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Learn The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes During Healthy Aging Month

This September, take a moment to consider the health of your eyes as we acknowledge Healthy Aging Month! Your eyes often are the first part of your body to show signs of aging. Learning about the best ways to keep them healthy as you age is a smart way to protect your clear vision. Keep […]

7 Ways to Keep Your Children’s Eyes Safe During Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

To draw attention to the importance of the health and safety of children’s eyes, the American Academy of Ophthalmology annually recognizes August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! This designation gives parents and caregivers everywhere an opportunity to take an extra moment to consider how they can best protect their children’s eyes. Keep reading […]

Why Are My Eyes Dry in The Morning?

Waking up with dry eyes can really undo the restorative effects of a good night’s sleep! Many people who suffer from chronic dry eyes often find that their eyes feel the driest first thing in the morning. Often, people who wake up with dry eyes say that their eyes feel sandy or gritty right when […]

How To Protect Your Eyes During UV Safety Month

For most of the US, July is one of the sunniest months of the year! It’s the height of summer, a time when many of us like to get outside and enjoy activities in the sunshine. While it can feel great to get out and enjoy the sunshine, the sun is the most likely source […]

What to Know During Fireworks Eye Safety and Cataract Awareness Month

Fireworks can be a fun and festive part of many summer celebrations, but when not handled properly, they can cause eye injuries that can end a night of fun. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the number of fireworks-related injuries has steadily risen over the past fifteen years. Many injuries are eye-related, which […]

What Is Healthy Vision Month?

Every year, we recognize May as Healthy Vision Month! Established by the National Eye Institute in 2003, Healthy Vision Month is a timely reminder to prioritize the importance of caring for your vision. Keep reading to learn how you can maintain your healthy vision in honor of Healthy Vision Month! Schedule Regular Comprehensive Eye Exams […]

Why Do My Eyelids Turn In?

As you age, one of the parts of your body that are most affected is your eyes. Older adults are more likely to develop common eye conditions like cataracts, dry eye syndrome, and glaucoma. Another eye condition that can occur as you age is entropion which causes your eyelid to turn inward toward the eyeball. […]

Keep Your Eyes Safe During Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

The spring sports season is right around the corner, which is why the American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated April as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month. Whether you have kids who are heading back to the playing field or you are gearing up to take your favorite sport back outside, taking a moment to consider […]

How Often Do I Need to Schedule an Eye Exam With my Eye Doctor?

While most people know they should visit their primary care doctor for a checkup once a year and their dentist for cleanings twice a year, they may be unsure about how often to schedule a routine eye exam. Just as medical checkups protect your health and dental cleanings protect your teeth, routine eye exams protect […]

5 Signs Your Dry Eyes Need Treatment

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears, or the tears that the eye does produce are of poor quality. It has been reported that more than ten million people in America experience this eye condition. Although certain medications and other factors can cause dry eye […]

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