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Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Do I have Eye Allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

All About Management & Treatment of Eye Disease in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Many eye diseases are associated with aging, and even before you notice any problems, it is common for one of these conditions to be detected...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

What can I do about Dry Eyes in Winter ? Dry eyes is one of the most common complaints eye doctors get from patients during...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

How can I keep my Eyes healthy as I get old Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Why Should I Buy Contact Lenses From My Optometrist?

You have seen the ads. Buy now! Low Price! Free shipping! Purchase your contact lenses from online services instead of dealing with the hassle and...

My Grandmother has Age Related Macular Degeneration. Should I be worried?

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is genetic. A person is more likely to develop AMD if someone in his or her immediate family has had...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

6 Causes of Dry Eyes

Our Dry Eye Specialists Explain Causes of Dry Eyes Are you always rubbing your eyes or blinking constantly to spread more moisture across the surface?...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. Sjogren’s is a...

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...

Q&As with Dr. Kenkel regarding Macular Degeneration

What is macular degeneration? Dr. Kenkel: Macular degeneration is a degeneration of the central part of the retina, which is call the macula. This is...

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...

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...

Glaucoma – The Silent Thief of Sight, part 2

As we mentioned previously, if a patient has: 1) abnormal optic nerve head, 2) elevated eye pressure, and or 3) a family history of glaucoma,...

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...

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...

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.

Glaucoma – The Silent Thief of Sight, part 1

Dr. Timothy Kenkel Glaucoma is a disease which causes damage to the optic nerve fibers. The optic nerve fibers transmit what you see with your...

“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.

Buying Contacts Online?

We interviewed Dr. Timothy P. Kenkel regarding purchasing contact lenses online vs. at the doctor's office. Dr. Kenkel, please tell us, are there any reasons...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Are Sports Related Eye Injuries Preventable?

Eye Injuries from Sports Timothy P Kenkel and Associates see many patients particularly during spring and summer with head trauma and eye injuries from playing...

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...

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,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

Sports Injuries and Your Eye Sight

Our sense of vision represents arguably the most important way that we discover and experience the world around us. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize the...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm...

Diabetic Eye Disease: Know the Symptoms

Are you aware that having diabetes increases the risk of developing a number of eye-related conditions? These conditions include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, and...

The Diabetic Eye

Although most people are familiar with diabetes, fewer are aware of the impact it can have on your eyesight. The raised blood sugar levels associated...

Shedding Light on Retinoscopy

Sometimes, especially when doing an eye exam on small children the eye doctor will direct a light in the eyes. But why? Such as test...

How to be a Safe Smartphone User

Take a look around- you are liable to find that pretty much everybody is using mobile devices. Tablets and smartphones are super handy when we're...

Progressive and Multifocal Lenses

If you're middled-aged and beginning to notice difficulty reading fine print, you may have presbyopia, a common age-related condition that makes it difficult to focus...

Focusing on Lazy Eyes

Amblyopia, also referred to as lazy eye, is commonly seen in lots of the kids we treat. A lazy eye comes about when the brain...

What Does Your Eye Doctor Need to Know About You?

To all those with eye exams scheduled for the near future, can we have your attention please? If you want to make sure your exam...

Night Vision: How Does it Work?

Picture this: your house loses power and you've got to locate a flashlight or the fuse box. Your eyes normally require a few minutes to...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

Having challenges with reading is a frequently occurring problem if you're hitting middle age. Having the ability to see things that are up close is...

An Eye on Toy Safety

It's crucial for parents to know how to select toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Infants don't have a properly...

Back To School With Good Vision

It's hard to believe that summer's just about over. Moms and dads all over are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their kids...

Learning Disability or Convergence Insufficiency?

Does your son or daughter succeed in many kinds of challenging activities, but struggle when they're at school? He or she may have a particular...

Focusing on Visual Acuity

It's safe to assume that you've come across the expressions visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. As common as these terms may be, do most people...

A Fresh Look at Color Contact Lenses

Do you want a different, newer look for your eyes? Introducing FreshLook®. They offer a large assortment of color contact lenses, which allow you to...

Focusing on Eyelid Hygiene

Do you have inflamed eyelids, otherwise known as blepharitis? Blepharitis is a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, certain sorts...

Fresh Lenses: Why?

Do you ever leave your disposable contact lenses in for longer than you're supposed to? It's a pretty accepted fact that things are at their...

Treating Cataracts

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Are you aware that cataracts are the main cause of deteriorating vision among patients who are over...

The Best Protection from UV Rays

It's a fact: almost everybody is regularly exposed to UV rays. However, the potential dangers related to many years of exposure to these unsafe rays...

Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined periodically is one of...

The New Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has announced a new addition to their comprehensive range. It's called...

Recognizing Poor Vision

A decline in strong vision is usually due to a few factors including anatomical changes or defects in the eye or visual system, eye diseases,...

Some Tips Every Woman Should Know About Healthy Vision

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease in...

April is national Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring comes, along with more opportunity to engage in outdoor sports, comes a rise in the danger of sports related eye injuries. Every...

How Vision Affects Road Safety

When driving, the value of seeing properly can not be underestimated. If you think about it, safety on the road requires a combination of a...

Vision at Work

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, says Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The aim of this directive is to educate businesses and their employees about the...

Focusing on Astigmatism

The cornea that surrounds your pupil and iris is, under normal conditions, round. When light hits your eye from all angles, the cornea's job is...

Pink, Stinging Eyes? Perhaps it’s Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, informally called pink eye, is a common eye illness, especially in children. It can be caused by bacteria, a virus or even irritation from...

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

This month has been designated by Prevent Blindness America to spreading knowledge about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration...

