March Is Save Your Vision Month
This month and year-round, we would like to remind you to prioritize your eye health in 2023 by scheduling your comprehensive eye exam and considering the importance of good eye health. Save Your Vision Month traces its founding to 1927 by American Optometric Association (AOA) members. This month and every month, we proclaim and deliver […]
The Connection Between Diabetes & Your Eye Health
Did you know that there are 37.3 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), diagnosed with diabetes, and about 1 in 5 people with diabetes don’t know they have it? Being diagnosed with diabetes could have a connection to your eye health. If the blood sugar is high and uncontrolled, this threat […]
What Are Spring Eye Allergies?
We are on the cusp of Spring, and the change in season promises fairer weather and new beginnings. Unfortunately, Spring’s new growth can also create seasonal allergies that leave you with congestion, headaches, and itchy, swollen eyes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye allergies, also called allergic conjunctivitis, are pretty standard. They occur […]
Women’s Eye Health March is Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, an observance and celebration of women’s vital role in American history, contributing to culture, society, and medicine. Every woman is essential and contributes daily to help lives, whether for family, colleagues, or the community. A woman’s everyday life is hectic and has many obligations that involve many priorities to complete. […]
March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Prevent Blindness has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month, and we want to share tips that can protect your eyes for those working in the office and those who work outside the office. We are raising awareness about digital eye strain and providing tips on decreasing the effects of increased screen time. Symptoms of […]
What is a Cataract?
What is a Cataract? A cataract is a dense, cloudy area that forms in the eye’s lens. A cataract begins when proteins in the eye form clumps that prevent the lens from sending clear images to the retina. The retina converts the light that comes through the lens into signals. It sends the signals to […]
Have A Good Night’s Sleep and Reduce The Blue Light
The blue light from your digital devices may affect you from falling asleep and having a quality night’s sleep. You may have experienced trouble falling asleep after staring at your phone or other digital devices right before bedtime. The blue light from your digital devices keeps us up and stimulates us to wake up, whether […]
What Do Your Eyes Reveal About Your Heart?
February often brings thoughts of heart-shaped candies and heart-themed décor for Valentine’s Day, but more importantly, it should make you think about your heart health too! February is Heart Health Month, a time to focus on heart health and disease prevention. Many don’t realize that the eyes and heart are connected. The eyes reveal a […]
Did You Know Stress Can Be A Strain On Your Eyes?
Stress is one factor that affects most of us in our busy lives, and health conditions from stress are common. However, did you know that stress can also affect your eyes? When life feels too busy or demanding, your eyes can pay the price like the rest of your body does during those emotionally difficult […]
Good Habits To Adopt For Healthy Eyes
From the moment you wake up to the moment you close your eyes to sleep, your eyes play an essential role in your ability to navigate the world. Just as your body ages, so too will your eyesight begin to change as you grow older. Some changes are driven by heredity, and the elements of […]