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Night Vision and Driving: Safety Tips

Driving at night always is more difficult than daytime driving, and the challenges of night driving increase with age. Follow these tips to stay safe on the road at night, especially if you are over age 40, recommends AllAboutVision.com. 1. Have a routine eye exam at least once every two years. Even minor changes in Read more…

"Diabetes Is a Triple Threat To Your Vision"

Diabetes is a triple threat to your vision.  Diabetes causes many health problems, not the least of which affect vision.   Persons living with diabetes are especially at risk of developing:   Diabetic Retinopathy- Diabetic Retinopathy weakens and causes changes in blood vessels in the back of the eye. Untreated it can cause ‘floaters’, cloudy spots Read more…

How Vision Changes As You Age

Vision changes are common after age 40, and risk for several vision problems increases with age.  Here are a few important age-related eye problems to be aware of: Presbyopia is the normal age-related loss of near focusing ability that affects virtually everyone after age 40. Presbyopia is not an eye disease and can easily be Read more…

Ask Your Optometrist: What Is Pink Eye?

The term ‘pink eye’ generally refers to inflammation of the thin,  transparent area covering the whites of the eyes (the conjunctiva).   Blood  vessels become enlarged, leading to the red appearance of the eye.  This inflammation is called conjunctivitis.  Conjunctivitis can have many causes, including viruses, bacteria, and allergies.  If you think you have pink eye, keep Read more…

The Eyes Have It: Six Vision Changes That Come With Aging

Many clients express concern about losing their “nearsightedness” as they age, so we wanted to provide some of the facts on these types of eye sight changes. Read full article on Emax Health Vision Change #1: Small print appears fuzzy As you age it’s not just your body that becomes less flexible, but your eye’s Read more…

Can I wear my contact lenses while swimming?

For contact lens wearers the hot days of summer bring up an often asked question: Is it okay to wear contact lenses while swimming?  Wearing contact lenses in the water can put you at risk for eye infections, some of which can impact your vision.  Therefore, eye health should be a priority when considering contact Read more…

Protecting Your Eyes In The Workplace

When we discuss protecting our eyes at work, we often think of the workers who are exposed to debris, chemicals, wood chips, metal fragments, etc.  These individuals require specific eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles, to keep their eyes safe from injury while on the job. However, in our age of technology, we also Read more…

Infant Vision: Birth to 24 months

Many parents wonder what the appropriate guidelines are when determining when to have their childrens first eye examination. Proper vision care at an early age is recommended even if your child is not displaying any eye or vision problems at the age of 6 months. The American Optometric Association designed a public health program called InfantSEE Read more…

INTRODUCING: HOYALUX iD MyStyle Free-Form progressive lenses

It is time to replace your frames and glasses at your yearly exam. You love wearing glasses and you feel that your current lenses work great, well, at least they do most of the time. Having an active lifestyle can be challenging for those who wear eyeglasses. Thankfully, with all of the amazing advancements in optical technology, Read more…

How Often Do I Really Need to Replace My Contact Lenses?

It’s the end of the month, and you are down to your last pair of contacts. “Another couple weeks shouldn’t be too bad, right?” you think to yourself. “What’s the harm? So what if I wear mine a little longer.” Unfortunately, this thought process goes on too often, and can lead to some very bad habits, as well Read more…