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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…