82017Jun

“What Does an Optician Do?”

Definition of optician 1.   1:  a maker of or dealer in optical items and instruments 2.   2:  a person who reads prescriptions for visual correction, orders lenses, and dispenses eyeglasses and contact lenses.” Merrium Webster Dictionary The primary objective of the optician is to help you see clearly, look great, and feel very comfortable in your glasses.  The…

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252017May

A possible answer to your contact lens woes

“I wish someone had told me about these lenses years ago!” Unfortunately, I hear this statement time and time again in my exam room from patients whose lives have been literally transformed because of a specialty contact lens. These patients are referring to scleral contact lenses. Scleral contact lenses have been commercially available for many…

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152017May

No Longer Your Grandfather’s Glasses

Glasses used to have the stigma attached to them that glasses were, “nerdy.” That is NO longer the case.  In fact, glasses are now considered, “trendy.” They are now considered a must have accessory. The have come a long way in the world of fashion.  Glasses have even made their way onto the runways and fashion magazines….

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262017Apr

Macular Degeneration

If you or a loved one has macular degeneration, you know how frustrating it is. There is no cure and causes are environmental and genetic. There are habits recommended by The American Macular Degeneration Foundation that can help ensure healthy eyes. Do not smoke Eat fruit and plenty of leafy green vegetables, such as kale…

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132017Apr

Suntan Lotion For Your Eyes

You put suntan lotion on your skin when you go out in the sun for the day, right? Well if you believe that suntan lotion protects your skin from harmful UV, you should be putting on blue light-blocking eyeglass lenses when at the computer! Blue light is the wavelength that is adjacent to UVA, they…

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232017Jan

How To Improve Your Habits to Healthy Eyes in 2017

We are constantly using our eyes – work, school, watching T.V., reading a book… When we are relaxing we are still using our eyes.  So take time to improve your habits to healthy eyes. Eat foods that are good for your eyes…Important vitamins, minerals & antioxidants found in foods can strengthen your eyesight. To mention a…

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122016Dec

Specs 4 Us

Specs 4 Us is a frame line designed to accommodate and fit the features of children and adults with Downs Syndrome, as well as, other individuals with unique facial features. This innovative eyeglass design includes a bridge which is adjusted to properly fit a low nasal bridge and temples (or “arms” of the glasses) which…

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72016Dec

Digital Eye Strain and Blue Light

What’s the Damage? According to The Vision Council report, 65% of Americans now suffer from digital eye strain, which is characterized by dry and irritated eyes, blurred vision, headache, and neck and back pain. Furthermore, recent research indicates that prolonged exposure to the blue light emanating from digital screens may result in serious eye health issues,…

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232016Nov

A Thankful Thanksgiving

With all of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s not very often that I have the opportunity to truly reflect on all of the wonderful people in my life and all of the amazing opportunities that have been strategically put in my life’s journey. During this Thanksgiving season, I am especially thankful for…

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172016Nov

Congrats to Dr. Tucker!

It’s with honor I share with you Dr. Ashley Tucker’s recent accomplishment in completing her Fellowship of the Scleral Lens Education Society. This is simply the most recent accolade, but Dr. Tucker has consistently sought to learn and grow to better serve her patients for years. After completing optometry school, she extended her formal education…

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