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12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!