Tag Archives: contact lenses

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 […]

Sports Vision Training

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 […]

Contact Lens Update | Optometry Blog

Probably around 70% of the population that has a correction, wears contact lenses. Majority of contact lens wearers have also switched to daily disposables (which is AWESOME!). From a professional stand point, this is great as daily disposables are thinner, more breathable, and healthier for the eyes. From a personal stand point, I have switched […]

Glasses or Contacts? | Optometry Blog

I often get asked about whether someone can wear glasses for this or contacts for that. The answer is not always what people want to hear, but it has a lot to do with the prescription and what the activity is that the glasses or contacts are being used for. Both have their advantages and […]

Halloween Contact Lenses | Optometry Blog

It’s that time of year again! Time to be creative and bring out your inner demons or fairies – depending on what you prefer. Creating the best look is often in the details and costume contact lenses are often a big part of bringing together the costume. They are great for completing your look and […]

What’s My Prescription Mean? | Optometry Blog

For many of us, we go to see the optometrist to get a prescription for glasses. We do the “1 or 2” test and then we get some numbers printed out on a piece of paper we know to be our “glasses prescription”. But what do the numbers mean? Patients are often told you’re “far-sighted”, […]

The UV ABC’s | Optometry Blog

Now that summer has mostly arrived, I think that it’s important that we talk about how to protect our eyes from ultraviolet (UV) damage. For many of us, summer time is when we spend the most time outside as children, adults, and seniors. It is important that at all ages we protect our eyes from […]

Common Contact Lens Mistakes | Optometry Blog

Although I have not encountered anything too horrific with regards to contact lens patients, this post was inspired by a recent conversation I had with a friend over dinner. He hadn’t seen his optometrist in years (I won’t say how many because it’s pretty bad) and the only reason he was going back was because […]