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Improve Presbyopia Without Glasses or Contacts

Can new eye drops reduce or eliminate the need for glasses and contacts lenses? Yes! Beginning early next year some people who suffer from a...

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Approximately 34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, while around 88 million currently have prediabetes, the condition...

This or That: Maintaining Your Eyesight

365 days can manifest a great deal that you might not be able to set your sights on quite yet. Don’t wait until you can't...

Want Halloween Contact Lenses? Great! Let’s Protect Your Eyes

Halloween…trick or treating…costumes…and for some of you, cool Halloween themed contact lenses to add to the fun! To keep those contact lenses fun, please remember...

A Visit to the Emergency Room or Your Optometrist?

When a health crisis occurs, it is common to consider a visit to the nearest hospital emergency room for care. However, when the emergency is...

Pre-school Vision

Preschoolers use their vision to guide all their learning experiences. From ages 2 to 5, a child will be fine-tuning the visual abilities gained during...

School-Age Vision

A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is key.It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a...

Let’s Discuss Donuts

Today we want to talk about glaucoma, so naturally we’re going to talk about donuts! Now, we know what you’re asking: What does glaucoma have to do with...

Diabetes – Complications with Sugar

Diabetes and eye health are tied together more closely than you may realize! Let us shed some light on this relationship so you know how it...

Fall Allergies: Cause, Effect, and Solution

Seasons changing are often something to look forward to. Especially when the chill of winter is conquered by the warmth of spring, and the swelter...

Can My Eye Really Fall Out?

It was big Olympic news.  A long distance swimmer was accidentally struck in the eye by a competitor’s arm or elbow during a swim competition. ...

A Tribute to Dr. Dave Brown

My former partner Dr. Dave Brown passed away yesterday due to complications caused by COVID.  Dave was a dedicated optometrist, good husband and father and all-around...

A Close Up of Presbyopia

Through each stage of life, from infancy through adulthood, your eyes and visual needs will change. One of those changes, and arguably the largest and most frustrating,...

As I See It—Podcast!

Our doctors not only wrote the book on patient care, but now they’ve launched a growing podcast that is starting a patient revolution! As I See It is...

Sunglasses: Protect Your Peepers

June brings with it, not only the first day of summer, but also National Sunglasses Day (6/27). In keeping with these two annual milestones, let’s...

May is Healthy Vision Month

What does that mean for you? It means that now is the time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. While these are one of the exams...

Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’……What is Your Doughnut?

January his Glaucoma Awareness Month and we want to make sure that you know all about your doughnut! Now, why would I talk about doughnuts...

The K2 Way Book Announcement

A book!  A book from your eye doctor now available on Amazon? It is true!  Dr. Susan and I have authored a book called One Patient...

Trivia – Fun Facts and Explanations for Eye Nerds

So, its holiday season and a lot of people enjoy going to live trivia or playing trivia at home with family members. I wanted to...

I’m Talking to You

In the 1970s classic movie Taxi Driver, Robert de Niro acts out in front of a mirror by saying, “Are you talking to me?”.  In...

How Are You Seeing In The Dark

Most of us see better while driving during the day than at night.  There are a number of eye issues that could affect our night vision. First...

We Are With You In The Community

Recently I was made aware that many of our patients don’t realize the number of community services we offer outside of the office.  I thought...

Diabetes – Complications with Sugar!

This is National Diabetes and Diabetes Eye Disease awareness month.  Each November we reinvigorate our focus to help you focus better. Nine percent (9%) of Tennesseans are reported to...

Performance Vision Therapy

What is Vision Therapy? Vision Therapy (also known as behavioral or developmental optometry, functional vision training, orthoptics, vision or visual training, or VT) is recognized...

Sports Vision

The Competitive Edge – Sports Vision Training Sports vision is a growing niche in the eyecare industry. The Competitive Edge trains an athlete’s vision to perform at...

