Are You Celebrating With Fireworks This Memorial Day?
Did you know that fireworks cause 2,000 eye injuries every year? According to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, during the 19-year study period, fireworks caused more than 34,000 ocular injuries, and the most common injury was an ocular burn. We are on the heels of Memorial Day as the first holiday to start the upcoming summer… Read More
May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month
Summer is almost here, and while the sun will be shining bright, it is a golden time to highlight Ultraviolet Awareness Month. Prevent Blindness has declared May as Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month to increase awareness of how UV rays can damage your eyes and hurt your vision. We are happy to share this valuable information… Read More
Have You Been Diagnosed With Cataracts?
If you have been diagnosed by your eye doctor with a cataract, you are not alone. According to the National Eye Institute, cataracts affect over 24.4 million Americans aged 40 and older. We are here for you to ensure you have the best support for your cataract diagnosis. Here are a few recommendations from the… Read More
March Is Save Your Vision Month
This month and year-round, we would like to remind you to prioritize your eye health in 2023 by scheduling your comprehensive eye exam and considering the importance of good eye health. Save Your Vision Month traces its founding to 1927 by American Optometric Association (AOA) members. This month and every month, we proclaim and deliver… Read More
What Are Spring Eye Allergies?
We are on the cusp of Spring, and the change in season promises fairer weather and new beginnings. Unfortunately, Spring’s new growth can also create seasonal allergies that leave you with congestion, headaches, and itchy, swollen eyes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye allergies also called allergic conjunctivitis, are pretty standard. They occur… Read More
What Is A Cataract?
What is a Cataract? A cataract is a dense, cloudy area that forms in the eye’s lens. A cataract begins when proteins in the eye form clumps that prevent the lens from sending clear images to the retina. The retina converts the light that comes through the lens into signals. It sends the signals to… Read More
What Do Your Eyes Reveal About Your Heart?
February often brings thoughts of heart-shaped candies and heart-themed décor for Valentine’s Day, but more importantly, it should make you think about your heart health too! February is Heart Health Month, a time to focus on heart health and disease prevention. Many don’t realize that the eyes and heart are connected. The eyes reveal a… Read More
Goodbye Winter Dry Eyes
The winter season is here! Dry eyes are prevalent during winter because of the cold, harsh winter winds, dry outdoor air, and dry indoor heat. These sudden changes in the atmosphere produce the onset of moisture evaporation inside your eyes. Thus, our tear glands do not produce fluid quickly enough to maintain the liquid coating… Read More
Celebrate the New Year Safely
We are all looking forward to a fresh start and ready to ring in the New Year with cheer! Every year it is that special time to celebrate with champagne but popping a bottle of bubbly comes with some risks. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a champagne cork can fly up to 50… Read More
July is UV Safety Awareness Month
We welcomed summer and celebrated National Sunglasses Day this week on June 27, 2022. As we approach July, which marks UV Safety Month, it’s a perfect time to grab your best sunglasses while you are out and about to enjoy your favorite summer activities. Did you know it wasn’t until the 1900s that sunglasses became… Read More