10 Cataract Facts for Cataract Awareness Month

10 Cataract Facts for Cataract Awareness Month

A cataract is a common eye disease that clouds your natural eye lens and impairs your vision. Since June is Cataract Awareness Month, you should absorb more facts about cataracts. Here are 10 of them...Read More

How to Properly Sanitize Your Glasses

How to Properly Sanitize Your Glasses

Not only do smears on your lenses make it difficult for you to focus on your tasks, but it can also impact your health. It’s important to note that dirt can accumulate on your glasses’ ear clips and nose pads, causing skin problems. That’s why regular cleaning and sanitization is vital...Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Optometrist

Tips for Choosing the Right Optometrist

Having a great eye doctor is important to have. But how do you know which optometrist to choose? Here are our top tips for choosing the right optometrist...Read More

What is a DERM Dry Eye Relief Mask?

What is a DERM Dry Eye Relief Mask?

If your eyes have ever felt stiff, dry, scratchy, or uncomfortable, it could be that you have experienced an episode of dry eye. Dry eye is both a symptom and the name of a fairly common eye condition that occurs due to problems with the natural lubrication of the eyes. One of the most popular solutions is the DERM Dry Eye Relief Mask...Read More

How Does Vision Therapy Work?

How Does Vision Therapy Work?

You can have 20/20 vision and still suffer from eye issues such as binocular dysfunction, crossed eyes, double vision, or lazy eye which cannot be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Instead, you will need to undergo vision therapy. Vision therapy is the process of changing the way the eyes and brain communicate. Enhancing the neurological connections can correct different eye conditions without surgery. ..Read More

Blinking Exercises for Dry Eyes

Blinking Exercises for Dry Eyes

Living with dry eyes can be uncomfortable and get in the way of your ability to enjoy regular activities. At Family Vision Care Associates, we take care of our patients to the next level. Not only do we offer comprehensive eye care services, but we also want to provide our patients with information for how they can care for dry eyes at home, too. You may not realize that blinking exercises can work wonders for dry eyes. These simple yet effective, blinking exercises can help your eye regain some moisture and feel a bit more comfortable...Read More

What Are Corrective Lenses and How Do They Work?

What Are Corrective Lenses and How Do They Work?

The way in which our vision works is fairly complex. Light enters our eye through the cornea, which is the transparent outer covering of the eye, and refracts it. In doing this, it passes through the eye where, in order to have clear vision, it must fall directly onto the retina. The retina is an area of cells right at the very back of the eye that is sensitive to light. ..Read More

What are the causes of Dry Eye?

What are the causes of Dry Eye?

Despite affecting an estimated 4.88 million Americans aged over 50, surprisingly few people have heard of dry eye. Also known by other names including dry eye syndrome and dry eye disease, this ocular condition occurs when a patient doesn’t produce enough quality tear film to lubricate and nourish their eyes...Read More

Options for Preventing Nearsightedness

Options for Preventing Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness, also sometimes known as myopia, is a very common refractive eye error. In fact, some studies suggest that the numbers of patients experiencing nearsightedness is reaching epidemic levels. Current estimates infer that as many as a third of the world population will be nearsighted by the end of this decade...Read More

Can screen time affect dry eyes?

Can screen time affect dry eyes?

There seems to be no getting away from our screens. Whether you work on a computer or laptop, or you are checking out websites or social media on your tablet or smartphone, chances are that you spend a great deal of time looking at some sort of screen. Exactly how long varies from person to person, but studies have found that we are spending longer staring into our screens than ever before...Read More

Can Ortho-K Lenses Correct Your Vision Permanently?

Can Ortho-K Lenses Correct Your Vision Permanently?

If you have been considering corrective eye surgeries, you may want first to check out Ortho-K lenses. While the effects aren’t permanent, there is also no surgery or permanent changes to the eye. This means that if you change your mind later, you’ll still have all your options available so that you can truly make the best decision for yourself. Visit Family Vision Care Associates today to learn more about the Ortho-K treatment...Read More

Symptoms and Causes of Dry Eyes

Symptoms and Causes of Dry Eyes

While you may think that dry eyes are just a symptom, it is also a condition in its own right which is characterized by the main symptom which it describes. If you have ever found that it feels difficult to blink, your eyes feel scratchy, dry and irritated, or that it seems like there is something in them when realistically there is nothing there, then you may have experienced an episode of dry eyes...Read More

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