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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

Is your child back-to-school ready? 📝👀

✅Pediatric EYE exam ✅School Supplies ✅Pediatric Wellness Exam 80% of LEARNING is through VISION! With the best vision and visual skills, this allows your child’s brain to fully focus on learning and development. 🧠🧑🏼‍🏫 Schedule your appointment today with our pediatric optometrist at our optometry clinic in your local san...

HOORAY to NO more double vision! 🎉👀  

Patients with an eye that turns in or out (aka crossed-eye, wandering eye, strabismus) may experience double vision and other visual symptoms. We are overjoyed our vision therapy patient is noticing so much improvement! 💜 Interested in seeing how we can help? Schedule an appointment with our Developmental Optometrist today....

Did you know you can do FUN eye games on our Virtual Reality system, Vivid Vision?  🎮

You can enjoy @seevividly at our clinic or even at the comfort of your own home!  🏠 Call/Text 626-999-3177 anytime and ask us about how Vivid Vision Home works. VividVision is utilized to treat: ❤️Lazy Eye (Amblyopia) ❤️Eye turns (Strabismus, wandering eye) ❤️Binocular Vision Problems ❤️Visual Processing Problems ❤️Eye Tracking Problems ❤️And...

Suns Out Shades Out! ☀️ 😎

Sunglasses are sunblock for your eyes. Even when it is overcast or cloudy, it is still important to protect your eyes from the UV rays 🌥 Our stud muffin here is looking GQ in his new shades. It is never too early to remind your kids the importance of sun...

Helmet??? ⛑ ☑️❗️

Sports-related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from bike riding, hockey, football and many more can cause vision symptoms. 🚲 🏈🏒 A few symptoms are: ❌ Tired Eyes ❌Dizziness ❌Headaches ❌Imbalance ❌Light Sensitivity ❌Challenges with reading ❌Brain Fog Remember to Helmet Up! 💪🏻😉 After an evaluation with our Neuro-Optometrist, our eye doctor will...

First eye exams should feel warm, inviting and best of all…FUN!

At 6-12 mos, your baby should be able to: 💗Move their eye muscles left to right 💗Focus their eyes like a camera to see clearly 💗Coordinate their eyes and hand to grab toys 💗Use both eyes together as a team Our Pediatric Optometrist sees patients for their first eye exam...

Feeling Thankful

We are thankful for such wonderful and kind patients. We love what we do and enjoy every moment of it. Our kid friendly eye doctor looks for to meeting you and your family. 💜 🙏🏻 #loveourpatients #lovewhatyoudo #pediatricoptometrist...

Have you suffered from a Brain Injury? 🧠

Brain injuries from a fall, motor vehicle accident, concussion, sports-related injury, brain tumor, stroke and many more can often cause a lot of visual disturbances. Some may experience light sensitivity, blurred vision, loss of visual field (side vision), headaches, challenges with reading and/or eye movements. Through Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation (vision therapy)...

Can vision affect our balance and mobility?🚶🏻‍♂️🏃

Stay tuned to see how our charming 2 yo patient performed during his physical therapy session with his new glasses! Video coming soon! At our optometry clinic, our Behavioral Optometrist believes in collaborating with other health professionals and working together to provide the best care for our patients. 💙 #bettertogether...

Flashback to when Vizen Optometric Center was just bare-bones! A blank canvas with a vision of something more… 🖤🤍

Sneak peak of our grand opening event in 2019. Thank you to Lori, Kelee and Dr. Hoppe, dean @westernu_optometry, for celebrating with us! Can you guess how many months pregnant Dr. Cao was in this photo? 🤰🏻 🤔 #supportsmallbusiness #grandopening2019 #westernualumni #memories...

Celebrating our 2 year anniversary!!!🎊🎉 

Special thanks to our family, friends and patients for all of your support and trusting us with your vision care. We built Vizen Optometric Center from scratch with the mission to provide each and every patient with compassion and exceptional care. We always treat all of our patients as family....

Contact Lenses DO’s 👍🏻 and DONT’s 🙅🏻‍♀️

Here are some helpful tips when wearing contact lenses. We also provided advice on inserting and removing your contact lenses. If you’re wearing contact lenses and experience any eye pain, blurry vision, discharge, light sensitivity or any visual symptoms, make sure to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor and...

