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  • What Does Being Colorblind Mean?

    Just because someone is colorblind, it doesn’t mean they see the world like a black-and-white movie. That type of color blindness does exist and is called monochromacy, but it is by far the rarest form of color blindness. There are different ways it can happen, just like there are different ways the more common types […]

    Continue Reading February 12, 2020

  • What Causes Heterochromia?

    Eye color is one of the first traits we notice when we meet someone new. If you’ve ever met someone with two different eye colors, then you’ve seen what heterochromia looks like. Only three out of every five hundred people have it, though, so it’s not that common (but you might have seen an odd-eyed […]

    Continue Reading February 6, 2020

  • Blue Light and Our Eyes

    What is your routine as you get ready for bed? Most of our nightly routines include items like brushing teeth, taking out contact lenses, and washing our faces, but how many of us also make sure to check our smartphones for any last updates before we go to sleep? This probably isn’t the best way […]

    Continue Reading January 28, 2020

  • Which Contact Lenses Are Right for You?

    There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a new pair of glasses, but what about new contacts? There may not be quite as much variety because you don’t have to think about frame shape and color, but there are still several different types of contact lenses to choose from. Let’s take a […]

    Continue Reading January 23, 2020

  • All About Glaucoma

    Our eyes are incredible, complicated organs. Many different components need to work together for us to be able to see. This means that when one of those components breaks down, it can cause big problems for eyesight. A component you might not think of is the pressure of the fluid inside the eye. Glaucoma is […]

    Continue Reading January 13, 2020

  • Follow These Tips to Protect Your Eyesight

    Protecting our eyesight is one of the most basic things we can do to maintain a good quality of life. One in six adults deals with a sight-threatening eye problem, and many more than that will experience increasing vision loss with age. Leading causes of blindness and low vision are age-related diseases such as cataracts, […]

    Continue Reading January 6, 2020

  • Winter Is Here! Are Your Eyes Protected?

    When we think of sunburns, most of us probably imagine sandy beaches and summer heat, but we can get sunburned in any season, including winter. In fact, winter can be even more dangerous in some ways. Just because most of our skin is bundled up from the cold, that doesn’t mean our eyes are safe, […]

    Continue Reading December 10, 2019

  • Encouraging Healthy Vision Development

    Did you know that babies have to learn how to see, just as much as they have to learn how to walk and talk? That’s right, learning how to use their eyes and understand what they’re seeing is a process. There’s a lot we can do as parents to help them develop essential visual skills […]

    Continue Reading December 4, 2019

  • Smoking Versus Healthy Vision

    The most common health effects that come to mind when we think of smoking are lung cancer and bad teeth, but it doesn’t stop there. Smoking is harmful to every system in the body, and it’s also harmful to our vision. A smoking habit can do more damage to our eyesight than disease can, in […]

    Continue Reading December 4, 2019

  • Questions Our Patients Often Ask Us

    Many of our patients come to us with the same questions without realizing it. These are some of the questions we hear most often, and we’re sure that more people haven’t spoken up but don’t know the answers either. 1. “How often do I need to visit the optometrist?” Every patient is unique, but in […]

    Continue Reading December 4, 2019