Poor Vision: A Barrier to Learning

A lot has changed over the years regarding the tools students use to learn; blackboards were replaced with whiteboards, which were then replaced by SMART Boards. Big Chief tablets changed to laptop computers. And coloring sheets changed to iPads. One tool used in the classroom that hasn't changed are children's eyes...Read more >

September 4, 2019

Step Away from the Screen

Which vegetable is better for your eye health: carrots or spinach? If you answered carrots, you, along with many others, are wrong. Surprisingly, antioxidants found in spinach may protect against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.Read more >

March 4, 2019

Smart Shopping with Eye Safety in Mind

December 12, 2018

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid," is a quote you may recognize from the 1983 classic tale of a boy and his longing for a Red Ryder BB Gun: A Christmas Story. While Ralphie didn't shoot his eye out, there are actually many gifts that are given during the holiday season that have potential to cause an eye injury. Read more >

Diabetic Retinopathy: What it is and How to Avoid it

November 20, 2018

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. While diabetes has many effects on a person's health, the damage diabetes can cause in a person's eyes is often forgotten. Read more >

Halloween Health Risks are Truly Frightening

October 8, 2018

Halloween can be a fun-filled evening of candy, bone-chilling haunted houses and creative costumes. Unfortunately, Halloween can become a real nightmare if proper safety precautions aren't followed, and there's more to remember than just making sure your candy is safe. Certain safety measures can be taken to make your Halloween memorable for all the right reasons. Read more >

Contact Lenses: Safe Vision Corrector or Health Risk?

September 10, 2018

45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses. For many, they are a necessity to function in everyday life, but some people may not be taking the proper steps to make sure their contact lenses are helping them see and not actually harming their eyes. Read more >

August is Children's Vision and Learning Month

August 6, 2018

Along with buying pencils, notebooks and calculators, your child's back-to-school checklist should include one more vital thing: getting an eye exam. Since August is devoted to children's vision and learning, there's no better time to schedule an eye exam for your child. Read more >