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  • AOA ‘Disappointed, Concerned’ by New Screening Recommendations

      They’re ‘potentially a stumbling block.’  The American Optometric Association announced that it is “disappointed” and “concerned” about new recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for children’s vision screening for amblyopia. The recommendations “do not effectively address vision problems among the nation’s children and are potentially a stumbling block to them getting the care […]

    Continue Reading September 8, 2017

  • How to Make A Solar Viewer

    Introduction This blog details everything needed to make a Safe Solar Viewer (SSV). Two types of projection viewers are described, a simple one costing less than $1 and a more elaborate one that can be made for twelve to eighteen dollars depending on the items you have on hand. The viewers depicted on these pages […]

    Continue Reading August 16, 2017

  • Are You Ready For The Eclipse

    2017 Solar Eclipse – Safe Viewing Tips Are You Ready for the Solar Eclipse Across America? On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of the United States will have a solar eclipse. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through, anyone within a narrow path from Oregon […]

    Continue Reading August 11, 2017

  • What is a comprehensive dilated eye exam?

    You may think your eyes are healthy, but visiting an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. During the exam, each eye is closely inspected for signs of common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. Key elements of […]

    Continue Reading April 23, 2016

  • Facts About Pink Eye

    Pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults; about 3 million cases of pink eye occur in the United States each year. Treatment is not always needed and the course of treatment depends on the underlying cause. What is pink eye? Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, […]

    Continue Reading January 7, 2016

  • Novelty contacts can have real consequences

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – They’ve become some of the most popular costume accessories that can also have some real consequences. Decorative or novelty contacts lenses can change your eye to virtually any color, but you need to be careful where you buy them from. “I buy contact lenses thinking my nights going to be great. […]

    Continue Reading November 2, 2015

  • Are the Wrong Light Bulbs Ruining Your Sleep

    Wellness Tip: Are you still tired after a full night’s sleep? Do you suffer from fatigue or excessive daytime drowsiness no matter how early you go to bed? The problem may be in your lights, not your rest. Bright lights suppress the production of melatonin, a critical hormone for sleep, and they also reset your […]

    Continue Reading February 27, 2015

  • Managing Diabetes and Vision Health

    Nearly one in ten people is estimated to have diabetes, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease is related to problems in all areas of health, with vision being one of the most affected. We’re committed to researching and providing the best treatment and prevention plans […]

    Continue Reading February 17, 2015

  • How I Failed My Daughter

    My middle daughter is 7 years old now. She was around 4 at the time this photo was taken, and I had no idea she had a vision problem. Problem may even be putting it lightly. She was practically blind in one eye, and had poor vision in the other. I had no clue. No […]

    Continue Reading February 6, 2015