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Tips for Avoiding Eye Injuries

Tips for Avoiding Eye Injuries

Unless your profession requires protective eye gear, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about protecting your eyes from avoidable injuries. Unfortunately, preventable eye injuries are not uncommon. People visit eye doctors and even emergency rooms for eye...

Advice for Preventing Computer Eye Strain

Advice for Preventing Computer Eye Strain

How many hours a day do you look at a screen? If you tally the number of hours you spend looking at a computer, cell phone or mobile device, and television, you'll be surprised to learn precisely how much time you spend each day in front of a screen. If you’re like...

Swimming with Contacts: Can You Wear Them?

Swimming with Contacts: Can You Wear Them?

One of the most common questions optometrists receive regarding swimming with contacts is simple… “Can I wear contacts in the water?” While the answer is technically “yes.” You can physically get into a swimming pool, a lake, or the ocean while you are wearing contact...

What is an Eye Emergency?

What is an Eye Emergency?

If you are experiencing severe eye pain, you suddenly lost vision in one or both eyes, or your eye sustained an injury, you might have an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Eye pain and eye injuries should be taken very seriously. To avoid the risk...