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Prioritize Your Eyes | SYVM 2019

Save Your Vision Month (SYVM) serves as a reminder to have your eyes and vision checked by an optometric physician once a year. Even children as young as 6 months old should be seen by an OD to assess development and eye/vision health. Schedule your annual eye exam with an optometrist near you today!

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What is Low Vision?

Low Vision can affect people of any age and can’t be corrected with glasses. Contact your optometric physician today to find out if low vision aids can help! Low vision is the term used to describe visual impairment that can’t be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. Low vision can affect […]

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Visual Dysfunction in Patients with Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability characterized by: Impaired social interaction and communication – Delayed language development, lack of spoken language, poor understanding of the abstract meaning of words or words with special or temporal meanings such as “here” and “there”. Impairments in nonverbal communication – Limited eye contact, reduced facial expression and limited expressive gestures, […]

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Should you have your infant’s eyes checked?

In 2005, Optometry Cares Foundation of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., launched the InfantSEE® program. InfantSEE® is a no-cost public health program developed to provide comprehensive, professional eye care for all infants nationwide. When a doctor signs up for the InfantSEE® program, they […]

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The Back-to-School Eye Exam

The back-to-school to-do check list is long. New clothes, new shoes, new backpack, pencils and pens, crayons, markers, notebooks, maybe a pair of sneakers they can grow into and the perfect first-day-of-school outfit. You make sure they get their teeth cleaned and cavities filled, vaccines are updated, medications are renewed, and hair is cut. But […]

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August 20-24 marks the 4th annual Contact Lens Health Week

It’s Contact Lens Health Week!

August 20-24, 2018 marks the 5th annual Contact Lens Health Week and the CDC and the AOA have some great information for anyone wishing to learn more about how to safely wear and care for contact lenses. Check out some of the resources below, and remember, #onepairtakecare! CDC: Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care CDC: […]

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Sunglasses: How to Pick the Perfect Pair

Before we can talk about what makes a pair of sunglasses a good pair of sunglasses, we first have to discuss why protecting your eyes and eyelids is essential. The sun emits UV light in three forms – UVC, UVB and UVA – all three can damage the eyes: Skin Cancer – the eyelids are […]

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How do you know if you have a cataract?

Most people have heard the term cataract before, but few really understand exactly what it is. For you wordsmiths out there, yes, a cataract can also mean a waterfall or a floodgate. It’s derived from Greek, yet it morphed its way into our lexicon to mean a barrier to light entering the eye. A cataract […]

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Understanding Astigmatism

In Optometry school, our professors warned us about the challenge of trying to explain astigmatism to the general public. They said, “Keep it simple – tell them their eye is shaped like a football.” While that is generally true, some people may want to know a little more. Astigmatism (not a stigmatism) is an optical […]

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