Do You Have an Astigmatism?

Contacts and eyeglass wearers will commonly have impaired vision. Multiple conditions can cause impaired vision, and most often, people will define their vision impairments by either nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, when astigmatism comes into play, the refractive errors can be affected by how the eye bends and refracts light. Astigmatism causes blurred vision but can […]

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Prolonged use of technology such as computers, tablets, and cell phones can result in eye discomfort and vision problems. This level of discomfort, through continued use, can be described as computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, is now becoming one of the most common symptoms that people experience as technology development […]

If you’ve ever heard the rumor that eating carrots are good for your eyes, you probably realized that they can’t be the only food that will help them. While carrot’s reputation as eye food is somewhat overrated, there are other foods you can eat that will help maintain good eye health. Like any organ, your […]

A Glance into Color Blindness and Who it Effects

What is Color Blindness? Color blindness is when the cone and rod cells of the eye don’t contain the various pigments needed to process the light wavelengths into color. Whether its just one pigment missing or multiple pigments, people with color blindness will have trouble seeing colors that those with normal vision can see clearly. […]

Common Eye Health Myths

As we’re growing up we tend to be hit with a lot of false information. In most cases, these little tidbits come from folklore and common “wisdom” that is passed down from parent to child who becomes a parent to their child. Eye health has its own share of these, and we’re certain that many […]

Fall Season and Dry Eyes

As the fall months come and pass, people all over update their wardrobes with warm, light jackets, leggings, cozy hats, and fall boots. However, preparing for the cool to cold months may need more consideration than just a change of clothes. Your eyes, a vital part of the body, can become significantly affected by the […]

How To Protect Your Eyes From UV Radiation From The Sun?

The UV rays from the sun can cause serious damage to your eyes if you don’t take steps to protect them. As amazing as a pair of sunglasses can make you look, they actually serve an important purpose in protecting your eyes from the sun. Some of the risks associated with exposing your eyes to […]

Is It Pink Eye?

Pink Eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a condition that affects the thin, transparent tissue that covers the white of the eye, and can be found lining the inside of the eyelids. This condition is frequently experienced by children thanks to the germ-filled environments of day care and school, but thankfully it’s not a dangerous […]

The Effect Of Aging On Your Eyes

There are a number of factors that can affect the health of our eyes, and aging is one of the most prominent. As we age there are a number of concerns that can arise as our eyes tire and we begin to lose our ability to focus properly. In addition to this common ailment, the […]

What is Keratoconus?

When we’re on the way to see our optometrist most of us aren’t expecting anything more complicated than an updated prescription and a bill for a new set of glasses (with anti-scratch coatings and transition lenses, of course). Optometrists are fully fledged doctors who actually diagnose and treat a variety of health issues related to […]