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Halloween Safety Month

If you're like most people, you probably look forward to Halloween every year. It's a time when you can dress up in costumes, enjoy festive treats, and spend time with friends and family. Although Halloween can be a lot of fun, it's important to keep safety in mind.


September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on the many ways we can stay healthy as we age. This year, let’s make sure to include our eyes in that conversation. Getting regular comprehensive eye exams is critical for keeping our vision sharp well into old age.


Dry eye may seem like a simple ocular issue, but is surprisingly more complicated and very common. Common symptoms of dry eye include burning, stinging, redness, tearing, and even blurred vision.

World Sight Day

World Sight Day is an international day of awareness for the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

Astigmatism Isn't That Bad

Astigmatism is an optical imperfection that prevents the eye from properly focusing light, caused by irregularities in the shape of a person’s cornea.

What to know about Hyperopia

The two most common types of vision correction are nearsightedness and farsightedness. These are referred to as refractive error, or irregularities in the eye’s anatomy that affect its ability to focus light on the retina. Both refractive errors share common symptoms including headaches, eye strain, squinting to see clearly, and eye fatigue. However, the cause of error is different between the two.

Diabetes: More Than a Numbers Game

Imagine you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. It’s scary and a lot of information is coming at you all at once. It seems like it is all about watching those numbers. Lose a few pounds and things look better. Track your blood sugar levels and you’re okay. Set aside time throughout your day for physical activity, and you notice improvements. However, there is more to it than just tracking the numbers.

Contact Lenses: Shoes for Your Eyes

Have you had this problem before? Your glasses fog up when getting out of the car during a cold day. How about getting knocked off your face when playing ball? Glasses are great. They help us see and can add another level to our style.

‘Tis the Season for Eye Allergies

Ah! Here it is. Cooler weather, friends around a fire pit, leaves changing, the sounds of geese migrating, and eye allergies. Anybody else have this problem? Instead of enjoying the beautiful weather, you are cooped up inside trying to avoid all the things that trigger those allergies.

Back to School: Vision Basics

Alright, let’s go through the checklist for back to school. School supplies? Check. Even packs of Ticonderoga pencils! First day of school outfit? Check. Annual eye exam? Ummmm. Your child’s vision development is so important.

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