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Sunglasses: Protect Your Peepers

June brings with it, not only the first day of summer, but also National Sunglasses Day (6/27). In keeping with these two annual milestones, let’s chat about the importance of wearing sunglasses! Many people simply think of sunglasses as a summertime fashion accessory but don’t stop to consider the benefits of wearing the proper sunglasses or the dangers associated with leaving your eyes unprotected. As you look for the perfect pair of shades, it’s important…
Grayson Ingle
June 4, 2021
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The Difference Between Exams: Comprehensive vs. Contacts

Routine comprehensive eye exams, scheduled annually, are important for several reasons. These general exams help determine if you need vision correction, search for eye issues, detect health conditions like diabetes, and more. However, if you are interested in wearing contacts, a contact lens exam is different—and necessary. One Size Does Not Fit All Not one eye is the same. Each one has a differently shaped cornea, the transparent part of your eye covering the pupil…
Grayson Ingle
January 25, 2021
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Toys & Toddlers: Eye Safety

‘Tis the season for tons of toys arriving in wrapping from family, friends, and Santa. While toys are all fun and games and can help stimulate a child’s vision, their eyes can be easily hurt by toys. Prevent Blindness, an organization formed over a century ago, posted in 2019 that nearly 184,000 children under the age of 15 had been sent to an emergency room due to toy-related injuries. While eye health is always something…
Grayson Ingle
December 18, 2020
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Block the Blue Light

The truth is, blue light isn’t all bad. It shouldn’t be blocked at all times. It can help memory, boost alertness, and elevate your mood! Still, the eye cannot take blue light all day long and it can easily contribute to eye strain especially when it is coming from computer screens and tablets, and cellphones. These days, we’re working, learning, and relaxing in front of screens emitting blue light all throughout the day—and night. Even…
Grayson Ingle
October 15, 2020
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When Sweat Stings

Do your eyes sting when drops of sweat travel down your forehead and into your eyes? Ouch! You may have noticed that sometimes your eyes feel irritated, and other times, they feel fine. Whether you start to your eyes sting while you’re getting a workout in or just hanging out under the last few days of warm sun, you are not alone, and there are a few reasons why. While there is no evidence that…
Grayson Ingle
September 14, 2020
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Getting Back to Learning Requires Healthy Vision

There is so much uncertainty as our kids, teens and young adults go back to school this fall!  But one thing is for sure - our eyes are remarkably important to learning! Did you know that 80% of the sensory information that reaches our brain comes from our eyes?  Not only that - 80% of learning is through our eyes! Vision and eye health issues are not always obvious.   Children who can "see" well may still struggle with their vision while learning.  Eye…
Grayson Ingle
August 3, 2020
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Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a new, fresh pair is inserted the next morning. Used properly, dailies promote eye health, and they’re comfortable and convenient. Despite the many advantages associated with wearing daily disposables, keep in mind the following tips to help maintain proper eye and vision health.   Don't Touch Contacts with Dirty…
Grayson Ingle
July 14, 2020
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Essential vs. Non-Essential Eye Care

As we navigate new processes and protocols as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, you may be wondering, what's the difference between Essential and Non-Essential Eye Care. Essential Eye Care services include treatment for medical conditions, including urgent care needs that keep patients from carrying out their regular daily routines.  These include: Blurred vision Broken or lost eyewear Eye trauma Vision loss Contact lens-related pain Flashes or floating objects in the eye Light sensitivity Double…
Megan Bachman
April 21, 2020