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Makeup Advice for Contact Wearers from your Memphis, TN Eye Doctor

If you use contact lenses there are a few precautions that should be taken in regard to using cosmetics. Here are a few basic tips on how to make sure your eyes remain looking great and healthy. Which Makeup Are the Safest for your Eyes? Even before we discuss how...

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 are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

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 and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Learning Disability or Convergence Insufficiency?

Many kids are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in reality, that's not the issue at all. You may be relieved to know that he or she might be suffering from a hidden condition that hinders learning. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). Here's the breakdown: CI is a...

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 to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

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 water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

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? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

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 extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

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 on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

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 nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

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 in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

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 occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

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 the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

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 cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

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? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

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 important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

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 bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

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 provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

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 many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

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 of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

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, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

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 weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...

Vision Health and Your Diabetes

Are you aware that being a diabetes sufferer heightens your chances of developing several eye-related diseases? These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma, as well as many other conditions that may effect your vision. Diabetic retinopathy, which occurs as a result of high blood glucose levels causing damage to...

Diabetes Awareness Month: Diabetic Eye Disease

Although most people have heard of diabetes, fewer understand the vision-related complications. The raised blood sugar levels that are the essence of the disease are a risk to your eyes in a number of ways. Diabetes can hurt your eyes in a number of ways. The damage is often worse...

Glasses Can Help With Computer Strain

 Did you know that a pair of prescription glasses that are fitted specifically for you can help with computer related eye strain? Even if you don’t experience other vision problems wearing a specifically made pair of glasses while working on the computer can significantly change how you work. If you...

What is Retinoscopy?

There are various assessments that you have experienced at an eye exam and asked yourself how they work. Having beams of light shined into your eyes may be one of them. This test is known as a retinoscopy examination, and if you have problems with accurate vision, this is one...

Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

If you look around, you're liable to find that almost everyone is texting, playing on, surfing and even working from their mobile devices. Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are super convenient when it comes to being in touch when we're on the move. Nevertheless because handheld devices have small...

Retaining Good Vision in Middle Age

If you're middled-aged and starting to notice difficulty reading books and newspapers, you might have presbyopia, a common age-related condition that prevents you from clearly seeing close objects. But, this doesn't mean that people who already wear prescription eyeglasses to tend to their problems with nearsightedness are required to carry...

Helping Lazy Eyes Get Active

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is commonly seen in lots of kids. Amblyopia develops when the brain shuts off or suppresses vision in one eye. This can occur if a child can't see well through one eye because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism. Usually, eye patches...

What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

Do you have an eye exam fast approaching? If you want to guarantee that your exam is effective and productive, there are a few facts we will need from you. It is important that you keep us updated on any present health conditions or problems you may have recently become...

Night Vision

Sometimes you get ready for bed and turn off the light, but you just can't seem to doze off. You open your eyes and you can't see anything. Your eyes normally require a few minutes to adjust to the dark and then you can see again. This remarkable process is...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

Did you ever wonder why even people who never needed glasses have a hard time seeing things up close when they reach middle age? As time passes, your eye's lens is likely to become increasingly inflexible, making it less able to focus on handheld objects. This is called presbyopia. It's...

Focusing on Kids’ Eye Safety

Sometimes it's a challenge to choose toys that are safe for our kids' eyes. Children don't have an entirely developed visual system at birth, but it becomes more refined over time. Few things stimulate a child's visual development more efficiently than play, which involves hand-eye coordination and learning about spatial...

Send Your Child To School With Good Vision

A huge percentage of progress at school is accomplished visually. But even with this overt connection between sight and learning, a lot of parents seem to be unaware of this, and don't get their child's eyes examined often enough. As your child's vision may change frequently, regular eye care is...

20/20 Vision: What Does it Mean?

It's safe to say that everyone has run into the expressions visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. Still though, what do these terms really mean? When you really understand them, you will know why your eye doctor needs you to do more than simply read from the eye chart. The term...

A Fresh Look At Colored Contacts

How would you like a new look for your eyes? FreshLook® provides a vast range of colored contact lenses, which let you subtly enhance or totally change your eye color. This cutting edge range of lenses has such an extensive amount of choices, that you'll be sure to get just...

Focusing on Eyelid Hygiene

Do you have inflamed eyelids, otherwise known as blepharitis? It's a common eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, certain sorts of skin conditions, like acne, or dry eye symptoms. Common symptoms include redness, itching, burning, a gritty sensation in your eye, tearing and some crustiness in or...

A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away

Do you ever end up leaving your soft contact lenses in for just a bit too long? We don't need to tell you that a lot of things are a whole lot better when they're fresh. Well, the same can be used to understand the importance of changing your contact...