Ever wonder if your child’s vision is developing well? 👶🏻👧🏻👦🏻

At 2 to 3 years of age, your child should be able to: ✔️Visually inspect objects without needing to touch ✔️Smiles when sees favorite objects and people ✔️Watches own hand while scribbling ✔️Can now begin coloring on paper ✔️Visually explores and steers own walking and climbing ✔️Watches and imitates other...

Let’s end this pandemic together! 💪🏻🦠

We are proud to announce that our team and eye doctor have received both COVID-19 vaccines or are in the process. The safety of our team, patients and your family is our top priority. Thank you for your trust in us. 💜 #bettertogether #endthispandemic...

Handmade valentines day gift from our lovable lil patient 💝

Our pediatric optometrist enjoys seeing infants to children of all ages! We look forward to seeing how we can help your vision! #happyvalentinesday #hearteyeglasses...

Fun with Red/Blue Glasses! ❤️💙

.ecp-video.ecp-instance-1ROnjLA72m{text-align:center;} .ecp-video.ecp-instance-hbToJquRpc{text-align:center;} Our adorable 4 yo patient is working on her: ✔️Eye tracking skills ✔️Eye-hand coordination ✔️Anti-suppression In some patients with visual challenges such as a 𝕝𝕒𝕫𝕪 𝕖𝕪𝕖 (amblyopia) or 𝕖𝕪𝕖 𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕟 (strabismus), the brain can shut off information to their eye (suppression). The goal with vision therapy is to...

Contactless?!?! 🌡

.ecp-video.ecp-instance-RFxUoyJgSj{text-align:center;}.ecp-video.ecp-instance-RFxUoyJgSj .ecp-video-wrap{width:80%;} That's right! Your safety is our priority always. Our sweet lil patient measuring A-OK 👌 🥰 Upon entering our clinic, all patients have their temperature checked with our contactless thermometer. Our eye doctor and team continue to follow CDC guidelines in sterilization and proper disinfection. We hope you...

Do you experience 𝐞𝐲𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 after computer use? 💻

Here is what our wonderful patient has to say: “𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫...𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐞𝐲𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧...𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲. 𝐃𝐫. 𝐂𝐚𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭, 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐈 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐞𝐲𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧. 𝐈 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐕𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧!” 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲...

Do you remember your first pair of glasses? 👓👧🏻👦🏻

Tips to help your child getting use to their glasses: ✔️Day 1: Wear for 1 hr ✔️Day 2: Wear for 2 hrs ✔️Day 3: Wear for 3 hrs ✔️And so on... Gradual increase in wear time can help your child get use to having something on their face. Once they...

Vision Therapy Works

"This would not have been as easy to do had it not been for the vision therapy! Dr. Cao discerned his vision deficits...and taught him that he could transform his perception of the world. We are forever grateful to Dr. Cao” This photo made our day seeing our patient’s impressive...

Patients 💜 us on Yelp!

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Feeling 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐟𝐮𝐥 to receive the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine💉 👩🏻‍⚕️

There are many pros and cons, but after doing some research, our developmental optometrist decided that any hope to protect her family and patients is definitely a PRO! Looking forward to ending this pandemic together! 💪🏻 #endthispandemic #covidvaccine #yourbodyyourdecision #bettertogether...

What is considered too much ipad time?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), for children under 5 years of age minimal screen time is recommended. Infants to 1 yo: Screen time is not recommended 2 to 4 year old: Maximum 1 hour of screen time, although less time is recommended With an increase in ipad and...

Goodbye “headaches, eye strain, migraines, emotional meltdowns, anxiety/depression [and] low self esteem.” 👋💪🏻    

Congratulations to our impressive patient for graduating from vision therapy! Swipe 👈🏻 to read how vision therapy has improved her visual skills to excel in work and school! 🎓 Our eye doctor provides a thorough evaluation to see if vision therapy is a fit for you. Contact us any time...

Concerned about too much 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 or your child? 🧑‍💻

Solution: 𝙎𝙥𝙤𝙩 𝙞𝙩! This fun and interactive game works on many visual skills: • 𝐉𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐄𝐲𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 (Saccades) • 𝐄𝐲𝐞 𝐅𝐢𝐱𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 • 𝐄𝐲𝐞-𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (Visual Motor Integration) • 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐬 (Visual Processing i.e. Visual Discrimination, Visual Form Constancy) We always have so much fun with our patients...

