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Eye Exams

  • Astigmatism Knoxville, TN

    Astigmatism: Everything You Need to Know

    Many people have astigmatism, but not everyone experiences it the same way. For many people, the effects of astigmatism are insignificant. Unfortunately, moderate or severe astigmatism can cause blurred vision, eyestrain, and headaches. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. This prevents light from reaching the retina and […]

    Continue Reading March 16, 2021

  • computer screen and eye safety

    5 Tips for Keeping Your Vision Healthy While Using the Computer

    According to the AOA, the average American worker spends seven hours a day working in front of a screen, regardless of whether they work in an office or from home. This isn’t including time spent looking at smartphones, television screens, or computer screens once they’ve finished working. No wonder that many people are reporting eye […]

    Continue Reading March 2, 2021

  • eye health and coronary disease

    How Is Your Eye Health Connected to Heart Disease?

    The eyes are more than a window to the soul — they’re also a window into heart health! This is thanks to the system of blood vessels located behind the eyes. With comprehensive eye exams, optometrists are able to examine these blood vessels for valuable insights into heart health. Your eyes can act as an […]

    Continue Reading February 25, 2021

  • Vision insurance benefits

    Vision Insurance Benefits: How and When Should I Use Them in Knoxville, TN?

    Health insurance can be complicated. Wondering about deductibles and whether a doctor is in-network or not can be stressful, and if you have vision insurance, then you may feel like your questions have basically doubled. To cut through the confusion, we’ve prepared this article to help you understand the basics of your vision insurance benefits. […]

    Continue Reading January 25, 2021

  • dental wellness

    2021 Wellness Goals: Don’t Make This Common Mistake

    A new year brings new goals, possibilities, and challenges. For many people, it’s an opportunity to focus on their wellness and focus on their health. While this is always a good idea, many people do so without considering the health of their eyes. Vision health is essential for maintaining your overall health and including it […]

    Continue Reading December 21, 2020

  • kids holiday eye safety

    2020 Holiday Gift Guide to Eye-Friendly Toys

    There are few things more exciting to a child than opening presents during the holidays. The excitement of finding out that Santa brought them the toy they wanted can make it special for adults, as well. But toys can also present certain dangers that you may not think about when buying gifts for your child, […]

    Continue Reading December 15, 2020

  • aging and vision

    Aging and Vision: Myths vs Facts

    While you want the best information when it comes to changes in your vision, it can be difficult at times to tell fact from fiction. This can be the result of outdated science or bad advice from your friends. At Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical, we want to provide you with the best and up-to-date […]

    Continue Reading October 27, 2020

  • Healthy vision 2020

    5 Practical Ways to Keep Your Vision Healthy in 2020

    Why is it important to take care of your eyes? Taking care of your eyes is extremely important since they’re essential for maintaining your quality of life. Whether it’s driving, cooking, or reading, you need healthy vision to complete simple tasks that many of us take for granted.  Fortunately, there are simple steps you can […]

    Continue Reading August 26, 2020

  • kids' eye exams

    Kids’ Eye Exams: When to Go and How to Prepare

    A recent analysis of federal data revealed that 1 in 3 American school children haven’t had an eye exam in at least two years. Nearsightedness in children has nearly doubled since the 1970s and the need for glasses is only growing. Parents who want to ensure that their children have a lifetime of healthy vision […]

    Continue Reading August 17, 2020