• How Winter Can Affect Your Eyes

    Winter can be a harsh season, drying out your skin and wreaking havoc on your hair. What you may not realize, though, is that it can be just as rough on your eyes. How does winter weather affect your eyes, and how can you protect them? Dryness: Between cold, dry, outdoor air and heated, dry, […]

  • Understanding Astigmatism

    You’ve probably heard the term “astigmatism”, but if you’re like many people, you don’t have any idea what it means. In fact, you may even think that the term is “a stigmatism”- that’s a persistent misconception. In fact, astigmatism is a common eye condition that can be diagnosed with a simple eye exam. It’s not […]

  • Reducing your Risk of Pinkeye

      Have you ever had conjunctivitis? If you have, you’ll probably never forget it. An inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane lining your eyelid and covering the white part of your eyeball, conjunctivitis causes symptoms that can be extremely uncomfortable. But how much do you know about this condition? Conjunctivitis is typically caused by […]

  • Make a New Year’s Resolution: Be Kinder to your Eyes

    Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? If you’re like most people, you’ve made up your mind to do things like eat healthier, lose weight, or exercise more. We have a suggestion, though: this year, prioritize your eyes. What can you change in your life to be kinder to your eyes? It all […]

  • Finding the Perfect Glasses for Your Child

    Taking your child for regular eye exams is important, especially because children’s vision is constantly developing. Seeing an eye doctor regularly can help catch problems before they interfere with your child’s school performance, and your doctor can determine whether or not your child needs glasses. If it’s determined that glasses are required, though, it will […]

  • Headaches and Vision

    Migraines and cluster headaches are two examples of headaches that can affect your vision. Cluster headaches often involve excruciating pain behind one eye, and that pain can radiate to other parts of the face, head, and neck. If you’re having a cluster headache, your eyes can also become red and swollen, or produce excessive tears. […]

  • What are the most common eye injuries?

    It’s probably apparent to you that your eyes are one of the most delicate and easily injured parts of your body, and need to be protected. That’s why, whenever you’re outside or engaging in an active pursuit, safety precautions like sunglasses and goggles are a good idea. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you’ll face eye […]

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    Should Adults Limit their Screen Time?

    We hear a lot about setting limits for screen time when it comes to our kids. We know that too much screen time stunts their social lives, disrupts their development, and can even have a negative impact on the physical structures within their brains. What’s more, limiting screen time is good for kids’ vision, because […]

  • Is Poor Vision an Unavoidable Side-effect of Aging?

    You might think that losing your vision is inevitable because there’s certainly a stereotype of half-blind elderly people squinting to see what’s right in front of them. When it comes down to it, does your vision have to decline when you age? It’s common to think of old people wearing glasses, but does it really […]

  • Can Kids Wear Contacts?

    If the eye doctor tells you that your child needs corrective lenses, your first thought is probably that he or she will wear eyeglasses. In many cases, especially for very young children, glasses are the most practical solution. For some kids, though, contact lenses can have advantages. Is there a right age for contacts, and […]