An antioxidant rich diet keeps your eyes healthy

What are antioxidants and free radicals and¬†why should you care? As mentioned in our article on anti-inflammatory foods, antioxidants protect you¬†from the damaging effects of free radicals. Oxidation is a natural process that occurs during normal cellular function as oxygen is needed to produce energy by the cells in our eyes and bodies. Free radical […]

Foods that Fight Inflammation

What is inflammation? Your body’s ¬†immune system is a wonderful, yet complex, machine, protecting you from a universe of constantly evolving microbes, toxic or allergenic substances. When your immune system is triggered by harmful stimuli (pathogens, irritants), a set of automatic processes are triggered that create a condition known as ‘inflammation’. ¬†Inflammation is a normal […]

Children Need Sunglasses Too

It’s summertime and that means your child is outside in the sun. The beach, the pool or even just playing in the¬†yard all look wonderful¬†to a child in the middle of summer break,¬†but¬†if not protected properly, their eyes can be harmed.¬†It’s estimated that 80% of our¬†exposure to UV rays occurs before the age 18, so […]

Consider Multifocal Contact Lenses

If you are around forty years old, you may¬†have started having difficulty focusing your eyes on objects up close. Are you finding yourself holding magazines, newspapers or restaurant menus¬†farther away from your eyes in order to see clearly? A condition called presbyopia is a likely cause. It’s both common and treatable. Multifocal contact lenses are […]

Contact Lens Tips

No matter if you’ve been wearing contacts for years or just getting started, make sure you follow these contact lens tips on how to wear and take care of your contacts. Putting in and Removing Your Contacts Be sure to wash your hands well before you start. It’s crucial¬†to wash your hands with antimicrobial soap […]

Contact Lenses and Dry Eyes

Do you have dry eyes and been told you can’t wear contacts? Have your contacts made¬†your eyes feel dry and irritated so you stopped wearing them? Fear not! There may be a contact lens that’s compatible with your¬†dry eyes.¬†There are new contact lenses and lens care products today that make wearing contacts more comfortable than […]

Keep Your Resolutions

We all make resolutions — mostly at the ¬†first of the year when we are full of hope and inspiration. ¬†Lose weight, better manage family budget, finish that novel. However, how many of us actually achieve those goals? Here are¬†some tips on how to finally stick to your resolutions and achieve your goals. Create¬†Small Steps […]

The Three Main Types of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a¬†fantastic vision correction¬†option for people of all ages – and the proof is in the numbers. According to data provided by The American Optometric Association, over 30 million Americans wear contact lenses with over two-thirds being female. Contact lens usage is also increasing due to recent technical advances in lens technology that […]