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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. As...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genesWhile your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have inherited...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

The New Advanced AccuExam comes to Brodsky and Associates

We're proud to be one of the first to offer the ,most advanced, patient-friendly eye exam available. Designed to be integrated with Lenscrafters Accufit system and digitally created eyeglass prescriptions, this new advanced eye care is extraordinary....

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...

Diabetic Eye Risks

Far too many people are not aware that diabetes can lead to blindness. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in individuals under 75. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is retinal damage caused by increased pressure in the blood...

Focusing on Astigmatism and Contact Lenses

Have you ever thought about contact lenses as an option to correct astigmatism? Generally, the cornea is round, but the cornea of someone with astigmatism is more elliptical. This alters how light hits the retina, and results in blurred vision. Toric contact lenses are prescribed to rectify astigmatism. Toric lenses...

Focusing on Retinoscopy

During your eye exam, you might see the eye doctor tell you to look ahead while directing a strong light into your eye. But what does this do? Firstly, this test is called a retinoscopy examination, and if you struggle with accurate vision, this is one way the optometrist might...

Focusing on Smartphones

Do you ever wonder about the effect your smartphone might be having on your eyes? Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are super useful when we're on the go. However because these devices sport little screens, most users tend to hold their iPads and iPhones a lot closer to their...

Focusing on Multifocal Lenses

Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that usually begins to affect those over the age of 40. It's one of the negative aspects of getting older, but it's good to know that having presbyopia when you already wear glasses for near sightedness doesn't mean you need to start switching...

Patches: Not Just For Pirates

Lazy eyes are seen in lots of kids, and are also not difficult to treat. A lazy eye comes about when sight in one eye is stifled. Vision might be suppressed if someone can't see well through one eye due to issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism,...

What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

Is it already time for your next eye exam? If you want to make sure your exam is effective and productive, there are several things we will need from you. Firstly, it is essential to keep us updated on any current health problems you are experiencing as your eyes can...

Turn Out the Lights: How Does Night Vision Work?

Sometimes you get ready for bed and turn off the light, but you can't sleep. You open your eyes and all you see is black. You need several moments to get used to the dark and then you are able to see better. This is called ''dark adaptation'' and it's...

Middle Age and Presbyopia

Having challenges with reading is a frequently occurring problem if you're close to middle age. But why is this so? Because as you age, your eye's lens grows less flexible, decreasing your ability to focus on near objects. This is known as presbyopia. And, it's something that affects all of...

Playing Safe

It can be difficult to know which toys are safe for our kids' eyes. Infants are born with only semi-formed vision. There aren't many things that help a child's visual development more easily than playing, which encourages hand-eye coordination and learning about spatial relationships. In the first three months of...

Good Vision In The Classroom

It's been a great summer and it's difficult to believe it's already August. Kids all across North America are getting pumped for the beginning of the academic year, equipped with brand new bags, textbooks and of course, plenty of enthusiasm. This is the perfect opportunity to take your child to...

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

Does your son or daughter do well in many kinds of activities, but struggle at school? You may be relieved to know that he or she might have a hidden but very real condition, which hinders learning, which eye doctors call Convergence Insufficiency (CI). Here's the breakdown: CI is a...

Understanding Visual Acuity

Everyone has heard the expressions visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. But what do these terms actually mean? Understanding these terms will enlighten you as to how an eye specialist determines the state of your vision during an eye exam. 20/20 refers to the sharpness of your vision measured at a...

A Fresh Look at Color Contact Lenses

Don't you think it's time for a new look for your eyes? FreshLook® provides a vast assortment of color contact lenses, which allow you to slightly enhance or distinctly change your natural eye color. This great line of lenses includes such a large number of options, that you're sure to...

Keeping Lids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis, is something that many people experience at some point during their lives. It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, specific types of skin conditions, or dry eye symptoms. Generally, symptoms include itching, burning, redness, a gritty sensation in the...

Fresh Lenses: Why?

How often do you leave your soft contact lenses in for longer than you're supposed to? Everyone knows that so many things are a whole lot better when they are fresh. It's no surprise that the same rule applies to your lenses. It's not a good idea to leave them...

Treating Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness month. Are you aware that cataracts are the most commonly occurring culprit of deteriorating vision among those 55 and older? Actually, more than fifty percent of all people aged 65 or older have at least some cataract development. A cataract is a fogging of the lens,...

Keeping Eyes Safe from UV Rays

It's a fact that basically everybody is exposed to UV rays. But the potential dangers related to many years of exposure to these harsh rays aren't really considered, and many take little action to guard their eyes, even if they're expecting on being exposed to the sun for many hours....

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your vision remains healthy. During the procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes, making sure you're clear of...

Introducing Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has announced a new addition to their comprehensive range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've added a great new feature to their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable polarization. Glare reflecting...

Watching Out for Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of a few conditions including changes in the body or in the eye, eye diseases, side effects due to medicine or injuries to the eye. Lots of people also report visual disturbances resulting from aging or eye stress. Aging and...

Women and Healthy Vision

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently. Eye disease among the female population is increasingly common, particularly in aging women. In fact, studies show that large numbers of women aged 40 and above have...

April we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring comes, as well as a greater opportunity to participate in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the number of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Every season, far too many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could be averted...

Eye Care on The Go

Proper vision is necessary for road safety. Actually, safety on the road depends on a number of visual capabilities like distance and near vision, peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, plus many others. Strong distance vision is highly necessary because of how it helps you to scan the stretch...

Vision and Health at Work

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, an initiative by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The purpose of this initiative is to teach corporations and their employees about the importance of eye wellness, including safety tips on how to prevent vision-impairing eye incidents. Every day, people are inflicted by workplace related eye...

Astigmatism: What You Want to Know About This Common Condition

The cornea that surrounds your iris and pupil is, under usual conditions, spherical. As light enters your eye, part of the job of your cornea is to help project that light, aiming it at your retina, right in the back of your eye. What happens if the cornea isn't perfectly...

Conjunctivitis: Types and Treatments

Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most frequently seen eye infections, especially when it comes to kids. This infection can be caused by viruses, bacteria or hypersensitivity to ingredients in cosmetics, chlorine in swimming pools, and pollen, or other substances that come in contact with the...

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

This month has been designated by Prevent Blindness America to raise awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading reason for loss of vision in those aged 65 and over? AMD is characterized by a degeneration...

How Do You Clean Your Contacts?

Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past August determined that a large number of people are using dangerous chemicals rather than lens solution to wet their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to beer to butter was reportedly used as an alternative to proper contact solution by twenty percent of...

Winter Dry Eyes Got You Down?

Dry eye syndrome can be common in the winter time because of cold and dry air conditions.

Winter Sun Exposure and Your Eyes

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some parts of the country stinging winds and frigid rain, snow and sleet are also on their way. Most of us would never even contemplate of leaving the house without a coat in icy conditions, but unfortunately, a lot of people don't think...

Increase Your Awareness of Glaucoma this Month

As this month has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to stress the importance of being aware of the indications of this vision threatening disease. Glaucoma is a category of eye disorders that damage the optic nerve, which may lead to loss of central vision and...

Presbyopia and Aging

Contact your Whitehall, PA Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults begin to experience presbyopia or a diminished ability to focus on things at a close range, as they age. With the growing international population of older adults, more and more individuals are developing the condition, which currently...

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Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

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