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  • Glasses Lenses Through the Centuries

    The earliest example of someone using a tool to assist with vision (that we know of) is Roman philosopher Seneca. He used a glass globe of water to magnify text when he was reading. Around the same time (60 AD), Emperor Nero was using an emerald to see gladiator fights better. Glasses have obviously come […]

    Continue Reading November 11, 2019

  • Recognize the Signs of Retinal Detachment

    Our eyes are amazing, complex organs, but there are a lot of ways for things to go wrong. One that we want to educate our patients on today is retinal detachment. This is a serious, sight-threatening condition that affects 1 in every 300 people at some point in their lives, but it can be treated […]

    Continue Reading November 7, 2019

  • The Connection Between Vision and Sleep

    Sometimes it’s hard to get a full night’s sleep, but when we don’t, we definitely feel it. In fact, studies even show that not getting enough sleep has many of the same effects on the mind and body as alcohol. There’s an interesting relationship between our quality and quantity of sleep and our eyes. We can […]

    Continue Reading October 30, 2019

  • The Different Degrees of Visual Impairment

    Some vision problems are so extreme that simple glasses or contacts aren’t enough to completely fix them. These sorts of serious vision problems fall under the umbrella of visual impairment, and those of us with functional eyesight should be aware of these problems so that we can be ready to help (and help the right […]

    Continue Reading October 22, 2019

  • A Word of Caution on Costume Contacts

    Halloween is our favorite spooky time of year, but we need to talk about the potential dangers of costume contact lenses. The right pair of colored lenses will make a great final touch to an amazing Halloween costume, but not all contact lenses are created equal, and we want to make sure our patients know […]

    Continue Reading October 9, 2019

  • Good Home Eye Safety Practices

    Nearly half of all eye injuries each year occur in the same place: the home. That’s over a million eye injuries per year happening in the place where we should be safer than anywhere else! Fortunately, 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable, and there’s a lot we can do to minimize the risk of home eye […]

    Continue Reading October 5, 2019

  • Makeup and Eye Safety

    Cosmetics have come a long way from the toxic powders used in the Renaissance and Victorian eras. We’re very happy that modern makeup is free of ingredients like lead, arsenic, and mercury. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s all perfectly safe to have around the eyes. The old saying might be “beauty is pain,” but as eye […]

    Continue Reading September 27, 2019

  • Is It Time For An Eye Exam?

    When was the last time you came in for an eye exam? If you don’t need a new glasses prescription, it might not seem necessary to schedule another eye exam, but eyes are very complicated organs with a lot of ways for things to go wrong. That’s why it’s important to make sure they’re working […]

    Continue Reading September 22, 2019

  • Protecting Your Eyesight Over The Years

    As we get older, our bodies don’t function as well as they used to, and that includes our eyes. However, there’s a lot we can do to keep our eyes healthy, which is why we’d like to take a look at a few of the most common age-related vision and eye problems and what can […]

    Continue Reading September 14, 2019

  • Finding The Best Eye Gear For Your Sport

    With the new school year under way, a lot of student athletes are getting back into their sports. Participating in a sport is thrilling and challenging, but it’s also potentially dangerous. Over 30,000 Americans are treated for sports-related eye injuries in a single year. Fortunately, as many as 90 percent of those eye injuries are preventable, […]

    Continue Reading September 9, 2019