Focusing on Cataracts

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the most common reason behind loss of vision among adults aged 55 and older? Actually, more than 50% of all North Americans aged 65 or older have at least some cataract development. As reported by the...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

Everyone is regularly exposed to UV rays. But the potential dangers related to long-term exposure to these harmful rays aren't really thought through, and the majority of people take little action to protect their eyes, even when they're expecting to be outside for many hours. Overexposure to UV is dangerous...

Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to make sure your vision remains in top form. During the session, your eye care professional examines your eyes, looking for...

New From Transitions® Optical: The Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have launched a new addition to their popular range- the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. They've created an even better version of their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Glare that shines off...

Watching Out for Poor Vision

A decline in strong vision is usually caused by a number of factors including anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye or visual system, diseases affecting the eye, side effects due to medicine or injury. Lots of people also suffer from visual disturbances due to aging or eye strain. These...

Women’s Eye and Vision Health

It's April, which 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 among the female population is becoming more common, especially in older women. In fact, studies show that the majority of women aged 40 and...

This month we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with often nicer weather, comes an increase in the risk of eye injuries related to sports. Each season, many people, both young and old incur eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be averted with suitable protection. Wearing proper eye protection while...

How Vision Affects Road Safety

When driving, the need for seeing properly can not be underestimated. If you think about it, driving safely needs a combination of a number of different visual capabilities including the ability to see both near and far ahead, peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, plus many others. Being...

Vision at Work

To teach businesses and their workers about the importance of eye health, and to spread advice on how to avoid vision-endangering eye accidents, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has marked March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Each day, employees suffer from workplace related eye injuries that need medical attention. Workplace safety...

Focusing on Astigmatism

The cornea that surrounds your iris and pupil is, under usual circumstances, round. When light enters your eye, part of the role of your cornea is to focus that light, aiming it to your retina, in the back of your eye. But what does it mean when the cornea isn't...

Red, Stinging Eyes? You Might Have Pink Eye

Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common eye infections, particularly when it comes to kids. This condition can be caused by bacteria, viruses or even hypersensitivity to ingredients in cosmetics, chlorine in swimming pools, and pollen, or other irritants that penetrate your eyes. Certain kinds...

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

This month has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to raise awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Are you aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary reasons for vision loss in those aged 65 and over? AMD is characterized by a...

The Right Solution for Your Contacts

Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past August determined that many individuals regularly use strange lubricants instead of contact lens solution to keep their lenses moist. Everything from baby oil, to coke to butter was reportedly used as an alternative to proper contact solution by one eighth of the...

Protect Your Eyes From Dry Eyes This Winter

Dry eyes are often worse during the winter time because of the circulation of cold, dry air.

Winter UV Exposure and Your Eyes

Winter is officially here, which means in some places biting winds and freezing rains and sometimes snow are also on the horizon. Most of us would never even contemplate of leaving the house without a jacket in icy conditions, however unfortunately, far too many people leave their sunglasses at home....

This Month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

As this month has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to spread the word about the importance of early diagnosis of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a class of eye disorders that damage the eye's optic nerve, which can be a precursor to loss of central vision and...

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Contact your Memphis, TN Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults begin to experience presbyopia or a reduced ability to focus on things at a close range, as they age. As people worldwide are living longer, a significant number of people develop presbyopia, which is an unavoidable result...

Presents, Toys, and Eye Safety Awareness

The holidays are rapidly approaching and we all know what that means, Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Adoring family members love treating the young children with the latest toys for the holiday season. It is crucial that parents explain to relatives the rules when it comes...

Use Those Flex Spending Account Credits Before You Lose Them!

Looking for a new pair of specs for the kids? Think it's time for an eye exam? Contemplating refractive surgery? This is the time to take care of all of your eye care needs. As the year's end comes near, so does the end of your flex spending dollars. If...

Understanding Color Blindness

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Diabetes and Eyesight

Are you aware that diabetes is the primary agent of impaired vision in adults aged 20-74 years? If not, you are not alone. In the past four years alone, over four million adults in North America afflicted with diabetes were tested positive for blindness caused by diabetes. Out of those...

All You Need to Know About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Memphis, TN

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye is a deficiency in adequate vision development due to the failure of the two eyes to function in unison. In the majority of cases of ambylopia the eyes themselves are typically in good health however visual acuity cannot be achieved by just glasses. If...

Memphis, TN Eye Tests: What 20/20 Vision Actually Means

  Ever ask what 20/20 vision really stands for? The term 20/20 eyesight represents a normal level of clarity of vision also known as visual acuity calculated from a 20 feet distance. In other words an individual with 20/20 visual acuity can see an object clearly at a distance of...

