Are Online Tests As Good As One From An Optometrist?

We are all busy, especially this time of year. So, seeing an app in the app store that promises the results of an eye exam without visiting an eye doctor sounds very appealing and would be a wonderful time saver…right? Sadly, it doesn’t work that way. Besides, we would miss seeing your smiling face. Let’s…

Your 2016 Flex Funds Expire Soon

Many of us are covered by health insurance paid for by our employer. For most of us, there is a portion of that policy every year that helps cover the costs of eye care and dental work. Those flex funds are almost always available on an annual basis and do not roll over from year…

Vitamins For Your Eyes

Caring for your vision is what we are all about. Whatever your vision needs may be, we want to help you see better. So, when we find a great piece of information or a product that can help your eyesight, we want to share. That’s why we are so excited about Macuhealth supplements. MacuHealth with…

Those Pesky Floaters

No, we are not talking about people on rafts in the pool during the summer. Floaters are those vexing shadows that occasionally move across our eyes. To some, they look like threads, specs, or black spots. They are most visible when looking at a white surface such as a blank piece or paper or a…

Do Contacts Right (and Left)

Over 41 million Americans wear contact lenses. Most contact lens wearers take shortcuts that can lead to serious eye infections. When you received your first pair of contacts your eye doctor gave you instructions how to care for your eyes and your contact lenses. For most of us, those instructions were a bit too much,…

Eat Great…See Great!

Researchers have zeroed in on an enzyme — found in natural foods like broccoli and cucumbers — that can slow some of the chronic conditions that come with age. So far the findings are limited to mice, but the results are encouraging enough to start testing it in people. In a paper published in Cell…

Blue Light Troubles

Blue light is a very short wavelength producing a high amount of energy. Exposure to blue light may increase the risk of macular degeneration. Blue light also contributes to digital eye strain and exposure to blue light in the evening can negatively affect sleep patterns in adults and children. While most of us are smart…

Eyeing Our Morning Coffee

Most of us just don’t function well without our morning coffee. It turns out, we might be helping our eyesight with our morning joe. A new study from Cornell University found that coffee may indeed have a positive effect on our eye health. The research found the chlorogenic acid, or CLA, may protect against deteriorating…

Eye See A Halloween Hazard

Every November we read and hear horror stories from Halloween. We see them here in our office as well. Not about haunted houses or crummy costume parties. The horror stories we see and hear are the ones about cheap contact lenses bought to make a Halloween costume that much better but ends up hurting or…

Digital Eye Strain And Children

As computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones saturate almost every aspect of our daily lives, it is only natural that they have become part of our children’s lives as well. Children it turns out are using digital devices as much if not more than their parents. Eye strain can be very hard on a growing…