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Are All Contact Lens Solutions The Same? Brand vs Generic? Short answer. No.

Are All Contact Lens Solutions The Same? Brand vs Generic? Short answer. No.

As the materials and technology of contact lenses are being updated and revamped, it requires certain ingredients in the contact lens solutions that help maintain the contact lens’ key features.  Generics which contain older ingredients may not help promote the contact lens’ newer technology.  See how your solution stacks up.

Can Playing Video Games Hurt My Child's Eyes? You May Be Very Surprised

Can Playing Video Games Hurt My Child's Eyes? You May Be Very Surprised

With the rise in popularity of video games and E-Sports, parents have always wondered what the potential side effects include after spending many hours in front of the television. This article will help dispel some of the most popular myths.

7 Dangerous Mistakes You’re Making With Your Contact Lens Case

7 Dangerous Mistakes You’re Making With Your Contact Lens Case

Quit these habits for the sake of your eyes. To help you avoid major problems down the road, here are contact lens case mistakes you might not even realize you’re making that could compromise your eye health.

Eye Doctors Share 7 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do With Contact Lenses

Eye Doctors Share 7 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do With Contact Lenses

Even with the best contact lens hygiene in the world, you might still deal with eye issues that warrant a trip to the doctor. If you experience a ton of dryness, redness, pain, discharge, blurry vision, or anything else that makes your vision worse instead of better, we suggest you stop wearing your contacts and call your eye doctor right away. Read more.

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.