Dr. Leslie O’Dell Honored with National Award

Dr. O’Dell recognized with Theia Award from Women in Optometry in the Innovation Category for her pioneering work in medical Optometry Each year, national publication Women in Optometry selects female leaders in the eye care field to honor with its...

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5 Easy Eye Care Tips to Maximize Summertime Fun

As Spring gives way to Summer, we trade work and school shoes for flipflops and sneakers, enjoying summer travel and spending more time working outside. While summer can be a time of recreation and enjoyment, an increase in activity and exposure to...

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5 Spring Eye Care Tips

Warm weather and spending more time outside are on everyone's mind as the seasons change. However, the spring season often brings along allergens that affect your nose, throat, and eyes.Practical, proactive steps to care for your eyes in spring can...

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5 Eye Conditions that May Require Emergency Care

Got a Nerf dart in your eye? Woke up with screaming red eyes? Sharp pain in the eye or sudden sensitivity to light? Life happens and sometimes it can be hard to know whether a condition will pass by itself or whether it might require more immediate...

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Get Proactive and Winterize Your Dry Eyes!

  Frigid temperatures, gusty winds and cold, dry winter air outdoors combined with warm, dry air indoors from heating systems can make the winter months an especially challenging time for dry eye sufferers. Complaints of dry eye symptoms...

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What to Expect at Your First Optometry Appointment

Are distant road signs becoming harder to read? What about your novels, even when held up close? Blurry vision is one of the first signs to reach out to an optometrist. Even if you aren't having problems with your vision, maybe you recognize that...

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5 “Must Do” Steps to Care for the Aging Eye

With increased age, comes an increased risk for vision problems. People over the age of 50 are more likely to suffer from eye disease. They need to be proactive and receive specialized care to maintain their eye health as well as overall health as...

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Glaucoma: Taking on the Silent Thief of Sight

A silent thief may be lurking in your eyes, threatening to rob you of your sight!Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It is a symptomless disease that often goes undetected until it is too late to prevent vision loss. Of the...

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What is a Retinal Scan?

Your optometrist has many different diagnostic tools they use during an eye exam. One of these tools is called a retinal scan, but how does this instrument work?  What is a retinal scan? Continue reading to learn more about this tool, including...

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What Eye Issues Need Emergency Care?

You should receive a medical eye exam every year, but an emergency may lead to a surprise trip to your optometrist's office. Accidents happen, but what is an eye emergency, and how do you know you need immediate care?  Continue reading to learn...

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Itchy Eyes and Crusty Lids? It could be Demodex

Many Americans are unaware of a startling fact: right now, there are likely several thousand microscopic mites living on your face. The tiny pests, called demodex, live in the pores of the skin and are most active during the night when they feed on...

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Time to Lose Your Reading Glasses – Permanently?

A new eye drop is set to transform the lives of adults living with presbyopia or challenges with near vision in middle age. For centuries, ‘reading glasses’ or bifocals have been the only option for people with presbyopia. That is all about to...

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Can Too Much Screen Time Cause Dry Eyes?

It’s not a coincidence if your eyes feel dry and irritated when you spend too much time on your computer. If you’re already diagnosed with dry eye, the rigors of a routine in the digital age can increase symptoms. If your eyes are constantly dry,...

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How Often Do Kids Need Eye Exams?

If you’re a parent, you may be wondering how often you need to have your child’s eyes checked. So much of kids’ learning happens visually, so their visual system must be working smoothly. But, unfortunately, children don’t usually know what their...

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Cataract Treatment Options [From Glasses to Surgery]

Depending on their severity, cataracts can have a drastic effect on your vision and quality of life. If your symptoms are not severe, you may be able to simply use prescription eyeglasses to clear up your vision. As cataracts develop and become a...

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Is Dry Eye Becoming More Common?

Have you ever felt a stinging, burning, or scratching sensation in your eyes? Experiencing these symptoms, especially persistently, justifies a visit to your optometrist. Red, painful eyes can seem insignificant, but they’re symptoms of dry eye...

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Are Vision Tests & Eye Exams the Same Thing?

You’ve probably seen them offered at specific stores in the mall, or maybe your kids get them in school: vision tests that use automated machinery to measure your prescription. But are these tests the same as eye exams? The answer is no. Vision...

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How to Choose the Right Eye Doctor

Seeing your eye doctor for regular eye exams is one of the best ways to maintain healthy vision. However, choosing eye care professionals isn’t always easy. You’ll need to make sure your new practice provides excellent care and a broad range of...

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How to Build a Medically-Focused Practice

The online marketplace is growing, and it’s swallowing up a lot of income you would otherwise make on traditional eyewear sales. In fact, nearly 7.5 million pairs of prescription eyeglasses were sold online in 2019 as opposed to physical...

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Why Are Eye Disease Screenings Important?

There’s more to an eye exam than meets the eye. You might be content letting your optometrist take the wheel, but it’s worth knowing what they’re really looking for when they take a look into the depths of your eye. One critical focus for the ideal...

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Eye Exams vs an Eye Physical

No matter the age, every single person can benefit from maintaining their health. However, one aspect of life that tends to go unnoticed is the eye; in fact, nearly 45% of adults in the U.S. have neglected to have an eye exam in the last 2 years....

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