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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

There Is No Pink

Here is a fun fact we bet you didn’t know. You remember that pink blouse or shirt you own? Or perhaps the pink flamingos you see in a neighbor’s yard? Or the pink flowers you get every year for St Valentine’s Day? Pink is a great color, isn’t it? The problem is, pink doesn’t really…