Protecting Your Eyes from Germs

Most of us rub our eyes many times in the course of the day without really thinking about it. Whether we’re tired, our eyes feel dry or itchy, or there’s something stuck in one of them, it seems like the easiest way to make it feel better is to rub them a little. Unfortunately, doing…

Scheduling Your Eye Appointment and COVID

As ophthalmologists and optometrists begin to schedule patients again, you’re probably wondering if it’s safe to visit the office for an eye exam. This recent article Is it Safe to Go to the Eye Doctor During COVID-19? offers good information on how eye doctors are protecting their patients, what you can do to protect yourself and others,…

Summer is Almost Here, Are Your Eyes Ready?

Nothing kills a fun summer outing faster than an eye injury. Some injuries are visible and instant—flying debris from weed whackers, a baseball to the eye, or caustic pool chemicals. Other injuries take a while to show up—sunburned corneas, ultraviolet rays that speed up the development of cataracts, or poison ivy or insect bites. And…

Eye Exams for Children

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6. What should you do?

DIGITAL FATIGUE: EYE STRAIN AND MIGRAINES

The American Optometric Association always shares good patient information and advice.  Today, more and more people are suffering from visual fatigue without knowing the cause of their symptoms. Modern work and lifestyle changes have forced us to spend extended hours in close-range activities such as smartphones, computer work, e-books, and hand-held gaming. The increased demands…