For many users, contact lenses can be worn and then forgot about until it’s time to take them out again. However, because of the seeming simplicity of their use, it’s often overlooked that they are still a medical device and have specific instructions for comfortable wear. Below is a list of common questions about being fitted for, buying, and wearing contact lenses.
The change in seasons means it’s time to drain the pool, clean out plants and rake the lawn. Before starting, remember that as necessary as fall cleanup is to home ownership, so too is safety.
Adhere to the following tips to help ensure the results of fall yard cleanup is only preparation for winter, a great looking home, and not serious injury.
By now you’ve probably heard that Flaxseed oil and fish oil contain important dietary fatty acids that have multiple health benefits, including prevention or treatment of dry eyes.
Other benefits include a lower risk of heart disease and a reduction of chronic inflammation that can lead to a variety of serious diseases, including cancer and stroke. Chronic inflammation has been indicated as an underlying cause of osteoarthritis and Alzheimer's disease. Research also suggests these same fatty acids may reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Every year, as inevitable as that very first morning bell, your child’s school requires your little one to take an Arizona eye exam. And because the exam is performed by the school nurse, you might just think that this in-school vision screening may be everything your child needs when it comes to maintaining healthy vision year after year. But unfortunately, that fact couldn’t be further from the truth.
On August 21, 2017, the entire United states will experience a partial eclipse – and for those lucky enough to be in parts of 11 states, a full eclipse.
The Great American Eclipse of 2017, as it is referred to, offers an exciting opportunity to experience this exciting event.
However, looking directly at the sun an eclipse can permanently damage your vision and potentially blind you, so it is important to plan so you can experience it safely.
Independence Day is upon us again and the bright sparkles and thunderous crackling of fireworks are an exciting and expected part of the celebration.
Fireworks can be a great source of family entertainment when used safely, however, it’s important to remember fireworks are inherently dangerous.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 250 people end up in the emergency room every day during the month of July, with injuries to the hands, face, legs and eyes.
Every sun-kissed, popsicle-craving, sprinkler-on-the-lawn-loving child knows: September means saying goodbye to those colorful sunglasses and saying hello to a binder-sized pencil pouch chock-full of school supplies.
And though your little one may not be looking forward to trading in those grass-stained shorts for a fresh school year wardrobe, the back to school to-do list doesn’t just end at backpacks, ballpoint pens, and blouses: your son or daughter should also have a back to school eye exam before they hit the books.
Every May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) sponsors a Healthy Vision Month to remind Americans their eye health is just as important as other aspects of our health, and encourages each if us to take steps to protect our vision.
By following a few steps, people can ensure their eyes, and vision, stay healthy for a lifetime. The NEI recommends taking the following steps:
There are millions of people seeing the world through contact lenses, and you may be one of them.
The condition of your eyes depends on how well you care for your prescribed contact lenses and/or eyeglasses. While contacts are convenient for people with vision problems, improperly cleaned and stored lenses can cause eye infections.
To keep your eyes healthy and your contact lenses in great shape, follow our directions below for correct contact care.
March is Save Your Vision Month and the American Optometric Association (AOA) encourages patients to learn about blue light and its impact on vision and health.
A 2016 American Eye-Q® survey revealed that 88 percent of Americans know that digital devices can negatively affect their vision, but the average American still spends seven or more hours per day looking at their screens.