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 →

If you think Thanksgiving is only pleasing to your stomach, guess again! In fact, Thanksgiving can be quite a feast for your eyes. Keep Your Eyes on Thanksgiving! Sweet potatoes, turkey and cranberries—oh my! Do you know what all of these delicious Thanksgiving dishes have in common? They’re all friends to your tastebuds and your eyes! What’s Thanksgiving without a turkey? This main dish has been a feature of the Thanksgiving holiday for years and years! Read on →

Each morning, we wake up and go through our normal daily routine. Not really thinking about our eyesight unless we get something in our eye that causes us to stop for a minute. Other than that, our eye health probably isn’t anywhere close to our mind. But it should be. Daily Wear and Tear Did you know that every day you’re doing something to hurt your eye health? Even though you aren’t doing the damage on purpose, your actions are still taking a toll on your vision. Read on →

A lot of changes occur during the fall season, such as the falling of leaves, cooler temperatures, seasonal allergies and more! No matter what change is currently going on in your life, it’s important to ensure your eyesight is up to par to handle whatever changes come your way. See the Changes Fall Brings More Clearly With a new school year come a number of wellness checks and vaccines. However, while you may have checked those items off your list, did your child have a vision exam? Read on →

We’ve all waited for this moment. A time when summer would end, and fall would begin. And now—it’s finally here! The temperatures are finally (and slowly!) starting to come down. While this is wonderful for our ability to spend more than five minutes outside, it isn’t as great for our eyes that could start drying out due to the season change. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer for long with these tips! Read on →

Some may say the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, they can also be the first to signal a serious health issue. Here are some of the warning signs to watch for when it comes to your vision and your health. Keep Your Eye out for Health Issues The following are some vision symptoms that could be a sign of a more serious health condition. For example, if you suffer from an unexpected loss of vision, it could signal an issue with blood flow to either your eye or your brain. Read on →

Did you know that approximately every 13 minutes, a person visiting the emergency room is there due to a sports-related eye injury? According to the National Institute of Health, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children. In honor of Sports Eye Safety Month this September, learn what you can do to help protect your kids’ eyes this sports season. Touchdown on Eye Safety Sports eye injuries include—but are not limited to—swollen retinas, cataracts, scratched corneas and eye socket fractures, which are all caused by trauma to the eye. Read on →

It’s a fresh new school year! At this point, every parent is hoping that this school year is the best one yet for their child. However, if he or she begins exhibiting signs of struggling in school, eyesight may actually be the thing to blame and not a disinterest in schoolwork. Watch for the Signs Fortunately, if your child does exhibit symptoms of near- or farsightedness, vision problems are easily corrected. Read on →

For the most part, everything we do is right in front of our eyes. We face our computer screen both at work and at home, we focus on our tablet screen, and some may sit close to the television when playing video games. It’s no wonder our eyes hurt at the end of the day! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help avoid eye strain and the symptoms that come along with it. Read on →

While glasses are still very fashionable in today’s society, some find more comfort in wearing contact lenses during the day. However, while contact lenses can provide more natural vision and have no obstructions or reflection (like glasses can cause), there are some things that should not be done while wearing contact lenses. Are you guilty of performing these no-nos? No More Bad Habits When wearing contact lenses, not only do you want your contact lenses to last (usually a pair is good for two weeks or a month), you also want to protect your vision. Read on →