/20 Vision

You've probably run into the expressions twenty-twenty vision and visual acuity. As frequently used as these terms may be, do you really grasp what they mean? 20/20 vision actually refers to the clarity of sight measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, it means that...

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

Lots of children are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in reality, that isn't the issue at all. You may be relieved to know that he or she may be suffering from a hidden vision problem that hinders learning. It's called Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI is a near vision...

Back To School With Good Vision

Most school-based learning is accomplished through children's eyes. Despite the well-known correlation between vision and learning, a lot of parents underestimate or are simply uninformed about vision problems, and as a result, don't include comprehensive eye exams as part of their child's back to school health check-up. It's important to...

Playing Safe: Kids and Eye Safety

Sometimes it's hard to choose toys that are not harmful for our children's eyes. Babies are born with an underdeveloped visual system which, through stimulation, becomes more refined throughout their growing years. Few things stimulate a child's visual development better than toys that involve hand-eye coordination and learning about spatial...

Presbyopia: Managing the Inevitable

Did you ever wonder why many people in their 40's and 50's need to wear reading glasses? With age, your eye's lens becomes increasingly inflexible, making it less able to focus on close objects. That, in a nutshell, is presbyopia. And, it's something that happens to everyone. People with untreated...

Night Vision: How Does it Work?

  Everyone's found themselves in the dark, at one time or another. Gradually, the things in the room begin take shape. This is called ''dark adaptation''. In order for night vision and dark adaptation to occur, many physiological, neurological and biochemical mechanisms must take place behind the scenes. So how...

A Closer Look at Eye Patches

Many children exhibit the symptoms of a lazy eye. It develops when sight is suppressed, but only in one eye. Vision might be suppressed if a child struggles to see well through one eye because of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. In most cases, patches are prescribed to remedy lazy eyes....

Eye Exam Coming Up? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you've got an eye exam penciled in for some time soon, there are a number of things you can do to be extra ready for it. In order for us to make sure your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are several things we will need from you. It's...

Seeing Clearly with Multifocals

Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print? You might have developed presbyopia, a common condition affecting those who are approaching middle age. But developing presbyopia when you already wear glasses for distance vision doesn't mean you need to start switching between two pairs of specs. Multifocal lenses,...

Your Eyes and Your Smartphone

Do you ever think about the effect your mobile device might be having on your sight? These devices guarantee our constant access to our email, text messages and the Internet wherever we find ourselves. Nevertheless as these devices have small screens, a lot of people tend to hold their iPads...

How Retinoscopy Works

There are a few assessments 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 test the refractive error of your eye, and it's called a retinoscopy...

Astigmatism Doesn’t Rule Out Contact Lenses

If you have astigmatism and you don't wear contacts, then listen up. Contact lenses are actually a method of correcting the condition. To begin, what is astigmatism? An eye with astigmatism has an oddly shaped cornea (it's shaped like a football, as opposed to a normal, spherical cornea), and that...

Diabetic Eye Disease

Did you know that living with diabetes increases your chances of blindness? Research by the National Institute of Health (NIH) indicates that in individuals between 20 and 74, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. One of the risks of diabetes is when the retina is damaged by increased pressure...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

Children’s Eye Exams

Pediatric Eye Exams Proper eye care is an extremely important part of a child's development. Developments during this period will effect a child for the rest of his/her life. It is extremely important that children receive attention regarding their eyesight from a very early age to be sure that everything...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

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