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5900 Heckert Rd.
P.O. Box 324
Bakerstown, PA 15007
724-443-6767 Phone
724-443-6730 Fax

4001 Freeport Rd.
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
724-226-0444 Phone
724-226-0744 Fax


Eye Care And New Year’s Resolutions

Your eyesight holds the key to your independence. As we turn the page to a new year, taking care of your eyesight should be on your “To Do” list. Resolutions for better health often include, eating better, exercising, or cutting down on sugar intake. While many people have resolutions to improve their health, they tend to not include an annual medical physical, 6-month dental visits, a hearing evaluation, and an annual eye exam.


3 Tips for Optimal Eye Health & Eye Care

Schedule A Check-up

As you turn the page to a new vision insurance year, put an annual eye exam on the list.

Give your eyes some rest

Give your eyes a break from screen time – both computers and smart devices.  People might say that it is their function to see, so why not use them to see. But never forget that excess of anything can have adverse effects. Enjoy the outdoors and relax your eyes.

Spread awareness about eye care

Encourage your friends and family to have an annual eye exam. You never know when this awareness will help someone with an eye problem and save their eyesight!

You or your children may receive an annual vision screening at work or school. What people don’t realize is that a vision screening is much less comprehensive than an eye exam. Vision screenings usually only take a few minutes and are often performed by volunteers, not by a certified optometrist and are designed to detect major vision problems. An eye screening is ineffective at detecting subtle vision problems or overall health diseases, which if left untreated can rob you of your vision or lead to ongoing health problems.

Comprehensive eye exams that are performed by the optometrists at Bissell Eye Care are designed to not only evaluate your visual acuity, but also to check the overall health of your eye. During your exam we will also check for signs of eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and detached retina.

As an added health bonus, these exams can also detect early signs of health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke risk; all based on the appearance of the delicate blood vessels and other structures within the eye.

As the New Year brings about resolve to change, consider your body’s overall health. Scheduling annual visits to Bissell Eye Care, but also to your medical doctor for a yearly physical can help to keep your body in top shape and provide early detection of any medical conditions before they become serious problems. Early detection is key to obtaining the best chance of treatment providing a positive outcome. Call our office at 724-443-6767 or 724-226-0444 today to schedule your annual eye exam. Wishing you the best of health in 2023.

 About Bissell Eye Care: John D. Bissell, OD owns and operates Bissell Eye Care servicing Northern Pittsburgh and Alle-Kiski Valley regions. With two locations to treat patients, we offer evening and Saturday appointments. Bissell Eye Care provides comprehensive eye examinations for the entire family beginning as early as 6 months, ocular disease detection and treatment, eyeglasses, sunglasses, activewear, contact lenses, and low vision examinations for those with significant vision loss. We accept most types of vision and health insurance plans. For more Information, visit or call our Bakerstown Office at 724-443-6767 or Natrona Heights office at 724-226-0444.