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Grand Opening Celebration!

Please join us in celebrating our Grand Opening on June 13th from 11 AM to 5 PM!  Stop by to take a tour of the office, meet the doctors and staff, or check out our selection of frames...

Seasonal Allergies Got You Rubbing Your Eyes? Tips for Managing Dry Eyes During Allergy Season

Seasonal allergies can be a real nuisance, especially when they lead to dry eyes. Dry eye is a common condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or when the tears evaporate too quickly. During allergy season, the increase in pollen, dust, and other allergens in the air can exacerbate dry eye symptoms. Understanding the relationship between seasonal allergies and dry eye is essential for effectively managing this uncomfortable condition.

The Role of IPL in Managing Persistent Dry Eye Symptoms

Dry eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. This can lead to persistent symptoms such as irritation, redness, a gritty feeling in the eye, and sometimes blurred vision.

Getting Ready for a Clear Vision: Back-to-School Eye Exams for Students

The American Optometric Association encourages parents to bring their children in for back-to-school eye exams. Studies show that about 80% of learning requires good vision. In fact, eye exams are crucial to how your child excels in academic and non-academic activities. To prepare you and your child, you must know what to expect during these back-to-school eye exams. Here are the details:

Optometrists' Approach to Contact Lens Prescription and Follow-Up Care

When it comes to eye care, your optometrist will make sure that you get the right lens prescription. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a comprehensive contact lens exam for a custom fit. But eye care does not stop there. Your eye doctor will also instruct you about proper follow-up care. Check out the following details about how an optometrist provides prescription contact lenses and proper follow-up care:

How to Choose the Right Contact Lenses for Your Eyes

Contact lenses have revolutionized the world of vision correction and provide an excellent alternative to traditional eyeglasses. They offer greater freedom and flexibility, allowing you to participate in sports activities, enjoy a wider field of vision, and showcase your natural beauty without the obstruction of frames.

Eye Emergencies: What to Do When Time Is of the Essence

Eye Emergencies can happen anytime to anyone. When they occur, time is usually of the essence. Eye emergencies cause signs and symptoms such as pain, light sensitivity, swelling, double vision, or blurred vision. Worse, they can cause vision loss or permanent eye damage; this is why you need to know how to recognize an eye emergency and what to do when it occurs. 

7 Important Signs That You Need an Eye Exam

Vision is vital for interacting with the world. It’s hard to imagine being without it. Taking good care of your eyes will help ensure you enjoy a high quality of life. Regular eye exams help protect your vision and eye health. They allow the doctor to detect eye issues that should be addressed before they affect your vision. The following are significant signs that you need an eye exam. 

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