Sports Vision – Kids

Sports Vision For Kids Shortly after school begins, fall sports go into full swing. Unfortunately, sometimes, children and sports don’t go together as naturally as...

School Age Vision – Kids

School-Age Vision A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of...

Preschool Vision – Kids

Pre-school Vision Preschoolers use their vision to guide all their learning experiences. From ages 2 to 5, a child will be fine-tuning the visual abilities...

Infant Vision – Kids

Infants are born with a complete visual system but must actually learn how to see. A child’s vision will develop throughout the first year of life....

25 Questions

Are there contact lenses for dry-eye patients? There are a number of options – not just contact lenses but a number of treatments that can...

Introducing Roger Bacon

Roger Bacon is Now available at Cool Springs Eyecare! A Netherlands Based company, Roger Bacon Eyewear is the first eyewear collection available exclusively sold through...

LASER Basics: 10 Steps to Visual Freedom

NOT INTERESTED   Maybe you’re not a candidate. Maybe you have no vision problems. At this point, LASIK is just not a thought that has...

LASER Basics: Am I A Good Candidate?

The first step would be to schedule a complimentary consultation. This session will provide you with all of the information you need to make the...

How to Remove a Contact Lens From Your Eye

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How to Put In Soft Contact Lenses

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GVSS

The Gentle Vision Shaping System, or GVSS, also called Ortho-K or CRT, corrects your vision while you sleep so you don’t have to wear glasses...

Types of Solutions

There are many different types of contact lens solutions. Please talk with your doctor regarding which contact lens solution works best for the type of...

Types of Contacts

MULTIFOCAL If you are over 40 you may have begun to notice that near activities are more difficult. This is due to an eye condition...

Contact Lens FAQ

How many different types of contact lenses are there? There are many choices, as seen below, depending on your specific vision needs. Our team of...

UVEITIS

What is it? Swelling or inflammation of the inner layers of the eye. The swelling can be located in the front, middle, back or all...

STRABISMUS

What is it? A misalignment of the eye muscles causing a lack of coordination between both eyes. It may cause one of the eyes to...

PRESBYOPIA AND CORRECTION OPTIONS

What is it? A condition where the focusing muscle can no longer bend to allow clear vision for reading or near tasks. Generally associated with...

OPTIC NEURITIS

What is it? An inflamed, swollen or irritated optic nerve. It is sometimes referred to as “papillitis” when the visible portion of the nerve is...

MEIBOMIANITIS

What is it? Blockage or plugging of one or more of the tear-secreting oil glands along the eyelid. Often leads to redness, burning, dilated blood...

MACULAR DEGENERATION(Eye Disease)

What is it? The macula is the part of the retina that allows us to see things straight ahead. As we mature, changes occur in...

KERATOCONUS

What is it? Keratoconus is an ocular disease in which progressive thinning of the cornea results in a complex, irregular steepening of the corneal surface....

GLAUCOMA(Eye Disease)

What is it? An eye problem that develops when the optic nerve is damaged over a long enough period of time. People with glaucoma usually...

GIANT PAPILLARY CONJUNCTIVITIS (GPC)

What is it? Inflammation associated with contact lens wear. Generally thought to be due to a combination of mechanical and immunologic factors. It causes bumps...

FUCH’S DYSTROPHY

What is it? A condition where cells are lost or damaged on the cornea. The cell damage can lead to blurred vision, particularly in the...

FOREIGN BODY

What is it? Debris, metal or other material which has blown into the eye and remains lodged. Who does it affect? A foreign body can...

FLASHES AND FLOATERS

What is it? Flashing lights, floating spots, gnats, cobwebs, strings – all describe annoying objects that may suddenly appear in our vision. Though they appear...

DRY EYE (Eye Disease)

What is it? A chronic inflammatory condition caused by a decrease in the quality and amount of tears necessary to bathe the front of the...

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

What is it? Changes that occur in the retina due to elevated blood sugar. Who does it affect? Both insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetic patients...