Is it time for your Yearly Eye Exam? ⏰

Is it time for your Yearly Eye Exam? ⏰ Contact us to make an appointment to use your insurance and FSA/HSA benefits. Our appointment schedule is filling up fast 💨 Call/text us today to reserve your spot for your eye exam with our Optometrist 🤗📱626-999-3177 Or book an appointment online💻at...

Brighten up your week by driving by and visiting all the lovely homes decorated with Christmas lights! ☃️

We are so thankful for @sgvmoms for allowing us to be a part of this wonderful Holiday Home Light up and scavenger hunt! We hope this will bring joy to many! #mackidholidayhomelightupsgv #holidayhomelightupsgv #spreadjoy #sgvmoms...

Keep watching to see if your name is under our Christmas tree! 🎄

A lil gift from our Vizen family to yours! Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas! 🎁 Don't forget to use your FSA/HSA at our optometry clinic before the year ends! We look forward to seeing you! 😊 .ecp-video.ecp-instance-gdot2OJhLR{text-align:center;}...

“You might not be able to tell but I am definitely smiling behind my mask” 😁

Our 9-year-old patient excited about her gift! We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas! ☃️ At our San Gabriel Optometry, we always strive to provide compassion and the highest quality care to each of our patients. Our eye doctor and team believe in treating all of our patients like family. Our...

Missing all the beautiful 𝕤𝕞𝕚𝕝𝕖𝕤! 😊

Haven’t had your eye exam for you or your child yet? We would love to see you! We see patients from infants to adults to elders! 👀 Schedule an appointment with our eye doctor to use your vision insurance and FSA/HSA benefits before the year ends ⤵️📱Call/Text: 626-999-3177 Sharing a...

We are so blessed to have the opportunity to team up with @sgvmoms to help spread ⱧØⱠłĐ₳Ɏ ₵ⱧɆɆⱤ to our community and families! 🎄

Wishing this will bring smiles and joy to many! Make sure to check out the beautiful homes lighted up in San Gabriel, Monterey Park and South Pasadena. We hope you enjoy the scavenger hunt and win a prize! Check out our IG post @vizenoptometriccenter for more details! 🥰 Our optometrist...

𝐂𝐔𝐓𝐄𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐑𝐓! 💙👶🏻

Had such a great time seeing our 7 month old patient for his first eye exam! Even if you have no concerns for your baby’s vision, according to the AOA, it is recommended for your child to have their first eye exam from 6-12 months of age. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝...

Protect your eyes with 𝘽𝙡𝙪𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙨! 🤓💙

𝙀𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘽𝙡𝙪𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙤𝙣 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝: *Eye Fatigue or Tired Eyes *Computer Vision Syndrome *Headaches/Migraines *Suppresses melatonin production which can disrupt sleep *Possible damage to the retina of your eye or lead to other eye disorders At our optometry clinic, you can get your Blue Light Blocking lenses put into...

𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐡: SMART students do NOT have a visual processing disorder. 

𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭: Many people with visual processing difficulties do well in school and in their careers. With the right strategies, students with visual processing issues can thrive. When we look at an object our eyes receive that information and send it to our brain to be interpreted and processed. When a...

Have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)? 💸 

Have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)? 💸  Great news! We accept all FSA/HSA! We look forward to seeing you and your family! Happy Holidays!!! 🎄 📱Call/Text: 626-999-3177 💻 Book an appointment online: www.vizen.care  ...

It’s Giving Tuesday!!! ???? eye exams for infants 6-12 months old! ??

Your child doesn’t know letters? No worries! We are checking our patient’s vision using Lea Gratings instead of the typical E chart you usually see. Book an appointment today! ⤵️?Call/Text: 626-999-3177 #infantsee #infanteyeexam #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal...

When should your child have their first eye exam? 6 ᵀᴼ 12 ᴹᴼᴺᵀᴴˢ ᴼᶠ ᴬᴳᴱ! ??

According to the AOA, at 6 months old your child should develop 20/20 vision, good eye movement skills and eye-hand-body coordination. ?✋??? Our Pediatric Optometrist uses fun toys and gadgets to assess your child’s visual skills. Our kid’s eye doctor can find out if glasses are needed by using infant...

Who is ready for Christmas???‍♀️? 

