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What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. As...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. As our eye doctor can explain during your next eye exam, Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Keep a Lid on Eye Hygiene

Inflamed eyelids, also called blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation, often associated with a bacterial eye infection, specific types of skin conditions, like acne, or dry eyes. Usually, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, a...

The Importance of Changing Your Contact Lenses

How often do you leave your soft contact lenses in for just a few days extra? It's a fact of life that things are better when they are fresh. Guess what? The same principle is also applicable to your contacts. There is no shortage of reasons not to leave your...

Have You Been Examined For Cataracts?

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Have you been informed that cataracts are the leading cause of deteriorating vision among those 55 and older? Actually, more than 50% of all North Americans aged 65 or older have some degree of cataract development. So what exactly is a cataract?...

The Best Protection from UV Rays

Everyone is regularly exposed to UV rays. But the potential dangers related to years of exposure to these harmful rays are rarely thought through, to a point where many take little action to guard their eyes, even when they're expecting on being outside for long periods of time. Being exposed...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best steps you can take to guarantee your vision remains strong and healthy. During your procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes, looking...

The New Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has put out an exciting product as part of their comprehensive range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. The company has created an even better version of their highly regarded light adapting lens with the addition of...

Warning Signs of Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be caused by several possible conditions such as changes in the body or in the eye or visual system, eye diseases, side effects of medicine or injury. Commonly, people also report visual abnormalities due to aging or eye stress. Aging and stress can...

Some Tips All Women Should Know About Safe and Healthy Eyes

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through various stages throughout their lives, and each can impact vision differently. Eye disease among the female population is increasingly common, particularly in aging women. In fact, studies show that most women going through middle age experience some...

This month we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring arrives, as well as a greater chance to be involved in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the risk of eye injuries related to sports. Each year, many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could easily be averted with...

Eyesight and Safety on the Road

Safety behind the wheel As a matter of fact, staying safe on the road needs several different visual capabilities - for example, the ability to see both near and far ahead, peripheral vision, seeing in limited light and color vision, to name some examples. Distance vision is very important because...

Vision and Health at Work

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, as marked by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The goal of this directive is to educate corporations and their employees about the necessity of eye wellness, with advice on how to avoid vision-impairing eye incidents. Each day, people sustain job related eye injuries that need...

Astigmatism: Facts and Answers

The cornea around your pupil and iris is, under perfect conditions, spherical. When light enters your eye from all angles, part of the job of your cornea is to help project that light, aiming it toward the retina, right in the back of your eye. What happens when the cornea...

Pink Eye: Types and Treatments

Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is a frequently encountered eye illness, especially with children. It can be caused by bacteria, a virus or even hypersensitivity to chlorine in pools, pollen, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other chemicals that touch your eyes. Many forms of pink eye are quite communicable and...

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

This month has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to raise awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a primary cause of loss of vision in adults aged 65 and over. AMD is characterized by a deterioration of the macula of...

OD Advice: The Right Way to Take Care of Your Contact Lenses

Contact lens wearers practice proper eye hygiene. Research performed by Bausch & Lomb in August showed that a large number of individuals are using strange lubricants instead of contact solution to soak their lenses. Substances including baby oil, beer, coke, petroleum jelly, lemonade, fruit juice, butter as well as others...

Wintertime Dry Eye Syndrome

Winter time often brings an increase in instances of dry eye syndrome due to the presence of cold, dry air.

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some areas whipping winds and frigid precipitation aren't far behind. Most of us wouldn't ever conceive of leaving the house without a coat in overcast climates, however surprisingly, far too many people don't think to wear sunglasses. While many of us don't...

January Heighten Your Glaucoma Awareness

Since this month marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we are here to stress the importance of early diagnosis of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve, which may cause a loss of vision. If untreated, glaucoma often first shows up...

All About Presbyopia

Visit your Boynton Beach, FL Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the ability to focus on close objects becomes reduced. With the growing international population of older adults, more and more people are developing the condition, which currently cannot be avoided....

This Month is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month

The holidays are just around the corner and that means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well intentioned family members enjoy treating the children to the coolest toys for the holidays. It is necessary that parents instruct relatives about the restrictions about toy safety and vision. Injuries...

Use Your Flex Spending Account Credits Before You Lose Them!

Need new specs? Time for an eye examination? Contemplating refractive surgery? Now is the time to save big on your eye care needs. As the end of the year advances, so does the end of your flex spending dollars. If flex spending doesn't strike a familiar chord you probably don't...

A Differently Colored Life: Understanding Color Blindness

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Diabetic Retinopathy: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Are you aware that diabetes is the leading causal agent of blindness of adults between age twenty and seventy-four? If not, you are not alone. As of 2008, over four million individuals in North America afflicted with diabetes were found to have diabetes related blindness. Of this group, 70,000 were...

All About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Boynton Beach, FL

In order to have optimal vision, the eyes need to work in unison with each other and with the brain. When this does not happen, a condition called amblyopia, or lazy eye, can occur. In most instances of ambylopia the eyes themselves are typically in good health yet visual acuity...

Boynton Beach, FL Eye Tests: What 20/20 Vision Really Means

  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' vision and what it truly represents? The phrase 20/20 eyesight describes normal visual acuity or sharpness of vision. That is to say that an individual with such vision can see an object clearly from 20 feet away...

