Allergies are a common problem affecting more than 50 million Americans every year. While allergies can come in a variety of types, it’s generally caused by an overreaction of the immune system to substances that are normally harmless, such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander. The symptoms of allergies can vary depending on you […]
How Long Does an Eye Exam Take?
A regular eye exam is essential to maintaining good eye and vision health. As we age, this preventative eye care helps us preserve our vision and watch for signs of developing eye diseases or conditions. If you’re living a busy life, it can seem easy to keep pushing off these regular check-ups, thinking you don’t […]
How Often Should a Child Get an Eye Exam?
Children go through incredible growth and development, which includes their eyes. Children should see their optometrist while they’re still growing to stay on top of their eye health. But the schedule for when children should get their first eye exam and how often after that is not set in stone. This article explores the recommended […]
Can Myopia Be Reversed?
With rising rates of myopia (also known as short-sightedness or nearsightedness) in children, parents are doing more to learn how to best manage myopia and their children’s vision. They’re asking questions like: Do eye drops help with myopia? Can spending time outside help with vision? Nearsightedness is more than just the need for glasses or […]
CARIN Glasses: What to Know About the Latest Korean-Designed Eyewear
Eyewear has become more than just a way to correct your vision. More and more people are using their glasses to express themselves. It’s not uncommon to have more than one pair to match your mood and your style for the day. Eyewear fanatics often book an appointment with the Eye Lab to try on […]
What Are Asian Fit Glasses?
Finding the right glasses can be a journey. You’ve just seen your optometrist, and you have your updated eyeglass prescription. But now you’re wondering what frames best suit your style, personality, and face shape. Have you considered Asian-fit glasses? These frames feature a special design customized for unique facial features to help you wear glasses […]
What Is a Refraction Eye Exam?
The most common type of vision problem is a refractive error. Over 150 million Americans have a refractive error, but many are unaware that they could see better. That’s why regular eye exams are so important. An optometrist or ophthalmologist will perform a refraction test to determine if you have a refractive error in your […]
What Happens if You Don’t Treat Dry Eye?
Dry eye is a common eye condition many Americans have to manage every single day. It can be brought on for an array of reasons—like dry air, dust, wind, medications, or even hormonal changes—but the results are the same: irritated, uncomfortable eyes that can affect our sight and our quality of life. These symptoms can […]
Can Kids Use Eye Drops?
Eye Drops for Children Eye drops are a versatile treatment tool. Eye drops can help relieve various eye symptoms, from dry eye to eye infections. Although the delivery method may seem simple, it can be tricky for some people to use eye drops. We blink when an object approaches to protect our eyes—even when that […]
When Should a Child Have Their First Eye Exam?
A Child’s Vision Children use vision to learn about the world. Their eyes change quickly as they grow, and children may not know when their vision isn’t “normal.” The way they see the world is unique, so they may not be able to explain when they experience eye problems. Children’s eye exams are more than […]