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Optometry

  • Tanning Beds and Eye Safety

    You might have heard that indoor tanning is a safe alternative to sunbathing, but that is false. A group of eye doctors, surgeons, dermatologists, and other physicians actually spoke to Congress in a briefing about the negative health effects of indoor tanning. The World Health Organization warns that indoor tanning brings a high risk of […]

    Continue Reading March 30, 2021

  • Yes, Eye Exams Matter

    Regular eye exams (from an optometrist, not an app) are critical for lifelong healthy vision. We’re celebrating Save Your Vision Month by devoting an entire blog post to the top reasons to put an eye exam on the calendar. How often they should happen will depend on your individual situation, but in general, we should […]

    Continue Reading March 4, 2021

  • Heterochromia: When Eyes Don’t Match

    What’s the first thing you notice about a person when you meet them? Statistically, there’s a good chance it’s their eye color! A striking pair of eyes can really make an impression — and that goes double when they’re two different colors. The scientific term for having different colored eyes is heterochromia, and it affects […]

    Continue Reading February 26, 2021

  • February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month!

    At a glance: AMD Early Symptoms: None Later Symptoms: Loss of the central vision you need to see details straight ahead Diagnosis: Dilated eye exam Treatment: Dietary supplements (vitamins and minerals), injections, laser treatment What is AMD? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that can blur the sharp, central vision you need for activities like reading and driving. “Age-related” […]

    Continue Reading February 3, 2021

  • As a parent, it’s not always easy to know when your child’s vision is impaired. Unfortunately, undiagnosed vision problems can affect kids emotionally, socially, and academically. Since periodic screenings don’t always catch eye problems, here are a few signs it may be time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your child: -Squinting, frequent headaches, […]

    Continue Reading January 21, 2021

  • Cold Weather and Your Eyes

      How Cold Weather Affects Your Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes become dry, itchy, or red when the temperature drops and cold winds blow? Winter weather can increase your risk of developing these four eye complaints.   1. Dry Eye A layer of tears normally keeps your eyes moist and lubricated. Exposure to […]

    Continue Reading January 7, 2021

  • USE IT. DON’T LOSE IT: INSURANCE BENEFITS AND FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

    For many with vision insurance benefits or FSA accounts, your benefits start expire on December 31st! This means any unused benefits or money from Flexible Spending Accounts are not transferred over into the new year and you will lose any contributions. Yes, that is right, you can potentially lose what you earned for your insurance […]

    Continue Reading November 18, 2020