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Why Children Need Their Eyes Tested Yearly – Optometry Blog

It’s that time of year again – back to school! September is fast approaching and that means back to school for many of our little ones. Perhaps it’s the first time being in a class room or returning to something familiar, whichever the circumstance, children need to have their eyes checked by an optometrist every […]

Vision Health Month – Optometry Blog

May is Vision Health Month. Did you know that nearly 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable? Eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration if caught early enough are treatable (not curable) to prevent vision loss. There are also many systemic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) that can […]

Therapeutic Lenses – Optometry Blog

With the increase in near demands on today’s society, the advent of therapeutic lenses is becoming more popular. More lens manufacturers are putting a stronger focus on developing different powers and types of therapeutic lenses to accommodate for the different types of near demands. The average amount of screen time (computers, cell phones, tv’s, laptops, […]

UV Myths – Optometry Blog

Hurray for SPRING! Now that the sun is finally starting to peek out a little more, I wanted to remind everyone about the importance of UV protection and clear up some common myths surrounding the topic. Brightness does not correlate to intensity of UV index/exposure. It is important to actually check the UV index for […]

Eye Nutrition Benefits – Optometry Blog

For the most part, we get all the nutrients our eyes need from a regular healthy diet. But what happens when we add extra leafy greens? Do we get super powers? Do we get laser vision? Do we become invincible? Unfortunately not, but we can definitely improve how our eyes see! We know that lutein […]

Glaucoma [glock-oma, glaow-coma, glue-coma] – Optometry Blog

Glaucoma – the proper pronunciation is glaw-koh-muh, but many will come up with their own way of saying it. No, it has nothing to do with guns, glowing, or glue. It actually isn’t completely understood at this time. What you do need to know about it is that it can cause severe permanent vision loss if left untreated. […]

Strobe Training

Strobe training involves an athlete wearing strobe glasses while performing simple to complex tasks. It is a form of deprivation training aimed towards increasing an athlete’s ability to anticipate and their reaction time to specific stimuli. Studies have been done that show how strobe training can benefit an athlete’s performance where trajectory anticipation and fast […]

Sports Vision Training – Coming Soon

Sports vision training is a specialty type of vision therapy that works to enhance and improve an athlete’s vision capabilities to take their game to the next level. There’s a lot more than just seeing clearly than people realized that’s involved in high performance sports. Having 20/20 vision is only the first step – ideally […]

Eclipse Retinopathy | Optometry Blog

For those of you who were lucky enough to view this once in a life-time event, we hope that you all did so safely from behind the proper protective eye wear. The sun is normally not healthy to look at on a normal day and is deceivingly even less safe to look at during an […]

What to Expect with your New Glasses | Optometry Blog

Needless to say, some of us go through this with ease and others it’s definitely a process. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 6 years old. Every year I would get a new pair because my prescription kept on increasing and with each prescription change, came prescription adaptation. I’ve become rather used to it […]