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Eye Health

  • The Eyes-Headaches Connection

    Uncorrected vision problems can lead to symptoms you might not expect, like frequent headaches. If you deal with a lot of headaches, scheduling an eye exam would be well worth your time, even if only to rule a vision problem out as a cause. Headaches aren’t always tied to vision and every vision problem doesn’t […]

    Continue Reading May 25, 2022

  • What Sunglasses Do for Your Eyes

    Summer is almost here, and that means longer days with more sunlight! We tend to spend more time outdoors in the warm summer months, which exposes our eyes to more sunlight and the harmful UV rays that come with it. Sunglasses that block UV rays are great for protecting our eyes in all seasons, but […]

    Continue Reading May 16, 2022

  • Eating for Healthy Vision

    An explosion of food-related research shows a strong connection between food and health. Growing evidence supports the idea that vitamins and minerals in various foods fuel your body and protect vision for the long haul. Vitamins A, C, and E form a fitting acronym (ACE) when it comes to vision. A major federal study showed that […]

    Continue Reading February 25, 2022

  • Do your eyes dilate when you are attracted to someone?

    When you think about your eyes dilating, you might recall what takes place during an eye exam. Your eye doctor may dilate your eyes, or make your pupils wider, to take a closer look at the blood vessels in the back of your eye to better understand your overall health. However, our eyes naturally dilate every day to adjust […]

    Continue Reading February 10, 2022

  • Tips for a Lifetime of Healthy Eyesight

    Healthy eyesight is an important part of having a good quality of life. Up to one in every six adults struggles with a sight-threatening eye condition and many more than that experience a degree of vision loss as they age. Many of the major causes of blindness and low vision are connected to age, including […]

    Continue Reading January 6, 2022

  • Best Food For Your Eyes

    Are carrots really good for our eyes? + = Luckily, this is not just a myth our parents told us to make us eat those orange veggies! It is absolutely TRUE! Carrots provide beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A, important to protect against night blindness and dry eye. But…carrots are the top of the […]

    Continue Reading December 20, 2021

  • Shop with us THIS Saturday!

    Last minute shopping left to do? Still have FSA/HSA money that needs to be used? Or insurance benefits that restart at the beginning of the year!? We’re going to be open tomorrow and we’re happy to help you with whatever your eye care needs may be!

    Continue Reading December 17, 2021

  • The Impacts of Smoking on Eyesight

    A smoking habit damages every organ and system in the body, including the eyes. We typically think of lung cancer as the main health risk associated with smoking, and then maybe oral health problems next, but the parts of the body that have direct contact with the smoke aren’t the only ones hurt by it. […]

    Continue Reading December 8, 2021

  • Did you know that certain spices not only add flavor to food but also have many health benefits including supporting vision?🌶

    Here are just some of the spices that have eye health benefits- – Paprika – This spice has a bright reddish orange color and contains a host of carotenoids. Most important for eye health are the macular carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, two pigments that are essential in the fight against macular degeneration. – Turmeric – […]

    Continue Reading November 23, 2021

  • How Eye Color Works

    Human eye color comes from melanin, the same compound that determines skin and hair color. Melanin absorbs light, even some UV light, which is important for the iris — the part of the eye that controls how much light enters the pupil. Melanin and Pigment Types There are two different types of melanin a person […]

    Continue Reading November 10, 2021