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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...

How Important is Nutrition for Healthy Eyes?

A Healthy Diet & Your Eyes Eating well with the right combination of foods and vitamins, and avoiding sugars are the first steps in treating any condition and getting yourself back in shape. However, dry eyes can creep up depending on a variety of factors, so taking an additional step...

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.

6 Habits That Cause Dry Eyes

Our Dry Eye Specialists Explain Causes of Dry Eyes Are you always rubbing your eyes or blinking constantly to spread more moisture across the surface? Dry eyes can be extremely irritating, even painful for some people. Inadequate lubrication may cause sore eyes, redness, an inability to wear contact lenses and...

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.

Exclusive Event: The Magic of Multifocal Contacts!

You and your friends are invited to our Magic of Multifocal Contacts Exclusive Event December 17th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm WE HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT STARTER PACKAGE $200 Receive a comprehensive eye exam, + vision + multifocal contact lens evaluation + a free contact lens fitting + one months supply of multifocal contacts. = (Retails for $525) ACTIVITIES & REFRESHMENTS There will be a try-on station to help fit you with multifocal contact lenses if you are interested. Refreshments will be served. DOOR RAFFLE The evening will include a drawing for a 6 month supply of multifocal contact lenses, valued up to $500. And you and a friend can receive 2 tickets each when you arrive. New Way to RSVP!! Click Here Now!! Event will only be held at our Huntington Station Practice. Which is inside Lenscrafters at the Walt Whitman Mall, 160 Walt Whitman Road. Hope to see you there!

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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...

How Do We See?

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

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Do Carrots Really Improve your Vision?

Are carrots really beneficial for your eyesight? While eye doctors affirm that the orange root vegetables are made up of significant quantities of a vitamin that has proven to be very good for your eyes, carrots can not substitute for suitable corrective eye care. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, or orange...

A Guide to Summer Eye Protection

Now that the summertime has arrived it’s time to make sure you guard your eyes from summertime hazards. Here are some tips to stay safe in the sun: Only wear sunglasses that block all UV rays. If your shades don’t guard against 100% of UV rays, they may be causing...

Don’t Wait – Schedule Your Eye Exam!

When we have eyes that are in good condition, it's easy to overlook the importance of taking preemptive steps namely, an eye examination. Nevertheless, early detection of any eye or vision problems is critical to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. This can easily be done with a yearly eye test....

Handling Some Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be taken care of at home. Follow this guide to routine eye injuries, to determine your next move following an eye...

Why Contacts Are a Great Option for Adolescents

No teen wants to be seen wearing something out of style, and for some adolescents, glasses can sometimes feel that way. Just the thought of ''four eyes'' can make a adolescent panic. In comparison with eyeglasses, kids and teens who opt for contact lenses report a significant improvement in their...

Getting Your Child’s Vision Set for the Classroom: Lake Grove Children’s Eye Exams

Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. Now's the time to make sure your kids' eyesight is healthy. Healthy vision is key to the thinking processes and accomplishments in the classroom. There are many activities that require optical skills, such as reading, writing and computer...

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Scheduled Your Next Eye Examination in Lake Grove, NY?

Many people aren't aware that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In reality, more than half of senior citizens have some degree of cataracts. What is a cataract? A cataract is when the ocular lens becomes clouded. The clouding prohibits the passage of light that...

Getting Sunscreen Out of Your Eyes

If you have ever witnessed an unfortunate encounter between sunscreen and eyes, you know firsthand just how excruciating it can be. 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 take hours before...

Cosmetics Tips for Contact Lens Wearers from your Lake Grove, NY Eye Doctor

If you wear contact lenses a few guidelines should be followed when applying cosmetics. Below are a few professional tips for ways to make sure your eyes stay lovely and safe. Purchasing Makeup First and foremost, we recommend that you use only cosmetics that are fragrance and oil free. Additionally,...

