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October is eye safety month Oct 11th, 2017

  October is Eye Health and Safety Month – Children’s VisionEvery year the importance of regular eye examinations through October Eye Health Campaigns. This year’s Eye Health Month spotlights the importance of children’s vision and learning:More than 85% of a child’s learning is based on vision.Identifying eye health issues at this...

September is Healthy Aging Month Sep 11th, 2017

Just like any other part of your body, your eyes age as you get older. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, here are a few tips to help keep your eyes healthy as you age.Aging is a process that brings many changes. Vision loss and blindness, however, do not have...

August is "Vision and Learning" Month Aug 10th, 2017

August is National Children's Vision & Learning Month. The goal of this national observance is to help educate parents and educators about the critical link between vision and learning.Vision problems are the 4th most prevalent class of disability in the United States and one of the most prevalent conditions in...

July is UV Safety Awareness Month Jul 18th, 2017

Get out the Sunglasses: July is UV Safety Awareness MonthDuring the summer there is usually a lot of emphasis on protecting skin from UV rays during the summer. But one must not forget about protecting the eyes—the most exposure to bright sunlight increases the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration,...

Summer Eye Exams for Children Jun 29th, 2017

THE ROLE VISION PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENTAs children move through various developmental phases, proper vision can help them succeed in each stage. Vision aids with language skills and fine and gross motor skills. In fact, 80 percent of learned information comes through sight. Children use eyesight to create building blocks for...

June is Cataract Awareness Month Jun 6th, 2017

Did you know, more than 24 million Americans over age 40 are currently living with cataracts? It’s one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States and the primary cause of blindness in the world. That’s why June is Cataract Awareness Month—a time to educate, raise awareness,...

May is Healthy Vision Month May 4th, 2017

It’s Healthy Vision Month!Make your Vision Last a Lifetime.May is Healthy Vision Month, a national observance devoted to encouraging persons to make vision and eye health a priority. When it comes to our health, we often visit our doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what...

Safety in the work place Mar 27th, 2017

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Along with many other eye care providers across the nation, as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is promoting good eye health in the work place.Workplace eye injuries are extremely common. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that each...

Advantages of Daily Lenses vs Bi-weekly lenses Jan 30th, 2017

This week we're talking about the advantages of daily lenses vs bi-weekly and monthly lenses.Daily lensesThey are easy to adapt to and being soft they are very comfortable. The other benefit to daily disposable contact lenses is that disinfecting or soaking is not necessary as they are sterile when they...

Glaucoma Awareness Month Jan 9th, 2017

Glaucoma is an eye disease that gradually steals vision. There are typically no early warning signs or painful symptoms of open-angle glaucoma. It develops slowly and sometimes without noticeable sight loss for many years.Most people who have open-angle glaucoma feel fine and do not notice a change in their vision...

November is for Diabetic Eye disease awareness Nov 2nd, 2016

What is diabetic eye disease?Diabetic eye disease can affect many parts of the eye, including the retina, macula, lens and the optic nerve.Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back...

Children's Eye Health Oct 5th, 2016

As a parent, you may wonder whether your preschooler has a vision problem or when you should schedule your child's first eye exam.Did you know eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems for children, along with allergies and asthma?* Good vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development....

A look into Fall's Eyewear Trends Sep 15th, 2016

Out with the old, in with the new. Yes! Any excuse to get our hands on a pair of new frames.When it comes to eyeglasses we’re witnessing one of the best fashion and utility combos ever. Most people these days need glasses to function better. Hello short-sighted me and half the...

Back to School Eye Exams Aug 30th, 2016

There’s more to school than book bags and lunch boxes. It’s also the perfect time for your child’s eyes to be checked by an optometrist.  Just when you think your child is seeing well, there could very well be a problem. And vision problems are responsible for a staggering number...

How to Travel with Contact Lenses Jul 23rd, 2016

Travelling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Whether you’re longing for a relaxing holiday at the seaside, planning a busy sightseeing trip, or simply travelling for business, exploring new countries can be a very exciting and inspiring experience.Before setting off to see the world, remember that taking care of your...

UV Eye Damage Health Risks Jul 3rd, 2016

UV radiation, whether from natural sunlight or artificial UV rays, can seriously damage your eyes.Most people probably understand the link between ultraviolet (UV) radiation and skin cancer. But many are less aware of the connection between UV radiation and eye damage.With increased levels of UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface,...

Glaucoma & The Importance of Eye Exams Jun 13th, 2016

What is glaucoma?Glaucoma is a chronic progressive eye disease characterized by a degeneration of the optic nerve. This can lead to serious vision loss if not detected and treated early. The optic nerve takes all of the information the eye sees and transmits that information to the brain. What causes glaucoma?The...

Vision Therapy et Eye and Health Jun 1st, 2016

Congratulations to Kitty for completing her vision therapy program at Eye and Health! Kitty had been suffering from headaches and eyestrain during reading and near tasks due to a common eye coordination disorder called convergence insufficiency. After 16 weeks of vision therapy, Kitty has advanced to the highest level in all therapy exercises...

Pediatric Eye Exams & Vision Therapy Specialist May 19th, 2016

You need over 15 visual skills to succeed in reading, learning, sports, and in life.  Seeing 20/20' is just one of those visual skills; deficiencies in the others cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of vision therapy.Vision therapy is...

Frame your Face – The right way! May 11th, 2016

Frame your Face – The right way!Choices, choices and more choices- there are so many (fabulous) different options tochoose from when it comes to eyewear, and finding that perfect pair can become agame of trial and error. Luckily at Eye & Health, we have a wide selection of frames tosuit...