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Three Ways to Protect Your Eyes

We often take the things in our lives for granted, until something goes wrong with one of them. Needless to say, our eyes are especially important to us, so it’s essential to pause now and then to consider what we’re doing, or not doing, to keep them healthy. Here are three ways to protect your eyes. Shield Them Too much  Read More →

Read This Before You Buy Halloween Contact Lenses

If you want your eyes to look like those of a vampire or some other spooky character this All Hallows’ Eve, special contact lenses can do that for you but you should read this before you buy Halloween contact lenses. Get Them from an Optician In order to buy Halloween contact lenses, you need a prescription from a qualified eye  Read More →

Causes of Watery Eyes and What You Can Do About It

Watery eyes are not usually something you need to be concerned about but it can be annoying when you feel that you are constantly dabbing your eyes with a tissue. Tears are essential for the nourishment and lubrication the human eye. Whenever you blink, you’re washing your eyes with tears produced by the lacrimal glands in your upper eyelids. These  Read More →

Causes and Treatments of Double Vision

Normally, each of your eyes sees a slightly different view of the same object and an intricate system of muscles, nerves and the brain puts these two images together to create one 3D image. When this visual processing system isn’t working correctly or when the eyes point or focus improperly, you may find yourself seeing two of each object. This  Read More →

Your Eyes Give an Indication of Your Overall Health

Did you know that your eyes give an indication of your overall health? Your eyes are connected to many other systems in the human body, making routine eye exams an important part of preventative healthcare, no matter what your age or physical health. Besides testing your vision, a comprehensive eye exam also gives your optometrist a close-up look at the  Read More →

Your Child’s Success Depends on Having Good Vision

We all define success differently. However you define it, learning is a big part of your child’s life and success depends on having good vision. Regular eye exams for children are critical, both for identifying issues and for the treatment of existing conditions. Your child’s eyes need to be checked by an optometrist every year through their 18th birthday. Eye  Read More →

What to Expect During a Routine Eye Exam

When you go for a routine eye exam, your eye doctor will use a variety of tests to examine your eyes and evaluate their overall health. Eye exams should be done as often as your eye care professional recommends. Here’s what to expect during a routine eye exam. Slit Lamp Exam To examine the structures of your eyes, your eye  Read More →

Vision Problems in Children that May Benefit from Vision Therapy

If your child is having problems with his/her eyesight that involves more than refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, they may benefit from vision therapy. Left untreated, non-refractive vision problems can cause eyestrain, fatigue, headaches and learning problems. Let’s look at what these vision problems are and how vision therapy can help. Non-Refractive Vision Problems Non-refractive vision problems in  Read More →

Low Vision Most Often Associated with the Elderly

Most people can continue to manage well when vision changes are small but, as changes in vision become greater, people experience more and more difficulty continuing normal everyday activities, even with glasses or contacts. Low vision is most often associated with the elderly. Low vision describes a significant visual impairment that can’t be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication  Read More →

The Differences between Bifocal, Trifocal and Progressive Lenses

Almost all of us will develop presbyopia at some point in our lives because it’s the natural result of aging, usually starting around middle age and progressing at a constant rate after onset. Presbyopia refers to a condition where the eye loses its ability to focus on objects close up. Most people begin to experience blurred vision when reading or  Read More →

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