Be Aware of Household Eye Safety This Month

  In recognition of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your house eye safe particularly for kids. Don't wait until it's too late to guarantee your house is safe for your children's eyes. Generally, babies enter the world with an underdeveloped optical...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Treatment in Lake Grove, NY

  The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced that more than seven out of 10 of employed persons that work daily at a computer screen (around 143 million ) suffer the affects of computer vision syndrome or eye fatigue. Prolonged computer use can cause eye stress and effect typical vision development...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe: Special Effect Lenses Can Be Hazardous

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, dressing up. It's important to be aware of some hazards to your eyes that sometimes put a damper on the fun and games. A popular costume addition in recent years has been decorative contact lenses and this is alarming eye care...

Fall Eye Allergy Relief in Lake Grove, NY

  As the end of summer approaches, many people begin to suffer from ragweed allergy or hay fever. In addition to nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, ocular allergies are often a significant source of discomfort. Eyes can become itchy, swollen, and irritated and often burn or water. Vision...

Lake Grove, NY Eye Tests: What 20/20 Eyesight Really Means

  Ever ask what 20/20 vision truly means? The phrase 20/20 eyesight describes normal visual acuity or sharpness of vision. In other words someone with 20/20 visual acuity will be able to see an object clearly from 20 feet away which is considered the norm to see from that distance....

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Lake Grove, NY

To achieve adequate vision, the eyes and the brain must function in cooperation. In instances when this system breaks down, the result can be amblyopia or lazy eye. With most cases of lazy eye the eyes themselves are usually healthy but the condition is not correctable by just glasses. Left...

Diabetes and Eyesight

Did you know that diabetes is the chief causal factor of impaired sight in adults between age twenty and seventy-four? If not, you are not alone. Since 2008, over 4 million adults in North America afflicted with diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with blindness caused by diabetes. Of this group, 70,000...

Color Blindness: An Overview

Color blindness is a disorder affecting one's ability to see colors under typical lighting conditions or to discern colors as they are seen by normal individuals. Typically, the condition is genetic, but it can also be a result of old age or a number of diseases of the eye. The...

Fun and Safe Toys for the Holiday Season

The holidays are almost here and that means new toys for the kiddies. Well intentioned aunts and uncles love treating the young children with the latest toys for the holiday season. It is necessary that parents tell others about the guidelines about safe and age appropriate toys. Accidents with unsafe...

Tackling Presbyopia

Contact your Lake Grove, NY Optometrist to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults at some point see signs of presbyopia or an impaired ability to see things that are close, as they get older. With the growing worldwide population of older adults, more and more people are developing the...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since January has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we are here to emphasize the importance of recognizing the indications of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is a category of progressive ocular disorders that damage the optic nerve, which may be a precursor to loss of central...

Protecting Your Eyes Against The Winter Sun

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some parts of the country whipping winds and freezing rain, snow and sleet aren't far behind. You would never even conceive of leaving the house without a coat in overcast weather, but unfortunately, many people leave their sunglasses at home. Although the...

A Tearless Winter

Dry eye syndrome can be often worse during the winter due to the cold, dry air.

The Best Solution for Your Contact Lenses

A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb in August showed that a large number of people regularly use potentially harmful lubricants rather than lens solution to wet their lenses. Products such as baby oil, beer, coke, Vaseline, fruit juices, butter and others were all mentioned as alternatives used, by 20%...

The Aging Eye: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to increasing consciousness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of loss of vision in adults aged 65 and over? AMD is a condition that affects the...

Conjunctivitis: Types and Treatments

Pink eye, formally called conjunctivitis, is a common eye infection, particularly when it comes to kids. Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, a virus or sensitivities to pollen, chlorine in pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other chemicals, which come into contact with your eyes. Certain types of conjunctivitis may...

What is Astigmatism?

Around your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under normal circumstances, spherical. As light hits your eye from all angles, part of the job of your cornea is to focus that light, aiming it toward the retina, right in the back of your eye. But what does it...

