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Vision Care

  • 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

  • 5 Tips for Easing Your Child into Wearing Glasses

    Did you know that eighty percent of what children learn is through their eyes? For many of us wanting to set our children up for success, wearing those glasses is crucial to ensuring they learn to the best of their ability. But as many parents experience, getting your child to wear their glasses seems like […]

    Continue Reading October 21, 2016

  • 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

  • January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

    Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness. January is glaucoma awareness month! Help us preserve people’s vision by spreading the prevention message this month! The term “glaucoma” refers to a group of disorders that damage the ocular nerve, leading to vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma is most commonly caused by ocular hypertension, or high pressure […]

    Continue Reading January 14, 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

  • Teaching 20/20 Vision on the Softball Field

    In softball, vision refers to more than just eye sight. Vision involves the ability to accurately perceive factors such as motion, location, and rotation on the field or at the plate. Even players who have perfect 20/20 eye sight can improve their softball vision by using these exercises as part of their softball practice drills.

    Continue Reading September 15, 2015