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6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

Focusing on Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes is a complex disease which can effect you in a number of ways. Many people aren't aware of how it can put you at risk of developing several eye-related diseases. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma, and also several other conditions that, even though they may be...

Eye Risks from Diabetes

While most people have heard of diabetes, not as many people understand the vision-related complications. The increased glucose levels that are the essence of the disease can harm your eyes in a couple of ways. Diabetes can hurt your eyes in a number of ways, particularly when the disease is...

Shedding Light on Retinoscopy

There may be some assessments that you have experienced at an eye exam and questioned what they are for. Having a bright light shined into your eye may be an example. This is one way eye doctors determine the refractive error of your eye, and it's called a retinoscopy exam....

Keeping an Eye on Your Smartphone

If you quickly inspect your surroundings, you are likely to realize that most people - regardless of age - are using mobile devices. In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they let us be in touch with whoever we want almost always. Nevertheless many people have a habit of holding...

Bettering the Bifocal: Multifocal Lenses

A lot of people begin to notice problems with reading small print and seeing close objects during their 40s. This is known as presbyopia. Fortunately, this doesn't mean that people who already wear glasses to tend to their problems with nearsightedness need to carry around two pairs of glasses and...

Helping Lazy Eyes Get Active

Lazy eyes are pretty common, and are also not difficult to treat. Amblyopia comes about when vision is suppressed, but only in one eye. Vision might be suppressed if a child isn't able to see well through one eye because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism....

What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

Is it already time for your next eye exam? There are a few things you should tell our eye doctors so that we can guarantee you are analyzed adeptly and thoroughly. Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes in your body, it's vital that you inform us of...

In the Middle of the Night: Seeing in the Dark

  It's happened to all of us; you get prepared for bed, and you turn the lights off, but you can't sleep. You open your eyes and you can't see anything. After a few moments you are able to distinguish between the objects in the room and the darkness around...

Dealing with Presbyopia

Often, middle-aged people start to have some trouble reading. Why does this happen? With age, your eye's lens is likely to become more rigid, decreasing your ability to focus on handheld objects. We call this presbyopia. Often, to avoid having to strain their eyes, people with undiagnosed presbyopia may hold...

Let’s Play Safe: Eye Safety and Children

It's of paramount importance to know how to choose toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Babies are born with an immature visual system which forms throughout their early years with the correct sort of stimulation. Few things stimulate a child's visual development more efficiently than...

See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

  As you might have guessed, a lot of progress at school is accomplished visually. Yet interestingly, in spite of this overt correlation between eyesight and learning, a lot of people don't seem to be aware of just how frequently occurring vision problems are, and don't get their child's eyes...

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

When your child has a hard time at school, it isn't always a learning disability. In truth, he or she may have a hard-to-detect vision problem, which creates an obstacle in the way of learning at school. It's called Convergence Insufficiency (CI). Here's the breakdown: CI is a near vision...

So What IS 20/20 Vision?

It's likely that you have heard the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. But what do these terms really mean? When you have a proper understanding of what they imply, you will get why an optometrist asks to assess more than just how well you read from an eye chart....

A Fresh Look at Color Contact Lenses

Have you ever considered getting a brand new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a vast range of colored contact lenses, which let you just enhance or distinctly change the color of your eyes. This great line of contact lenses boasts such a large...

Keep a Lid on Eye Hygiene

Inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis, is something that a lot of people experience at some point during their lives. It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, some kinds of skin conditions, or dry eyes. Often, symptoms include itching, burning, redness, the sensation...

Change Your Lenses – Your Eyes Depend On It!

Are there ever days when you leave your disposable contact lenses in for a little too long? It's common knowledge that lots of things are at their best when they haven't been used too much. Well, the same can also help you understand how often you should change your contacts....

Cataracts: Common but Treatable

June is Cataract Awareness month. Have you been informed that cataracts are the leading cause of loss of vision among those 55 and older? More so, more than half of those who are 65 or older have some degree of cataract development. So what exactly is a cataract? A cataract...

Protecting Yourself from UV Rays

It's a fact: almost everybody is regularly exposed to UV rays. But the risks of many years of exposure to these unsafe rays are rarely thought about, and the majority of people barely take enough action to protect their eyes, even if they're planning to be outside for an extended...

Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes periodically is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your eyes remain strong and healthy. During this session, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have just put out an exciting product as part of their extensive range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've created an even better version of their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary...

Poor Vision: Know The Signs

Often, when either children an adults experience poor vision, it can be the result of a number of factors such as anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye or visual system, eye diseases, side effects due to medicine or injury. Lots of people also experience visual abnormalities associated with age...

Women’s Vision and Eye Health

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through various stages throughout their lives, and each can impact vision differently. Eye disease among the female population is becoming more common, more notably in middle-aged women. In fact, studies indicate that most women over the age of...

