Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can pass through clouds, so sunglasses are a must — sunny and cloudy day alike. Sand, snow, water, and your car’s windshield all reflect extra light and call for eye protection. Look for sunglasses with 99% or 100% UVA and UVB blocking. As an added benefit, […]

Sunglasses: A Cloudy Day Must

Call your eye doctor right away for any of the following symptoms: Sudden appearance of floaters in your vision Partial loss of vision Sudden eye pain or redness Scratchy, irritated feeling Blurriness or cloudiness Flashes of light Little cobwebs or specks that move in your vision may be harmless floaters. […]

Warning Signs of Eye Trouble

A racquetball travels between 100 and 150 mph. Imagine the force of that ball hitting you in the eye! Your best protection is sports frames with polycarbonate plastic lenses. They’re 10 times stronger than other materials and polycarbonate material has the benefit of built-in UV protection as well. Sports with […]

Risky Games: Polycarbonate Lenses

Nearsightedness: On the Rise If it seems like more people wear glasses at younger ages, you’re right. Myopia, blurry distance vision, has been on the rise since the ’70s. Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is less common. Both require corrective lenses.  It’s a myth that getting glasses will make your eyes weak. […]

Nearsightedness: On the Rise

Presbyopia: Readers Fine print seems to shrink as we age. What really happens is presbyopia — the eye loses its ability to change focus. Reading glasses can help bring blurry print into sharp focus. You can buy “readers” at many stores. But if you need different strengths for each eye, […]

Presbyopia: Readers

Digital devices are part of our daily lives and the amount of time we spend in front of these screens is constantly on the rise. Screen use requires us to use our near and intermediate vision more and more often, which can be harmful for the eyes. For example, the […]

Screen Fatigue