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6 Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses Every Day

6 Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses Every Day

Sunglasses are an essential part of summer! You’ve probably been wearing them since you were a kid when mom or dad would remind you to put them on before going outside to play. Then, as a teenager they became a cool accessory. And as an adult, you may wonder:...

10 Fun Facts About Sunglasses

10 Fun Facts About Sunglasses

July is UV Safety Month. In our optometry practice, eye safety is always top-of-mind. Did you know that the sun’s harmful rays can damage your eyes if you don’t protect them? You slather on the sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn before you go...

5 Benefits of Cataract Removal

5 Benefits of Cataract Removal

As we age, our cells and tissues start to break down in predictable ways. Some of these familiar age-related ailments include arthritis of the joints, osteoporosis of the bones, and atherosclerosis of the arteries. Changes that occur in the eye as we get older cause...

5 Signs of Cataract Formation

5 Signs of Cataract Formation

If you live long enough, there’s a good chance you’ll get cataracts. Your risk for developing cataracts increases as you age, beginning around age 40. By age 65, more than 90% of the population will have at least one cataract, though it may or may not be...

How To Choose the Best Sunglasses for You

How To Choose the Best Sunglasses for You

If you don’t yet wear your sunglasses daily, today’s the day to start! Overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays over time causes eye and vision damage that can result in diseases with the potential to steal your sight. It’s a...

Top 5 Reasons To Wear High-Quality Sunglasses

Top 5 Reasons To Wear High-Quality Sunglasses

May is Healthy Vision Month, a time when we focus on steps we can take today to keep our vision healthy for a lifetime. Sunglasses are an essential tool in your long-term eye health toolkit, and we recommend that you wear them every time you go outside, in every...

6 Options for Treating Allergy Eyes

6 Options for Treating Allergy Eyes

In our previous post, we explored the symptoms of seasonal allergies that affect the eyes—what we call allergic conjunctivitis. These include itchy, watery, swollen red and irritated eyes. If you’ve had them, you know how annoying and uncomfortable the...

Are Your Eyes Suffering From Seasonal Allergies?

Are Your Eyes Suffering From Seasonal Allergies?

Ah, Spring! The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the trees are “leafing out” all over. After a long winter, the arrival of Spring is a welcome one. In fact, some of us get so excited by the warmer Spring weather that we completely forget that...

10 Safety Tips For Eye Makeup

10 Safety Tips For Eye Makeup

If you’ve found yourself wearing more eye makeup in the past 12 months, you’re not alone. According to Fortune magazine, interest in and sales of eye makeup products have surged since March 2020. So-called “above-the-mask” beauty has become a...

How To Protect Against Blue Light and Digital Eye Fatigue

How To Protect Against Blue Light and Digital Eye Fatigue

March is Save Your Vision Month, so we thought we’d address a common challenge we see in our offices: Digital eye strain, resulting from spending excess time staring at digital screens that emit blue light. You’ve likely heard about blue light and its...

February Is Low Vision Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

February Is Low Vision Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

The National Eye Institute designates the month of February as Low Vision Awareness Month in order to increase awareness about this visual impairment condition. It’s estimated that more than 3 million Americans age 40 and older are experiencing low vision, which...

Who Is At Risk For Glaucoma?

Who Is At Risk For Glaucoma?

The National Eye institute designates January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Did you know that more than 3 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with this sight-stealing disease? In our previous post, we addressed the top five questions people...

Top 5 Questions About Glaucoma

Top 5 Questions About Glaucoma

Many of us breathed a sigh of relief when the year 2020 with its many challenges came to an end. But the New Year brings a critical reminder: January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. It’s an important time to educate yourself, family and loved ones about...

A Thank-You To Patients and Friends

A Thank-You To Patients and Friends

We wish you a safe and healthy holiday season! We realize that many of you — just like many of us — are ending this unprecedented year much differently than we have ever done in the past: By spending the holidays at home, canceling travel plans, avoiding...

5 Ways to Reduce or Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease

5 Ways to Reduce or Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease

November is American Diabetes Month. It’s estimated that more than 30 million adults over age 18 currently have diabetes, with another 84 million showing signs of prediabetes. For those over age 65, one in four have diabetes and its associated complications. Did...