Boynton Beach, FL Treatment for Autumn Eye Allergies

  While many associate seasonal allergies with the arrival of spring, a large number of people endure symptoms during the fall months as well. Above sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose, ocular allergies are often a significant cause of discomfort. Eyes are often itchy, swollen, and irritated and often...

This Halloween Watch Out for Special Effect Lenses

  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you don't want the fun to end in some scary damage to your eyes. A popular costume accessory as of late has been special effect contact lenses and the trend is causing serious concern amongst optometrists. Contact...

Boynton Beach, FL Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

  According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) more than seven out of 10 of employed persons that work for the majority of the day at a computer screen (around 143 million ) suffer the affects of computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Prolonged periods of sitting at the computer...

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will highlight ways to keep your home safe for your eyes particularly in purchasing toys that are safe for your child's eyes. Don't wait until it's too late to guarantee your home is safe for your children's eyes. Naturally,...

Contacts and Makeup: Tips from your Boynton Beach, FL Optometrist

If you use contacts there are some guidelines that should be followed when it comes to applying makeup. Here are a few basic tips on how to be sure your eyes remain beautiful and safe. Purchasing Makeup First of all, eye care professionals recommend you buy only cosmetics that are...

What to Do if You Get Sunblock in Your Eyes

If you have ever gotten sunblock in your eyes, you know firsthand just how painful it can be. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can take hours before the victim can comfortably open his eyes, particularly in the...

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Scheduled Your next Eye Exam in Boynton Beach, FL?

Many adults aren't aware that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In fact, more than 50% of senior citizens have some amount of cataract development. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens. This prohibits the transmission of light needed...

Add Vision Screening to Your Back to School Schedule: Boynton Beach Children’s Eye Exams

Many experts emphasize that approximately 80% of learning comes through a child's eyes. Since a child's eyesight can change often, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom performance. Unfortunately, most parents are not including eye exams as part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Additionally a...

Choose Contacts: The Benefits of Lenses for Young Adults

No teenager wants to be caught wearing something that makes them different, and in the case of some teenagers, eyeglasses can sometimes feel that way. Teenagers sometimes cringe at the thought of being seen in eyeglasses and coming across ''uncool''. In comparison with glasses, children and teenagers that switch to...

Treating Some of the Most Common Eye Injuries

There are many kinds of eye accidents that can occur, some more serious than others. Some might require emergency treatment and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be treated at home. Follow this guide to common eye injuries, to decide your next move following an accident. Don't forget...

Why You Must Schedule a Routine Eye Examination

For those of us blessed with healthy eyes, it's common to overlook the importance of a routine eye exam. However, timely detection of any eye or vision problems is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with an annual eye exam. Many eye and vision problems...

A Guide to Summer Eye Care

  Now that summer is here it’s time to defend your eyes from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some tips to keep your precious eyes safe in the sun: Get sunglasses that block 100% of UV – and try to wear them every time...

Children’s Protective Eyewear – A Necessity!

Did you know that annual statistics show that around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to necessitate emergency room treatment? This is the equivalent of one eye accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that 90% of the reported injuries would have been simply avoided by wearing proper...

The Facts About the Eye Health Benefits of Eating Carrots

We have all been told that carrots improve your vision, but is it the truth? Eye doctors will tell you that the orange vegetable can't actually improve your eyesight. However, they do contain substantial amounts of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for the health of your eyes and therefore...

Be Aware of the Dangers of UV for Your Eyes

  Due to campaigns to inform the public of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) rays to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer), most know about the importance of applying sunblock and avoiding direct contact with the sun during outdoor activities. What is less known is that ultraviolet rays and...

A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lens wearers must be sure to treat their contact lenses adequately. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which occasionally results in vision loss. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact lenses may...

Gas Permeable Lenses: Are You a Candidate?

  While you may be most accustomed to soft contact lenses, another less familiar brand of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable lenses. In truth, hard lenses involve newer technology than soft lenses, which are longer-lasting, offer greater vision quality, and offer better...

Spring is Eye Allergy Season

Are you experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, it could be due to seasonal eye allergies. For some of us, March begins pollen season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Seasonal eye allergies are caused...

Purchasing Eyeglasses: Online vs. Optical Store

While many Internet users are used to shopping for more and more products on the Web, eyeglasses are one product that should be cautiously reviewed prior to clicking that buy button. Here's why. Although web-based optical dealers often advertise reduced prices, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optician far...

Winter Dry Eye Syndrome… No Need to Suffer

Although many people refer to winter as the wet time of year with all the precipitation, the atmosphere is really a lot dryer in the colder months, which can cause your eyes to become irritated more quickly. Our team is available to help you find the best ways to keep...

This February Spread Awareness About AMD and Low Vision

This month is dedicated to spreading awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the number one source of visual impairment for individuals age 65 and over. AMD can result in low vision, a phrase optometrists use to categorize major vision loss that is sometimes known as “legal...

January Has Been Named National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To increase awareness about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading source of permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Due to the...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, that's correct. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the summer. While many people are informed of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes in the summertime, how many realize that we need to take extra care in the winter as well? In truth, the UV rays...

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