Dry eyes are common in 50% of all adults. It is an uncomfortable condition that can range from a mild inconvenience to a chronic condition. Dry eyes can affect the way you live everyday life, and depending on the severity, can even affect your work performance. Dry eye treatment is available in both over the […]
Vision Screenings vs. Comprehensive Eye Exams
Much like your family physician, there are a variety of reasons for which you visit the eye doctor’s office. Physicians offer several different services in order to provide the best care and prescription plan based on your needs and diagnoses. Your optometrist is no different. From a general eye check up to specialty contact services, […]
What’s a Pediatric Exam?
Vision screening for children is essential in preventing vision problems. It’s also a great way to catch concerns that may be related to other issues in the body. Young children will usually have a vision screening by a pediatrician, and then be referred to an ophthalmologist for further screening if needed. The CDC states that […]
Are Toric Lenses Considered Specialty?
For those of us needing an extra set of eyes, glasses have helped us immensely. Glasses have been around for many years, and aside from magnifying glasses, were the only vision correction available for a very long time. Then came the invention of contact lenses, which provided a discreet way of correcting one’s sight without […]
4 Steps to Improve Independence When Living with Visual Impairment
What is Low Vision? Low Vision may be defined as insufficient vision to do the things a person wants and needs to do. The loss of vision cannot be corrected by regular glasses, medical treatment, or surgery and can be congenital or the result of disease, and injury. Common eye diseases that cause low vision […]
What does a Complete Eye Exam Include?
Traditional eye exams are an important part of your overall health. Did you know that at least 12 million people who are 40 years old and older have some kind of vision impairment? Eye exams are just as important as appointments with your physician or dentist. You may feel perfectly fine, yet have an issue […]
Optometrists Speak Out About Dangerous Driving in Colorado
Colorado optometrists are seeing a problem rising on the roads that impact more than just eye health. Fatal car accidents across Colorado have increased over the course of the pandemic even though less miles were driven. In the first half of 2021, total Colorado traffic fatalities were up 15% with drivers under the age of […]
Five Reasons to Schedule a Same-Day Eye Exam Today
If you can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam, it’s safe to say you probably need one. Only half of people get annual eye exams. Others don’t think they have eye problems, so they don’t think it’s necessary to seek regular eye care. Regular eye exams are imperative to preventing eye disease […]
Annual Eye Exams Are Not Just About Your Vision
The One Secret Optometrists Want Everyone to Know Are you ready for the big secret? Well, here it is… Annual comprehensive eye exams are not just about your vision! These yearly visits are ALSO your best chance at early detection of over 270 non-eye related diseases including cancers, autoimmune diseases, stroke risk, high […]
Should I Go To The Emergency Room For an Eye Emergency?
If you had an eye health emergency today, do you know where to go for the best and most efficient care? We’ve all had health emergencies arise at one point in time and in most cases rushing to the urgent care or emergency room is appropriate. However, if the health issue is regarding your eyes […]