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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...

We attended the Scleral Lens Conference (ICSC 2019)!

  Dr. Berliner was excited to attend the International Congress of Scleral Contacts (ICSC) 2019, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this year from July 25-26....

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...

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...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

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...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

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...

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...

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.

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?...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Orthokeratology – Learn more

Learn about the latest improvements in Orthokeratology contact lenses....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...