blog

  • Preventing Scratched Lenses On Your Prescription Glasses


    When you wear prescription eyeglasses, you will more than likely wear them a lot. This means you will be wearing them under many different types of conditions. Handling them will become second nature and you can get less and less careful with them as time goes on. However, your lenses can get scratched easier than you may think. Scratched lenses can affect how well you see out your glasses. Following the tips below will help you prevent scratches in your lenses.
    [Read More]

  • A Guide To The Types Of Contact Lenses


    You may be surprised by all the choices if you're new to contact lenses or just haven't worn them in a while. There are many manufacturers making lenses in a variety of styles and for a variety of eye conditions, which makes it easier to find the lenses that are a perfect fit for you. Knowing your options before your appointment will help you make an informed choice at the eye care center.
    [Read More]

  • The Facts About Three Popular Cateract Misconceptions


    If your eye doctor has suggested that you may have cateracts, it's in your best interest to make sure that you understand both the condition and how it's typically treated. Despite how common the condition is, there are many misconceptions about both, and you may find yourself confused and struggling to know what to expect. Here's a look at some of the common myths associated with cateracts and the truth that you need to know about them.
    [Read More]

  • High-Tech Eyeglasses Monitor Physical Activity


    Can you imagine wearing eyeglasses that not only correct your vision but allow you to track your physical exercise for health purposes? They aren't on the market yet, but one day soon, you may be able to get lenses in these fashionable frames from your optometrist.  Features of Activity-Tracking Frames Think of how you might wear a pedometer to track how many steps you take in a day. These frames will do that for you.
    [Read More]

  • Choosing Prescription Sunglasses For Kids


    Sunglasses are much more than a fashion statement when it comes to your child. Yes, your little one will look adorable in tiny sunglasses, but having your child wear them also cuts down on the risk of skin cancer and eye disorders. Children under the age of 10 are highly susceptible to eye damage caused by the sun, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. If your child already wears glasses, prescription sunglasses are the way to go.
    [Read More]

  • Restoring Vision | Removing Common Misconceptions Concerning Cataract Surgery


    Your vision is one of the senses you rely on the most and when there is a health issue that is threatening your sight, it can be a scary situation for sure. Because cataracts and cataract surgery is quite common—involving as many as half of those over the age of 80 in this country—a lot of people have something to say about the issue. However, what people have to say may not always be the most reliable form of information and you could find yourself facing a lot of myths and misinformation.
    [Read More]

  • Striking Eyes That Unnerve You: How Optometrists Diagnose And Treat Uncommon Iris And Pupil Disorders


    There are some rare genetic disorders of the eye that create a striking appearance. As a parent, you may be terrified to see some of these disorders in your infant or toddler, but a visit to an optometrist can assure you that your child will be alright. In the most extreme case of these rare disorders, your child will only need corrective lenses to see properly. After the optometrist, like one at Optometric Associates PC, puts your concerns in perspective, you might find that your child has a very unique appearance, one which may fascinate other adults and children.
    [Read More]

  • Teenagers And Contact Lenses – Getting Your Parent's Approval


    Are you a teenager preparing to go to battle with your parents about getting contact lenses? Have you brought up the idea in the past but had little success in persuading your parents to allow you to get contact lenses? Well, maybe you need to stop and do some thorough research, so you can approach your parents armed with facts. This can help show your parents that you have matured and are more prepared for the responsibilities that come with wearing contact lenses.
    [Read More]

  • Think You Have Pink Eye? How To Cope


    Pink eye, another name for conjunctivitis, is one of the most common eye conditions. The term covers a variety of usually mild but highly contagious eye problems. Luckily, if you have pink eye, there's quite a bit you can do to treat it at home. Check Your Symptoms Pink eye gets its name from one of its most common symptoms. Tissue within the white of the eyeball becomes inflamed, which gives the eye a reddish color.
    [Read More]