Many patients often wonder whether or not a dilated eye exam is required for their yearly visit. Dilation during your eye exam is recommended, however, there are factors that almost mandate a dilated eye exam. Your age, your overall health, and your risk of eye disease will impact the frequency of a dilated eye exam.
Summer is here! The summer can take its toll on your eye. Increased sun exposure, pollen, allergies, chlorine in pools, and increased exposure to sunlight, are a few of many ways your eyes are overwhelmed during the summer months.
As we approach the 4th of July week, we thought we would offer these three quick summertime eye care tips to keep your eyes healthy!
Staring Directly at the Sun is HARMFUL to Your Eyes
On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, where the moon completely covers the sun, will be visible in the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. It’s the first total solar eclipse that can be seen coast to coast and only from the continental U.S.
Your eyes are an important part of your health. Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them. But some eye diseases can lead to loss of vision, so it is important to identify and treat eye diseases as early as possible.
1. Wear Sunglasses with Ultraviolet Protection
It is pretty obvious, sunglasses are the NUMBER ONE source for effective eye protection against the sun. We protect our skin from the harmful ultraviolet radiation (UVR), so why not the eyes too?
The BEST way to protect your eyes from UVR exposure is to purchase and consistently wear sunglasses with 100-percent protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
Suns out. Shades on.
Prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, far from being just a fashion statement or finishing touch accessory, are a necessary tool for the health of your eyes. Sunglasses should really be worn year-round to protect your eyes from UV rays and eye strain from excessive light, and to avoid the complications that can arise from these issues.
Staring at your computer screen, smartphone or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired.
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month! If a day at the office leaves your eyes dry, red and irritated, try these eye ergonomics tips to make them more comfortable.
It is that time of year again! Some call it springtime, others call it “allergy season”.
For those who suffer from allergies, it can be as brutal as it is a beautiful time of year. As we know, this past winter in New England was a mild one. From a shovelling snow and navigating tough roads perspective –
Our patients are increasingly dealing with Computer Vision Syndrome at an alarmingly fast rate.
The chief complaint for office visits this month has been – “eye strain”. Therefore, we felt compelled to share this spectacular article by Dr. Kendall E. Donaldson. Please take the time to read this well-written document entirely. Thank you!
Winter can be rough on eyes – here are some optical oddities to avoid in the winter season.
Germs, low temperatures, snowballs, icicles. It’s a winter wonderland of vision hazards.
As if avoiding the common cold, or worse yet, the flu were not enough – now one has to consider their eye health as well.