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Yes, Eye Exams Matter

Yes, Eye Exams Matter

Regular eye exams (from an optometrist, not an app) are critical for lifelong healthy vision. We’re celebrating Save Your Vision Month by devoting an entire blog post to the top reasons to put an eye exam on the calendar. How often they should...Read More »

The Many Shades of Color Blindness

The Many Shades of Color Blindness

Being colorblind can mean a lot of different things, yet only in rare cases does it mean seeing in black and white. The technical term for complete color blindness is monochromacy, and it only affects one person in 33,000. Most people with a form of...Read More »

Heterochromia: When Eyes Don’t Match

Heterochromia: When Eyes Don’t Match

What’s the first thing you notice about a person when you meet them? Statistically, there’s a good chance it’s their eye color! A striking pair of eyes can really make an impression — and that goes double when they’re...Read More »

What to Know About AMD

What to Know About AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss for people over 50. What is AMD? It’s the gradual loss of central vision as the macula (the part of the retina where photoreceptor cells are most...Read More »

Is Blue Light Bad for Our Eyes?

Is Blue Light Bad for Our Eyes?

How big of a role does a bright screen play in your nightly routine? Since the advent of handheld devices that could access the internet, a lot of us have been browsing websites late into the night, our eyes glued to a bright little screen, making...Read More »

Reading Glasses, Bifocals, or Progressives?

Reading Glasses, Bifocals, or Progressives?

As we age, the lenses in our eyes gradually lose their flexibility. This process is called presbyopia, and it’s the main reason most seniors need reading glasses for up-close work. For those of us who already need glasses to correct...Read More »

A Quick Glaucoma Crash Course

A Quick Glaucoma Crash Course

Human eyes are incredible — and incredibly complicated. The downside is that this means we can experience big problems with our vision health if just one thing goes wrong. One factor that might not seem obvious is the pressure of the fluid in...Read More »

Eyesight and Night Driving

Eyesight and Night Driving

As much as we might want to avoid it, we tend to end up driving at night more often in winter. The days get shorter and the nights get longer, and driving in these winter months can be especially stressful for those of us with weak night vision....Read More »

Winter Eye Protection

Winter Eye Protection

It may seem strange, but sunglasses are just as important in winter as they are in summer. The same UV rays that give us sunburns on the beach are just as dangerous on a snowy mountain. Even if most of our skin is covered by thick layers of snow...Read More »

Retinal Detachment Warning Signs

Retinal Detachment Warning Signs

Human eyes are remarkable, highly complex organs. Most of the time, they’re able to function fairly well, but there’s a lot that can go wrong. The one we want to focus on today is retinal detachment, a condition that will affect 1 in...Read More »

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