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"Eye Twitching and Eyelid Twitches"

Have you ever had an annoying eyelid twitch? Episodes of eye twitching (really, it’s the eyelid that twitches) are common. These twitches generally are harmless and are not a sign of an eye problem or medical condition.    Usually only the bottom lid of one eye is involved, but the top eyelid also can twitch. Read more…

Learning Disabilities and Your Child’s Vision

I was reminded today that summer was over when I found out it is already time to start scheduling parent-teacher conferences at my son’s school. It served as a reminder that it is that time of year again when we as parents switch from the summertime responsibilities of lifeguard, sandcastle builder and referee to tutor Read more…

Eight Ways To Protect Your Eyesight

Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do  to maintain your quality of life. These eight tips will help you  safeguard your precious gift of sight:         Know your risk for eye problems. Do you or any of your family suffer from diabetes or have a history of  high blood pressure? Read more…

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. Have a routine eye exam at least once every two years. Even minor changes in your 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 and, 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…