• Why You Should Always Bring Your Current Glasses to Your Eye Exam

    If you’ve got glasses, you know that they don’t always work well for you. Your glasses may not improve your vision to the degree you’d like, or you may just not like them or like wearing them. Often, patients neglect to bring their glasses when they see their eye doctor because they think it’s better […]

  • Learn How Cataracts Affect Your Vision

    Did you know that cataracts affect millions of Americans? They’re one of the most common causes of age-related vision loss. It’s important to understand cataracts and know the symptoms, so that you can seek eye care quickly if you suspect you’ve got cataracts. Cataracts affect the lenses in the eyes, which are normally clear and […]

  • Why Is My Eye Twitching?

    It’s a disconcerting phenomenon. You’re going about your day, minding your own business, and your eye starts twitching. Maybe you’re even in a conversation, and the eye twitch feels downright embarrassing. Why does it happen? And what can you do to make it stop? Eye twitches are spasms of the eyelid muscle that occur involuntarily. […]

  • Wearing Makeup with Glasses or Contacts

    Makeup is great for enhancing your look, but things get a little tricky when glasses or contacts join the mix. Use these tips to help you look your best and minimize the potential for eye irritation. Making Your Makeup Work with Glasses If you recently started wearing glasses, you may need to modify your makeup […]

  • Changing Vision and the Struggles of Night Driving

    Driving during the day and driving at night can be two completely different experiences, especially if you don’t have perfect eyesight. By carefully considering and combating the dangers of night driving, you can improve your own safety and the safety of those around you. Why is Night Driving More Dangerous than Day Driving? The road […]

  • How Do Germs Get in Your Eyes?

    Did you know around 1,000 species of bacteria—plus viruses and other germs—call your skin home? This microscopic ecosystem, known as skin flora, is largely beneficial. However, some germs can cause infections or diseases, especially if they get into your eyes. No one wants an eye infection. Many infections share similar symptoms, whether caused by bacteria […]

  • Is it Dry Eye, Allergies, or an Infection?

    Usually, when an eye doctor encounters a patient with dry eye, eye allergies, or an eye infection, the symptoms are unique enough to make a straightforward diagnosis. However, you may want to know what condition you’re dealing with before visiting the eye doctor. Here’s how to tell the difference between dry eye, allergies, and infections and how […]

  • Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Children

    Consider that around 80% of learning is visual, and 60% of children with learning difficulties have undiagnosed vision problems. You can bet the two are related. The connection between vision problems and learning disabilities stems from the fact that children often don’t self-report. When they struggle with visual tasks, they may not understand the problem stems […]

  • The Best Foods for Eye Health

    When you try to think of foods that improve your vision, carrots probably come to mind. They improve your night vision, right? Actually, that idea is leftover World War II propaganda. The British didn’t want enemy forces to find out about their new radar technology, so they claimed their pilots had improved night vision from […]

  • 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, […]