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Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

The Importance of Annual Eye Exams

 

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

It’s Back to School time! Be prepared with our Pediatric Vision Checklist

Here's a helpful checklist for parents, detailing signs and symptoms of pediatric vision problems to watch for.

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

How Vision Can Effect Your Child’s Learning

  Each week it seems like I always have a few new patients that have vision problems that have gone undiagnosed by other doctors. This could be decades for adults and years for children of suffering with undiagnosed vision problems. This does not surprise me because only about five percent...

New Technology

  We have some new advances in Orthokeratology that helps to correct more types of vision problems. Orthokeratology was originally only for people that are nearsighted or who have astigmatism. The contact lenses are only worn at bedtime and while you sleep they gently reshape and mold the corneas to...

Bifocal Contact Lenses

  I have been designing bifocal contact lenses for about twenty years. Most patients are unaware that they exist. These are all custom lenses and that is why they work so well. Most doctors  "fit" soft lenses. I like to say that soft lenses give soft vision and so patients...

Testimonial on Blue Heron Blast

"Eye Eye"   I learned something new and remarkable about myself last week.  I have a client that practices the somewhat obscure vocation of developmental or behavioral optometry. It was time for a new pair of specs. It had been three years since my ophthalmologist had given me a comprehensive...

Head Trauma Lecture, June 9th

  I have recently been asked to give another lecture at Palomar Hospital in Escondido,on Traumatic Brain Injury. The request was by the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation and instead of doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, it will be for survivors of brain injury and their family.It is a...

Nutrition, Vision and Diabetes

  Yesterday my patient Oscar came in for his appointment for glaucoma and I asked him how he was doing with his diabetes. His blood sugar usually fluctuated wildly and this tends to make patients more susceptible to bleeding in the retina from the diabetes and can cause vision loss....

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About Orthokeratology

  The first refractive procedure was called Orthokeratology. This was invented in 1955 by Dr.Charles May, an optometrist in San Diego.   Orthokeratology is done using a contact lens. The contact lens is only worn during sleep and as you sleep it gently reshapes the cornea. In the morning upon...

The New Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

One of the most reputable lens manufacturers, Transitions® Optical, have announced an exciting product as part of their popular range- the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical has increased the features of their highly regarded light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable polarization. Light that shines off surfaces like...

Autism and Vision

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its estimate of autism prevalence in the United States to 1 in 88 children. (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls.)  Vision (not eyesight) is an important part of the problems associated with autism.

Poor Vision: Know The Signs

In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be due to several possible factors including anatomical changes or defects in the eye or visual system, diseases affecting the eye, side effects of medicine or eye injuries. Many people also suffer from visual abnormalities due to aging or eye...

A Look At Women’s Eye Health and Safety

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through various stages throughout their lives, and each can impact vision differently. Eye disease among women is becoming more common, more notably in older women. In fact, studies show that the majority of women going through middle age have some...

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with more opportunity to be involved in outdoor sports, comes a rise in the prevalence of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each year, far too many children and adults sustain sports related eye injuries that could easily be prevented with the right protection. Guarding your...

Eyesight and Driving

Safe driving is dependent upon on good vision. If you think about it, driving safely depends on several different visual abilities - for example, distance and near vision, side or peripheral vision, night vision and color vision, plus many others. Being able to see well into the distance is vital...

Vision and Health at Work

In order to enlighten businesses and their employees about the importance of eye wellness, and to provide advice on how to avoid vision-endangering eye incidents, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has marked the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Each day, employees suffer from workplace related eye injuries that...

What is Astigmatism?

The part of the eye that surrounds your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under usual circumstances, round. When light hits the eye, part of the role of your cornea is to help project that light, directing it toward your retina, in the anterior portion of your eye....

Conjunctivitis: Types and Treatments

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most common eye infections, especially in children. Pink eye can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even hypersensitivity to ingredients in cosmetics, pollen, and chlorine in pools, or other irritants that touch your eyes. Many kinds of conjunctivitis are quite communicable...

