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  • The Role Of Tears

    We cry for all kinds of reasons: a stubbed toe, a particularly poignant scene in a movie, freshly cut onions — the list goes on.

    Continue Reading February 28, 2018

  • March is Save Your Vision Month

    According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), the average American spends seven or more hours per day looking at their screens- smart phones, tablets, LED monitors, and flat-screen TVs. This overexposure to blue light – high-energy visible light emitted from digital devices – can lead to digital eye strain, sleep problems, blurred vision, headaches and […]

    Continue Reading February 27, 2018

  • What is an eye “examination”?

    Most of us associate going to the optometrist with the test “Which is better, one or two?”. This test, called a refraction, can cause anxiety for some people, as they don’t want to give a wrong answer and feel they will be stuck with an incorrect prescription until their next complete examination. Suffice to say […]

    Continue Reading February 12, 2018

  • February is AMD Awareness Month

    February is AMD Awareness Month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a retinal degenerative disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. The risk of developing macular degeneration increases with age and is the most common cause of vision loss in individuals over the age of fifty-five. There are approximately 200,000 new cases of wet […]

    Continue Reading January 26, 2018

  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive, and complicated eye disease.   Glaucoma is the third most common cause of blindness in the United States.  Risk factors for this disease include being 50 years of age or older (4- 10 times her prevalence), race (African Americans are 6- 8% more susceptible), other health problems (higher risk if one […]

    Continue Reading January 8, 2018