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 […]

7 Ways to Relieve Digital Eye Strain and Improve Your Productivity

After working at a computer for extended periods of time, do your eyes feel strained? You could be suffering from digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. Here are some of the symptoms: Headaches Tired, red or itchy eyes Double or blurred vision Eye twitching Neck and shoulder pain According to the American […]

How to Choose the Best Eyeglass Lenses for Your Lifestyle

Susan starts her workday at 9am and spends the morning checking emails on her laptop, texting her daughter who’s off at college, and capturing talking points on her iPad for her afternoon meeting. She takes her lunch outside in the park by her office and then heads back inside for a staff meeting and more […]

What to Expect at Your Eye Exam

It’s always helpful to know what to expect at a medical appointment so that you can properly prepare and feel at ease. A comprehensive eye exam includes a variety of tests, some performed by an optometrist and some by a trained optical assistant. Here’s what you can expect at your next eye exam, from the pretests […]

Understanding Your Eyeglass Prescription

When you receive your eyeglass prescription at the end of your comprehensive eye exam, do you know what all those numbers mean? Even if your doctor explains it to you, it may be hard to fully understand without the proper context. When trying to understand your eyeglass prescription the best place to start is with the […]