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What Does Being Colorblind Mean?

What Does Being Colorblind Mean?

Just because someone is colorblind, it doesn’t mean they see the world like a black-and-white movie. That type of color blindness does exist and is called monochromacy, but it is by far the rarest form of color blindness. There are different...Read More »

What Causes Heterochromia?

What Causes Heterochromia?

Eye color is one of the first traits we notice when we meet someone new. If you’ve ever met someone with two different eye colors, then you’ve seen what heterochromia looks like. Only three out of every five hundred people have it,...Read More »

Blue Light and Our Eyes

Blue Light and Our Eyes

What is your routine as you get ready for bed? Most of our nightly routines include items like brushing teeth, taking out contact lenses, and washing our faces, but how many of us also make sure to check our smartphones for any last updates before...Read More »

Presbyopia, Bifocals, and Progressives

Presbyopia, Bifocals, and Progressives

Presbyopia is farsightedness caused by the increasing rigidity of the lens in the eye as we age. It affects nearly everyone older than 65, and for the 42 percent of Americans who are already nearsighted, this creates a complication. People who...Read More »

Winter Is Here! Are Your Eyes Protected?

Winter Is Here! Are Your Eyes Protected?

When we think of sunburns, most of us probably imagine sandy beaches and summer heat, but we can get sunburned in any season, including winter. In fact, winter can be even more dangerous in some ways. Just because most of our skin is bundled up from...Read More »

Recognize the Signs of Retinal Detachment

Recognize the Signs of Retinal Detachment

Our eyes are amazing, complex organs, but there are a lot of ways for things to go wrong. One that we want to educate our patients on today is retinal detachment. This is a serious, sight-threatening condition that affects 1 in every 300 people at...Read More »

The Connection Between Vision and Sleep

The Connection Between Vision and Sleep

Sometimes it’s hard to get a full night’s sleep, but when we don’t, we definitely feel it. In fact, studies even show that not getting enough sleep has many of the same effects on the mind and body as alcohol. There’s an...Read More »

Eye Exams Help Identify Chronic Health Conditions

Eye Exams Help Identify Chronic Health Conditions

Our eyes are often the truest indicators of health A quick glance at someone’s eyes can reveal their mood, stress level, and whether or not they got enough sleep last night! But this goes much, much deeper. When your...Read More »

Animal Kingdom Eyesight Olympics

Animal Kingdom Eyesight Olympics

Our world is filled with a staggering array of animal life, and today we’d like to take a closer look at some of the best eyes nature has to offer. Instead of trying to identify one animal that has the best eyes overall, we’re breaking...Read More »

Kids and Comprehensive Eye Exams

Kids and Comprehensive Eye Exams

Most of us remember going to the school nurse as a child, covering one eye at a time, and reading off lines from the big E chart to find out if we needed glasses. Unfortunately, as efficient as they may seem, these simple vision screenings don&rsquo...Read More »

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