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Work At A Computer All Day? Here's How to Take Care Of Your Eyes

Work At A Computer All Day? Here's How to Take Care Of Your Eyes

If your work involves heavy computer use, you may notice eye trouble. You’re not alone—at least 50 percent of those who work in front of a computer report eye issues, but the number may be closer to 90 percent.  If you’re having trouble with your eyes, check your screen use. If your symptoms don’t go away, or if you need more information, contact our office to make an appointment.

Don’t Let Smoke Get In Your Eyes! Why Should You Quit?

Don’t Let Smoke Get In Your Eyes! Why Should You Quit?

The American Optometric Association urges individuals to not only quit smoking but also to have the eyes examined regularly as early detection of disease decreases the likelihood of complications in the future. Read more on how smoking can affect your eyes.

How People With Bad Eyesight See The World Illustrated In 29 Oil Paintings

How People With Bad Eyesight See The World Illustrated In 29 Oil Paintings

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.

Quitting Can Make You a Winner? How Does Smoking Affect My Eyes?

Quitting Can Make You a Winner? How Does Smoking Affect My Eyes?

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!

Preventing Halloween Eye Injuries in Los Angeles

Preventing Halloween Eye Injuries in Los Angeles

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!

Video Gaming with Contact Lenses?

Video Gaming with Contact Lenses?

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!

Medical vs Vision Insurance? What's the Difference?

Medical vs Vision Insurance? What's the Difference?

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.

School-Aged Vision & Learning Related Vision Problems

School-Aged Vision & Learning Related Vision Problems

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.

September is Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month

September is Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month

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.

Why Do Glasses Have a Prop 65 Warning in California?

Why Do Glasses Have a Prop 65 Warning in California?

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.

How Can Contacts Protect Your Eyes from UV Radiation?

How Can Contacts Protect Your Eyes from UV Radiation?

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.

How Bad Is It to Lick Your Contact, Then Put It Back In?

How Bad Is It to Lick Your Contact, Then Put It Back In?

Spit and contact solution aren’t the same. Read this to find out the dangers of dirty contact lenses. Learn more about this gross and dangerous habit that you or a friend may have!

What Caused This Eerie White Ring in a Woman's Eye?

What Caused This Eerie White Ring in a Woman's Eye?

An unusual white ring in the front of a woman's eyeball was the result of a rare condition. An eye exam revealed inflammation and "crystalline deposits" in part of her cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eyeball, according to the report. Learn more by reading here.

How Does Laser Eye Surgery Work?

How Does Laser Eye Surgery Work?

Discover more about LASIK and other surgical corrections for myopia and astigmatism. The procedure usually takes about 4 minutes per eye and involves minimal discomfort for most patients. Most patients heal within 4-6 hours and are able to return to work the next day. Discover if you are eligible for Laser Eye surgery at your next eye exam.

A Retinal Photo is Worth a Thousand Words

A Retinal Photo is Worth a Thousand Words

The painless procedure assists the doctor in the early detection of many disorders including glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and many more vision threatening conditions. Learn more here on how you can benefit from retinal photography at your next eye exam.