Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month, and we want to take time to educate the public about cataracts and ways to reduce your risk. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss within the United States and are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. What are Cataracts? Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens which… Continue reading Cataract Awareness Month


Did you know that there are six muscles attached to your eye to control eye movement? If one or more of the muscles is weakened or underdeveloped, vision problems may occur. A common condition that often occurs due to weakened eye muscles is strabismus, often identified as cross-eyed. What is Strabismus? Strabismus is a visual… Continue reading Strabismus


Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a vision development disorder where one eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity or clarity, even with the help of prescription glasses or contact lenses. This condition often develops during infancy and early childhood. It generally only affects one eye but can occur in both. If detected early,… Continue reading Amblyopia

Vision and Learning

Vision plays an important role in our ability to learn. Even the most gifted of students can struggle academically if they are unable to see the whiteboard or read close work. As we begin the new school year, we want to remind our patients how important it is, especially for children, to be examined regularly.… Continue reading Vision and Learning

Your Diet and Your Eyes

It’s no secret that a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet can significantly improve your life by boosting energy levels, maintaining a healthy weight, and lowering the risk of developing a variety of health conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. The foods you eat and the supplements you take do affect your overall health and… Continue reading Your Diet and Your Eyes

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

Did you know that over 30 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with diabetes? There is also a large portion of the population that doesn’t know that they have diabetes or prediabetes. As the number rises in our country, spreading awareness about diabetes is vital to the prevention and management of this… Continue reading How Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

Preventing Dry Eye This Winter

It’s that time of year where cold temperatures, dry outdoor air, and chilling wind can cause you to notice an uncomfortable feeling of dry eyes. During winter, patients frequently ask about how to prevent dry and irritated eyes. Dry eyes often occur during winter and spring as the seasonal changes cause a shift in the… Continue reading Preventing Dry Eye This Winter

Color Blindness

When we see color, our eyes perceive various wavelengths of light. Our eyes contain two types of cells or photoreceptors that allow us to process light and distinguish colors. There are two types of photoreceptors: rods and cones. Rods detect different light and dark sensitivities while cones detect colors when light is present. This explains… Continue reading Color Blindness

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is a drooping or falling of the upper eyelids. Although unnoticeable most of the time, those sleepy-looking eyes or slightly saggy upper eyelids can become severe enough to impact your vision. Fortunately, this condition is treatable and can improve both your vision and appearance. Ptosis Most people refer to this eye issue as droopy… Continue reading What is Ptosis?

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is recognized as National Glaucoma Awareness Month and during this month we join optometrists around the nation in spreading awareness about this particular ocular disease. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting over 3 million people within the United States alone. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that… Continue reading National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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