CORNEAL ABRASION

What is it? A painful scratch or cut on the cornea, the clear window over the front of the eye. Who does it affect? Abrasions...

CONJUNCTIVITIS

What is it? Swelling of the delicate tissue on the outer white part of the eye. Since this tissue has blood vessels, most people have...

CHALAZION

What is it? Also called hordeolum or stye. One of the glands of the eyelids swells due to blockage and may become infected. Who does...

CENTRAL RETINAL VEIN OCCLUSION

What is it? A blockage or obstruction of blood leaving the eye through the main retinal vein. It results in internal bleeding and fluid buildup...

Cataracts (Eye Diseases)

What is it? A clouding or thickening of the normal lens in the eye. This clouding blocks light from entering the eye and causes vision...

BLEPHARITIS

What is it? Blepharitis is swelling and buildup of oil and debris on the eyelids and lashes. This may cause itching, burning, crusting, and stickiness...

BASEMENT MEMBRANE DYSTROPHY (EBMD)

What is it? It is an Irregularity of the front layer of corneal cells. This corneal dystrophy can lead to dryness and other symptoms or...

Allergies

Eye allergies affect millions of Americans every year. Allergens typically attack the conjunctiva, a clear layer of tissue overlying the white part of the eye....

Macular Degeneration

The macula is a layer of tissue at the center of the retina that provides our central vision. As we age, changes occur in this...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of disorders whose common denominator is causing damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve transmits all of the visual information...

Dry Eye

When doctors address what is commonly referred to as “dry eyes”, they are really talking about Ocular Surface Disease. Generally, it’s a result of our...

Diabetes And The Eye

If you have diabetes you, unfortunately, are much more susceptible to eye disorders such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinopathy. You need to have your eyes...

Cataracts

A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye. Generally, it’s associated with the normal aging process. Cataracts usually develop very gradually...

Fall Allergies: Cause, Effect, and Solution

Fall is a great time of year, but the accompanying allergens: not so much. Let’s talk causes, effects, & solutions of allergies, & how they...

Trainer Bios

J. Paige Pantall Paige is a graduate of Roane State in Harriman, TN with a degree in Applied Health Sciences. Besides her extensive background in sports...

A Close Up of Presbyopia

There are several ways to combat presbyopia, and the good news is, your optometrist can help!

Childhood Myopia Is in Crisis Mode on a Global Scale

More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular...

Sunglasses: Protect Your Peepers

June brings with it, not only the first day of summer, but also National Sunglasses Day.

Why Are Dilated Eye Exams So Important?

Dilated eye exams make it possible for eye doctors to better assess your eye health and are the only way to detect certain eye diseases.

May is Healthy Vision Month

What does that mean for you? It means that now is the time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Find out why.

Multifocal Contact Lenses For People Over 40

Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.

Why Does Bono Always Wear His Signature Shades?

Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.

What You Should Know About Eye Herpes

Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.

Are You Susceptible To Vision Loss?

Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk...

How Sleep Apnea Affects The Eyes

Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure; it also causes eye-related issues. Find out how your eye condition may be linked...

3 Benefits of Anti-Glare Coating

Glare is that annoying bright light that causes you to squint. It also can cause eye strain when using your computer. Luckily, anti-glare coated glasses...

What You Should Know About Night Blindness

Night blindness is not an eye disease. It’s a symptom of several conditions that can range from mild to severe. Learn more about night blindness...

Are Contact Lenses Safe For Young Children?

It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about...

6 Common Myths About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a...

The Importance of Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests...

8 Ways Your Eyes Change With Age

The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading...

Protect Your Eyes From Vision Loss: Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage...

New To Contact Lenses? Here Are Our Top 5 Tips!

If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive...

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that...

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear...

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV...

6 Signs You May Need Glasses

Many people don't realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they've gone years without glasses and haven't noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each...

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye...

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens...

COVID-19 Office Updates

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How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their...

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses,...

How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is...

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

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...

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...

“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.