Staying abreast of breakthroughs in technologies present a lifeline for those diagnosed as having low vision. Many people ask “what now” when they are first diagnosed with a low vision causing disease. What is considered low vision? Low vision describes significant visual impairment that cannot be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.
While there are several different causes for low vision, having an annual eye exam may help to prevent some types of progressive diseases. Breakthroughs in technology continue to offer hope to restore sight to… Continue reading
With most schools being back in session, it is safe to say another summer has come and gone. September brings about the onslaught of a busy school schedule – homework, extracurricular activities and fall sports.
Studies have shown that seeing clearly has been directly linked to successful learning of children, especially at a young age. Visual learning is critical in early childhood education, where the foundation of educational building blocks occur. Having a yearly eye exam by an optometrist offers parents the… Continue reading
Whether it is a sanctioned school sport, or simply a pickup game at the local park, it is important to keep you and your kids safe. Sporting eye injuries account for nearly 40,000 injuries every year, and 90% of those are preventable. When you strap on the sports gear, make sure protective eye wear is part of your uniform.
Various sports fall into one of three different categories: low risk, high risk, and very high risk. Depending on the risk level… Continue reading
It’s been a great summer, but kids and parents are gearing up for a new school year. Whether it’s the first time attending preschool or kindergarten, it’s important to make Eye Exams a Back-to-School Tradition.
According to the American Optometric Association, 49% of parents have not had an eye exam on their children who are under six years of age, by an optometrist. A comprehensive eye exam is different that the eye… Continue reading
Prostheses come in many forms; limbs, cochlear implants, dental implants and now the bionic eye is making its mark and a difference.
A visual prosthesis, often referred to as a bionic eye, is an experimental visual device intended to restore functional vision in those suffering from partial or total blindness. In 1983, Joao Lobo Antunes, a Portuguese doctor, implanted a bionic eye in a person born blind.… Continue reading
As a small business owner I have always looked at Bissell Eye Care and wondered how I could make my practice better as well as serve my patients to the best of my abilities. As Bissell Eye Care has grown to two locations over the years, I have looked for ways to give back. We are an eye wear collection center for the local Lion’s Club.
Recently I became aware of an eye wear brand that gives back and wanted to introduce the Modo and Eco brands in… Continue reading
Being a parent myself I understand the joy of seeing your child grow and having all of their firsts. Their first crawl, walk, words, real food etc. For Baby Piper’s parents, having had their child fit for glasses allows her to see them clearly for the first time. They will always remember the way their child’s face lit up as she saw them clearly for the first time EVER!
As parents we want the best for our children. We record every moment we can… Continue reading
We’d like to take a moment and recognize our service men and women as well as their families for the sacrifices they’ve made in protecting our freedom.
As we celebrate the 4th of July, families are planning their picnics, vacations and fireworks celebrations. When you begin your search for fireworks you look for the best deals, the most spectacular displays, and the biggest bang for your buck. Many people tend to overlook safety, which can result in your holiday being much less spectacular that expected.
Did you know… Continue reading
Perhaps now is the time to look into laser eye surgery. While it is not a perfect solution 100% of the time it is pretty close and continues to get safer and more accurate as technology improves. Next time you have your annual eye exam ask about the benefits of laser eye surgery and how it could help to improve the quality of your life.
When a patient decides that they may want to look into laser surgery one of the first questions… Continue reading
As we move into the summer season many people are excited to finally put away those winter coats and head outdoors. Spring yardwork is in full force and we’re busy cleaning up the yard so it looks nice and is ready to enjoy for summer entertaining.
It happens all too often that I receive a call from a frantic patient that needs to be seen ASAP. They have been poked or jabbed in the eye by a stray branch, caught by a… Continue reading