The Aging Eye: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February has been designated by Prevent Blindness America to raise awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Are you aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary causes of loss of vision in adults over the age of 65? AMD is a condition...

Cleaning Your Contact Lenses

A study performed by Bausch & Lomb this past August showed that an alarming number of adults regularly use strange lubricants instead of contact solution to keep their lenses moist. Products including baby oil, beer, coke, petroleum jelly, fruit juices, butter and others were all mentioned as occasional substitutes, by...

A Tearless Winter

The winter causes many more cases of dry eyes as a result of cold and dry air conditions.

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

Winter is officially here, which means in some areas stinging winds and cold rains and sometimes snow are also in the forecast. You would never even contemplate of leaving the house without a jacket in freezing climates, but unfortunately, many people leave their sunglasses at home. Although many of us...

Raise Your Glaucoma Awareness this Month

As this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to spread the word about the importance of recognizing the threat of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of progressive ocular disorders that damage the optic nerve, which can lead to loss of central vision and eventual...

All About Presbyopia

Contact your Escondido, CA Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the ability to focus on close objects becomes diminished. As people around the world are living longer, a larger number of individuals develop the condition, which currently cannot be escaped. Theories...

A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

Holiday season is upon us and we all know what that means, dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Well meaning relatives love surprising the favorite little ones with the newest toys for the holidays. The American Optometric Association advises that family members advise others about some restrictions when it...

January 1st Is Approaching! Use Your FSA Dollars

Call for an Escondido, CA Optometry Appointment Now!

All About Color Blindness

Call our Escondido, CA Optometrist for a consultation

Awareness of Diabetes and Loss of Eyesight For National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that diabetes is the dominant causal factor of vision loss in adults between age twenty and seventy-four? As of 2008, over four million men and women in North America living with diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with blindness caused by diabetes. Of this number, seventy thousand had severe...

All About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Escondido, CA

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye is a deficiency in adequate vision development due to the inability of the eyes to work in unison. In the majority of cases of lazy eye the eyes themselves are usually in good health yet the condition is not correctable by just the use...

Escondido, CA Eye Exams: What Does 20/20 Eyesight Really Mean?

  Have you ever wondered what 20/20 vision truly represents? 20/20 vision is a term used to describe normal visual acuity or clarity of vision. That is to say that an individual with such visual acuity will be able to clearly see an object at a distance of 20 feet...

Autumn Ocular Allergy Treatment in Escondido, CA

  While seasonal allergies are more frequently associated with the spring, just as many people suffer during the autumn as well. In addition to sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can severely impair one's ability to go about one's normal functions. Symptoms of eye allergies include tearing, itchiness,...

This Halloween Watch Out for Special Effect Lenses

  With the autumn comes Halloween and with that, costumes. As a consumer, you want to know of some threats to your eyes and vision that could put a damper on the fun and games. A popular costume addition as of late has been decorative contact lenses and this is...

Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment in Escondido, CA

    According to the American Optometric Association above 70 percent of the American citizens that work daily from a computer (about 143 million ) experience computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye fatigue. Prolonged periods of working in front of the computer can result in eye strain and effect eyesight...

September is Home and Sports Eye Safety Month

  As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your house eye safe specifically when purchasing toys that are safe for your child's eyes. Don't wait until it's too late to guarantee your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to...

Makeup Tips for Contact Lens Wearers from your Escondido, CA Eye Doctor

If you use contact lenses there are a few guidelines that should be followed when it comes to applying cosmetics. Below are some professional tips on how to be sure your eyes stay lovely and safe. Buying Makeup To start, we recommend that you purchase only brands that are fragrance...

How to Get Sunblock Out of Eyes

If you have ever gotten sunblock in your eyes, you know firsthand how excruciating it can be. A very good spray in the eye can often cause stinging that lasts for hours. It can take a long time until the victim can comfortably open his eyes, particularly in the glaring...

