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Halloween Makeup Safety Tips

Celebrating Halloween with costume makeup, facial prosthetics or special effects contacts this week? Check out our safety tips below to have fun with festive face adornment without compromising your eye health! Makeup & Prosthetics It’s very important to check your makeup ingredients for harmful chemicals! Also, sharing or using old cosmetics adds a huge risk Read more...
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A Blink is More Than You Think!

We blink substantially less often while looking at digital screens. As our pandemic lifestyles increasingly rely on computer use, we are now blinking less than ever… Why is blinking important? Every blink of your eye naturally activates the meibomian glands, which maintain healthy tear film and help to prevent dry eye symptoms! Maintain comfortable eyes by Read more…

Vision Correction While You Sleep

What is CRT? Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a method of nonsurgical vision correction that is increasingly popular among patients who prefer not to wear daytime glasses and contacts. How Does It Work? The CRT procedure is an attractive alternative to laser eye surgery as it is noninvasive, reversible and involves the fitting of specially Read more...
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Back to School- Adapting to Learn + Learning to Adapt

'Back to School' used to be quite a literal phrase, however this fall in the US its scope of meaning is very broad. Teachers, school support staff, students and their families are attempting to adapt to the unusual school year ahead- whether it be virtual, in-person, limited....or a combination of the three. Safety & Success Read more...
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Will Screen Time Damage My Child’s Eyes?

Modern life is so inescapably tied to computers that many countries consider internet access to be a basic “utility,” just like electricity and running water. As our children grow up in this digital age, we need to be cautious regarding the negative effects of electronic device exposure and take preventative steps to reduce them. Why Read more...

Marijuana & Glaucoma- Treatment Or Trouble?

What is glaucoma? The optic nerve enables sight by carrying visual information from one’s eye to their brain, where the data is then interpreted in the form of images. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often due to an abnormally high pressure (IOP) in the eye, potentially leading to Read more...
Artful Vision- Perceptual Impairments of Master Painters

Artful Vision- Perceptual Impairments of Master Painters

Painting is a form of visual communication, which artists employ to represent phenomena, explore narratives, convey emotions and evoke responses within their viewers. Artists, or “visual scientists” as neurobiologist Margaret Stratford Livingstone PhD prefers to call them, essentially use visual language to translate their perceptions into illusory physical objects. Visual impairments, however, can substantially distort Read more...

Diabetic Vision Loss: Keep the Facts in Sight

Diabetes is a rapidly growing global health issue, and over 9% of Americans have diabetes while about 1.5 million more are diagnosed every year. As you may already be familiar with some of the heightened health risks associated with diabetes, such as cardiovascular disease and neuropathy, it is extremely important for diabetic individuals to heed Read more...

New School Year, New Outlook

The start of a new school year can be quite an adjustment for any young scholar, and visual impairments commonly go unnoticed amidst all of the excitement that comes along with turning over a new educational leaf. As our eyesight may gradually change over time, children and teens may not notice subtle shifts in their visual acuity without a Read more...
Allergies

Fight Seasonal Allergies Without Medication

Warm weather months bring many unpleasant sensations for seasonal allergy sufferers, such as sneezing, coughing, itchy red eyes, irritated or watery eyes, itchy and runny nose and throat. Surprisingly, the best way to battle the bothersome symptoms of seasonal allergies is to reduce your allergen exposure from early spring until late fall. How can we do that, when allergens seem Read more...