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How Do I Know If I Have Cataracts?

June is Cataract Awareness Month (with cataracts being one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States) and the importance of early detection and treatment of cataracts is critical to preserving sight. Let’s dive into cataracts and how to know if you may be experiencing symptoms of cataracts. What are Cataracts? Firstly, what…

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Watch Us in Action in Costa Rica

Here's a glimpse into our 2024 service trip and vision clinics in San Isidro, Costa Rica.

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April Is Women's Eye Health Month

Did you know that women have a greater chance of developing certain eye diseases compared to men? Women develop blindness and have visual impairments twice as much as men. This means that 2/3rds of people with blindness and vision problems are women. Many women aren't aware that they have a higher risk for developing eye…

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Why Is Family Health History Important For Vision?

Families can share many things across generations — like the color of our eyes or hair. And sometimes, that can include eye health. A family health history is a record of the things your family may share that could affect your health, including your eye health. Many hereditary eye diseases won't show symptoms until later…

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What Can Eye Pain and Fever in Children Be a Sign Of?

Eye pain and fever in children can be a sign of a medical condition such as meningitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, croup, pink eye or the common cold. While many of these medical conditions occur due to infections, others are triggered by allergies, low immunity or injuries.  If your child complains of eye pain and runs a…

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Tips to Enjoy the Holidays Safely

As gift wish lists are checked off, it’s hard not to think of Ralphie in the holiday classic A Christmas Story. All he wanted was an official Red Ryder carbine action BB gun! While it’s a good laugh, there are definitely some toys we know to flag as unsafe. But there are some other parts…

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East Hill: New Look, Same Excellence

We’ve reopened our East Hill location and are pleased to share our expansion and improvements with you! Our new optical department can now hold over 1000 frames and we’ve made sure to give you and anyone accompanying you to your appointment ample space in our new waiting room. In addition to our brand new wing,…

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Keep Your Eyes Safe on Halloween

Halloween, with its timeless traditions of costumes and trick or treating, is usually great fun for people of all ages. However, keep your eyes safe and don’t let an eye infection be the scariest part of your Halloween! Educate yourself and others about the dangers (including eye sores and vision loss) of improper makeup, masks…

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When Will I Need Reading Glasses?

Aging is inevitable, and as you get older, you may notice some changes in your vision and ask yourself if it's time for reading glasses. Just as your body works a bit differently than it once did, the same rules apply to your eyesight. You’ve probably seen people looking at phones or reading material with…

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Does My Child Need Glasses?

As children head back to school, the exciting and hectic time of new teachers, friends, activities and schedules may have you and your child overlooking a very important factor when it comes to their education - optimal vision. Learning happens through the eyes with 80% of learning being visual. So, if your child has poor…

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