The In’s and Out’s of Contact Lens Solution

A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb in August revealed that an alarming number of individuals regularly use strange chemicals in place of lens solution...

Dry, Itchy Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome

Winter time often brings many more cases of dry eyes as a result of the circulation of cold, dry air.

The Dangers of UV to Your Eyes – In the Winter

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some parts of the country biting winds and cold rains and sometimes snow aren't far behind. Most...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since this month has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to review the importance of being aware of the...

How Age Affects Your Vision – Presbyopia

Contact your Cincinnati, OH Eye Doctor to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults see signs of presbyopia or an impaired ability to focus on...

A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

The holidays are almost here which means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well intentioned relatives delight in surprising the kids with...

Spend Those FSA Credits Before You Lose Them!

Need a new pair of glasses? Thinking your contact lens prescription has changed? Contemplating laser vision correction? The season has arrived to save big on...

Color Blindness: An In-depth Look

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Awareness of Diabetes and Loss of Eyesight During National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is the dominant cause of vision loss of adults aged 20-74 years. Since 2008, over 4 million men and women in North America suffering...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in Cincinnati, OH

Amblyopia or lazy eye is a deficiency in adequate vision development due to the failure of both eyes to work together. In the majority of...

Cincinnati, OH Vision Exams: What 20/20 Vision Actually Means

    Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' vision and what it actually means? The phrase 20/20 vision expresses...

Cincinnati, OH Relief for Fall Ocular Allergies

  Toward the end of the summer, many people begin to experience symptoms of seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. Above nasal symptoms such...

This Halloween Beware of Special Effect Contacts

  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you don't want the fun to end in some frightening damage to...

Cincinnati, OH Management for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Eye Fatigue

  According to the American Optometric Association over seven out of 10 of workers that work every day from a computer (close to 143 million...

Keeping the Home Atmosphere Eye-Safe

  In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes specifically...

Contacts and Cosmetics: Advice from your Cincinnati, OH Eye Doctor

For those who use contact lenses a number of precautions should be taken when applying makeup. Here are a few pointers on ways to ensure...

How to Get Sunscreen Out of Eyes

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes are aware just how painful it can be. A real strong spray in the eye can...

This Month is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Examination in Cincinnati Today

A surprising number of aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In reality, over half of senior citizens have...

Getting Your Child’s Vision Set for the Classroom: Cincinnati Children’s Eye Exams

Children across the country are getting ready for a new school year. Before heading back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) suggests a...

Why Contact Lenses Are a Good Option for Teens

No adolescent wants to be seen wearing something out of style, and for a lot of teenagers, glasses sometimes seem that way. Just the thought...

Handling Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

There are many different kinds of eye accidents that can occur, with varying degrees of severity. Some might require emergency treatment and immediate care by...

Why We All Need to Schedule a Routine Eye Examination

For those of us blessed with healthy eyes, we may miss the importance of a routine eye test. However, timely detection of eye disease is...

Summer Eye Care Tips

It’s officially summer and it’s time to keep your eyes protected from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some pointers on keeping...

What You Need to Know About Children’s Safety Glasses

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits a year. This is the equivalent of one injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care...

Why Carrots are a Recipe for Healthy Eyes

We have all heard that carrots improve night vision, but is it the truth? Eye care professionals say that carrots can't actually improve your vision....

Know the Danger that UV Pose to Your Eyes

  Because of campaigns to increase knowledge of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) rays to your skin, (which include sunburn and skin cancer), most know...

Are You Caring for Your Contact Lenses Properly?

  Many people find it fairly confusing shopping in the eye care section of some supermarkets. But as overwhelming as this experience can be, it's...

Why GP’s Might be Great for You

  Although soft contacts are more often used, another lesser-known kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable...

Spring is Eye Allergy Season

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For some, spring time is pollen...

Why You Should Think Twice Before Purchasing Glasses on the Web

While many of us are used to shopping for anything and everything online, glasses are a product that you should consider purchasing in person. Why?...

Winter Dry Eye Syndrome… Some Simple Tips

Although it is common to refer to winter as the wet season due to the precipitation, the atmosphere is actually more dry during the winter,...

This Month is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February has been announced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss for seniors. Macular degeneration...

Be In the Know About Glaucoma

To spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading source of blindness,...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only a vital accessory in the summer. Although most of us are aware of the dangers the sun presents...

Rates of Myopia Increasing

By: Roan, Los Angeles Times  The Los Angeles Times (12/15, Roan) reports that, according to a study published in the Dec. issue of the Archives...

AMD Risk Lower If You Consume Yellow Plant Pigment Lutein And Zeaxanthin

  If you consume high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, types of yellow plant pigments, your chances of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are significantly...

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Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

By: DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA — There's another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according...

Drug for Urination Difficulties Linked with Complications After Cataract

By: JAMA and Archives Journals Use of the medication tamsulosin to treat male urination difficulties within two weeks of cataract surgery is associated with an...

AMD and reduced cognitive function linked, according to study

  By: Ophthalmology Times   Source: Ophthalmology Times   Houston—Dementia and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could have a similar pathogenesis because of an association between...

More Effective Treatment Identified for Common Childhood Vision Disorder

 By: Posted by ALLDocs Admin from NEI    Scientists have found a more effective treatment for a common childhood eye muscle coordination problem called convergence...

Older Treatment May Be More Effective in Preserving Sight for Some Patients with Diabetes

  By: Posted by ALLDocs Admin from NEI A promising new drug therapy used to treat abnormal swelling in the eye-a condition called diabetic macular...

Diets High In Lutein, Zeaxanthin And Vitamin E Associated With Decreased Risk Of Cataracts

By: JAMA   Women who have higher dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin—compounds found in yellow or dark, leafy vegetables—as well as more vitamin E...