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How Different Light Affects Your Eyes

There are many types of electromagnetic radiation, one of which is visible light. This is the only type of light that our eyes can see on the visible light spectrum. Some of those light waves can damage the eyes over time. Lights from the sun the in the form of ultraviolet light rays can burn the skin, the eyes, and damage your vision.

Does Your Child Need a Pediatric Eye Exam?

Receiving a comprehensive exam is always recommended for adults, but what about a pediatric eye exam for your child? How important are they? The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam starting at age 3.

Slow Down Glaucoma Progression with Treatment

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions where the optic nerve is damaged at the point where it leaves the eye. Chronic glaucoma often has no symptoms and the eye may seem normal. It also isn’t painful and at first; your vision may seem normal. However, you will start to notice changes in your vision, especially your peripheral (side) vision.

Options for Better Vision

Would you like better vision? If so, you have several options that can help you achieve better vision today! Glasses have always been a go-to method for immediately allowing you better vision throughout the day or for specific activities such as reading.

 Reasons for Blurry Vision

Blurry vision can occur without warning, or it can happen gradually with certain chronic conditions. If this is the case, your vision may be misty or blurry so that you cannot see details at a distance, or your glasses can seem scratched and dirty when they’re not. Some problems can be resolved with the right vision treatment or appliance such as glasses or contact lenses. Other problems may need close care and treatment throughout the years.

Add Some Fashion Fizzle to Your Look with Updated Frames or Lenses

Eyeglasses or contact lenses can offer you tools to enhance your unique traits and personality. Our Optical Masters state-of-the-art technology can improve your vision invisibly or with your own unique fashion flare. Tinted contact lenses can highlight your natural eye color or change it completely. A wide selection of eyeglasses frames can help you express yourself in multiple ways. Learn what we have to offer to make others stop and take notice!

How to Avoid Eye Strain in a Digital World

Blue light is everywhere in today’s digital world, but 72% of our population are unaware of its dangers. One of those dangers is that it can cause macular degeneration over time, which leads to blindness. Blue light can shine from both natural and man-made sources. Learn how you can safeguard your eyes from the dangers of blue light or from frequent screen exposure due to work or hobbies. Your eyes will thank you for it!

Get Your Back-to-School Eye Exam

Summer is over and it’s time to book a back-to-school eye exam to ensure your child or teen is ready for this upcoming school year. Eye exams can ensure vision is performing at its best while also providing your child or teen the opportunity to upgrade their frames to something more snappy!

How Diabetic Retinopathy Affects Your Vision

Diabetes can affect the health of your heart, liver and other organs, but did you know diabetes can affect your vision as well? Diabetes can lead to a condition called diabetic retinopathy as well as other eye problems. Diabetic retinopathy is a fancy term meaning “damage to the retina”, or the part of the eye that helps you see.

Protective Eyewear Is a Must

Have you invested in protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe? The types of eyewear you have will depend on your activities as well as your visual needs. Computer glasses are used to protect the eyes from damaging blue-light rays. Sunglasses protect the eyes from harmful UV rays that can damage your vision and cause cancer. There is even special eyewear for playing sports. When it comes to the eyes, one thing is clear: they must be protected.

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