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9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

UV protection even during winter season

    Help Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays American Optometric Association offers tips for keeping your eyes healthy.     Most Americans understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun but they seldom make an effort to protect their eyes. Many are unaware that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

What is a Diabetes A1c Test?

  During the course of Diabetes care, most patients have a special blood test done every 3 months.  It is called the hemoglobin A1c test.  The major benefit of the A1c test is that it provides a measure of how your blood glucose levels have averaged over the past 2-3...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Pulse Dosing in Dry Eye Treatment


Lifestyle Recommendations to Prevent Eye Disease

1. Eat a plant based, "Mediterranean" type diet containing a variety of colorful fruits & vegetables, a handful of walnuts or pistachios daily, cold water fatty fish (wild salmon or sardines) at least twice per week.  
2. Eat 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen berries and drink 3 ounces of 100% pomegranate juice each day 
3. Avoid saturated fats (red meat, cheese) and all trans fats (all packaged foods containing "hydrogenated" oils)
4. Minimize "white" foods like white bread, white sugar, potatoes and pasta
5. Don't smoke-smoking dramatically increases the risk of macular degeneration, the leading cause of permanent vision loss
6. Take a broad spectrum multivitamin & mineral supplement daily that contains at least 10 mg of lutein (capsules are better absorbed than tablets) and Omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil) in tryglyceride form with a total EPA+DHA=1000 mg
7.  Get your Vitamin D level tested-deficiency is widespread and associated with diabetes, obesity, cancer and MS.  Take at least 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily
8. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day; 60 minutes each day if you are trying to lose weight
9. Get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep each night
10. Wear ultraviolet (UV) blocking lenses when outdoors
 

Interesting Facats about Eye colors

 

Blue Color Bulging Illusion

Just move your head away and towards your screen and see how blue color expands and shrinks

 

Which way is up?

 

Dry Eyes


Children need Sunglasses

Children Need Sunglasses Too Summer or winter, what you don't know can harm your child's  eyes! The beach, the backyard pool...even the ski slopes are very inviting but eye damage can be just around the corner. The most immediate danger is photokeratitis, a painful type of corneal sunburn linked to...

AR coating

    Anti-reflective Coatings Depending on the material used to make a lens, between 4-16% of light striking the  lens surface is ordinarily reflected back or "lost" by the lens. A multi-layer coating of metal oxides, just a few microns thick can significantly increase the amount of light transmitted through the lens...

Computer Vision Correction

omputer Vision Correction Working for long periods on a computer is a demanding visual task. Daily, millions of Americans use a computer for hours at a time, both at work and at play. Many of them routinely experience symptoms of  headache, fatigue, blurry vision, scratchy eyes, or pain in the...

Progressive Lenses

Progressive Lenses  Progressive lens "Zones" Progressive lenses, sometimes referred to as "no-line" bifocals, provide vision correction for the three basic vision zones - distance vision, intermediate vision, and near vision. Because they provide vision in these three zones, they are often thought of as a type of trifocal. In reality, progressive lenses...

Getting right glasses

CyberEYES - Get the right glasses every time!   FRAME SELECTION -Picking out new glasses at our office is now easy, fun, and informative. With CyberEYES, you  can look forward to the latest technology in choosing the right glasses for you and your family. CyberEYES lets you see yourself in...

Photochromic Lenses

Photochromic lenses   If you need clear prescription lenses indoors or when driving at night, but you want the comfort of sunglasses as well...without having to change back and forth...then photochromic lenses may be "just what the doctor ordered." Most photochromic lenses are clear indoors and at night but will...

Transitions XTractive Lenses

   Transitions XTRActive Lenses       Transitions Optical has released its darkest everyday lenses: Transitions XTRActive photochromic lenses.  These lenses are designed for people who prefer darker  dark lenses when outdoors. In normal and hot temperatures, Transitions XTRActive lenses are darker than Transitions VI lenses. Behind the windshield of...

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