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  • October Is Contact Lens Safety Month

    Developing healthy contact lens hygiene habits from the start, or reviewing them annually when you visit your eye doctor to update your contact lens prescription, is a great way to reduce your chances of having a contact lens related eye problem. Here are some healthy contact lens hygiene habits: Wash your hands with soap and […]

    Continue Reading October 11, 2018

  • Where Online Eye Exams Fall Short

    What Is An Online Eye Exam? The purpose of an online eye exam is to give the user their prescription for corrective lenses from the comfort of their own home. Some tests can even include exams for color blindness and contrast sensitivity. Many of these sites will have licensed eye doctors verify the results, but […]

    Continue Reading October 11, 2018

  • Is Smoking Bad For My Eyes?

    Did you know that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States? It is well known that smoking can lead to a number of lung-related diseases but in reality, the negative effects of smoking can be seen in almost every part of the body, especially your eyes. Smoking Compromises […]

    Continue Reading September 27, 2018

  • What Is Glaucoma?

    The optic nerve is what transmits visual data from the eye to the brain. When the optic nerve is damaged, our vision suffers. A group of conditions that threaten the optic nerve is glaucoma. In the United States, glaucoma is the second most common cause of vision loss and blindness, affecting three million people. The […]

    Continue Reading September 27, 2018

  • What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

    One of the first phrases that comes to mind when people think about eyesight is “20/20 vision.” We’ve heard since we were children sitting in the school nurse’s office waiting for our turn looking at the big E chart that 20/20 vision is the best, but what does it mean? The Snellen Chart Dr. Herman […]

    Continue Reading August 15, 2018

  • How To Take Care Of Your Contact Lenses

    Properly caring for your contact lenses is synonymous with caring for your eyes. Contact lenses are safely used by millions of people everyday. They do, however, carry a risk of eye infection if worn or cleaned improperly. Your eyes allow you to see and experience the world around you, so it’s important to protect them, […]

    Continue Reading May 17, 2017

  • 6 Tips to Improve Your Vision for Sports

    Vision training exercises can improve key aspects of your game including depth perception, visual memory, and body-eye coordination. Strength and agility are not the only crucial skills on field or court. Many athletes overlook one of their best assets in their conditioning programs – their eyes. Your ability to see, analyze and react to events […]

    Continue Reading May 17, 2017

  • The Evolution of Sunglasses

    Who doesn’t love sunglasses? A pair of stylish shades not only makes us more fashionable but also provides vital protection for our eyes! Where did the idea of sunglasses begin, though? Let’s learn a little bit more about the history of sunglasses and how they came to be what they are today. Early Makeshift Sunglasses […]

    Continue Reading March 15, 2017

  • It’s A New Year: Tips To Prepare For Your Next Eye Exam

    You may think getting an eye exam simply requires you to read a few lines on the eye chart, but it’s important to take advantage of each and every visit to your optometrist. For the average person, you only see your optometrist once or twice a year. In that time, we want to answer your questions […]

    Continue Reading January 20, 2017

  • Ever Wonder About Those Spots In Your Vision?

    Have you ever noticed specks, strings or cobwebs drift across your field of vision? Those are called eye floaters! If you’ve ever experienced them, you’ve probably wondered what they were and if they were a cause for concern. Here’s all you need to know about those sometimes bothersome floaters. What Are Floaters And What Causes Them? […]

    Continue Reading December 23, 2016