Book An Eye Examination in Escondido, CA, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

Many adults aren't aware that cataracts are the leading culprit for sight loss for individuals over the age of 54. In reality, more than half of adults over sixty-five have some amount of cataracts. What are cataracts? Cataracts occur when the ocular lens becomes clouded. This prohibits the transmission of...

Back to the Classroom Vision Advice: Schedule Children’s Eye Exam in Escondido

Many experts believe that almost 80% of learning takes place through a child's eyes. Since a child's eyesight can change occasionally, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom performance. Unfortunately, most parents are not including eye examinations as part of their child's back-to-school doctor's appointment line-up....

Choose Contact Lenses: The Benefits of Lenses for Teenagers

Requiring glasses is often difficult for a adolescent. Teenagers can balk at the very idea of being seen in eyeglasses and looking ''uncool''. As opposed to eyeglasses, children and teenagers that wear lenses feel a significant enhancement in their appearance, reports a recently released study. The research results demonstrate that...

A Resource for Handling Frequently Seen Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might require emergency action and immediate care by an optician, while others can be taken care of at home. Read this guide to routine eye injuries, to determine your next step in case of an eye...

Have You Had a Comprehensive Eye Exam Recently?

For those of us blessed with healthy eyes, it's easy to forget about the importance of a routine eye test. However, timely diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with a simple eye exam. A significant number of...

10 Steps to Healthy Eyes This Summer

Now that summer has officially arrived it’s time to safeguard your eyes from summertime hazards. Here are some tips to remain safe in the sun: Only wear sunglasses that have proper protection from UV rays. If your sunglasses don’t protect against 100% of UV rays, they may be resulting in...

Protective Eyewear for Kids

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is equal to an injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care experts agree that the vast majority of the reported damage could be simply prevented by wearing protective eyewear. The majority of eye damaging accidents take...

The Facts About the Eye Health Benefits of Eating Carrots

Are carrots good for your vision? While eye doctors affirm that the orange root vegetables are made up of large quantities of a vitamin which is known to be very good for your eyes, eating large amounts of carrots will not eliminate your need for corrective eye wear. Beta-carotene is...

Are You Aware of the Dangers of UV to Your Eyes?

  As a result of ongoing education to create awareness of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (which include sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar with the importance of applying sunblock and using other forms of sun protection particularly during the blazing summer months. But did...

A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lenses need careful treatment and care to be considered a safe and feasible option for those selecting corrective eye wear. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which on occasion results in vision loss. Children and adults that are not responsible...

Rigid Lenses: Are You a Candidate?

  Although soft contact lenses are most common, a second, less familiar type of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) contact lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, RGP lenses are a more modern technology than soft lenses, and they last longer, offer finer vision quality, and...

A Guide to Preventing the Effects of Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from spring eye allergies. For some, March begins pollen season, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Spring eye allergies are largely due to an influx of...

Reasons You Should Stop and Think About Purchasing Glasses Online

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers are used to shopping for more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are an item that you are better off purchasing in person. Why? Although you may encounter cheaper prices on e-commerce sites, the benefits of going to an optical...

Dry Eye Syndrome Getting You Down? Tips on Keeping Your Eyes Protected This Winter

Although many people refer to winter as the rainy season because of the rain and snow, the air is actually more dry during the colder months, which often causes your eyes to be more sensitive. Our eye care staff is available to assist you in selecting the most effective options...

This February Be Aware About Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision

This month is dedicated to creating awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the leading cause of visual impairment for senior citizens. AMD often leads to low vision, a term optometrists use to categorize substantial visual impairment that cannot be helped by standard measures such as regular...

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To increase awareness about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' this month has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading source of blindness, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Since glaucoma has no...

Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses aren't just an important accessory in the summer. Although many of us are informed of the damage the sun presents to our eyes during the summer, how many of us realize that we need to take extra care during the winter months as well? In...

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