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New Glasses? Here are some tips to get the most out of your new look. Nov 14th, 2019

For many people, selecting a new pair of glasses is like shopping for jewelry or clothing -- as eyeglasses are as much a fashion statement as a visual necessity. But getting used to a new pair of glasses is not always easy. Sometimes adjusting to a new prescription, or even...

Binocular vision impairments affect at least 12 out every 100 children. Does your child show signs? Aug 9th, 2018

Binocular vision impairments affect at least 12 out every 100 children.Having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision. 20/20 vision only indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance. Other important vision skills, including peripheral awareness or side vision, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability...

When should I Schedule my Kids for an Eye Exam? Jun 11th, 2018

Eye exams for children are very important to insure your child's eyes are healthy and have no vision problems that could interfere with school performance and potentially affect your child's safety.According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, approximately 35 percent of American preschoolers have nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness or astigmatism. Also, the...

What is Lazy Eye? (Amblyopia) Apr 30th, 2018

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a vision development disorder in which an eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity, even with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.Amblyopia begins during infancy and early childhood. In most cases, only one eye is affected. But in some cases, reduced visual acuity can...

New Lens Technology to Help Treat Amblyopia Mar 24th, 2018

Introducing the NEW neuro-functional lens: The SHAW lenses are perfect for patients with lazy eyes, turned eyes or large prescription differences between their eyes.It uses specialized measurements to take into account how your eyes move together, and balance image size differences that are caused by unequal spectacle prescriptions.When your glasses...

What Is Vision Therapy? Feb 2nd, 2018

Vision therapy is a doctor-supervised, non-surgical and customized program of visual activities designed to correct certain vision problems and/or improve visual skills.Unlike eyeglasses and contact lenses, which simply compensate for vision problems, or eye surgery that alters the anatomy of the eye or surrounding muscles, vision therapy aims to "teach" the visual system to correct...

Sunglasses Myths Debunked Jun 21st, 2017

Did you know your eyes can be sunburned? It’s true – without protection, your eyes can be sunburned after exposure to harmful UV rays, leading to long-term UV-related eye damage. The simple act of wearing your sunglasses can mitigate serious vision risks for years to come. #NationalSunglassesDayMyth #1: All sunglasses...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month Jan 24th, 2017

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and I wanted to take a little time today to share with you the importance of being monitored for this “sneak thief of sight.”  Glaucoma slowly causes the loss of eyesight by damaging the optic nerve through high eye pressure.Because symptoms often don’t accompany glaucoma...

Student's Success Begins With Healthy Vision Aug 22nd, 2016

With the new school year fast approaching, your kids will soon have classes, projects, and homework to complete every day. You’ve done a great job preparing them with everything they need to succeed—lunchboxes filled with healthy meals; lots of pens, pencils, and notebooks for assignments; and plenty of help with...

When Does My Baby Need a Vision Appointment? Apr 25th, 2016

If you’ve welcomed a little one into your life, one of the greatest moments you’ll cherish is looking into their eyes for the first time. Not every baby makes eye contact, but there’s good reason for that. Much like walking or talking, the visual system of an infant takes some...

Combat Spring Allergies Apr 19th, 2016

We’ve all been waiting anxiously for the weather to clear up and spring to arrive, and it’s finally here! However, spring weather comes with the frustration of eye allergies for some. Here’s our advice on combating the flare-ups of eye allergies in the springtime.Pinpoint the problem first. Verify that the...