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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 is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket 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 is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

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 that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

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 it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

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 systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

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 men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

10 Steps to Healthy Eyes 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 on remaining safe in the sun: Only wear sunglasses that block all UV rays. If your sunglasses don’t have 100% UV protection to guard your...

Why We All Need to Schedule a Routine Eye Exam

When we have healthy eyes, it's common to forget about the importance of taking preventative steps namely, an eye exam. Nevertheless, early diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is critical to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with a yearly eye exam. Numerous optical problems don't have...

Help! How to Handle Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be taken care of at home. Read these guidelines for typical eye injuries, to decide your next step following an accident. Remember that...

Choose Contacts: The Advantages of Lenses for Teens

No teenager likes to be seen wearing something that makes them different, and for many teenagers, eyeglasses can sometimes seem that way. The mere thought of wearing glasses can send an adolescent panicking. As opposed to eyeglasses, children and teenagers who wear contact lenses report a significant enhancement in their...

Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready for the Classroom? Don’t Forget to Book Manhattan Kids’ Eye Exams

Many professionals believe that almost 80% of learning happens through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight may change occasionally, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Surprisingly, most parents don't make eye tests part of their child's back-to-school doctor's visit line-up. In addition survey...

How to Get Sunscreen Out of Eyes

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunscreen in their eyes are aware just how painful it can be. A real strong spray in the eye can often cause burning that lasts for hours. It can take hours until the victim can feel comfortable enough to open his eyes, especially outside in...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in Manhattan, NY

In order to have optimal sight, the eyes must work in conjunction with each other and with the brain. In instances when this system breaks down, a condition called amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, can result. In the majority of instances of ambylopia the actual eyes are usually in...

Awareness of Diabetes and Vision Loss For National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is the primary precursor to blindness for men and women between age twenty and seventy-four. In the past four years alone, over four million men and women in North America living with diabetes were diagnosed with diabetes related blindness. Out of those tested, seventy thousand were afflicted with advanced...

An In-depth Look at Color Blindness

Visit our Manhattan, NY Optometrist for an evaluation

Take Advantage of Those Flex Spending Account Credits Before You Lose Them!

December 31st is fast approaching which means that your annual flex plan will soon run out for the year. If flex spending doesn't sound familiar to you, you may not have a flex spending account but you might want to verify your insurance plan to clarify. If you have a...

December is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month

Holiday season is upon us which means gifts and new toys. Well intentioned mothers and fathers enjoy treating the children with the latest toys to start off the New Year. It is important that parents explain to others the guidelines when it comes to toy safety and vision. Mishaps with...

Women and Healthy Vision

This month, Prevent Blindness America is focusing on Women's Eye Health and Safety. Women go through various stages throughout their lives, and each can impact vision differently. Eye disease among women is becoming more common, particularly in middle-aged women. Actually, studies show that large numbers of women aged 40 and...

Watching Out for Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of a few conditions such as changes in the body or irregularities in the eye or visual system, diseases affecting the eye, side effects due to medicine or injuries to the eye. Commonly, people also suffer from visual abnormalities resulting...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

Often, around age 40, people notice that they're starting to have a hard time reading. Seeing things that are up close is an age related function of your vision which becomes weaker as you become older. Why does this happen? Because as you age, the lens of your eye is...

In the Middle of the Night: Seeing in the Dark

Something wakes you up in the middle of the night, or perhaps you're trying to find the light switch or door in a room with the lights off. It's happened to all of us. You notice that it is difficult to see anything for several moments before your eyes adjust....

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 provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

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 cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

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 occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Guide to LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery

Wondering about LASIK eye surgery? The articles below cover all aspects of LASIK

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

New Technology for Optometry

Dr. Seewell recently was a featured speaker at Vision Expo in NYC.

Dry Eye New York

Dry Eye New York If you are suffering from dry eyes in New York, visit Dr. Alan Schlussel, the optometrist at the Dry Eye Center of New York. Our dry eye office is conveniently located in Manhattan, click below for more details: Directions to the Dry Eye Doctor in New...

Dry Eye New Jersey

Dry Eye New Jersey Do you have dry or itchy eyes?  Visit the optometrist at the Dry Eye Treatment Center of New Jersey for a dry eye examination.   Find out more about our services: Dry Eyes New Jersey Google Maps and Directions Contact the dry eye doctor of New...

Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only an important accessory in the summer. Although many people are informed of the damage the sun presents to our eyes during the summertime, how many recognize that we need to take precautions in the wintertime as well? Actually, those UV rays that shine...

This Month Help Create Awareness About Glaucoma

To spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of avoidable permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world. Because the...

February Pronounced AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is dedicated to increasing awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for seniors. AMD often results in low vision, a term eye doctors use to refer to major vision loss that cannot be helped by standard treatments such...