Our patient is getting her eyes ready for the holidays with this Red and Green Lifesaver card ❤️? This vision therapy activity helps with your eye teaming skills. ??????????? ????????????? is a common visual condition where a patient may not have enough ability to cross their eyes when on the...

No glasses?! No contacts?! No surgery?!

The answer to your solution... ?????? With OrthoK lenses you will wake up with 20/20 vision without the need for glasses, contacts or LASIK surgery ?? Our patient is only 7 years old and did so well getting the OrthoK lenses in and out of his eyes with ease! ????...

Eye exams on the floor?!?

Our Pediatric Optometrist loves seeing infants and kids! Our kids eye doctor always make sure to get the most accurate findings...even if it means getting down on the floor! ? According to the American Optometric Association, it is recommended for your child to have their first eye exam at 6...

Try out this ?ᴘᴏᴏᴋᴛᴀᴄᴜʟᴀʀ eye exercise while you binge on some ?? !

Did you know if you cross your eyes just enough you will be able to see a 3D image in the middle? Unsuccessful? No worries! Contact us and we would love to give you some advice. Many patients with amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (wandering eye, eye turn), convergence insufficiency and...

Is vision therapy and/or occupational therapy beneficial for you?

Drs. Cao and Nguyen are excited to be speaking at the I Heart VT conference! Time: 10 -11:30 am PSTHow to attend the virtual lecture? Go to www.iheartvt.org and subscribe ? Drs. Cao and Nguyen will be providing tips to parents on symptoms to look out for to determine if an evaluation...

Foggy lenses?!?!

We got a solution for you! Featuring our ????-??? ?????! Our Anti-fog spray can help minimize your lenses from fogging, especially when wearing a mask. ? We also have an option for Anti-fog lenses! ?? #antifogspray #antifoglenses...

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Our adorable patient is! ? With virtual learning and hours on the computer, it is more critical than ever to make sure your child’s vision is A-ok ? ? Our kid friendly eye doctor is excited to see how we can help your child’s vision. Our optometrist is residency trained...

MYTH‌: Vision Therapy does NOT work in adults

Vision Therapy works for children and adults! Why? The answer is simple…??????????????? ? Neuroplasticity allows new neuron connections to occur in your brain at any age. With vision therapy, you will allow new neural pathways to be built to allow your eyes to work better as a team. With Vision...

Is your child’s prescription ?????????? every year? Want to say GOODBYE to glasses? ?

Introducing ??????????????? aka ??????... *️⃣OrthoK is a hard contact lens that you wear at night. *️⃣OrthoK is like braces but for your eyes. OrthoK lenses reshapes the front of the eye to allow clearer vision. Same like how braces reshapes your teeth for a perfect smile. *️⃣You will wake up...

Ever wonder what to expect during an eye exam?

The first step is the pre-test room where we will take some measurements of your eye. Our lovely patient here is getting her eyes checked for the first time ? #precovid #childrenseyeexam #kidseyeexam #pediatricoptometrist...

Tips to keep your glasses clean!

If your lenses on your glasses have smudges, the best way to clean it is with soap and water. You can also use a microfiber lens cloth with a lens cleaner to safely clean your lenses throughout the day. Avoid using your shirt, paper towel or tissue which can scratch...

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⋆ also known as Myopia ⋆ Occurs when the eyeball is “too long” ⋆ Causes blurry vision in the distance Many times we are concerned about our child’s vision getting worse every year or increasing to a higher glasses prescription. We will be providing tips to prevent an increase in...

Need to add ᴘʀᴇsᴄʀɪᴘᴛɪᴏɴ ʟᴇɴsᴇs into your favorite frame? We can help!  

We entirely understand we may not always have the exact frame you’re looking for in our clinic. No worries! Find your favorite new or old frame and bring it into our clinic and we will make sure to add the highest quality prescription lenses into them. ? We only have...

Check out our patient’s amazing artwork! ?  

Many thanks to our patient’s mom for sharing his special talent with us.  Here is what mom has to say...  “With step by step guidance, A’s talents are amplified. This visual is a huge accomplishment for A. This is a testimony of the remarkable results from commitment of doing brain training with...

Thank you for the referral! ??‍⚕️??

