• Making Contact: Best Practices for Contact Lens Care

    Whether you already wear contact lenses or are thinking about switching from glasses, knowing how to take care of contact lenses is extremely important.  Just like your glasses, they're a vital part of your vision, but since they actually do touch your eye directly, ensuring that they're clean and well-maintained should be a top priority for you.  That way, you can ensure not only that your eyesight is at its best, but that you're also protecting your visual health. [Read More]

  • How to Help Your Child Recover From Strabismus Surgery

    If your child has strabismus (colloquially known as crossed eyes), an eye doctor may have recommended corrective surgery. Surgery is the ideal treatment option for strabismus. Contrary to popular belief, the condition doesn't always correct itself. Surgical correction offers the most likely chance of improved vision and better quality of life. Many parents worry about putting their child through surgery as they believe the recovery period will be too stressful for a young person. [Read More]

  • Understanding Optometrists

    When it comes to diseases or problems with your eyes, there are several professionals you can see. Whereas you may be aware of opticians, you probably have not heard of the word "optometrist" – yet you have probably used their services. The following information will help you understand more about the profession. Who is an Optometrist? If a doctor has earned the Doctor of Optometry degree, that makes them an optometrist. [Read More]

  • What to Expect During Your Child's First Eye Examination

    Eye tests are an essential part of overall healthcare, playing an integral part in the detection and management of visual problems. It's normally easy enough for adults who wear glasses to remember their regular eye checks, but other members of the family might be forgotten. Never is it more important to see an optometrist than as a child, when potential problems can be discovered early and treated effectively. It's generally recommended that a child has their first eye test before reaching the age of three so that any needs can be taken care of before they start school. [Read More]