This month we recognize Sports Eye Safety Month

When the springtime arrives, as well as more opportunity to engage in outdoor sports, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each year, far too many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could easily be avoided with proper protection....

Newest Technology in Electronic Eyewear

Newest Technology in Electronic Eyewear For people with reading glasses, it can become a chore to switch between bi-focal lenses to far sighted lenses needed to view at a distance. While no-line bifocals attempted to solve that issue, Lakeside Vision and Optical Center in Plano now offers an even easier...

How Vision Affects Driving

Proper vision is required for road safety. In fact, safety on the road depends on a number of visual capabilities such as distance and near vision, side or peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, plus many others. Distance vision is highly necessary because it lets you observe the stretch...

Caring for Your Vision in the Workplace

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, an initiative by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The aim of this directive is to teach corporations and their workers about the necessity of vision wellness, including advice on how to prevent vision-threatening eye accidents. Every day, people are inflicted by workplace related eye injuries...

Focusing on Astigmatism

Around your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under perfect conditions, spherical. As light hits your eye from all angles, the cornea's job is to project that light, aiming it toward the retina, which is in the anterior portion of your eye. But what is the result when...

All About Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye, is one of the most frequently encountered eye infections, particularly with kids. This infection can be caused by bacteria, viruses or even hypersensitivity to pollen, ingredients found in cosmetics, and chlorine in swimming pools, or other products that penetrate the eyes. Some kinds...

What’s AMD?

February has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to increasing consciousness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of loss of vision in adults aged 65 and over. AMD is characterized by a deterioration of the macula of the...

The Importance of Proper Contact Lens Hygeine

Contact lens wearers know the importance of proper eye care. A study performed by Bausch & Lomb this past August revealed that a large number of people were using potentially harmful chemicals in place of contact solution to clean their lenses. Substances including baby oil, beer, coke, Vaseline, lemonade, fruit...

Dry, Burning Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome can be common in the winter due to cold and dry air conditions.

You Need to Wear Sunglasses in the Winter too!

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some locations stinging winds and cold rains and sometimes snow are also on their way. You would never even contemplate of leaving the house without a jacket in freezing weather, but surprisingly, a lot of people don't think to wear sunglasses. While...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since January has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to spread the word about the importance of early diagnosis of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a category of eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve, which may cause loss of central vision and eventual...

All About Presbyopia

Visit your Plano, TX Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults see signs of presbyopia or a reduced ability to see things at a close range, as they age. As people worldwide are reaching older ages, more and more individuals are developing the condition, which is an...

Fun and Safe Toys for the Holidays

Holiday season is right around the corner which means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well meaning family members enjoy surprising the little ones with the latest toys to start off the New Year. It is crucial that parents inform others about the rules about toy safety...

Spend Your Flex Spending Account Dollars
Before You Lose Them!

Need new glasses for the kids? Thinking your prescription has changed? Contemplating Lasik? The season has arrived to save big on your eye care needs. December 31st is coming fast which means that flex spending credits will soon expire. If flex spending doesn't strike a familiar chord you may not...

Color Blindness: An In-depth Look

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Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Diabetes is the chief cause of impaired sight among men and women aged 20-74 years. In the past four years alone, over 4 million adults in North America suffering from diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with diabetes related blindness. Of this group, 70,000 were afflicted with acute diabetic retinopathy, which may...

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Plano, TX

For optimal vision, the eyes and the brain need to operate as a team. When this system breaks down, the result can be amblyopia or lazy eye. With the majority of instances of ambylopia the actual eyes are usually in good health however visual acuity cannot be achieved by just...

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Plano, TX Vision Tests: What Does 20/20 Eyesight Really Mean?

  Have you ever asked yourself what 20/20 eyesight really stands for? 20/20 vision is a phrase used to express a normal level of clarity of vision also known as visual acuity measured from 20 feet away from the object. In other words someone with such eyesight will be able...

Plano, TX Treatment for Fall Eye Allergies

  As the end of summer approaches, many individuals begin to experience symptoms of seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. In addition to sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose, ocular allergies can significantly impair one's ability to function normally. Eyes can become itchy, swollen, and red and often...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe: Speak to your Optometrist Before Purchasing Special Effect Contact Lenses

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, dressing up. It's important to be aware of some hazards to your eyes and vision that could put a damper on the fun and games. Over the past few years, decorative contact lenses have been increasingly becoming a popular accessory for...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Treatment in Plano, TX

  Findings from the American Optometric Association show that over seven out of 10 of the American citizens that work each day from a computer (which is over 140 million ) suffer from computer vision syndrome or eye fatigue. Excessive computer use can result in eye stress and effect normal...

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes particularly for children. Don't wait until it's too late to ensure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. In general, children enter...

Contacts and Cosmetics: Do’s and Don’ts from your Plano, TX Optometrist

If you wear contact lenses certain precautions should be taken when using cosmetics. Below are some basic pointers on ways to make sure you keep your eyes attractive and healthy. Which Cosmetics Are Best for your Eyes? First of all, eye care professionals recommend that you purchase only brands that...