Our patient’s amazing, kind and knowledgeable Optometrist referred her to our clinic for vision therapy! We are so thankful for the trust in us! Our patient is working on her ??? ???????? ?????? important for reading and learning. What are some symptoms of an eye tracking problem? ✓ Skipping words...

Protect your child’s vision during virtual learning!

Hours learning on the computer may lead to tired eyes, headaches, and an increase in nearsightedness. Tips to PROTECT your kid’s vision: ⏰ 20-20-20????: Every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds or longer. ? ???? ????? ???????? ??????: Reduces digital eyestrain and harmful blue light. ? ????-???????...

Our sweetest patient turned 4!!! ?? 

Our Vizen family wishes you the best birthday and hope you get all the toys you wished for!  We love surprising our patients and enjoy seeing kids for their first eye exam. We we’re overjoyed when her mom told us she said, “Doctor was fun!” Our kid’s eye doctor and...

Meet our ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??‍⚕️ 

Dr. Cao’s years of clinical experience and passion for providing the highest quality eye care to each of her patient was her motivation to start her very own optometric clinic in 2019 while she was pregnant with her second child. ?? She enjoys providing exceptional care to each and every...

Is your child’s ? ? ? ? ? ? back-to-school ready? ?

Back-to-school may be different for everyone this year, but your eye doctor can still make sure your child’s vision and eye health is not interfering with their ability to learn. We want your child to be able to achieve up to their highest academic potential. Thank you to our patient’s...

We are so THANKFUL for our 5 star review! ?

Looking for the best kid friendly doctor? Look no more! Our eye doctor is residency-trained as a Pediatric Optometrist and sees patients as young as 6 months to 1 years old. Our doctor enjoys seeing infants and getting your child’s vision ready for back to school! Instead of asking, “Which...

What are some vision symptoms that may require a visit to the eye doctor?

What are some vision symptoms that may require a visit to the eye doctor? ? ✔️Blurred vision ✔️Holding things very close (i.e. phone, reading book) ✔️Eyes feeling tired ✔️Headaches during reading or computer work ✔️Ability to read only for a short amount of time ✔️Poor reading comprehension The vision symptoms...

Back to School? ?  

  Don’t forget to get your favorite pair of ???? ????? ??????ℕ? lenses. Protect your eyes from harmful blue light from digital devices. Reduce digital eye strain. ?Call/Text: 626-999-3177 ? www.vizen.care #bluelightblocking #reduceeyestrain #reduceinsomia #schoolready...

Running low on contacts? We can help!

Good news! We are still offering free shipping direct to your home! Fun Fact ?:All contact lenses are classified as medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and require a valid prescription, whether they correct your vision or are worn simply for a special occasion (i.e. Halloween,...

Gearing up and having a blast with our Virtual Reality system ?

VividVision provides a software to train the brain to use our eyes more efficiently, improving your visual skills needed for school and work. This software works well for patients with a lazy eye (amblyopia), eye drift (strabismus), eye teaming disorders (i.e. convergence insufficiency) and eye tracking difficulties. For more information...

Need an eye exam but NO babysitter? Moms and Dads we got you covered! ⁣

Our wonderful patient is getting her eye health checked with our eye doctor while her kids safely play with our chalkboard wall....

Dry Eyes? ?

Some symptoms of dry eyes are burning sensation, discomfort, grittiness, foreign body sensation, redness and blurry vision. For mild dry eyes, artificial tears such as Refresh @allerganeye can help! If you’re a contact lens wearer, we recommend Refresh for Contacts. Remember to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor to...

We are following strict in-office COVID guidelines and ensuring that our doctor and staff are fully equipped with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All patients will be required to wear face masks, have their temperature checked and sanitize their hands upon arrival. Our patient here is having the health of her eyes checked with this equipment. This equipment can assess if patients have dry eyes or allergies causing itchy eyes or discomfort. We...

Eye care & Optometry are essential ? 

  We are thankful that eye doctors are considered essential and are allowed to stay open to provide vision care to our patients. Our services available are full eye exams for glasses and contact lens, vision therapy and eye emergencies such as red eye, eye pain, dry and itchy eyes....

Happy National Sunglasses Day! ⁣

Our lil fashionista rocking those sunnies ? ? ⁣⁣Protecting your eyes from the UV radiation from the sun is important at a young age to prevent future eye complications. Sunglasses are like sunblock but for the eyes. #happynationalsunglassesday #sunglasses #sunnies #uvprotection...

