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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

The optic nerve is what transmits visual data from the eye to the brain. When the optic nerve is damaged, our vision suffers. A group of conditions that threaten the optic nerve is glaucoma. In the United States, glaucoma is the second most common...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 »

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Did you know that roughly a quarter of a million children are seen in hospital emergency rooms each year due to toy-related injuries? About half of these injuries are to the head and face, and many affect the eyes. While they may be fun to buy for...Read More »

The History of Optometry Giving Sight and World Sight Day

The History of Optometry Giving Sight and World Sight Day

In 2003, the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the World Council of Optometry created Optometry Giving Sight to mobilize resources from the global optometric community to help eliminate...Read More »

Is Your Child Old Enough For Contact Lenses?

Is Your Child Old Enough For Contact Lenses?

Do you remember how old you were when you learned to drive? How about when you got your first cell phone? Many of us hit these milestones at different ages as we were growing up, but when it comes to contact lenses, how old is “old enough?&...Read More »

October is Contact Lens Safety Month

October is Contact Lens Safety Month

Contact lenses prescribed by a licensed optometrist are worn safely and comfortably by millions of people worldwide and have a long history of providing wearers with a safe and effective form of vision correction. While contact lenses provide many...Read More »

Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month

See well for a lifetime: here are some tips to maintain healthy vision as you age. Aging is a process that brings many changes. Vision loss and blindness, however, do not have to be one of them. There are several simple steps you can take to keep...Read More »

September: Sports Eye Safety

September: Sports Eye Safety

More than 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year. The good news is that almost all of these injuries can be prevented. Whatever your game, whatever your age, you need to protect your eyes! Three sports account for...Read More »

Smart Contact Lenses?

Smart Contact Lenses?

It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of a smart contact lens seemed like the stuff of science fiction, but it’s pretty close to becoming science fact. What exactly are smart contact lenses, and what would they be for? Let’s take a look at a few...Read More »

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school items, it's time to make comprehensive eye exam appointments for your children. Conveniently, August is designated as Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. Your child's eye...Read More »

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