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As a commitment to eye education and health, we also support Promise in Sight. It is a non-profit organization committed to preventing blindness and help preserve vision for those who don’t have access to great eye healthcare. You can learn about this and other great topics below. If there is a topic you don’t see, give us a call! We are always eager to help our patients with any questions you may have.

Reduce Eye Strain With Lenses for the Computer

Lenses for the computer eyes

With the influx of technology used today, it seems we are always on the computer. From work to home, computer use is more prevalent than ever before. With a number of computer users today, many adults are experiencing eye issues, from eye strain to headaches. Using a keyboard and monitor on a regular basis, and even Smartphones can cause undue stress on the eyes. Varying distances of vision can also lead to issues with your eyes, as well as head and neck strain due to positioning for work. Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem. For those who sit in front of a screen most of the day, lenses for the computer provide optimal vision for all required distances.

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How to Get Rid of a Stye

stye of the eye

If you’ve ever had a stye you know how painful and frustrating they can be. For the most part, styes will heal with time, however, they can be quite irritating until they disappear. There are a few things you can do to help get through that time period and prevent them from happening. Here are a few tips and home remedies you can try when a stype suddenly pops up. 

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Are You Colorblind?

Are you colorblind

When a person is colorblind, their brain is unable to process colors under every day, normal lighting conditions. Color blindness expresses itself as the inability to or the difficulty of identifying colors and the separation between them. Those who are colorblind struggle with differentiating between the colors they see.

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Tips on Eye Health and Makeup

eye health and makeup tips

Wearing makeup is fun and who doesn’t enjoy sporting a great smoky eye from time to time? If you like to experiment with lots of different looks, tools, and products, chances are you have seen how makeup and the health of your eyes can go hand in hand. Eye health is important, as our eyes are typically very sensitive and can react in different ways to eye makeup. However, there are ways you can keep your eyes healthy while still looking your best. Take a look at these tips on how to apply eye makeup safely in order to protect the health of your eyes.

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Kids Digital Eye Strain with Screen Time

Kids digital eye strain Video Games

Children today seem to be spending more and more time with their eyes on a screen. From tablets to computers and phones, children have access to technology that adults would never have dreamed of years ago. Because children are using electronic devices on a regular basis, eye strain occurs as well as pain in the neck and back. Children become mesmerized by screens at an early age, and too much exposure can lead to several long-term health issues such as digital eye strain.

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Importance of Back to School Eye Exams

Pediatric Eye Care

Each year, children are encouraged and often required to receive a physical before returning for the new school year. While physicals are important and should occur annually, an examination that we often overlook is back to school eye exams. Your child’s eye health is vital, especially during school age when their eyes are still developing. Even if you haven’t noticed any concerns or your kids haven’t complained of difficulty seeing, you should still have an eye exam each year. That way you can get a comprehensive look at their overall eye health and vision. Let’s take a look at the importance of back to school eye exams for children.

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Is Driving at Night Becoming Difficult?

Trouble driving at night

At night, your vision can be impaired whether you have perfect vision or suffer from an eye condition. Not only does the darkness of the sky cause general impairment, but also the flicker and lights of traffic signals, high beams, headlights from other vehicles and street lights. Certain eye conditions, like aging and other impairments, can affect your nighttime vision.

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What is Pink Eye?

Pink Eye

Have you been dealing with itching, watery eyes and you’re wondering if it is allergies or something more serious? Eye issues are definitely no fun and it’s important you know the signs when it’s time to see a doctor and when it may be something less serious. Pink eye is a common eye infection seen across all ages, and understanding what it is and how to avoid it helps you from dealing with this on a regular basis. Below you’ll find out what pink eye is, the symptoms it presents, and how you can avoid this issue yourself.

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Eye Safety Around Fireworks

fireworks safety tips

Fireworks represent the celebration of joyous occasions in our lives, but if handled incorrectly they can be extremely hazardous. In fact, fireworks injure thousands of Americans every year. And, this is especially true for injuries involving your eye safety. According to the American Academy of Opthalmology, playing with fireworks can leave you with lifelong damage to your eyes, the most serious being permanent blindness. So, this summer season, learn how to ensure the safety of your eyes and others’ by following these safety tips.

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