Common Eye Emergencies and How to Protect Your Vision

For most Americans, losing our sight is far scarier than losing any of our other senses. It even rates higher than losing a limb, our memory, or the ability to speak. Taking certain precautions, such as wearing sunglasses, eating a balanced diet, and getting an annual eye exam can help prevent common eye diseases and […]

Your Complete Guide to Soft Contact Lens Care

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your contacts? If you properly care for your lenses (and you’ve gone through a proper fitting with your optometrist), contacts should be comfortable for full-day wear. Proper soft contact lens care not only helps improve comfort, it also helps to prevent eye infections. Read on for our complete […]

Are Your Sunglasses Providing Enough UV Protection?

Crow’s feet aren’t the only things you can get from years of squinting into the sun. If you’re not regularly protecting your eyes from sun damage, your risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions that cause temporary or permanent vision loss is only increasing. No matter what your age or eye color, you […]

Why One Eyewear Prescription Is Never Enough

How many eyewear prescriptions do you have? This may seem like a trick question, (don’t you only need one?), but if you do more than one activity each day, chances are you need more than one prescription. From typing away at your laptop to running at the beach, there’s an eyewear prescription to match. If your […]

Your Top Ten Contact Lens Questions Answered

You may have misconceptions about wearing contact lenses that have dissuaded you from going through a fitting and benefiting from this incredibly convenient corrective lens option. We’re going to answer your top ten contact lens questions so that you can stop procrastinating and finally schedule your first contact lens exam with your local optometrist.   […]

Retinal Imaging: A Revolution in Disease Detection & Prevention

A visit to the optometrist is not only to check your vision but also the health of your retina, a layer of tissue containing light-sensitive cells lining the back of your eye. Your retina is responsible for triggering nerve impulses that are sent to the brain via the optic nerve forming a visual image. Checking […]

The 3 Most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

Your Grandpa Al just had surgery last month to treat his glaucoma. Or wait – was it cataracts? Maybe it was macular degeneration but you can’t be sure. If you’ve ever confused the three most common age-related eye diseases – glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration – you’re not alone. All three conditions cause a loss […]

What to Expect at Your First Contact Lens Exam

If you’re considering contacts, congratulations! Especially if you wear glasses 24/7, contact lenses can be life-changing. Your initial fitting and prescription will take more time to finalize than a glasses prescription, but it’s well worth it. When you decide to try out contacts for the first time, you’ll have to schedule a contact lens exam […]