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Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you’re headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

Like peanut butter and jelly, school and vision go hand-in-hand. Both are important partners in ensuring that children excel in their learning, extracurricular activities, and...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps multiple dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

Our Staff

Our two opticians, Stephanie and Amy, have over 20 years of combined experience helping patients select well-fitting, stylish eyewear for patients of all ages.  They...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...

Kennett Square, PA Eye Exams: Exploring the Vision Chart

Ever question why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it truly represents? The term 20/20 vision describes a normal level of sharpness...

All You Need to Know About Lazy Eye. Treatment in Kennett Square, PA

Amblyopia or lazy eye is the deficiency in central vision development caused by the failure of the two eyes to function together. In the majority...

A Look Inside Women’s Eye Health and Safety

This month, Prevent Blindness America is focusing on Women's Eye Health and Safety. It's no surprise that the various stages of a woman's life often...

Knowing When to Get Your Vision Checked

In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be caused by several possible conditions such as changes in the body or abnormalities in...

Email us Your Appointment Request

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Dr. Ganly on Disposable Daily Contact Lenses

In my practice, the majority of our patients are being fit with single use lenses. The reason is that it boils down to compliance.

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you might think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Rates of Myopia Increasing

  By: Roan, Los Angeles Times    The Los Angeles Times (12/15, Roan) reports that, according to a study published in the Dec. issue of...

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Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the sunny season. While many people are aware of the dangers the sun...

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To create awareness about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of preventable permanent vision loss, accounting...

This Month is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

This month is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading source of vision loss for seniors....

Winter Dry Eye Syndrome… No Need to Suffer

While you may think of winter as the rainy time of year due to the rain and snow, the atmosphere is actually a lot dryer...

Reasons You Should Think Twice Before Buying Eyeglasses on the Web

Though most of us are used to shopping for anything and everything on the Web, glasses are an item that you are better off buying...

Eye Allergy Season is on the Way – Are You Prepared?

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to seasonal eye allergies. For some, spring time is pollen...

Rigid Lenses: Do They Make Sense for You?

  Although soft contact lenses are most often used, another lesser-known type of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, also called oxygen...

Are You Caring for Your Contacts Safely?

  Contact lenses require proper treatment and care to be considered a safe and sensible choice for those needing corrective eye wear. Improper care can...

UV Awareness Month – The Sun and Your Eyes

  Thanks to efforts to create awareness of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) exposure to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer), most know about...

Truth or Myth: Can Carrots Really Improve your Eyesight?

Are carrots really good for your eyesight? While optometrists admit that the orange root vegetables contain significant amounts of a beta-carotene which is known to...

Protective Eyewear for Kids

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is equal to an eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye...

Know How to Keep Your Eyes Safe This Summer

It’s officially summer and it’s time to make sure you safeguard your eyes from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some pointers...

The Importance of Early Eye Disease Detection

For those of us blessed with eyes that are in good condition, we might overlook the importance of a routine eye examination. However, early detection...

Handling Common Eye Injuries

There are many kinds of eye accidents that can take place, some more serious than others. Some might require emergency treatment and immediate care by...

Improving Your Teenager’s Self-Image with Contacts

Needing to purchase glasses is often difficult for a adolescent. Teenagers sometimes balk at the idea of being seen in eyeglasses and appearing ''nerdy''. Compared...

Getting Your Child’s Vision Ready for School: Kennett Square Children’s Eye Exams

Many professionals emphasize that approximately 80% of learning comes through a child's eyes. Since a child's eyesight may change often, regular eye and vision care...

Book An Annual Eye Examination in Kennett Square, PA, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

A surprising number of aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In truth, more than half of adults...

Sunblock and your Eyes

If you have ever witnessed an unfortunate encounter between sunscreen and eyes, you know firsthand how excruciating it can be. In fact, someone who has...

Contact Lenses and Makeup: Suggestions from your Kennett Square, PA Eye Care Practitioner

If you use contacts a few precautions should be taken when using cosmetics. Below are some professional pointers for how to be sure your eyes...

Maintaining Safety for Your Eyes at Home

  In recognition of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes specifically...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Treatment in Kennett Square, PA

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) above seventy percent of employed persons that sit every day at a computer (over 140 million individuals) suffer...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe: Consult With your Optometrist Before Using Special Effect Lenses

With the autumn comes Halloween and with that, costumes. As a consumer, you want to know of some hazards to your eyes and vision that...

