Education

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!

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.

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.