There are many vision problems that can cause challenges with reading and learning. ? ✏️

When the vision problem is corrected with vision therapy, we start to see improvements in academic performance and self-confidence.

LASIK Promotion!

*$1500 *off any LASIK procedure for Essential workers! ($1000 off for allothers) Thank you essential workers for being on the frontline and providing your services during these unprecedented times. Call us at 888-988-4936 for more details on this LASIK promotion with our surgery partners! If you have any questions, our...

Buy A Frame – Help a Child See⁣ ????⁣⁣

With every MODO Eyewear purchased at our clinic, MODO will help a child see. So far MODO has helped more than one million children.⁣??⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Buy a Frame – Help a Child See program will give the next generation in need the opportunity to succeed.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ MODO has collaborated with Seva. Seva...

20 20 20 Rule.??‍?

Good visual hygiene means taking a break from screen time. This can help reduce eye strain caused by digital devices and reduce the chances of nearsightedness. Many patients can develop tired eyes from spending too much time on the computer and leading to computer vision syndrome. Ensure to take visual...

What is this bead and string, you may ask? ?

⁣⁣Our patient is working on his eye teaming skills with the Brock String. This activity helps with crossing (convergence) & uncrossing (divergence) of the eyes. This is important for building visual skills for copying notes at school from the board to paper (or now at ? ?). ⁣⁣#visiontherapy #brockstring #eyeexercises...

We are Open! Make your health and vision always your priority.

We are offering full eye exams, glasses, contact lens, and emergency eye care (i.e. red/dry/swollen/itchy eyes, eye pain, blurry vision, scratched eye). We are also offering vision therapy services to treat lazy eye (Amblyopia), eye turn (Strabismus), Learning-related vision problems (i.e. skipping of words when reading, eye fatigue, headaches), and...

Free Virtual Consultation

At home with your child during distance learning? Are they skipping words when reading? Refusing to complete school assignments? It may seem like they have an attention disorder or learning disability but it may actually be due to a vision problem such as eye tracking, eye focusing, eye teaming, and/or...

FREE Shipping on Vizen orders!

FREE Shipping on Vizen orders directly to the comfort of your home, offering competitive pricing and contact lens rebates up to $225 To our Valued Patients, Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to have reduced hours to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff members. However,...

A message to our patients

To our Valued Patients, At Vizen Optometric Center, our highest priority is the safety of our patients, team, and families. Our thoughts are with everyone affected during this time. We are currently following the recommendations by the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our...

Blue Light Blocking Lenses

Scrolling on your phone? Binge-watching Netflix? On your computer for work or school? Featuring our Blue Light Blocking lenses!!! ? Protect your eyes from harmful blue light on digital devices that can cause eye strain, headaches, and insomnia. #bluelightglasses #protectyoureyes...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if you suffer from dry eyes. Dry, cool air, cold winds and even drier indoor heating can cause eye irritation, burning, itchiness and redness, and sometimes...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do you get to dress up as anyone (or anything) you want, socialize with friends and eat lots of treats? Nevertheless, lurking behind those costumes and...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and mental health; and it also helps regulate bodily functions and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that exercise can lower our risk of chronic conditions...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to have an endless number of reasons to be glued to a screen. Many parents out there are wondering how bad this can be for their...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and prevent age related eye disease and vision loss, especially if you start early. Keeping your eyes healthy and strong may require some lifestyle changes, but...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050, myopia is projected to affect half of the world’s population! Many children diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) experience a consistent worsening of their vision as they...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all they are chocked up to be. In fact, they may even be dangerous.  What is an online eye test really testing?  An online eye test...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in school, athletics and many other aspects of life can be impacted by poor vision. Good vision goes beyond how far you can see, and also...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro, you want to be prepared with as much knowledge as possible to live safely on your own. This knowledge includes eye and vision safety, as...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons that people rub their eyes and for the most part, it does more harm than good. While rubbing your eyes might feel really good in...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.   The eyes and the...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract in at least one eye....

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other...

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to protect your eyes for...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating. Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like shoes,...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems. How does it work? The iris...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes. One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

It's Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity which...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

"Eye" Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

Protect Children's Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Dealing with Your Tween's and Teen's Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year's Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children's Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pink, Stinging Eyes? It Could Be Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

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