Category: <span>Eye</span>

The Signs are in Your Eyes

Blow spring eye allergies away.Even before we see the sunny weather, blooming flowers, and greening trees, there are a few sure signs that spring is near. You’re more likely to feel the season change versus seeing it with your own eyes. The problem is, sometimes, it’s your eyes that get hit the worst with the first signs of spring. 
Considering the time of year, if your eyes are itchy, watery, and red, chances are your eyes are reacting to pollen. Allergens stimulate the histamines located in the eyes causing these symptoms. Pet dander, dust, dirt, and cigarette smoke can also cause a similar reaction to plant allergies. 
Here are some tips to help arm yourself as we head into spring: 
  • Avoid allergens - Stay indoors to limit your exposure to common allergens you are sensitive to. If you do go outdoors, wear wrap-around sunglasses to help shield your eyes from pollen, ragweed, dust, etc. 
  • Remove contacts - Contact lenses can attract allergens and accumulate throughout the day. Consider wearing your glasses or switching to daily disposable contacts during allergy season. 
  • Over-the-counter eye drops – There are a number of allergy drops that are formulated to relieve itchiness, redness, and watery eyes. 
  • If you are experiencing symptoms that won’t go away, your eye doctor might need to prescribe something stronger. Make an appointment today to discuss these options and get your comprehensive annual eye exam. 

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Women are more likely than men to suffer from eye-related disease and conditions such as: Cataract, Glaucoma, and Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Ladies, stay ahead of your eye health and schedule your annual exam today! #Women’sEyeHealth

Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

21st Century Eye: Ways to Protect your Eyes

Eye protectionWhen it comes to really seeing what’s going on with your eyes, there is no substitute for a comprehensive, yearly eye exam by our eye doctors. Despite catchy claims, there is truly no ‘app’ for that. While a variety of new mobile applications claim to evaluate vision or the fit of eyeglasses, often these apps give inaccurate or misleading information, and misinformed consumers end up delaying essential, sight-saving exams. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical and can often prevent a total loss of vision and improve quality of life.  Get your eyes check annually.

Clues to a healthy heart can be found in your eyes.

Healthy Heart Healthy Eyes


Did you know your eyes may help show how healthy your heart is? A yearly eye exam does more than check your vision – it can help detect signs of chronic conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes that could lead to heart disease.

Schedule a comprehensive eye exam so we can keep your heart pumping and your eyes seeing. And in the meantime, here are 5 things you can start doing today to show your eyes and your heart more love:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Get enough sleep
  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet
  • Reduce stress

Schedule an appointment today! 

Schedule Your Eye Exam Now

Keeping your eyes healthy will insure your most important sense – SIGHT!

Your eye examination includes: checking the front of the eyes making sure that the cornea is healthy without tear malfunction, the internal natural lens of the eye is clear without cloudiness or cataract, the optic nerve is not damaged due to glaucoma or other factors, and the central vision of the eye is not impaired from retinal changes or macular degeneration.

Our Eyes Are the Window to Our Health

The eyes are the only place in the body where we can actually see your blood vessels. For that reason, many health issues effecting other parts of the body can be observed in the eyes and sometimes before that disease is known to you. Medication side effects can affect your vision too.