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August 26, 2013

August can often be hectic as we rush to fit in the last bits of summer vacation before school starts and the weather cools down, but before you get too wrapped up in back-to-school and final summer plans, don't forget about planning ahead for healthy vision by scheduling an eye exam for you and your family. The month of August is National Eye Exam...

August 19, 2013

As we grow older our bodies experience many different changes, and our eyes are no exception to this rule. Usually as we age and our vision becomes more blurred, we assume that we probably need new glasses with a stronger prescription, but in fact, cataracts may be the culprit behind our declined vision. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that...

July 12, 2013

July 12th is Heterochromia Awareness Day. Only 11 out of every 1,000 Americans have heterochromia, a condition that results in two differently colored eyes. This trait is commonly found in animals and is relatively rare in humans. One eye can be blue, while the other hazel. Or one eye may be brown while the other is blue. The condition can be hereditary and...

June 3, 2013

June is here and that means summer is upon us! June also means that it's UV Safety Month - a great time to spread the message of sun, fun and the effects of UV rays. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer, but can also damage your eyes if you leave them unprotected. It is always important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but...

May 20, 2013

With warmer weather upon us, many of us are probably enjoying the sunshine by playing some recreational sports. Tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90% of these serious eye injuries are easily preventable through the use of protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury varies depending on the activity, so...

May 3, 2013

May is Healthy Vision Month and offers up a great opportunity to learn about eye health and to make sure that you and your family recognize the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams as a way to maintain healthy vision. According to the National Eye Institute, millions of Americans are at risk for vision loss due to eye disease. Early detection and...

April 12, 2013

Have you ever wondered what causes eye to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. When the flash goes off, light goes straight into the pupil and gets reflected off the back of the eye, and...

March 25, 2013

March is National Save Your Vision Month. While many of us think that having good vision simply means that our eyes are healthy, that is not always the case. Regular comprehensive eye exams can ensure that you not only keep your vision in great shape, but that you keep your eyes, and ultimately your body, healthy as well. Scheduling an eye exam is the first...

March 6, 2013

During the month of March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages individuals to focus their attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits during National Nutrition Month. By eating right, you also increase the opportunity to protect your vision by adding sight-saving nutrients to your daily diet....

February 20, 2013

With the New Year in full swing, some of those resolutions we made might have gone by the wayside. But if getting into shape was one of your goals for 2013, there are plenty of reasons not to break that resolution, healthy eyesight being one of them. Most of us are aware that even just 30 minutes of physical exercise every day can benefit our heart,...

February 4, 2013

Over 9 million people in the U.S. have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a painless eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years of age. That statistic is expected to double over the next decade as baby boomers begin heading into retirement. Those living with AMD often ignore warning signs or wait until their...

January 21, 2013

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. It is an important time to spread the word and raise awareness about glaucoma, which is considered a thief of sight. There are virtually no symptoms associated with the disease and once vision is lost, it is gone for good. As much as 40% of one's vision can be lost before a change is noticed. This condition is...