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Causes of Eye Floaters

Ever have a spot or line appear in your field of vision? Eye floaters are a common term for this. Most of the time, when you gaze at something bright, such as a white screen or the sky, these floaters will appear in your range of vision. When you glance around, you may see these areas, which have the appearance of floating. One or both eyes may have eye floaters.

The retina, the inner, light-sensitive layer of the eye, really sees floaters as shadows, even though they may appear to… Continue reading

How is Your Eye Health Stacking Up?

Good eye health involves having clear vision, comfortable eyes, and normal visual function, which are essential for daily activities such as reading, driving, and using electronic devices. Patients take their eyesight for granted until they begin having problems with their vision. Keeping up with annual checkups is as important as your annual physical. Having good vision and healthy eyes may determine your ability to remain independent and self-sufficient.

Tips To Maintain Optimal Eye Health


As part of your healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like… Continue reading

Spring Cleanup and Eye Injuries

The trees are budding, the flowers are starting to bloom, and outdoor work is in full swing. Spring cleanup can involve a lot of physical work and exposure to potentially hazardous materials and tools. These activities can lead to an increased risk of eye injuries.


Yard work: Cleaning up the yard often involves using sharp tools such as pruning shears, hedge trimmers, and chainsaws. Debris such as branches, twigs, and rocks can fly up and hit the eyes, causing injury. Wear safety glasses… Continue reading

National Women’s Eye Health Month

Every year in April, we celebrate Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to raise awareness about the importance of eye health and safety for women. According to the National Eye Institute, women are more likely to suffer from eye diseases than men, and they are also more likely to be visually impaired or blind. 

Because of changes in estrogen levels, women’s eye health might fluctuate during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

Increased estrogen levels throughout puberty may alter the size and structure of the eye, which may result in nearsightedness… Continue reading

Mild Winter Brings Early Allergy Season And Eye Infections

The mild winter and early spring in Pittsburgh have been one for the record books. While this might sound like a welcome change for many, it’s also resulted in an early high allergy season and an uptick in cases of conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the thin, clear layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including viruses, bacteria, allergens, and irritants.

Are… Continue reading

Why Your Preschooler Should Have an Annual Eye Exam

As a parent, one of the many important decisions you will make is choosing the right preschool for your child. However, before you send your child off to school, it’s important to also have their vision checked. A comprehensive eye exam will help in preparing them for school and can identify vision problems that could hinder their learning and development. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of a comprehensive eye exam and how it differs from a basic eye screening.

According to the American Optometric Association, one in four… Continue reading

Signs And Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February is national Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) awareness month and we want to share with you the signs, symptoms, and treatments of the eye disease. Know what to look for and how you can treat AMD.

According to Hopkins Medicine, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in people above the age of 50. AMD causes damage to the macula, a spot near the center of the retina. This disease blurs the sharp, central vision you need for “straight-ahead” activities such as reading, sewing, and driving. AMD affects… Continue reading

Spring Into Fashion with New Eyeglass Frames

You don’t need to be a fashion expert to find eyeglass frames that look great on you. Our trained optical staff are here to help. Bissell Eyecare is excited to announce a new eyeglass frame line – Superdry from Tura.  These contemporary frames will be sure to turn heads and make a fashion statement with layered attention to detail and bold hues.

Eyeglasses can help create the image you want. Eyewear-styling experts recommend you start by considering the different aspects of your life. Ask yourself, “What are the… Continue reading

Glaucoma Awareness – Screen, Protect & Cure

More than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is caused by the eye’s failure to maintain the balance of pressure between the internal fluid and the amount of fluid it drains away. High eye pressure caused by this imbalance causes pressure to build up against the optic nerve causing nerve damage.

Damage typically starts in the outside peripheral vision and is often not recognized by patients. A dilated eye… Continue reading

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… Continue reading