Getting Sunblock Out of Your Eyes

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunscreen in their eyes are aware just how painful it can be. A real good spray in the eye can often cause burning that lasts for hours. It can take hours until the victim can open his eyes, particularly in the glaring sun. There's no...

Schedule Your Annual Eye Examination in Plano, TX, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

Many people aren't aware that cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among those 55 and over. In fact, over half of the people over 65 have some degree of cataracts. What are cataracts? A cataract is when the ocular lens, the part of the eye that focuses light...

Getting Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School: Plano Children’s Eye Exams

Many professionals stress that about 80 percent of learning happens through a child's eyes. Since a child's vision can change occasionally, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom performance. Unfortunately, most parents don't make sight exams part of their child's back-to-school doctor's visit line-up. Furthermore a...

Teens and Contacts

Needing to buy glasses is often difficult for a teen. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a teenager go to pieces. In comparison with eyeglasses, kids and teenagers who opt for lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, reports a newly published study. The study report suggests...

Treating Some of the Most Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some might require emergency action and immediate care by an eye doctor, while others can be dealt with at home. Follow this guide to common eye injuries, to plan out your next move in case of an...

Why You Should Schedule a Routine Eye Exam

When we have healthy eyes, we might miss the importance of a routine eye examination. However, timely detection of eye disease is crucial to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. This can easily be done with a yearly eye exam. A significant number of optical diseases are a-symptomatic. As a result,...

10 Steps to Summer Eye Care

Now that the summertime has arrived it’s time to protect your eyes from summertime hazards. Here are some pointers on staying safe in the sun: Make sure your glasses have 100% protection from UV rays. If your glasses don’t have 100% UV protection to guard your eyes from the dangers...

Optometrist Insight: Carrots and Eyesight

You may have heard that carrots improve your vision, but is this really true? Eye care professionals know that regardless of how many carrots you eat, they can't actually improve your eyesight. However, they do contain large amounts of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for the health of your...

Learn more about the Danger that UV can cause Your Eyes

  Because of measures to increase knowledge of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar with the need for using sunscreen and using other protective measures when spending time in the sun. But did you know that ultraviolet rays and...

May Celebration – May 14th

Exciting specials, Live Entertainment, mark the date May 14th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lens wearers need to be sure to care for their contacts adequately. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not capable of properly taking care of their...

Rigid Lenses – The Alternative to Soft Contacts

  Although soft contacts are more often used, a second, lesser-known kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable lenses. Actually, RGP lenses are a newer technology than soft lenses, and they are longer-lasting, offer greater vision quality, and offer improved durability and...

Protecting Your Eyes This Allergy Season

Are you experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, it could be due to seasonal eye allergies. For many, spring is eye allergy season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Spring eye allergies are caused by the...

Train Your Brain to See Better

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO SEE BETTER   You can train your brain to see better by improving communication between the eyes and the visual cortex.  RevitalVision by NeuroVision is an interactive computer program designed to help patients improve their vision by an average of two lines on an eye chart. ...

Why You Should Stop and Think About Purchasing Glasses on the Internet

Though most of us are used to shopping for more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are one product that should be cautiously considered before you click that buy button. Why? Although Internet stores often offer reduced rates, the advantages of choosing an optician far exceed the ''deals'' you...

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Synergeyes KC Hybrid Contact Lens

UNABLE TO WEAR CONTACT LENSES?  Imagine comfortable, sharp vision without glasses.  We are pleased to announce the new Synergeyes "hybrid" contact lenses.  Synergeyes provides the comfort of soft contact lenses with the sharpness and clarity of a rigid gas permeable. DO YOU HAVE KERATOCONUS OR POOR VISION DUE TO CORNEAL DISEASE...

Dry Eyes Getting To You? Advice on Keeping Your Eyes Hydrated This Winter

Although many people refer to winter as the rainy season due to the rain and snow, the air is really a lot dryer during the winter, causing your eyes to be more sensitive. Our staff is available to help you find the best ways to hydrate your eyes this winter....

This Month Declared Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to creating awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the foremost source of blindness for seniors. Macular degeneration can result in low vision, a term eye care professionals use to categorize major visual impairment that cannot be improved by standard treatments such as...

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Be In the Know About Glaucoma

In an effort to spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading source of permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Because the disease...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not just an essential accessory in the sunny season. While many of us are informed of the damage the sun presents to our eyes during the summer, how many realize that we need to take precautions in the wintertime as well? In reality, the UV...

Online Registration Forms

You can now request your next appointment online.  Visit the Contact Us section of our web site and complete the Patient Registration Form.  The form is secure and our office will be notified once the form is complete.  When you walk in for your next appointment, we'll already  have the...

Patient Appreciation Day 2010

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Valentines Day Special!!!

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Winter Wonderland

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Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

Request Your Next Appointment Online

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...