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What is Eye Dilation and Why is it Important?

Dilation—or the eye drops that sting when put in and make you light sensitive and blurry for a few hours—are something many patients dislike about going to the eye doctor. Why do eye doctors want us to undergo this eye torcher?   What is Eye Dilation? Dilation is typically performed by instilling a drop of […]

Understanding Soft Contact Lenses

Contact lenses eliminate the need for having to wear glasses, which can be beneficial for sports, cosmetic reasons, and the ability to see outside the limitation of a glasses lens. In today’s world, with so many different outlets for getting contact lenses, it is more important than ever to understand why you should see your […]

Is LASIK or Refractive Surgery an Option For Me?

Refractive Surgery Are you tired of wearing glasses or contacts and considering corrective surgery? This article will briefly discuss the different options and how corrective surgery works! Anatomy of the Eye To understand how corrective surgery works, a basic understanding of the eye’s anatomy will be beneficial. The eye has 3 major parts to it—the […]

What is Pink Eye?

Pink eye is one of the most commonly referenced eye infections, but do you know what it is? The answer might surprise you, there really is no one definition for pink eye! Pink eye can be caused by several different things which all require different treatment methods. Getting a proper diagnosis and thus proper treatment […]

When Should My Child’s First Eye Exam Be?

When it comes to your child’s health, it seems like there are hundreds of recommendations and doctors to visit—but when should your child begin to see an eye doctor? The Eyes and Human Development As noted before, we know there are many different recommendations out there. With our friend Dr. Google it can be hard […]

Important Glasses Measurements You Probably Don’t Know About

A pair of glasses is designed specifically for you. From the size of the frame to the resting position of your eyes within the lens, they can be customized precisely to provide you with the best vision possible. This is important not only for vision, but also for aesthetic, comfort and functionality. Below are some […]

Why You Should Try Multifocal Contact Lenses

Presbyopia, the inability to focus on objects up close, is a process that often begins to become more noticeable in an individual’s late thirties to mid forties. Multifocal lenses, usually being progressive lenses, are a great option that provide improved vision at various distances. However, many also prefer to be free of glasses and look […]

Understanding Your Glasses Prescription

When you receive an eye examination, you often leave with a copy of your prescription, which includes numbers for the exact specifications of the glasses you need. These numbers include the sphere, the cylinder, and the axis. Sphere, cylinder, and axis can also all be broken down into different categories. Read on to learn about […]