Is There a Recommended Age for Using Contact Lenses?
Are you considering contacts for your child? It’s common to transition from glasses to contact lenses at some point in life, and many parents wonder when the time is right for their child to do so. Keep reading to find out if there is a recommended age for using contact lenses! Why Choose Contacts for […]
3 Tips When Buying New Glasses This Fall
Many people make yearly eye appointments for the fall. You may learn you need a new prescription to replace your current glasses, or you might want to update an old pair. When you go to browse available frame styles, do you know what you’re looking for? It can be overwhelming to stare at the many […]
Digital Eye Strain – How Can I Protect My Eyes?
Protecting your eyes is more important now than ever before. In the past, we tended to associate most incidents of eye damage with industrial-type accidents involving chemicals, flying debris, and the like. But now that people of all ages are commonly using digital devices for many hours each day, we’re seeing a marked increase in […]
What Is a Refraction Test, and Will Medicare Cover It?
A refraction test is what most of us refer to as a routine eye exam used to determine how well you can recognize symbols on a wall chart at a specific distance. Your eye doctor will insert lenses of different strengths into the device you look through, called a phoropter, and ask whether each one […]
What Your Eyes Need You to Know about Blue Light
What is blue light? And how does it affect your eyes? If you think of the visible, white light we see as made up of all the colors in the rainbow, blue light has shorter wavelengths and more energy than warmer light. In general, the whiter the light appears, the higher amount of higher-wavelength blue […]
7 Reasons Why Vision-Test Apps Aren’t Enough
People are relying on apps more than ever to monitor and analyze their own health and well-being. So it’s not surprising to find apps that allow you to check your own vision and even order your own contacts online. Of course, before you can take an online vision test, you’ll see a disclaimer, stating that […]
Take a Hike: Protecting Your Eyes in the Great Outdoors
Fall is hiking season, and you’ve likely given plenty of thought to sturdy footwear, suitable clothing, and lightweight gear. But while you’re planning for comfort and protection on the trail, don’t forget your eyes! Being in the great outdoors couldn’t be better than when you’re on nice hike – but so much exposure to the […]
Out of Touch: Get Rid of That Old Contact Case!
Eye infections that can lead to blindness affect up to 1 of 500 contact users every year, and infections like these form and spread via contaminated contact lens cases. The CDC estimates that more than 30 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. Contact lenses are a convenient alternative to traditional corrective glasses, […]