Kennett Square, PA Treatment for Fall Ocular Allergies

While eye allergies are more commonly talked about in springtime, just as many individuals experience symptoms during the autumn months as well. Above sneezing and...

This Month is National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that diabetes is the main causal agent of impaired vision among men and women aged 20-74 years? Since 2008, over 4 million...

A Different Perspective: Understanding Color Blindness

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December 31st Is Approaching! Use Your Flex Spending Account Dollars

Need new specs for the kids? Wondering if your prescription has changed? Contemplating laser vision correction? Now is the time to take care of all...

Fun and Safe Toys for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us which means toys and presents. Well meaning mothers and fathers delight in surprising the young ones with the newest toys...

All About Presbyopia

Visit your Kennett Square, PA Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults at some point begin to experience presbyopia or a diminished...

Raise Your Glaucoma Awareness this Month

Since this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to stress the importance of early detection of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma...

You Need to Wear Sunglasses in the Wintertime too!

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some locations stinging winds and cold rains and sometimes snow are also on their way. The majority of...

Winter Dry Eyes

Winter time often causes an increase in instances of dry eye syndrome because of the cold, dry air.

The Best Solution for Your Contact Lenses

A study performed by Bausch & Lomb in August revealed that a large number of people regularly use potentially harmful chemicals rather than contact lens...

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

This month has been designated by Prevent Blindness America to spreading awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. How many individuals are...

Optometric Insight: Conjunctivitis

Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is one of the most frequently encountered eye diseases, particularly in kids. Pink eye can be caused by bacteria, a...

Focusing on Astigmatism

Around your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under perfect circumstances, round. As light hits the eye from all angles, the cornea's job...

Caring for Your Vision in the Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has set aside the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The goal of this directive is to teach companies...

How Vision Affects Road Safety

Safety behind the wheel In fact, road safety depends on a combination of a number of different visual capabilities such as the ability to see...

This month is Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring arrives, as well as a greater chance to engage in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the number of...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has put out an exciting product as part of their comprehensive...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined periodically is one of the most effective steps you...

The Best Protection from UV Rays

It's a fact: almost everybody is regularly exposed to UV rays. But the potential risks related to long-term exposure to these harmful rays are not...

Cataracts: Common but Treatable

In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the most commonly occurring source of vision loss among...

Keeping Your Contacts

Are there ever days when you leave your soft contact lenses in for a little too long? It goes without saying that lots of things...

Looking at Eyelid Hygiene

Inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. Blepharitis is a...

A Fresh Look at Color Contact Lenses

Don't you think it's time for an updated look for your eyes? FreshLook® provides a vast assortment of colored contact lenses, which let you slightly...

Understanding 20/20 Vision

You have most likely stumbled upon the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. As frequently used as these terms may be, do you actually know...

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

Too often, we meet smart children who really enjoy camp and extracurricular activities, but just don't enjoy school. He or she may be suffering from...

See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

  Approximately 80 percent of school-based learning is achieved visually. But even with this well-known connection between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents don't...

Playing Safe

Sometimes it's hard to choose toys that will be safe for our children's eyes. Children are born with a partially developed visual system which forms...

What is Presbyopia?

Experiencing some trouble when reading is a frequently occurring problem if you're close to middle age. Having the ability to see things that are up...

In the Middle of the Night: Seeing in the Dark

  Something wakes you up in the middle of the night, or perhaps you're searching for a light switch or door handle or phone in...

Helping Lazy Eyes Get Active

Amblyopia, which is also called lazy eye, is a condition commonly seen in lots of the kids we treat. A lazy eye comes about when...

What To Tell Our Eye Doctor

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? There are a few things you should tell our eye doctors so that we...

Progressive and Multifocal Lenses

Are you over 40 and finding it more of a challenge to read small print? You might have presbyopia, a common condition affecting those reaching...

How to be a Safe Smartphone User

Lately, it seems challenging to find someone who doesn't own some sort of smartphone. Tablets and smartphones are super useful when we're on the go....

A Closer Look at Retinoscopy

During your eye exam, you may have had a doctor direct a beam of light into your eye, and hold various lenses in front of...

A Closer Look at Astigmatism and Contact Lenses

Have you considered contact lenses as a method of correcting astigmatism? The cornea of a normally sighted person is spherical, but when you have astigmatism,...

Diabetes and Vision

Are you aware that being diabetic puts you at risk for serious eye damage? Research by the National Institute of Health (NIH) indicates that in...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations are used in both vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all those back to school supplies. Now, it's time to think about...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...