Maintaining Healthy Vision as We Age

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A lot changes as we get older, including our eyesight. As we age, we should be vigilant in watching for signs of age-related vision loss, because early diagnosis is critical in preventing many sight-threatening conditions from progressing. We want our patients to be as informed as possible so that they can minimize their risks. We […]

Strange and Fascinating Animal Eyes

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Just because we work with human eyesight, it doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate some of the unique eyes in nature. Depending on how they hunt (or avoid being hunted), where they live, and even how big they are, animals have a wide array of vision adaptations that human eyes don’t have. Let’s take a look […]

Smart Contact Lenses?

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It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of a smart contact lens seemed like the stuff of science fiction, but it’s pretty close to becoming science fact. What exactly are smart contact lenses, and what would they be for? Let’s take a look at a few of the different possibilities we could be seeing […]

Why Kids Need Eye Exams

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What comes to mind when you think of a school nurse’s office? We’re guessing your list probably includes vinyl recovery beds, jars full of wooden tongue depressors, and the big E eye chart. For over a century and a half, that big E chart (officially called the Snellen chart) has been an excellent diagnostic tool […]

Hey Kids, Your Glasses Are Awesome!

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Kids often struggle to adjust to having to wear glasses. They’re already used to not being able to see clearly; the strange feeling of the glasses on their nose and ears and possibly teasing from their peers might not seem like a great trade for clear vision. What is a parent to do? Good eyesight […]

Glasses, Contacts, and Makeup

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Using makeup to enhance your style or look your best can get a little trickier when glasses or contacts are in the equation. For glasses wearers, your makeup approach might have to adjust depending on what kind of frames you have and whether your prescription makes your eyes look bigger or smaller than normal. Contacts […]

Cataract Treatment Then and Now

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In the US alone, cataracts affect over 20 million adults 40 and older and half of all seniors age 80 and up. Over time, the lenses in our eyes can become clouded by clumps of protein, resulting in worsening symptoms like reduced night vision, light sensitivity, glare, halo effects around lights, dim or cloudy vision, […]

The Importance of Fireworks Eye Safety

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We all love celebrating Independence Day with some good food, friends and family, and a dazzling display of fireworks. However, it’s easy to forget that fireworks are explosives. Injuries from fireworks are so common that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes yearly reports on the matter. According to the 2018 report, 9,100 fireworks-related injuries […]

Eyebrows and Eyelashes

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Our eyebrows and eyelashes aren’t just there for decoration. They’re not even just there for helping us make different facial expressions or to make our eyes stand out. They’re actually the first line of defense our eyes have against airborne contaminants and other hazards. How Eyelashes Protect Our Eyes It might seem weird to think […]

Tips for Choosing New Frames

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When we pick out new glasses, we want frames that will help us look our best. Glasses are a huge part of a person’s look — why do you think nobody recognizes Superman behind the Clark Kent glasses? Because of the difference glasses make to our appearance, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the […]