Posts Tagged: optometrist

The Difference Between Warby Parker and Your Local Optometry Office

Where you choose to buy your glasses makes a difference, both in your wallet and in the local and global economy. Sometimes it’s easiest to use cost as the main differentiating factor. Healthcare is expensive, after all, so save where you can, right? Well, it turns out it’s not quite that simple. There are many […]

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Your Baby’s First Eye Exam

Newborn babies are pretty helpless. They can’t hold up the weight of their own head. They can’t get from point A to point B without assistance and they can’t yet articulate their needs except with gurgles, tears, and a bit of screeching. To top it all off, babies enter this world legally blind. They can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ten Signs Your Child May Need Glasses

  Children don’t usually tell us when they’re having trouble seeing. Even as adults we sometimes ignore the signs that we need our first pair of glasses. School vision screenings may catch some vision problems but many go undetected. This is because vision screenings often aren’t performed by an eye care professional and they’re far less comprehensive […]