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Wink Not, Want Not: How to Combat Dry Eye This Season

Does the person standing next to you in line at the farmer’s market think that you are winking at them because of your incessant blinking? Does your boss think that you have a nervous tick because of that very same blinking? If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, and just can’t seem to find relief …

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Should your child switch to contacts?

Most kids who wear glasses come to a point in their lives where they discover an interest in contact lenses and want to give them a try. As parents, we need to have the information that will help us discuss this important decision with our child and feel good about supporting a possible transition from …

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Yoga and Eye Health

The health benefits of yoga are well-established. But, many people know less about yoga’s benefits for eye health. Between standard poses that enhance eye health and specialized moves especially for your eyes, yoga can help you cut down on eye strain and enjoy better vision and eye comfort. Benefits of Yoga for the Eyes About …

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Nutrition Tips for Healthy Eyes

We often hear about nutrition needed for a healthy heart, for diabetes or for special diets such as gluten-free, however nutrition is also important for eye health. While nutrition by itself will not keep your vision clear, it definitely can help. Like the rest of the body, nutrients from the foods we eat nourish the …

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LASIK Eye Surgery: Is it Safe?

LASIK eye surgery can repair or resolve various structural problems with the eye, allowing you to correct your vision permanently and eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. However, even though LASIK can be effective for patients, it is not without risks. About LASIK LASIK stands for “laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis.” During this procedure, a …

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Sifiun & Vijay: A Valentine’s Day Story of Restored Eyesight

Married for decades, Sifiun & Vijay liken themselves to two wheels on a cart. But ever since she lost her eyesight years ago, Sifiun has felt like a broken wheel. The couple learned that only her right eye could be saved, and only with a corneal transplant. For five years, they traveled from clinic to …

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Avoiding Computer Vision Syndrome in the Digital Age

Is your computer a risk to your eyesight? Staying in the know constantly, about the day’s news, family/personal safety and our work responsibilities, is not only possible; it’s often required. Not surprisingly, this “always online” culture has its upsides and downsides. Symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome Computer Vision Syndrome, as the name suggests, describes undesirable …

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Contact Lens FAQ’s

Whether you are new to contact lenses or merely considering them, contact lenses require special care. Learn what you can expect in terms of adjusting to and caring for your contacts. If you already wear contacts, make sure you are following sanitary lens care with our tips on how to safely use and care for …

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5 Signs That You Need An Immediate Eye Exam

Regular eye exams are important to maintain the health of your eyes. Unfortunately, many people avoid getting these exams until they begin experiencing problems. Here are five signs that may indicate the need for an immediate eye exam. Pain in or around the eye.Eye pain is often mild and temporary, but it can also be …

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Ocular Migraine: The Blinding Headache

According to the American Optometric Association, an ocular migraine is a severe headache that involves visual symptoms. Some people may describe this condition as a “headache behind the eye,” a “retinal migraine” or “ophthalmic migraine.” Ocular Migraine Symptoms Ocular migraines typically cause both pain in the head and visual symptoms. Some of the characteristics of …

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