Ways to Avoid Dry Eye Syndrome This Cold Season

Even though it is common to refer to winter as the wet season due to the precipitation, the air is really a lot dryer in the winter, causing your eyes to become more sensitive. Our eye care staff can assist you in selecting the best options to keep your eyes...

Should You Purchase Your Next Pair of Eyeglasses on the Web?

In today's world, where more and more consumers are accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are a product that you should consider buying in person. Why? Even though you may find reduced prices on the Web, the advantages of choosing an optician far outweigh the ''deals''...

A Guide to Preventing Symptoms of Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For some, March begins eye allergy time, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Springtime eye allergies are largely due to an...

Gas Permeable Lenses: Do They Make Sense for You?

  Although you may be most accustomed to soft contact lenses, a second, less familiar kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, GP lenses involve more modern technology than soft lenses, which are longer-lasting, offer greater vision quality,...

The In’s and Out’s of Contact Lens Care

  Contact lenses require proper treatment and care in order to be a safe and feasible option for those needing corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which occasionally results in blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly...

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

  As a result of ongoing measures to inform the public of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar with the necessity of applying UV blocking sunscreen and using other forms of sun protection during outdoor activities. But how...

Do Carrots Really Improve your Vision?

You may have been told that carrots help you see better, but is this the truth? Optometrists will tell you that carrots can't actually improve your vision. However, they do contain significant quantities of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is very good for the health of your eyes and therefore consuming...

Guarding Your Children’s Eyes

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is one injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals agree that the vast majority of those damage could be easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of injuries happen when playing recreational activities...

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Scheduled Your next Eye Exam in Manhattan, NY?

Many adults don't know that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In fact, over 50% of the people above age sixty-five have some degree of cataract development. What is a cataract? A cataract is when the ocular lens, the part of the eye that focuses light...

Contacts and Cosmetics: Suggestions from your Manhattan, NY Eye Doctor

If you use contact lenses there are a number of precautions that should be taken in regard to applying cosmetics. Here are a few professional pointers for how to be sure your eyes stay looking great and safe. Which Cosmetics Are Best for your Eyes? First and foremost, we advise...

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes specifically when selecting toys that are safe for your child's eyes. Don't wait until it's too late to make sure your home is safe for your kids'...

Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment in Manhattan, NY

  Findings from the American Optometric Association indicate that over seventy percent of employed persons that sit every day at a computer (around 143 million ) experience computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye fatigue. Excessive periods of sitting in front of the computer can result in eye strain and effect...

Eye Safety for Halloween: Watch Out For Special Effect Contact Lenses!

  Halloween is a time for getting out and dressing up but you wouldn't want the fun to end in some frightening eye damage. Over the past few years, special effect contact lenses have been increasingly becoming a popular item for costumes especially with teenagers and young adults and this...

Manhattan, NY Treatment for Fall Ocular Allergies

  While many correlate eye allergies with the spring, just as many people experience symptoms during the autumn as well. Above nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can severely impair one's ability to go about one's normal functions. Eyes are often itchy, swollen, and...

Manhattan, NY Vision Exams: What 20/20 Vision Really Means

  Ever ask what 20/20 vision truly stands for? The term 20/20 vision expresses a normal level of sharpness of eyesight or visual acuity determined from 20 feet away from the object. That is to say that an individual with 20/20 eyesight can clearly see an object at a distance...

How Age Affects Your Eyesight – Presbyopia

Visit your Manhattan, NY Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults begin to notice signs of presbyopia or a reduced ability to see things that are close, as they age. With the increasing worldwide population reaching older ages, a larger number of individuals are developing the condition, which...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since this month marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to stress the importance of early diagnosis of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is a category of ocular disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve, which may cause loss of central vision and eventual blindness....

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some locations biting winds and frigid precipitation are also on their way. The majority of us wouldn't ever think of leaving the house without a coat in overcast weather; nevertheless unfortunately, a lot of people don't think to take their sunglasses. Although...

A Tearless Winter

The winter causes an increase in instances of dry eyes because of cold and dry air conditions.

OD Advice: The Best Way to Take Care of Your Contact Lenses

Users of contact lenses must know the importance of proper eye care. A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past August revealed that many adults regularly use dangerous substances rather than contact lens solution to soak their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to coke to butter was reportedly used...

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

We are currently in the midst of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision recognition month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary causes of loss of vision in adults over the age of 65. AMD is a condition that causes a breakdown of the macula...

Pink, Stinging Eyes? Perhaps it’s Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye, is a frequently encountered eye illness, especially with children. This condition can be caused by a virus, bacteria or even irritants, for example chlorine in swimming pools, ingredients in cosmetics, and pollen, or other products, which penetrate your eyes. Certain forms of conjunctivitis...

What is Astigmatism?

