• What You Should Know About Night Blindness

    Imagine walking in the dark and finding it hard to see anything in front of you. The street lights are not as bright as they used to be, and headlights of passing cars seem blinding. This is what people with night blindness struggle with. Also known as Nyctalopia, night blindness occurs when one has difficulty […]

  • Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor About Vision Health

    Do you have an eye exam coming up? Children and adults are advised to have an eye exam annually. Your vision will be checked at your eye exam, and glasses will be prescribed if necessary. However, there’s a lot more to this appointment than a simple vision check. Use this time wisely, and ask your […]

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    Why you Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

    Time to WinterEyes Ryan McGowan, Certified Optician We all know of the importance of wearing sunglasses in the summer time but how about in the winter? Did you know winter intensifies UV rays by increasing the amount of light reflected off the ground? All that snow makes the perfect trampoline for UV rays and glare […]

  • A Few Tips for Protecting Your Eyesight

    Strong eyesight is an important part of a healthy life, but as many as one sixth of adults struggle with a sight-threatening eye condition. Even more adults will experience vision loss as they age. However, it’s not inevitable to lose your sight as you get older. By following some healthy guidelines, you can minimize your […]

  • Pregnancy and Your Eyes

    A woman’s body goes through tremendous changes when she becomes pregnant, so it probably isn’t surprising to learn that pregnancy can have an impact on the eyes. The effects that 40 weeks of hormones can have on a pregnant woman’s eyes can be significant. What’s more, there are certain eye treatments that are not recommended […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]