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Eye Health Awareness

  • Our Top Tips For Winter Eye Safety

    Because it’s so much colder outside in winter, our instinct might be to assume that we’re safe from damage from the sun. Unfortunately, this is not the case. We are just as vulnerable to harmful UV rays in winter as we are in summer. Our skin might be mostly bundled up from the cold, keeping […]

    Continue Reading December 11, 2018

  • Saving Your Sight With Eye Exams

    It’s no secret that as we age, our eyesight suffers. Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do to preserve our vision. A few of the most common age-related vision problems are diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. What’s crucial with many of these conditions is early detection and prevention, and eye tests play […]

    Continue Reading November 27, 2018

  • Sleep And Eye Health

    When we don’t get a good night’s sleep, we can really feel it in the morning. That grogginess, difficulty concentrating, and slowed reaction time — we all know the feeling. Lack of sleep, especially when it happens on a regular basis, can have many negative effects on our health, both short-term and long-term, including a […]

    Continue Reading November 12, 2018

  • Costume Contact Lens Dos And Don’ts

    A pair of colored contact lenses can be the perfect final touch to a great Halloween costume. Our eyes are often the first things people notice about us, so they can play a huge role when we dress up as someone (or something) else. Costume contact lenses could make you a much more convincing zombie […]

    Continue Reading October 31, 2018

  • The Wide Spectrum Of Visual Impairment

    Most of the time, when we hear the word “blind,” we think that means total blindness, but it’s not always that simple. There is a wide range of visual impairment beyond what glasses can correct, and it’s important for sighted people to understand what that range is so that we will be better equipped to […]

    Continue Reading October 22, 2018

  • 3D Movies And Our Eyes

    Have you ever wondered how 3D movies work? Well the answer is different depending on what era of film you’re looking at, but the basic idea is to attempt to trick the eyes into thinking they’re not actually looking at a flat image, and it doesn’t work on everyone! A Brief History of 3D Film […]

    Continue Reading October 9, 2018

  • Is Makeup Bad For Our Eyes?

    People have been using makeup to enhance their unique, natural features for thousands of years. Over the millennia, the priority with these beauty products hasn’t always been health, which might have something to do with the disturbing amount of lead-based powders in the history of makeup. You don’t have to worry about lead in your eyeshadow these […]

    Continue Reading October 4, 2018

  • When To Schedule An Eye Exam

    How long has it been since your last eye exam? A year? Two? Longer? How often should we be scheduling our eye exams, and what are some good reasons to come in between regular appointments? If you aren’t sure, then you’ve come to the right place, because we’re here to discuss the reasons to schedule […]

    Continue Reading September 27, 2018

  • Don’t Let Digital Eye Strain Get You Down!

    The more we rely on digital screens for our jobs and our entertainment, the more strain we put on our eyes. All this screen time has resulted in over 60 percent of adult Americans reporting symptoms of digital eye strain, such as eye fatigue, headaches, neck or shoulder pain, eye irritation, itching or burning sensations in the […]

    Continue Reading September 12, 2018

  • The Best Foods for Eye Health

    Have you heard that eating carrots will give you great night vision? That’s actually a leftover idea from World War II propaganda. The British didn’t want enemy soldiers to learn about their new radar technology, so they claimed their airmen got their night vision by eating carrots! Whether or not the Germans fell for it, the […]

    Continue Reading August 30, 2018