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Eye Exams

  • 2 Stories Of How The Right Vision Test Can Change A Child’s World

    In the blog post Is Your Child Struggling In School? It Could Be Vision Related Rather Than A Learning Problem, we took a look at how undiagnosed vision problems in children can all too often be misdiagnosed as learning disabilities or behavioral problems.  In fact, 1 out of 4 children struggle with reading and learning […]

    Continue Reading August 30, 2019

  • Which Eye Drops Are Best For Allergies

    Which Eye Drops Are Best For Your Dry Eye, Allergy, or Redness Symptoms?

    Most everyone has experienced red, irritated, or watery eyes from time to time. Given how many factors can cause eye irritation—including eye allergies, dry eyes, an infection, lack of sleep, or life stress—it’s also no wonder that there are a wide variety of over-the-counter eye drops that claim to relieve dry, gritty, watery, or red […]

    Continue Reading July 18, 2019

  • 3 Vision-Saving Reasons You Shouldn’t Rely On Online Eye Exams

    One could argue that you can do pretty much anything online today, from ordering groceries, paying bills, or exploring a faraway city with Google street view. One of the services that has popped up in the past few years is online vision tests that then allow you to order prescription lenses to be delivered in […]

    Continue Reading May 15, 2019

  • Why & When Should Children Have Eye Exams?

    Why & When Should Children Have Eye Exams?

    It’s estimated that one out of four children struggle with reading and learning because of undiagnosed vision problems. Many of the signs, symptoms, and behaviors that are caused by vision problems are also associated with learning disabilities, so some of these children are misdiagnosed as having a learning disability. Since 80% of what children learn […]

    Continue Reading April 15, 2019

  • If Your Parent Had Macular Degeneration, Does That Mean You Will Too?

    When a physician or doctor asks you if you have a family history of health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer, it’s not because they’re being nosy. It’s because genetics plays a role in your chances of developing many health conditions, including eye diseases like macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a progressive and […]

    Continue Reading March 7, 2019

  • How To Tell If You Have Cataracts, And How To Treat Them

    Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness around the world, and are one of the most common conditions related to aging. By age 65, you have a 50% chance of developing a cataract, and, by age 75, it jumps to a 70% chance. In fact, more than 20 million adults over age 40 and 50% […]

    Continue Reading February 22, 2019

  • How Is Dry Eye Syndrome Diagnosed And Treated?

    It’s estimated that more than 30 million adults in the United States have dry eyes, and the uncomfortable symptoms of irritation or grittiness are one of the most common reasons that people head to the eye doctor. Dry eye syndrome is not only a common condition, it’s also usually a chronic problem, particularly for people […]

    Continue Reading February 18, 2019

  • 5 Steps To Control Diabetic Retinopathy

    Over time, unstable blood sugar levels from diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the eye’s retina, or can cause abnormal blood vessels to grow on the surface of the retina. This is called diabetic retinopathy, which is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. All types of diabetes—type 1, type 2, and gestational—contribute […]

    Continue Reading January 22, 2019