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How to Choose Between Glasses and Contacts

Many people need help correcting their vision, and now you’re one of them. You have an upcoming eye exam and need to decide between a prescription for glasses or contacts. Here are facts that can help you decide.
Jun 1st, 2023

When are Floaters a Sign of an Eye Condition?

Most of the time, eye floaters aren’t serious problems, but in certain instances, they are symptoms of eye disorders that can lead to loss of vision. Learn more about when to contact your ophthalmologist about eye floaters.
May 3rd, 2023

How to Minimize Your Glaucoma Symptoms

Have you recently been diagnosed with glaucoma? You’re concerned about possible vision loss. Learn what proactive steps you can take to minimize your symptoms and help stop the advancement of glaucoma.
Apr 1st, 2023

4 Reasons to Schedule Routine Eye Exams After 40

You know you should schedule your annual physical every year, but don’t forget about scheduling routine eye exams, especially after age 40. That’s when vision changes begin to occur.
Mar 7th, 2023

How Often Should I Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Because comprehensive eye exams aren’t included in annual physical exams, it’s easy to forget about eye health. That can put your vision in danger. Learn how often you should have a complete eye exam.
Jan 6th, 2023

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes

Certain diseases can affect your eyes, and diabetes is one of them. Regular eye appointments become critically important when you have diabetes. Learn more about eye diseases that can affect you if you have diabetes.
Nov 2nd, 2022

4 Medical Conditions that Cause Dry Eyes

Do your eyes burn or sting? Does it feel like there’s something in your eye? You may have dry eyes. Learn about four medical conditions that can cause dry eyes.
Oct 9th, 2022

When to See an Expert About Floaters

Your eyes are precious. Life would be difficult without them. Learn when it’s necessary to see an eye specialist about floaters in your eye.
Sep 1st, 2022

Does Everyone Need Glasses as They Age?

You’re straining to read tiny print on medicine bottles. Trying to see it makes your eyes hurt. You likely need reading glasses. It’s definitely time for an eye exam.
Jul 7th, 2022

What Red Eyes Tell You About Your Health

You notice that your eyes look red and bloodshot. You didn’t stay up all night; why do they look that way? There are numerous reasons for red eyes – from allergies to infections to serious diseases.
Jun 1st, 2022

Questions You Should Ask at Your Next Eye Exam

Have you had an eye exam lately? Eye doctors can catch signs of eye disease before it progresses to a lack of vision. Ensure your eye health and ask your doctor key questions at your next appointment.
May 1st, 2022

3 Things Every Senior Should Know About Their Eye Health

They say that with age comes wisdom, and that may be true. But aging also brings a lot of health challenges, including an increased risk for vision problems. Here are three things you should know about keeping your eyes healthy as you age.
Apr 1st, 2022

Eye Health Habits You Can Embrace Today

Your eye health is critical to being able to do everything you’re used to doing. Having regular eye exams and following healthy lifestyle habits can help safeguard your vision.
Mar 2nd, 2022

10 Tips to Prevent Digital Eye Strain From Ruining Your Vision

If your eyes feel dry, gritty, or itchy — and you spend your workday in front of a computer — chances are you have a case of digital eye strain, a problem that affects 50%-90% of office workers. Here are ten tips to prevent digital eye strain.
Feb 1st, 2022

Are Cataracts Curable?

Cataracts affect millions of Americans, and among older women and men, they’re a major cause of vision loss. The good news is they’re treatable. Here’s how our team of skilled specialists can help you.
Jan 1st, 2022

7 Tips for First-Time Contact Lens Wearers

Ready for your first pair of contact lenses? Contacts provide many benefits, but if you’ve never worn them before, you might have questions. In this guide, we share seven tips for first-time contact lens wearers.
Dec 1st, 2021

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Your Eyes

Most people don’t associate a joint disease like rheumatoid arthritis with eye problems. But rheumatoid arthritis commonly causes eye conditions, and without early treatment, they can progress to cause vision loss.
Nov 1st, 2021

Why You Should Wear Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses

If you’re reading this blog on a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, blue light is streaming into your eyes. Blue light is present in digital screens and also in sunlight, and getting too much of it may damage your eyes. Here’s how to protect them.
Oct 4th, 2021

Reduce Your Risk for Macular Degeneration

If you learned you might lose your vision, you’d do anything to save it — and here’s your chance. If you have any of the controllable risk factors for macular degeneration, you can take steps now to preserve your sight.
Sep 1st, 2021

Understanding Eye Pressure

Increased eye pressure plays a major role in most types of glaucoma. The problem is, most people don’t know what eye pressure is — or how often they need to have it checked. This brief review will give you all the information you need to know.
Aug 5th, 2021

What Causes Flashers and Floaters?

You’re not just seeing things. Those spots and flashes of light dancing across your vision are a fairly common visual disturbance, and they have a name. But what’s causing them? Explore a few of the reasons behind flashers and floaters.
Jul 27th, 2021

Common Vision Problems Facing Seniors

You probably aren’t surprised to learn that your risk of vision problems increases as you get older. But most common vision problems facing seniors can be treated, slowing down progressive damage to your eye and protecting your vision.
Jun 9th, 2021

Choosing the Right Frames for Your Face

When you wear glasses, they become as much a part of your face as your eyes, nose, and mouth. And the perfect pair can play up your best features. Check out these practical tips for choosing the right frames for your face.
May 17th, 2021

Coping With Chronic Dry Eye

When you're coping with dry eyes, you can feel worn out and emotionally frustrated, wanting to cry for more reason than one. Chronic dry eyes aren't just uncomfortable; they can also cause damage. Learn more about dealing with chronic dry eyes.
Apr 13th, 2021

Should I Get Glasses or Contacts or Both?

Most of us choose eyewear based on fashion as well as usability. But are glasses better than contacts, or can you have both? See what a respected authority has to say about your options for glasses versus contacts.
Mar 8th, 2021

What to Do for Red Eyes

Whether you pulled an all-nighter studying, overindulged, or had yourself a good cry, you’ve probably experienced temporary eye redness at some point in your life. What else causes red eyes, when should you be concerned, and what can you do about it?
Feb 9th, 2021

Why Am I Seeing Spots?

Have you ever noticed a speck moving across your field of vision? What about flashing lights or streaks of lightning where there are none? If so, you’ve experienced floaters and flashes.
Jan 1st, 2021

How Macular Degeneration Develops

Since macular degeneration is the number one cause of central vision loss, it's important to know if you have it or are at risk of getting it. But how can you tell if it’s happening to you? Here are some signs.
Dec 4th, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About an Eye Exam

Just like your body needs an annual physical, your eyes need regular check-ups, too. Skipping either one can lead to serious health concerns that are easily avoided with a simple exam. Here’s what to expect from a routine eye test.
Nov 5th, 2020

Dealing With Chronic Dry Eye

Chronic dry eye can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, such as interacting with computer screens or reading. Find out what you can do to relieve your symptoms and restore moisture to burning and painful eyes.
Sep 1st, 2020

How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed?

Glaucoma can steal your vision before you even know you have a problem. By the time you notice symptoms, the damage has been done. Early diagnosis and treatment can save your eyesight. Here’s how.
Aug 12th, 2020

Cataract Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and Afterwards

If cataracts are clouding your vision, surgery is the only way to eliminate foggy vision and see clearly again. However, advancements in technology have made cataract surgery even better. Here’s what you can expect before, during, and after surgery.
Jul 28th, 2020

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Dec 23rd, 2020