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Vision Care

  • Sports eye safety

    5 Best Practices for Sports Eye Safety

    Sports and eye safety go hand in hand, or at least they should. The truth is that vision safety isn’t always a priority for most weekend warriors and student-athletes. Fortunately, protective eyewear for sports isn’t hard to come by. What’s more, one of your best resources for sports eye safety tips is your family eye […]

    Continue Reading September 28, 2020

  • Signs your child is struggling with their vision

    5 Signs Your Child is Struggling with Their Eyesight

    Like all parents, you want what’s best for your child, including healthy vision. While school vision tests can help indicate vision problems, it also pays to know what behaviors to look out for in case your child is having trouble seeing. This can give you a leg up on scheduling an appointment with your family […]

    Continue Reading September 17, 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

  • Dr. Catherine Abbott Joins Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical

    Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical has been growing, and we’re thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Catherine Abbott, OD to our team. That means we’re now able to add more new patients and additional appointments! We’ve even extended our hours of operation to include Friday appointments. Dr. Abbott is excited to establish herself as […]

    Continue Reading August 13, 2020

  • UV Safety Month

    4 Summer Safety Tips for Your Vision in 2020

    The weather is hot, the sun is bright, and with social distancing guidelines, this summer has included more time spent outside with friends and family than doing indoor activities. While you’re enjoying a dip in the pool or having a picnic in the park, remember that common summer activities can cause potential harm to your […]

    Continue Reading July 29, 2020

  • Eye floaters

    Eye Floaters: What are They and Do I Have Them?

    Eye floaters are dark or transparent spots that appear in your field of vision and drift across your line of sight. They’re usually the result of changes to the vitreous of the eye as you age. Floaters are most apparent when under a bright light like the sun, or while looking at a bright background […]

    Continue Reading July 14, 2020

  • Prescription sunglasses

    Are Prescription Sunglasses Worth It?

    If you wear glasses then you know how frustrating the summer can be. Regular prescription glasses offer little to no protection from the sun’s light and glare. Clip-on sunglasses are heavy and slide down your nose constantly if you sweat even the slightest bit. One solution would be to buy a pair of prescription sunglasses, […]

    Continue Reading June 15, 2020

  • Women’s Eye Health

    3 Vision-Loss Eye Diseases That Women Are More Likely To Have

    Out of all the differences there are between men and women, the risk of developing eye diseases isn’t one that usually comes to mind. However, women do account for more cases of eye diseases than men, and the organization Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to […]

    Continue Reading April 21, 2020