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Back to School Eye Exams

Back to School Eye Exams

As summer vacation winds down, parents always have a long list of things to do to prepare for the beginning of a new school year. However, most parents overlook getting their child’s eyes examined for any visual challenges. Eye care professionals are increasingly concerned about the growing number of undiagnosed eye conditions affecting children’s performance […]


Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses!

Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses!

Summer is one of the most fun times of the year. With the warmer temperatures, you can finally enjoy all of those outdoor activities that your family loves. But, while you’re fishing on the boat, building sand castles at the beach or relaxing by the pool don’t forget about the potential dangers that the sun […]


Ocular Migraines: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Ocular Migraines: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Ocular migraines are non-permanent, visual disturbances that can have an effect on either one or both of your eyes. Such migraines are usually painless and will sometimes lead to blindness in one eye for a short time usually less than an hour. It is a rare problem, and researchers suggest that its symptoms will manifest […]


Treatment of Amblyopia, Lazy Eye, or Strabismus

Treatment of Amblyopia, Lazy Eye, or Strabismus

Amblyopia is a medical condition that is commonly referred to as lazy eye. A person with amblyopia will have decreased vision in one or both eyes. This is usually caused in infancy or in childhood due to abnormal development in the eye or eyes. Generally, only one eye is affected, but there are rare cases […]


What You Should Know About Age-Related Eye Conditions

What You Should Know About Age-Related Eye Conditions

You may enjoy good eye health and excellent vision throughout your retirement years, without being affected by significant age-related vision loss. However, aging does present you with an increased risk of eye diseases and other conditions that can impact your vision. You may already have begun to notice, possibly as early as your 40s, that […]


Why are your eyes important?

Why are your eyes important?

Just like visiting the doctor once a year for a physical, visiting your eye doctor is an important part of health maintenance for everyone— from kids to adults. During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor does much more than just determine your prescription for glasses or contacts. He or she will also check your […]


Should I wear Sunglasses in the Winter?

Should I wear Sunglasses in the Winter?

Winter may bring dreary days and freezing temperatures, but don’t put away your shades! Wearing sunglasses in the winter is just as critical as shielding yourself from the sun in the summer. Glasses Protect Your Eyes from Irritants It is important to protect your eyes from harmful substances such as dust, smoke, pollutants, and ultraviolet […]


Do Children Need Sunglasses?

Do Children Need Sunglasses?

As parents and caregivers, we understand the importance of using sunscreen to protect our child’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays. However, many parents may not realize that children’s eyes also need protection from the sun! Fortunately, as your optometrist, we have several helpful tips on protecting your child’s vision while they play outside. Harmful […]


Are Blue Light Glasses Worth It?

Are Blue Light Glasses Worth It?

Eyeglasses that claim to filter out blue light from electronic devices have become increasingly popular, especially since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. With more people spending time in front of screens, it didn’t take long before concern about the effects of blue light set in and if people should take precautions. To reduce potential […]


What Should You Do If You Scratch Your Eye?

What Should You Do If You Scratch Your Eye?

Do you know what to do if you scratch your eye? It can be easy to scratch your eye–you may poke your eye on accident, a foreign object may blow into your eye, or get trapped under your eyelid. If you close your eyes and the pain does not subside and continues to burn after […]


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