Posts Categorized: Vision Care

How to Protect Your Eyes from a Sunburn and Snow Blindness

Snow dusted treetops, white-capped peaks, and fresh powder lure many of us to the mountains from late fall through the early spring. As we move full-steam ahead into long weekends spent adventuring in the snow, don’t neglect to properly shield your eyes from the snow’s highly reflective surface. Sunburned eyes or snow blindness is one […]

Your Guide to Nutrition For Healthy Eyes

When you were a kid, did your mom tell you to eat your carrots because they’re good for your eyes? Well, turns out mom was right but to effectively keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp, you need to do more than just eat your carrots.   To prevent vision loss as you age, […]

The Three O’s in Eye Care: How to Choose the Right Eye Doctor

  Whether you’re updating your prescription, getting a new pair of glasses, or being treated for an eye disease like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration, there’s a different eye care professional for each. There are two types of eye doctors, optometrists and ophthalmologists, and one other ‘O’ in the world of eye care professionals: Opticians […]

The Most Commonly Mistreated Eye Condition: Pink Eye Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Have you or your child ever woken up with a red, itchy, watery eye? Sometimes one or both eyes may feel glued stuck with what looks like an excess of ‘eye boogers.’ (You know, the combination of mucus, oil, skin cells, and other debris that can build up in your eye overnight.) Sound familiar? These […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]