The team at Allied Health wishes our smartphones could be our friends. It probably wouldn’t be as bad if the so-called “digital world” wasn’t staring us in the face 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But, it is. We spend most of our time in front of some type of electronic device, whether it be a computer, smartphone, tablet or other device, and we aren’t giving our eyes the break they need. Read on →

What would you do without your vision? It can be hard to imagine. Fortunately, our team at Allied Eye wants to help you keep your eyes healthy for years to come! Avoid Eye Problems Who doesn’t want to keep their eyes healthy? We all do! Here are some things to help our eyes stay protected and healthy for the long haul. First, keep in mind what you eat. While you may automatically think about what you eat in conjunction with your weight, what you eat can also help keep your eyes healthy. Read on →

You might have knee pads and helmets in mind, but Allied Eye wants to make sure you’re sending your athlete out onto the field with one other thing this sports season—protective eye gear! Where Are Your Safety Glasses? When purchasing eye gear for sports, make sure it fits properly. Choose goggles or eye protection that has cushioning near the eyebrows and nose so that it’s comfortable to wear. You don’t want your child to be adjusting eye gear when a ball is headed his or her way. Read on →

If you think your eyes are a victim of digital eyestrain, these tips from our team at Allied Eye may help. Weaning Away From the Screen It’s hard to go a day without being in front of some sort of screen. And extended time in front of a computer hurts more than just our physical activity level—our eyes are also suffering. Time spent looking at a screen can cause: A burning sensation Eye fatigue and soreness Itchy eyes Headaches Blurred vision Light sensitivity Difficulty concentrating So what can you do to alleviate the pain? Read on →

Eye swelling is an annoyance most of us will experience in our lifetime at one point or another. However, this eye condition can be a sign of something more serious, especially if it doesn’t go away within a day or two. Find out what could be the source of your eye swelling. Overcome Eye Swelling There are many causes of eye swelling, but let’s take a look at a few of the most common. Read on →

February is American Heart Month. While you may instantly think about exercising more and eating better when it comes to improving your heart health, did you know that obtaining an eye exam can also help? A Heart-healthy Eye Exam Although it’s important to watch your blood pressure and cholesterol levels when it comes to having a healthy heart, it’s equally important not to skip out on comprehensive eye exams. Not only can these eye checks help keep your vision on point, but they can also help detect cardiovascular disease. Read on →

According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 8 percent of males have color vision problems. Are you one of them? What Does It Mean to Be Color Blind? Have you ever pointed out something as yellow, but your friend promises you it’s blue? What about during the holiday season? Were there any discussions around red and green decorations? If so, chances are, one of you might be color blind. Color blindness occurs more in men than in women and is an inherited eye condition. Read on →

The path to better vision begins today! While “getting healthy” might have most thinking about losing weight and exercising, your eyesight is another part of your health that needs attention. Don’t wait until your vision suffers to get on the right track toward healthier eyes. The Eyes Have It—Health Fortunately, if you’ve resolved to live a healthier lifestyle, your vision will also benefit. For example, eating well to lose weight can also help improve your vision. Read on →

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But did you know, among the lights, trees and decorations, there are dangers lurking that could harm your eyes this holiday? Fortunately, you don’t have to put away all your holiday decorations just yet. You just need to take some extra precautions this season! Have Yourself an Eye-healthy Holiday Many think the dangers of the holidays come in the form of roadways, colds and flu, and so on. Read on →

While many feel as though their eyes are only in danger during the summer months when the sun is burning bright, this is a myth that needs to be debunked. Because, in reality, the winter sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are just as strong. Protect Your Eyes When the cooler weather set in, did you put away your sunglasses? Well, it’s time to bring them back out, as your eyes need just as much protection now as they did from the summer’s UV rays. Read on →