Surrounding your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under normal conditions, round. As light enters the eye from all angles, the cornea's job is to project that light, aiming it at your retina, right in the anterior portion of your eye. What does it mean when the cornea...

Vision Wellness in the Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has set aside the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The goal of this initiative is to educate companies and their workers about the importance of vision wellness, with safety tips on how to prevent vision-impairing eye mishaps. Every day, employees are inflicted by...

Vision on the Road

Safety behind the wheel As a matter of fact, road safety needs several different visual abilities - for example, distance and near vision, side or peripheral vision, seeing in limited light and color vision, plus many others. Being able to see well into the distance is crucial because it allows...

This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month

When the springtime arrives, along with more opportunity to participate in outdoor sports, comes an increase in the risk of eye injuries related to sports. Each year, far too many children and adults incur eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be prevented with suitable protection. Using...

Introducing Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has put out a new addition to their popular range- the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. The company has added a great new feature to their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Sunlight...

Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain healthy. During this session, your optometrist checks your eyes, making sure you're clear of common...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. But the possible risks related to many years of exposure to these harmful rays are rarely thought through, and most people barely take enough action to protect their eyes, even if they're planning on...

Cataracts: Common but Treatable

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the leading reason behind vision loss among patients who are over 55 years old? Actually, more than 50% of those who are 65 and older have some degree of cataract development. According to the National Eye...

The Importance of Changing Your Contact Lenses

Have you ever left your soft contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It's common knowledge that things are in their best condition when they haven't been used too much. You won't be surprised to hear that the same rule applies to your lenses....

Clean Lids, Healthy Eyes

Do you have inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis? It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an already existing bacterial eye infection, certain kinds of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eyes. Common symptoms include itching, burning, redness, the feeling of a gritty or foreign body in...

A Fresh Look for Your Eyes

This season, how about trying a brand new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a vast palette of color contact lenses, so you can subtly intensify or distinctly alter your natural eye color. This range of contact lenses includes so many choices, that you're...

20/20 Vision: What Does it Mean?

Everyone has run into the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. As common as these terms may be, do you actually grasp what they mean? The term 20/20 indicates the clarity and sharpness of your vision from 20 feet away. When you have 20/20 eyesight, it means that from twenty...

Convergence Insufficiency: Not As Simple As It Seems

When a child struggles at school, it's not always a learning disability. It's important to be aware that the child could have a hard-to-detect condition that creates an obstacle in the way of learning at school, known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). CI is a condition that impacts a child's capacity...

Start the School Year With Good Vision

Most progress at school is accomplished through the use of a child's eyes. But even with this overt correlation between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents underestimate or are simply uninformed about vision problems, and don't include a visit to the eye doctor as part of their child's back...

Playing Safe: Kids and Eye Safety

Choosing the right toys with eye safety in mind is something all parents worry about. How do we select toys that keep our kids' eyes in mind? Infants are born with an immature visual system which, through stimulation, becomes more refined throughout their growing years. Nothing stimulates a child's visual...

Patches: Not Just For Pirates

Lots of our younger patients have a lazy eye. Amblyopia comes about when the brain shuts off or suppresses sight in one eye. This can occur if your child isn't able to see well through one eye due to nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. In addition to eye glasses, one of...

Eye Exam Approaching? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you have an eye exam coming up? In order for us to make sure your exam is thorough and productive, there are a few things we'll need to know. Because vision can be affected by seemingly unrelated health conditions, you'll need to let us know about any changes in...

Progressive and Multifocal Lenses

Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that often begins to develop in people who are 40 or older. If you already wear glasses for distance vision, and develop presbyopia, you won't have to carry a separate pair of reading glasses. Multifocal lenses, which correct problems with both near and...

Eye Safety and Mobile Devices

Have you ever thought about the toll your smartphone might be taking on your eyes? In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they let us stay connected almost always. However many people tend to hold their phones and tablets very close to their faces. This creates a number of demands...

A Closer Look at Retinoscopy

There may be some assessments that you have seen during an eye exam and questioned what they are for. Having a bright light shined into your eyes could be an example. Such as test is used to help test the refractive error of your eye, and it's known as a...

Toric Contact Lenses: A Great Way To Correct Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism and you think you can't wear contacts, you're mistaken. Contact lenses are actually a method of correcting the condition. Generally, the cornea is spherical, but in the case of someone with astigmatism, it's more elliptical. This seemingly minor feature actually alters the way light hits the...

Be Aware During National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that being diabetic puts you at risk for vision threatening eye damage? Diabetes is the main cause of blindness in adults under 75 years old according to the National Institute of Health. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is when the retina is damaged by...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

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, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

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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 of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

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 many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

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 bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

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 important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

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? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

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 in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

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 are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

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 and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

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 nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

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 on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

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 extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

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? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

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 water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

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 to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

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 enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

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 health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

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 silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

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, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...