Caring for Your Vision in the Workplace

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, an initiative by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The purpose of this initiative is to educate companies and their workers about the relevance of eye wellness, with safety tips on how to prevent vision-threatening eye mishaps. Each day, employees sustain job related eye injuries that...

How Vision Affects Driving

Safety behind the wheel As a matter of fact, staying safe on the road needs a combination of a number of different visual abilities including distance and near vision, side or peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, to name a few. Strong distance vision is crucial because it allows...

April is national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the springtime arrives, as well as often warmer weather, comes a rise in the prevalence of sports related eye injuries. Every year, far too many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could be prevented with suitable defense. Protecting your eyes while playing sports is particularly important...

A Look At Women’s Eye Health

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease among women is being diagnosed in growing numbers, especially in aging women. In fact, studies show that the majority of women over the age...

Recognizing When to Get Your Vision Checked

In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be the result of a number of factors such as changes in the body or abnormalities in the eye or visual system, eye diseases, side effects of medicine or injury. Many people also experience visual disturbances resulting from aging or...

Introducing Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have just put out an exciting product as part of their popular range- the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical has created an even better version of their highly regarded light adapting lens with the addition of...

Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your eyesight remains in top form. During this session, your eye care professional examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for...

Keeping Eyes Safe from UV Rays

It's a fact that basically everybody is exposed to UV rays. However, the risks related to many years of exposure to these harmful rays are rarely considered, to a point where many barely take enough action to protect their eyes, even if they're planning on being out in the sun...

Focusing on Cataracts

In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Have you been informed that cataracts are the most commonly occurring cause of loss of vision among adults aged 55 and older? More so, more than fifty percent of those who are 65 or older have at the very least,...

The Importance of Changing Your Contact Lenses

How often do you leave your disposable contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It goes without saying that things are in their best condition when they're fresh. Well, the same rule applies to your contact lenses. It's not a good idea to leave...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Have you ever experienced inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, some types of skin conditions, like acne, or dry eye symptoms. Often, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, the sensation of a foreign body in the eye,...

A Fresh Look At Colored Contacts

This summer, how about trying a new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a large palette of colored contact lenses, allowing you to slightly boost or totally change the color of your eyes. This collection of lenses includes so many choices, that you'll be...

20/20 Vision: The Facts

It's safe to assume that you've stumbled upon the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. Yet, what do these terms actually mean? Really understanding what they imply will give you insight into how your optometrist determines the state of your vision during an eye exam. The term 20/20 vision is...

Focusing on Convergence Insufficiency

All too frequently, we meet really bright children who love camp and extracurricular activities, but just don't have an easy time at school. It's important to be aware that the child may have a hidden but very real condition, which creates an obstacle in the way of learning, known as...

Read our Patient Reviews

I was in the same shopping center as Lenscrafter and decided to stop in because my 11 year old mentioned last week that he was having trouble seeing the board in school even though he already wears glasses. When we went in we were directed over to the doctor's office,...

Back To School With Good Vision

It's hard to believe it's already August, right? Kids throughout the country are getting ready for the beginning of the school year, equipped with school bags, textbooks and a whole lot of enthusiasm. And actually, this is the perfect opportunity to take your child to an eye exam, if you...

Keeping Toys Safe for Eyes

It's of paramount importance for parents to know how to choose toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Children are born with a partially developed visual system which forms throughout their early years with the correct sort of stimulation. Few things stimulate a child's visual development...

What is Presbyopia?

Did you ever wonder why it gets more difficult to see small print as you get older? As time passes, the lens of your eye becomes less flexible, making it harder to focus on close objects. This is known as presbyopia. And it's universal. To prevent having to strain their...

Turn Out the Lights: How Does Night Vision Work?

Picture this: there's a power outage and you've got to locate a flashlight or the fuse box. It takes a couple of minutes for your vision to return. We call this ''dark adaptation'' and it helps our eyes see in low light settings. A person with a healthy set of...

