We are halfway into August, but did you know that August is National Eye Exam Month? Contact us to schedule your annual eye examination if you haven't already.
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Potential hazards can be avoided by covering your eyes. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with your retina. It happens when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. It is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 years or older.
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Beauty's in the eye of the beholder.
Newborns have blurry vision for the first four months that develops over time, but they do love to focus on your face (especially your eyes) as you hold them.
Our office will be closing at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, August 10, 2022, for our staff picnic.
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Eye Fact Friday!
August- Happy National Golf Month! Where our eyes focus has a significant effect on our hand-eye coordination. Simply put, it just isn't easy to hit something and hit it solid if you aren't looking at it. When your eyes wonder, so do your arms and hands.
New month, new glasses? Don't forget to come in for your annual eye exam and use your vision benefits before the end of the year.
Eye Fact Friday!
The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
Annual eye exams help to ensure that you are seeing clearly, but also facilitate regular monitoring of your eye health. Contact us to schedule an exam!
Hence, the phrase "In the blink of an eye."
Eye Fact Friday!
Wow, now that's impressive!
Fun fact! Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene (that rich red hue of watermelon = beta carotene) which is converted in the body to vitamin A. It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness.
This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Yum! Treat yourself to some ice cream and stay cool this weekend :)
Photokeratitis is a painful, temporary eye condition caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, most commonly from the sun.
Photokeratitis can be compared to a sunburn, except that it affects the corneas of your eyes instead of your skin. This is why it's extremely important to protect your eyes and wear proper eye protection while outside.
Symptoms of photokeratitis include pain or redness in the eyes, tearing, blurry vision, swelling, light sensitive, seeing halos, temporary loss of vision, headaches, and more.
Do you have your summer camp checklist ready?
Here's some tips to protect your eyes this summer!
Even if it's overcast or cloudy, don't ditch the sunglasses! The sun's rays can still pass through haze and clouds, so eye protection is just as important even when there are clouds.
Today we celebrate our country's independence! But did you know that 20% of firework-related injuries are eye injuries? Make sure you're prepared to be safe while having fun.
July is here! If you have any plans to bbq, picnic, go to the beach/pool, or even just to relax outside, don't forget to protect your eyes from the sun and UV rays!
We had a great time celebrating Dr. Serino today! Thank you to all who came out! We will miss him!
Suffering from dry eyes? Some patients find relief by consuming omega-3 fatty acids. These are available in capsule form and can also be consumed naturally by salmon, sardines, herring, tuna, menhaden, or cod liver.
Don’t forget Dr. Serino’s Retirement Open House on Wednesday June 29th at 3 pm! Stop by the office and wish him well! He will be missed!
June 27 - Happy National Sunglasses Day! Let's celebrate by posting a in your favorite sunnies!
The same diet that helps your heart and the rest of your body will help you eyes too!
If outdoor glare bothers you or you spend a lot of time outside, polarized sunglasses may be the solution for you! Polarized lenses are also helpful while driving and for light-sensitive people. The lenses provide better comfort and visibility.
Put your shades on: it's the coolest time of year!
On the computer a lot? Here's a tip to protect your eyes.
When you go for a swim, the cool water may feel great, but the chlorine can irritate and dry your eyes.
Also, if you're going for a dip in natural bodies of water (like a river or lake) the contaminants can damage your eyes. Wearing swim goggles can cut down on irritation.
Dry eyes may increase in the summer. The higher temps outside along with fans and air conditioning inside can contribute to dry eye symptoms. Lubricating eye drops may help. Consider using the type without preservatives, which can be used more frequently.
Friday Tip: You are more likely to become dehydrated in the summer when it's hot outside. Dehydration affects your body's natural ability to make tears. Staying well hydrated can promote normal tear production and prevent dry eyes.
Today is World Oceans Day. Making sure you can SEA is important. Don't forget to care for your eyes and the ocean!
Help us celebrate Dr. Serino’s retirement! Join us for an open house on Wednesday June 29th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm!
Warmer weather means we are more likely to spend time outdoors and under the sun. Don't forget to protect your eyes from the sun and UV rays.
Happy National Donut Day- If you haven't scheduled your annual exam yet, make sure you do so!
Let's use today to count our blessings and stand proud. Today, we honor our nation's heroes. Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Happy Friday! Don't work too hard today :) Here's a few tips if you work from home.
Take care of your glasses... they help you see and deserve some TLC.
Studies have shown that regular physical activity can reduce the risks of various eye conditions and diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. .
Don't forget to book your annual eye exam if you haven't already!
Eye Fact Friday!
Donut put off your annual eye exam!
Out of brown, blue, hazel, and green, the color green is the rarest. It shows up in about 9% of Americans but only 2% of the world's population!
Eye Fact Friday!
We know allergies are no fun... here's some tips for surviving seasonal allergies.
May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month. Exposure to UV rays can burn delicate eye tissue and raise the risk of developing cataracts and eye cancer.
Tip: Proper sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat reduce exposure to UV rays.
Eyewear that absorbs UV rays gives you the most protection. All types of eyewear, including prescription and non-prescription glasses, contact lenses and lens implants, should absorb UV-A and UV-B rays.
Wishing all mothers a very wonderful Happy Mother's Day this weekend!!!