Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is when a person has “blurry” vision at a distance. This condition is the most common type of refractive error which is an imperfection in the optical aspect of the eye. Basically, instead of light rays entering the eye and being focused on the back of the eye (retina), they […]

FDA, Drugs and Your Eyes!

The FDA, or Food and Drug Administration, is recognized as the oldest consumer protection agency of the United States Federal Government.  The organization’s unofficial roots originate around 1848 and start with the Patent Office.  The FDA evolved from assessing agricultural products to now approving dozens of new pharmaceutical agents yearly. As often offered to patients and […]


It is always interesting to observe when a patient is surprised that their vision changes are result of a cataract.  Cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older and have been reported to be the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40.  So why the surprise? Well, […]

Labor Day / Back-to-School

Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. Set to be on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a well-deserved honor for the wonderful contributions and achievements of American workers. It allows for various forms of celebration, and sadly, is the unofficial end of summer and start of the school year. With the […]


  What does a cup of morning coffee have to do with contact lens wear and eye health?  Well, it could help keep your eyes healthier and at less risk for vision changes. First, some background on contact lenses. The first reported description of contact lenses dates to around 1508.   Yes, the talented Leonardo Da Vinci […]

3rd Sunday in June

Father’s Day has historically been designated as the 3rd Sunday in June.   For some, this is a day of recreation, picnics and/or just spending quality time with Dad.  Others, while not having the good fortune of being able to hug Dad, will still take some time to reflect on the wonderful effect he had on their life. It […]

The second sunday in May

The second Sunday in May is most often marked for celebrating a wonderful person, Mom!  Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood and celebrated differently depending on the country. In the United States Sunday, May 8, 2016 is Mother’s Day this year. While Moms are incredible and deserve recognition, all women should know they are also […]

Glaucoma – it’s not just your grandparent’s eye disease

  Glaucoma is an eye disease reported to affect some four million Americans and 60 million people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports glaucoma as the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Various other sources offer that while around four million Americans have glaucoma, about half of those are not even aware they are […]

What is the purpose of Save Your Vision Month?

For decades, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has declared March as Save Your Vision Month in which the organization aims to raise much awareness concerning the need for comprehensive, annual eye evaluations. People often believe good vision means good eye health. Unfortunately, this is not always true, and patients are left with visual issues that could […]

Computer Vision Syndrome- what you need to know

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), sometimes referred to as Digital Eye Strain, is a problematic condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display or visual digital system for an extended period of time. The symptoms are, but not limited to, headaches, blurry vision, brow ache or unspecific and uncomfortable feeling across the eyebrow area, red […]