March 17, 2014
Are you one of the approximately 36 million Americans who wear contact lenses? Chances are that you went through a mini-course in proper hygiene with your eye doctor when you first obtained your prescription, but if you're being completely honest, any typical morning might involve waking up, getting dressed, brushing your teeth, throwing in your contact...
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month
March 3, 2014
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Whether you spend hours in front of a computer or use power tools at your day job, it is always important to keep eye health and safety in mind as the gift of sight is irreplaceable.
With more and more individuals depending on technology to accomplish tasks throughout the day, the risk of eye strain and its effects...
Tips to protect your eyes this winter
February 10, 2014
Our eyes are extremely delicate organs, and while most of us often think more about staying warm in the winter months rather than taking care of our eyes, injuries and irritation can just as easily occur in February as in June. Whether you're hitting the slopes, heading to work or just getting cozy by the fire, you should be aware of your surroundings when...
Proper nutrition promotes good eye health
February 4, 2014
We all know that proper nutrition is crucial in maintaining long-term wellness, and as more and more Americans tackle issue associated with obesity, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even premature death, it is becoming more evident that poor nutrition has a negative effect on health. Proper nutrition isn't just essential for your overall health, it's...
Is there a connection between smartphones and eye strain?
January 20, 2014
Smartphones and Your Eyes
We probably all heard this one as a kid: "Don't sit too close to the TV or you'll strain your eyes!" Now fast forward to the age of smartphones, and everyone is constantly looking at a screen that's only a few inches away from their eyes.
Recent studies estimate that half of American adults use a smartphone or table to get...
Glaucoma Awareness Month
January 13, 2014
This month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. January is an important time to raise awareness and spread the word about glaucoma, its symptoms and its treatment. The disease is considered the "silent thief of sight" as there are virtually no symptoms associated with it and once vision is lost, it's gone for good. As much as 40% of vision can be lost...
Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter
December 23, 2013
Most of us associate sunglasses with warm weather, hanging out at the beach, and other fun summertime activities, and while sunglasses are important for preventing UV damage to our eyes, most of us make the mistake of forgetting to wear our favorite shades during the cold, and sometimes snowy, winter months. Here are some important reasons why it is...
December is National Safe Toy and Gifts Month
December 2, 2013
Children's bright eyes epitomize the spirit of the holiday season, but those same bright eyes can become weary and even injured without proper supervision during the holiday gift-giving season as toys and computer games can prove hazardous to children's vision. The Consumer Products and Safety Commission reports that more than 230,000 toy-related injuries...
Eye Conditions Caused By Stress
November 18, 2013
Have you ever experienced an irritating eye twitch that just won't seem to end? How about dry eyes or blurred vision? Have you ever thought that these issues could be caused by stress? It's true, our eyes are an extension of our brain so whatever affects the various parts of our brain can actually interfere with our vision.
Eye Health in the Office
November 5, 2013
Experiencing red or watery eyes, blurred vision or difficulty focusing after a day at work can often be the result of staring at a computer screen for eight or more hours. Office environments can certainly take their toll on your eyes. Here are some common symptoms and simple solutions to help maintain healthy vision during your work day.
Nighttime Driving and Your Eyes
October 2, 2013
Our days are about to become darker even earlier with the fall season officially upon us, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Most of these drivers have difficulty judging distance, identifying signs or exits, and struggle to see animals and pedestrians in...
Glaucoma and Why You Should Have Your Eyes Examined
September 18, 2013
What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, is damaged by the pressure of fluid inside your eye. There are two main types of glaucoma. One is primary open-angle glaucoma and the other is angle-closure glaucoma. These types of glaucoma are marked by an increase of intraocular...