Category: Eye Exams

Annual eye exams

Do We Need an Annual Eye Exam? Yes. Here’s Why.

Most of us visit a dentist for a regular cleaning or checkup. Maybe we see a primary care physician for an annual physical, especially as we get older. But regular trips to an eye doctor matter just as much, even if we don’t have vision problems that require ongoing treatment. An annual eye exam can… Read More

What can a general eye exam tell us?

What Can A General Eye Exam Tell Us?

We all know we should see an eye doctor at least once a year, especially after childhood. We know we’ll find out whether our vision has stayed the same or deteriorated, and we’ll get advice about how to deal with any changes. But you may not realize this same general eye exam can tip us… Read More

Making the transition to reading glasses

Making The Transition To Reading Glasses

“Readers.” Does that word summon up a gray-haired figure holding a grandchild and peering down to puzzle out small print in a picture book? It shouldn’t. Millions of patients, not all of them old, develop presbyopia – the gradual loss of ability to focus on nearby objects – and make a transition to reading glasses… Read More

Diabetes and eye exams

Do You Have Diabetes? An Eye Exam Is More Crucial Than Ever.

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re already adjusting to the diet, exercise and insulin regimens your doctor prescribes. But you may not know that diabetes brings special dangers to your sight, though it can easily be detected and monitored through eye exams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34 million… Read More


Healthy Aging Means Taking Care Of Your Eyes

Getting older changes every inch of us from our hairlines to our toenails, so it’s not surprising that our eyes change as well. Much like proper diet and exercise may be important factors in healthy aging, there are steps that may be taken to promote healthy eyes. After all, what is healthy aging without healthy… Read More

Eye safety threats are abundant in summer

Summer Threats To Eye Safety Can Be Big As A Basketball Or As Subtle As Sunlight

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July Ultraviolet Safety Month to alert people of the dangers of UV radiation. Those rays can indeed damage vision and threaten eye safety, but they are just one menace among many that our eyes face each summer. Other Common Threats to Eye Safety 4th of… Read More

Eyelid twitches

Eyelid Twitches May Say Little About Your Health – Or A Great Deal

We all blink about 15 times a minute, 900 times an hour, nearly 15,000 times during 16 waking hours every day. Normally, our eyelids meet, briefly coat the surface of the eye with healthy tears, quickly separate, and we don’t give them any thought. But what happens when eyelids don’t work that way? What happens… Read More

Foods and Supplements That Boost Vision Health

A Feast For Your Eyes: Foods And Supplements That Boost Vision Health

We don’t often think about the ways diet affects sight. Yet wise choices can help maintain vision health and prevent it from deteriorating as we grow older or get an eye disease. Foods For Healthy Eyes In this, as in so many other things, Mom had the right idea: Eat leafy green vegetables, beans and… Read More

Online Eye Tests or In-Person Exams? The Differences May Be Critical.

Online eye tests seem like an easy, quick and inexpensive shortcut for the Internet age. You look at objects on a computer screen. You then record results on a smartphone and send the information to an optometrist at a remote location. Said optometrist gives you a prescription based on your eyes’ refractive error. Online Eye… Read More

Are Women Likelier Than Men To Have Serious Eye Problems? Yes…and No.

The bad news for women this April – which has been designated Women’s Eye Health Month – is that their half of the population faces a higher likelihood of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, two leading causes of blindness. One study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that two-thirds of the cases of U.S…. Read More