Are You Ready to Schedule Your Eye Appointment?

As ophthalmologists and optometrists begin to schedule patients again, you’re probably wondering if it’s safe to visit the office for an eye exam. This recent article Is it Safe to Go to the Eye Doctor During COVID-19? offers good information on how eye doctors are protecting their patients, what you can do to protect yourself and others,…

Protect Your Eyes from the Summer Sun

Nothing kills a fun summer outing faster than an eye injury. Some injuries are visible and instant—flying debris from weed whackers, a baseball to the eye, or caustic pool chemicals. Other injuries take a while to show up—sunburned corneas, ultraviolet rays that speed up the development of cataracts, or poison ivy or insect bites. And…

Frames for Your Face—Choose Wisely

Do you dread choosing eyeglass frames? Especially when a bad fit, style, or color would be as visible as, well, the eyeglasses on your face. Before visiting your optometrist, arm yourself with information. Don’t let those spinning displays of eyeglass frames have your head spinning with too many choices. Narrow it down by reading The best…

DIGITAL FATIGUE: EYE STRAIN AND MIGRAINES

The American Optometric Association always shares good patient information and advice.  Today, more and more people are suffering from visual fatigue without knowing the cause of their symptoms. Modern work and lifestyle changes have forced us to spend extended hours in close-range activities such as smartphones, computer work, e-books, and hand-held gaming. The increased demands…

EYE EXAMS FOR CHILDREN

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6. What should you do?

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