Are Allergies Affecting Your Eyes?

Has your sneezing, sniffling, and nasal congestion started yet? Seasonal allergies can also affect the eyes, causing redness, itching, burning, watery eyes, and swollen eyelids.  The good news is, there are treatments that can help with allergy symptoms that are affecting your eyes.

Eye allergies, also called ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, affect one in five Americans.  Though the symptoms they cause can be annoying….not to mention unbecoming…they pose little threat to your eyesight, other than temporary blurriness.  However, red, itchy, burning, or puffy eyes can also be caused by infections and other conditions which may threaten your vision.  So, […]

New and Bigger Frame Selection

You asked, and we listened! This month we brought in over 300 new designer frames in many different styles.  Names like Gant, Guess, Line Art, Sketcher’s, and others.  Our trunk show with Ovvo frames yesterday was a success, with their unbreakable titanium surgical steel blend, fun colors, stylish sunglasses, they are a great frame for very active kids or adults.  Their frames are so strong they can hold up to 45 lbs of weight!  We look forward to adding Ovvo frames to our selection.  As always, you get a 30% discount on second pairs.

What is Vision Insurance?

Vision InsuranceThe cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses.

A vision insurance policy is not the same as health insurance. Regular health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.

Where can I get vision insurance?

Group vision insurance can be obtained […]

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What Sports Vision Doctors Can Do For You

What is Sports Vision?

Sports VisionSeeing “20/20” isn’t the only measure of good vision. Visual acuity (20/20, etc.) is certainly important. But good vision involves a set of several skills, including depth perception, peripheral visual field awareness, eye-hand coordination and more.

All these vision skills are extremely important in sports, whether you play golf, soccer, baseball, basketball or racket sports.

If you want to perform your best in sports, you may benefit from seeing an eyecare practitioner who specializes in sports vision – even if you already have 20/20 vision. This is because a […]

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Contacts and Glasses That Enhance Performance

Contact LensesGood vision is critical for nearly every sport. To determine the effect of visual acuity on sports performance, British optometrist Geraint Griffiths and others in 2003 tested the performance of Wimbledon tennis players and UK national clay pigeon shooting champions when their vision was blurred with special goggles. Overall, the tennis players and marksmen showed a 25% worsening of performance when their visual acuity was only slightly blurred by the goggles.

In addition to providing sharp vision, sports eyewear offers a number of additional benefits to help athletes and […]

Protective Sports Eyewear

Why wear protective sports eyewear?

Protective Sports EyewearToday, sports eyewear can be spotted on almost anyone who picks up a ball, bat, racquet or stick – whether they play in the major leagues or the Little League. Fortunately, coaches, parents and players now realize that wearing protective eyewear for sports pays off in several ways. The risk of eye damage is reduced or eliminated, and the player’s performance is enhanced by the fact that they see well. In fact, many clubs today do not permit their members to participate without wearing proper […]

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Shooting Glasses and Hunting Eyewear

Eye Protection for hunters

Eye ProtectionHunters and gun enthusiasts require eye protection, whether at a shooting range or in the woods. All firearms have a certain amount of recoil, and many shooting activities take place outdoors, where wind, sun, dust, tree branches and brush all can cause eye injuries.

Pre-made nonprescription sports goggles are usually acceptable if you don’t require vision correction or if you wear contact lenses. Most of these goggles have a wraparound style to shield the eyes from wind and dust. However, lens quality can vary in pre-made goggles. Make […]

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Scuba Diving Masks and Swim Goggles

Prescription Swim Goggles

Swim GoggelsWhen they’re in the water, swimmers and scuba divers who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses could benefit from prescription swim goggles.

These special types of sports eyewear require a prescription that is different from a regular eyeglasses prescription because of the unique characteristics of an underwater environment. Water itself acts as a magnifier, which is why fish in a tank or other underwater objects sometimes appear larger than they actually are. Since light travels and bends differently through water than it does through air, your eye care professional will […]

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How Your Vision Changes as You Age

Age Related Eye Changes

Age Related Eye ChangesJust as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance – particularly as we reach our 60’s and beyond.

Some age-related eye changes, such as presbyopia, are perfectly normal and don’t signify any sort of disease process. While cataracts can be considered an age-related disease, they are extremely common among seniors and can be readily corrected with cataract surgery.

Some of us, however, will experience more serious age-related eye diseases that have greater potential for affecting our quality of life […]

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Tips for Coping With Vision Loss

Vision Loss

Vision LossMany normal, age-related problems affecting vision can be addressed with practical solutions, such as extra lighting for reading recipes or tinkering with garage projects.

In fact, after about age 60, you may find you need additional illumination for most tasks performed indoors or in darker conditions outdoors. This is because your eye’s pupil no longer opens as widely as it once did to allow light to enter. Because less light is reaching your retina where vision processing occurs, images are no longer as sharp as they once were.

To help offset […]

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