Evolution of the Eye Explained

We love learning new things. Especially when it comes to the eye and optics. We spend a great deal of time in continuing education to further our knowledge about your eyesight and how we can make you see better than ever. Our friends at Essilor, produced this video on Irreducible Complexity and the Evolution of…

Cantaloupe…Another treat for your eyes

We love fresh fruit. One of our favorites is cantaloupe, and wouldn’t you know it, cantaloupe has so many wonderful properties to it, including for your eyes. Cantaloupes have been the subject of many studies, some of which suggest consumption can actually decrease your risk of obesity while increasing energy levels. Cantaloupe consumption has been…

That’s Bull!

Long before cartoons planted this idea in most of our minds, it was thought bulls were made mad by the color red and hence the use of the infamous red cape in bull fights. It turns out bulls, like all other cattle, are color blind, and the bull is not likely irritated by the muleta’s…

20-20-20

You certainly expect an eye care practice to talk about 20/20…. after all, we work hard to help you see 20/20. If you spend lots of time in front of a computer all day, and most of us do, change 20/20 to 20-20-20 to help your eyesight and reduce eye strain. If this doesn’t help,…

Summer’s Tastiest and Perhaps Healthiest Treat

Did you know watermelon not only tastes good but is good for you? Watermelon is great for your heart as it improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. The regular consumption of watermelon can also reduce body fat as it has a high concentration of citrulline which is an amino acid that has the ability…

The World’s Most Famous Eyewear

There is perhaps nothing as iconic in today’s fashion world as the eyeglass or sunglass. Not only is eyewear a medical device needed by over half the population, it is the only medical device that not only allows us but encourages us to express our individualism. From Elton John to Jackie Onassis, from Buddy Holly to…

Different Color Eye Day

Today is certainly not one of the biggest holidays you will celebrate all summer, but in the eye care community, today is Different Color Eye Day. People like Mila Kunis, Kate Bosworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, and Christopher Walken are known for having noticeably different colored eyes. The technical term for having different colored eyes…

4th Of July Eye Safety

The Fourth of July is this coming Monday and with it comes the fun of fireworks. As our mother’s use to lecture us, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Every year there are over 2,000 fireworks-related eye injuries that happen every year. Eye injuries include ocular burns, lacerations, abrasions, retinal detachments,…

Shark’s Eyes

It’s Shark Week! We are excited for the week-long celebration of Sharks on the Discovery Chanel. We thought it might be fun to share a little information on how sharks see their world while we all watch them. Unlike humans, shark’s eyes are almost on completely different sides of their head, giving them an almost…

Eye See Omega 3’s

Omega 3 fatty acids are important for eye health as they can decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration and are also therapeutic for patients with dry eye syndrome. Where do we get Omega 3’s? For most of us, we find all the Omega 3 our body can use in fish and fish oil. Since…