If you are one of the estimated 29.1 million people that have diabetes, then you have most likely had a discussion with you doctor about possible health related issues that comes with the disease. Diabetes also can have a negative effect on your eyesight. Obtaining regular screenings will allow you to monitor your health and react to any changes that may have occurred.
While it is important for everyone to maintain routine visits with their optometrist, people with diabetes need to be especially vigilant… Continue reading
As the leaves start to turn and the days get shorter, it becomes time to finalize your costume for Halloween. Are you ready for some Halloween parties? Costumes have gotten more complex as the years have gone by. There are a few things to keep in mind this year as you put the final touches on your costume.
Decorative or cosmetic contact lenses were introduced to the market a few years back and have gained popularity. While many people look at them as a prop or something that will… Continue reading
Are you enjoying the change in color on the landscape? Fall is certainly upon us as we see the leaves turning color and falling from the trees. It’s the time of year where fall cleanup will soon be in full swing. With the temperature dropping and the leaves changing color, they are falling to the ground covering your yard in what seems like a never ending task of clean up.
As you step outside with your rake or leaf blower, be sure to use the proper eye and ear protection… Continue reading
Do you prefer to drive during the daytime? Do you have trouble seeing at night? If night driving is difficult, millions of Americans feel the same way. There are many different things that may cause trouble seeing at night. It can be as simple as needing a new eyeglass prescription, lacking vitamins, over exposure to the sun or the presence of cataracts. If you find that you are having trouble seeing at night, contact your eye doctor to rule out diseases that could cause long… Continue reading
Have you turned around twice and ten years have passed? Are the kids grown and out of the house when it feels like just yesterday that they were born? It happens all too fast that the time seems to just slip away. As we age it becomes more important than ever to take care of yourself because the quality of our lives later on will depend on what we do today.
With age often comes wisdom. What does this mean though? Aging wisely is taking… Continue reading
It’s getting to be that time of year. Have you been bombarded with all of the health forms and documents that need filled out for your little one to either go back to school, or to start a new adventure in attending school for the first time? With all of the hustle and bustle in buying new clothes, school supplies, getting immunizations, and reviewing schedules, something as simple as your child’s eyesight can be overlooked.
Children often start their first few years of school without having an eye exam by… Continue reading
If you are like most people when needing new glasses, you have tried on frame after frame, looking for the one that fits your face just right. It can be very overwhelming as you look at the wall of frames, trying to decide which frame you like best.
There are some ways that you can easily narrow the selection from hundreds of frames down to a select few, which will help you to find a pair that compliment your facial features.… Continue reading
For many people being, able to walk along a crowded downtown street, look up at the streetlight, and be able to see if the light is red, yellow, or green, is a common occurrence that we rarely think twice about. There are many people, however, who have never experienced this. They are color blind or are color blind to some degree.
While color blindness is most common in men, affecting as many as 8% of men, it can… Continue reading
Age related eye-diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration commonly cause impaired vision and blindness in older adults. By changing your diet to include proper nutrition, you may be able to help delay or prevent certain eye problems, as well as prevent diseases caused by being overweight.
As children we were always told to eat our vegetables so that we would grow up big and strong. As time passed and you grew older, and wiser, it is often all too easy… Continue reading
Towel, swim suit, flip flops, a cooler full of drinks, a bag of snacks, and sunscreen are common items to grab as you run out the door to the neighborhood pool, waterpark, or beach. With the sun blazing down there is nothing better than taking a dip in the water to cool off while you kick back and relax and enjoy the summer. Did you notice the one important item left of this list? Your sunglasses.
Eye care is essential as you head… Continue reading