Archive for July 2016

On July 27, 2016

Protect Aging Eyes With Your Diet

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, can a carrot a day keep the eye doctor away? Turns out the ‘food as medicine” movement extends to eye health as well, especially for aging eyes. Certain diet changes can help delay or even prevent some age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
On July 22, 2016


Many of us spend a lot of our waking hours in front of digital devices, such as computer screens, smartphones and tablets.  In fact, studies show that 90% of people aged 20-65 use digital devices everyday, with 60% of adults spending an average of 5 or more hours per day in front of a screen.  Six
On July 22, 2016


In the shorter daylight hours of winter, many of us find ourselves driving in the dark more than at other times of the year. Difficulty with night driving is one of the most common problems that our clients report to us, and no wonder.  Rapidly changing light levels, limited field of vision from our headlights, and
On July 22, 2016

Fireworks Safety July 01, 2015

Few holiday traditions are as exciting–or as dangerous–as  of  fireworks. In the US, of the 11,400 fireworks related injuries requiring a visit to the ER, 1 in 6 of these injuries harmed the eyes . However, there’s no need to miss the show. Just being familiar with a few tips on how to avoid danger
On July 4, 2016

Contact Lenses and Sports

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you no doubt are interested in ways to enhance your performance. Switching from glasses to contacts is one of the simplest and most effective ways of doing just that. What are the advantages? There are many ways in which contact lenses can give you the freedom to focus on your
On July 2, 2016

Eye Color and Genetics

Ever wondered if a child’s eye color can be predicted? Or how two brown-eyed parents can have a blue-eyed child? Or why an albino’s eyes are pink? How we inherit eye color is a fascinating example of genes at work. Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more about eye color and
On July 2, 2016

10 Tips for Packing Effectively with Contacts

Summer’s in full swing which means time for summer vacations! Whether you have plans for a spontaneous weekend away or a long trip abroad, if you’re a contact lens wearer it’s important to know how and what to pack so nothing gets in the way of seeing the sights. The following are ten tips for
On July 2, 2016

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Did you know that January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month? Glaucoma is an eye disease that progresses so slowly that there are typically no warning sign until there is permanent eye damage. It’s an eye disease in which the damage to the optic nerve can lead to eyesight loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause