May 4, 2020

Presbyopia, Bifocals, and Progressives

Presbyopia is farsightedness caused by the increasing rigidity of the lens in the eye as we age.It affects nearly everyone older than 65, and for the 42 percent of Americans who are already nearsighted, this creates a complication. People who previously had 20/20 vision can just grab a pair of reading glasses to combat presbyopia, but nearsighted people will need to either pair reading glasses […]

May 4, 2020

Blue light and Our eyes

What is your routine as you get ready for bed?Most of our nightly routines include items like brushing teeth, taking out contact lenses, and washing our faces, but how many of us also make sure to check our smartphones for any last updates before we go to sleep? This probably isn’t the best way to end the day, because the bluelight in our screens has […]

May 4, 2020

Are you keeping your eyes safe at work?

It’s time for a look at the steps we can all take to protect our eyes while we work.Depending on what type of job you have, your eyes will face different risks of health issues or injury, so we want to approach this in two broad categories: office jobs and jobs that involve physical labor. Eye Health in the OfficeEye health might not be something […]

April 24, 2020

Why Eye Exam?

Whether you wear corrective lenses or not, regular eye exams are critical for maintaining good eye health!Here are a few of the biggest reasons to make sure an eye exam makes it into our schedules at least every year. Look Sharp with Up-To-Date PrescriptionsIs the text on that billboard getting harder to read? Have you found yourself squinting more and more? You’re probably overdue for […]

April 24, 2020

The importance of blinking

Do you know how many times you blink in a minute?Probably not off the top of your head, but it’s an important number because blinking is essential to good eye health. On average, adults blink between 10 and 20 times every minute. Each blink only takes a tenth of a second, but it’s a very important tenth of a second. Blinking Cleans and Replenishes Our […]

April 24, 2020

How Germs Can Travel to Our Eyes

Most of us rub our eyes many times in the course of the day without reallythinking about it.Whether we’re tired, our eyes feel dry or itchy, or there’s something stuck in one of them, it seems like the easiest way to make it feel better is to rub them a little. Unfortunately, doing that is a great way to spread germs from our fingers to […]