Newsletter Library

Frames for Your Lifestyle

[caption id="attachment_597" align="alignright" width="200"] Get Help Selecting FramesSifting through dozens of options for frames is daunting. Thinking about your lifestyle and need for frames before you step through the optometrist’s door helps narrow your choices.If you’re highly active, prioritize durable, lightweight frames. Those who expect...

Glaucoma Care: What You Need to Know

[caption id="attachment_594" align="alignright" width="200"] Your Optometrist Can HelpResearchers continue to develop new medications and surgical therapies designed to treat glaucoma and even reverse damage done to the eye. Receiving a thorough optometric exam each year can help your eye doctor catch glaucoma in its earliest...

Giving Your Eyes a Rest

[caption id="attachment_591" align="alignright" width="200"] Identify Eye StrainFailing to properly rest your eyes can cause serious eye strain. Symptoms of eye strain include eye pain, blurred vision, headaches, or feeling as though your eyes are tired. Visiting your optometrist for an annual exam provides an opportunity...

Getting Used to Contacts

[caption id="attachment_588" align="alignright" width="200"] Get the Perfect FitOne of the most important things about getting used to contacts is ensuring that they fit properly.To get a perfect fit, visit your optometrist and ask about the contacts that are best for your eyes. Your optometrist will...

Will I Need Reading Glasses?

[caption id="attachment_585" align="alignright" width="200"] See an OptometristAlthough there are stands of over-the-counter reading glasses at every drugstore, adults between the ages of 40 and 60 should make an appointment to see an optometrist for an evaluation. Optometric solutions range from a prescription and fitting for...

Teaching Kids About Pink Eye

[caption id="attachment_582" align="alignright" width="200"] Does My Child Have Pink Eye?If you suspect that your child is developing infectious conjunctivitis, make an appointment with your family optometrist immediately. An optometry examination can help determine if the inflammation is viral or bacterial and what treatments and medications...

The Science behind Perfect Eyesight

[caption id="attachment_579" align="alignright" width="200"] The "Eyes" Have It Understanding the principle behind how the eyes work can help patients select the best course of corrective action for their needs. Whether the goal is simple, non-invasive correction or a permanent fix, an experienced optometrist will evaluate...

Selecting the Right Glasses

[caption id="attachment_576" align="alignright" width="200"] Find the Right GlassesAlthough many people focus on the shape and size of glasses frames to the exclusion of other factors, it is important to think about the type and quality of lenses.A thorough optometry exam will identify any deficits in...

Preparing for Laser Eye Surgery

[caption id="attachment_573" align="alignright" width="200"] A Vision of the FutureThanks to the greater prevalence of laser eye treatment clinics and reduction in costs, increasing numbers of patients are seeking laser surgery for a permanent vision solution. For those who have worn corrective lenses for most of...

What Contacts will Work for Me?

[caption id="attachment_570" align="alignright" width="200"] Selecting Contact LensesWith myriad options available, it can be overwhelming to try to select a type of contact lenses.The most important points to consider are comfort, frequency of use, and your typical contact cleaning routine. Most types of lenses can work...