An eye exam is much more than simple a glasses or contact lens prescription. Some of the many things that your eye doctor could detect in your exam include:
Color Vision Changes
High Blood Pressure
If you or a loved one has not received an exam within the last year, we urge you to schedule an appointment to see your eye care provider.
Have you ever wondered how people with specific eye errors see the world? Philip Barlow, a Cape Town-based artist, has created a series of paintings that vividly shows the struggle of those who have myopia or nearsightedness, the most common refractive error of the eye.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. In the United States, approximately 120,000 are blind from glaucoma, accounting for 9% to 12% of all cases of blindness. Learn about some ways you can help raise awareness.
Smoking is the single most controllable risk factor that contributes to the development of macular degeneration. Every cigarette that is smoked causes damage to one’s vision. Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Learn more here!
Never buy colored contact lenses from a retailer that does not ask for a prescription. There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" contact lens. Lenses that are not properly fitted may scratch the eye or cause blood vessels to grow into the cornea. Learn more how some retailers are selling illegal contact lenses! Learn more here!
Those long gaming session may be taking a much greater toll on your eyes than you know. Problems may arise from wearing contact lenses while looking at a screen for long hours during your gaming sessions. Read more about what you can do!
Let’s face it, insurance can be confusing. This is particularly true when an individual has both medical and vision coverage. Understanding your insurance PRIOR to any service can help you avoid confusion and frustration. Learn more about each type of insurance right here.
It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. If any of these visual skills are lacking or not functioning properly, a child will have to work harder. This can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems. Parents and teachers need to be alert for these symptoms that may indicate a child has a vision problem.
Shin guards for soccer. Shoulder pads for football. Batting helmets for baseball and softball. Almost every sport has its own unique protective gear. But most participants in sports forget to protect one of the most important parts of the body: the eyes.
BpA as many of you know, is found almost everywhere – food containers, compact discs and DVDs, bicycle helmets and electronic equipment. At your optometrist’s office, it’s found in trace amounts in some plastic eyeglass frames and in polycarbonate, a very common lens used in eyeglasses. With only trace amounts of BpA detected in a polycarbonate lens and plastic eye wear frame, how much exposure are you really getting? Read more about what your lenses are made from.
You probably know about the damage the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation can do to your skin. But do you know about the damage UV radiation does to the eye? Some contact lenses offer additional protection from UV. Discover the hidden benefits of wearing contact lenses here.