Category Archives: Comprehensive Eye Exam

A contact lens exam, what’s different?

Often patients request a new prescription for contact lenses and are frustrated to find out that they need an eye exam to receive an updated prescription.   “But my vision is fine.” Yes, you may be satisfied with the vision in your current contact lenses. However, it is important to make sure that your current […]


What You Need To Know About Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is one of several concerning eye conditions that affects older adults. According to statistical data, more people are affected by macular degeneration than by cataracts and glaucoma combined. Millions of people in our country have been diagnosed with this condition, for which there is no cure.   Dry Macular Degeneration Dry macular Degeneration […]


Your Child’s “Red Eye” in Photos is a Good Thing!

  The red eyes that you often see in photos are called a ‘red reflex’, are caused by the reflection of light off they eye’s retina. You’ll be surprised to learn that some ocular cancers can be detected from the missing red reflex in a photo! A sign of concern is seeing a white reflex […]


Your Eyes After 40

After you enter your 40’s, you may notice changes in your vision. Here’s a look at the types of conditions you may experience as you enter this stage of your life: Presbyopia. You may start to have difficulty focusing on objects up close, including when you read or work at your computer. This is called […]


A Healthy Diet for Healthy Eyes

Nutrition plays a vital role in not only our overall health, but the health of our eyes as well. Vitamins and antioxidants found in a variety of foods can help maintain healthy eyes and fight ocular diseases. Follow these nutrition tips to target different areas of your eyes and prevent disease!


Just What is 20/20 Vision?

When you were little and resisting eating your mom’s soggy cooked carrots, she may have used this line on you. “Not going to eat your carrots, eh? Well, so and so has 20/20 vision. I’ll bet he eats his carrots.” Everyone knows the term 20/20 vision. It’s kind of synonymous with perfect vision. But just […]


How Often Should You Get Your Eyes Tested?

Eyes are one of the most important sensory organs in the body, and it is important to keep them healthy and safe. A number of diseases that affect the eyes can be easily cured, but only if they are detected early on. This makes regular eye examinations extremely important for people of all ages. Even […]


Tips For Protecting Your Eyesight

Your eyesight plays a critical role in helping you enjoy life to the fullest. In fact, taking care of your eyesight is important even when there are no perceptible or evident problems. This helps ensure that you can continue to lead an independent life and pursue a fulfilling career. Whether it is keeping common allergies […]


Getting Ready For An Eye Exam

Getting your eyes checked regularly is important to your health because it helps you maintain sight and is extremely helpful in detecting any eye conditions.  Your ophthalmologist may carry out a number of tests as part of your eye exam to ensure that your eyes are in perfect health. These may range from simple tests, […]


The Importance of Annual Eye Exams

Regardless of your age and health, routine annual eye exams are important. In a comprehensive eye exam, so much more than your vision is being evaluated. A simple vision screening is that which you undergo at the Department of Motor Vehicles, or at your family practitioner’s office. However, the condition and health of your eyes […]


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