Autumn Ocular Allergy Treatment in Memphis, TN

  Although seasonal allergies are most frequently talked about in the spring, just as many individuals endure symptoms during the autumn months as well. In addition to nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, eye allergies are often a significant cause of discomfort. Symptoms of eye allergies include tearing, itching,...

This Halloween Watch Out for Special Effect Contact Lenses

  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and dressing up but you should take some precautions so it doesn't end in some scary eye damage. A popular costume accessory in recent years has been special effect contact lenses and this is causing serious concern amongst optometrists. Contact lenses are...

Memphis, TN Management for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Eye Strain

  Findings from the American Optometric Association indicate that more than seventy percent of employed persons that sit each day from a computer (over 140 million people) suffer from computer vision syndrome or eye fatigue. Excessive computer use can cause eye stress and effect eyesight in kids and adults. Anyone...

Maintaining Safety for Your Eyes in the Home

  In recognition of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will highlight ways to keep your home eye safe particularly when purchasing eye safe toys. It's important to be proactive to guarantee your house doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. In general, babies are born...

How to Get Sunscreen Out of Eyes

Individuals who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes are aware how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can take a long time before the victim can comfortably open his eyes, especially outside in...

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Scheduled Your next Eye Exam in Memphis, TN?

Many adults aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In reality, over 50% of senior citizens have some amount of cataracts. What are cataracts? A cataract is when the lens becomes clouded. This prevents the transmission of light that is essential for vision....

Add Vision Screening to Your Back to School Routine: Memphis Children’s Eye Exams

Many doctors believe that around 80 percent of learning occurs through a child's eyes. Since a child's eyesight may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Unfortunately, most parents are not including vision screenings as part of their child's back-to-school doctor's visit line-up....

Young Adults and Contacts

The need to buy glasses is often met with resistance from a adolescent. Teenagers may balk at the very thought of being seen in glasses and coming across ''uncool''. Compared to eyeglasses, children and teenagers that wear lenses report a significant enhancement in their appearance, says a recently released study....

Help! How to Handle Some Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some may necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be dealt with at home. Follow this guide to typical eye injuries, to decide your next move in case of an...

Have You Had a Comprehensive Eye Exam Lately?

When we have healthy eyes, it's common to forget about the importance of a routine eye test. However, early detection of eye disease is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with an annual eye test. Many eye and vision diseases are a-symptomatic. As a result,...

10 Ways to Safeguard Your Eyes This Summer

Now that summer has finally arrived it’s time to ensure you keep your eyes protected from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some tips to safe in the sun: Buy glasses that provide proper UV protection. If your glasses don’t offer 100% UV protection to...

Protective Eyewear for Children

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits annually. This is equal to an eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that 90% of the reported damage would have been easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of injuries occur when people of...

Optometry Insight: Carrots and Vision

Do carrots really enhance your vision? While optometrists affirm that the orange root vegetables are made up of large amounts of a beta-carotene that has proven to be very good for your eyes, carrots do not substitute for suitable corrective eye care. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, or orange pigment that...

Ultraviolet Awareness Month – Save Your Eyes

  By now, most Americans are aware of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer) and the necessity of using sunblock and using other forms of sun protection when spending time in the sun. What is less known is that UV and other...

Do You Know How to Care for Your Contacts Properly?

  It can be somewhat confusing navigating the eye care section of some pharmacies. But as daunting as this can be, it's essential to understand correct lens care. Failure to care for your contact lenses can result in a variety of eye problems including some that may result in vision...

All You May Not Know About Rigid Contact Lenses

  Although you may be more familiar with soft contact lenses, a second, less familiar type of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In truth, RGP lenses are a more modern technology than soft lenses, and they last longer, allow finer vision...

Don’t Let Eye Allergies Get You Down

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from spring eye allergies. For some of us, spring is eye allergy time, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Seasonal eye allergies are largely due to...

Buying Glasses: Online vs. Optical Store

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become used to shopping for anything and everything through the Internet, glasses are a product that you should consider buying in person. Why? Even though you may encounter reduced rates on e-commerce sites, the benefits of going to an optician...

Ways to Avoid Dry Eyes This Cold Season

Even though you may refer to winter as the wet season with all the rain and snow, the air is really more dry during the winter, which can cause your eyes to become more sensitive. Our optometry team is here to assist you in selecting the most effective options to...

This Month is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to spreading awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the number one cause of vision loss for senior citizens. AMD often results in low vision, a term eye care professionals use to categorize major vision loss that is also known as “legal blindness”...

This Month Help Spread the Word About Glaucoma

To spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world....

Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, that's correct. Sunglasses aren't only a vital accessory in the sunny season. While many people are aware of the damage the sun presents to our eyes in the summer, we don't all realize that it is essential to take precautions in the wintertime as well. In truth, the ultraviolet...

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