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Active Lifestyles and LASIK

LASIK vision correction, considered the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S., has helped more than 20 million Americans see clearly since it was first performed in the U.S. over two decades ago. The procedure…

Infections Caused by Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are worn by millions of people each and every day. These medical devices are safe when they are worn properly. Improper care of contact lenses leads to an increased risk of eye infections….

Is Your Teenager Ready For Contact Lenses?

“Mom, I want contact lenses.” If you haven’t already heard this, chances are you will eventually as your glasses-wearing child ages. While they are quite common, there are some important considerations to make before allowing…

What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

Perfect vision is truly in the eyes of the beholder. What one considers excellent, another may consider ok. Last week we posted a link that generated a lot of interest. It addressed the question, “What…

Cataracts – What You Need to Know

Developing cataracts is inevitable for most people. What starts out as slightly blurry vision slowly progresses into a serious issue that involves yellowing, blurry, foggy vision. Some people do not notice the symptoms until cataracts…

Preventing Eye Injuries in Children

With autumn’s approach and the commencement of the new school year, children are resuming their favorite sports activities. Just as it is important for them to wear the right shoes, padding and other protective gear…

Eye Exams & Why They Shouldn’t Be Avoided

Eye exams are an important component to maintaining one’s health. With the end of the year quickly approaching, it is important to have an annual eye exam before vision benefits for 2016 expire. However, insurance isn’t…

5 Tips to Keep Your Visual Organs Safe

Did you know that everyday approximately 2,000 people sustain eye injuries in the workplace that need medical treatment or that every year, 11,000 children sustain eye injuries from toys and playgrounds? Your eye, one of…

Common Reasons for Blurred Vision

Blurry vision may not seem like something to be concerned about. Most of us have experienced it to some degree during our lives. For example, when we are tired, our eyes are less clear. Vision…

Optometry News: Home Eye Safety Awareness Month

October is home eye safety awareness month. Each year, 2.5 million people suffer an eye injury. Additionally, 50,000 people lose their sight as the result of an eye injury. Eye injuries are also very costly….

Dry Eye Syndrome FAQ’s

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. The symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. Here are some frequently asked questions about dry eye syndrome. What is Dry Eye Syndrome?…

Smoking’s Hidden Eye Dangers

We all know that smoking is dangerous to our health. We hear about the problems that smoking can cause such as lung cancer and emphysema. Did you know that smoking can actually cause problems to…

How Eye Exams Can Save Your Life

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. They are also the windows to your health. The eyes provide glimpses into what is going on inside the body often before symptoms of disease…

What Your Eye Color Says About Your Health

We’ve all heard the age-old saying, “Eyes are the window to the soul.” If they can tell us so much about one person, they can surely tell us about their overall health, right? According to new…

What Are Crossed Eyes & How are They Caused?

Crossed eyes, also known as strabismus, refers to a medical condition that causes both eyes to not look at the same place at the same time. Strabismus is usually caused by advanced farsightedness or poor…