• Why Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive To Light?

    Have you ever noticed how people with blue eyes seem to squint more in bright sunlight compared to those with brown or green eyes? This is because blue eyes are naturally more sensitive to light due to the amount of melanin in the iris. In this blog post, we’ll explore why blue eyes are more […]

  • Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

    Dark spots or “floaters” in your vision can be alarming and unsettling. It’s important to pay attention to any changes in your vision and seek medical attention from your eye doctor if necessary. Here at Spindel Eye Associates, we take vision seriously and want to ensure that all our patients receive the best care possible. […]

  • How the Environment Can Affect Your Vision and Eye Health

    You know that the environment has an impact on your health. That’s why you wear sunscreen, avoid breathing in harmful chemicals, and stay inside when the air is heavily polluted. But did you ever wonder about the effect environmental factors have on your eye and vision health? Even as we protect our skin and respiratory […]

  • 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 Rubbing Your Eyes Is a Mistake

    It’s a natural instinct to rub your eyes. If your eyes are itchy or tired, rubbing them can provide temporary relief. In fact, there is some science behind why we have the inclination to rub our eyes. A gentle eye rub prompts your eyes to secrete tears, which can provide relief if they’re dry or […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]