A Closer Look at Eye Patches

Amblyopia, also referred to as lazy eye, is commonly seen in many of our younger patients. Amblyopia comes about when the brain turns off or suppresses sight in one eye. This might occur if your child struggles to see properly through one eye because of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Usually,...

What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

Ladies and gentlemen with eye exams scheduled for the near future, can we have your attention please? If you want to guarantee that your exam is beneficial and worthwhile, there are a number of facts we will need from you. Because eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions,...

Progressive and Multifocal Lenses

Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that often begins to affect people over the age of 40. It's comforting to know that developing presbyopia when you already wear glasses for distance vision doesn't mean you now need multiple pairs of specs. This is because of multifocal lenses, which correct...

Are Smartphones Eye-Safe?

Do you ever wonder about the effect your mobile device might be having on your sight? Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are super useful when we're on the move. However as these devices sport little screens, a lot of people tend to hold their smartphones a lot closer to...

How Retinoscopy Works

During an eye examination, you may have had a doctor instruct you to look ahead while shining a beam of light into your eye. But why? Firstly, this test is a retinoscopy examination, and if you struggle with accurate vision, this is a basic way the eye doctor might assess...

Are you Aware of the Risks of Diabetes to your Eyes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that results in elevated blood sugar levels either due to insufficient insulin production or because the body's mechanism to utilize insulin is disrupted. There are a number of ways that diabetes, particularly when it is not controlled by medication, diet or exercise, can damage your...

Are you at risk for Diabetic Eye Disease?

These days, diabetes is all too common. So many people don't know just how much it can affect sufferers. For example, diabetes increases the likelihood of ending up with quite a few eye-related diseases. These conditions include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, plus a number of other conditions that, even...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

Everything Parents Need to Know About Children’s Protective Eyewear

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits annually. This is one eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that 90% of the damage would have been easily avoided by using proper eye protection. More often than not injuries occur when playing recreational activities or...

Don’t Lose Your FSA Credit!

As the year's end comes near, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If you haven't heard of the term you probably don't have an FSA (or flex spending account) but you should confirm your insurance plan to make sure. If you contribute to an FSA through your...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...

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...

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...

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Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, that's correct. Sunglasses are not only an important accessory in the summer. While many of us are informed of the damage the sun presents to our eyes in the summer, we don't all realize that we need to take precautions in the winter as well. In reality, those ultraviolet...

This Month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To create awareness about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading source of permanent vision loss, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Since glaucoma is...

This Month is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to increasing awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading source of blindness for individuals age 65 and over. Macular degeneration often leads to low vision, a term optometrists use to describe substantial visual impairment that cannot be corrected...

Valentine’s Day Special!

We have a Valentine's Day special for "liking" our page on Facebook.  (And if you're already a fan, just refer a friend and both of you will be eligible for a Rose!)  ...

Winter Dry Eye Syndrome… No Need to Suffer

Although it is common to refer to winter as the wet time of year due to the rain and snow, the atmosphere is actually more dry during the colder months, which often causes your eyes to be more sensitive. Our eye care staff is available to help you find the...

Purchasing Eyeglasses On the Internet…A Good Idea? Maybe Not

In today's world, where more and more consumers are accustomed to shopping for anything and everything online, eyeglasses are one product that needs to be cautiously considered before you click that purchase button. Here's why. Although Internet optical dealers often offer reduced rates, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an...

Don’t Let Eye Allergies Get You Down

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For many of us, spring time is pollen season, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Spring eye allergies are often a result...

All You Wanted to Know About Rigid Contact Lenses

  While you may be most familiar with soft contact lenses, another less familiar kind of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, hard lenses are a more modern technology than soft contacts, and they are longer-lasting, offer greater vision quality,...

Contact Lens Care

  Contact lens wearers need to be careful to care for their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in blindness. Children and adults that are not responsible enough to take care of their contact lenses probably...

UV Awareness Month – Save Your Vision

  Thanks to campaigns to inform the public of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer), most know about the importance of using sunscreen and using other protective measures when spending time in the sun. But did you know that UV and other...