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Four Reasons Why Progressive Lenses Don’t Work

Issue 42.17

It’s not unusual to hear patients say they have tried progressive lenses in the past and didn’t like them. They offer more visual ranges than bifocals, but if they are not made right then it can be frustrating. Here are the four main reasons why progressive lenses don’t work and when […]

Medicare Covers Eye Exams

Issue 37.17

Medical insurance is a funny and confusing thing. It can be difficult to know what benefits you have with your plan. We get questions all the time about this and we hear some incorrect assumptions, as well. So, I want to share some things about your eyes and your health insurance […]

The Great American Eclipse And Your Eyes

Issue 32.17

A spectacular event will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. A total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the United States from South Carolina to Oregon, visible for 2-3 minutes along a 67-mile wide path.

For us in the St George area, we will see an 80% eclipse of […]

“Where Is That Last Puzzle Piece?”

Issue 16.16

Do you like puzzles? My family does. I remember at a young age seeing puzzles out every time we visited my great grandparent’s home. My grandma was the same way and so is my mom. But, have you ever put a puzzle together only to find that there is one piece […]

Are Mites Eating Away Your Eyelids?

Issue 5.16

Often people over the age of 50 have been diagnosed with blepharitis by their eye doctor, but most patients I run into don’t know what is actually causing it. Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids that can cause red, irritated, itchy, swollen eyelids and the formation of dandruff-like scales on […]

Glaucoma, Sneak Thief Of Sight

Issue 48.15

With all of the advances in medicine that we have witnessed over the past 30 years, one common eye disease that affects two to four percent of Americans is still largely a mystery. So mysterious, it has earned the nickname “sneak thief of sight.” Often, glaucoma smolders undetected in the background […]

Healthy Eye Tips …Easing Strain With Digital Devices

Issue 27.15

It is not unusual for us to hear complaints about eyestrain, eye fatigue, blurred vision, dry or red eyes, and even headaches. There is often a strong correlation between these symptoms and the amount of time spent on computers, tablets or smart phones.

Our visual system isn’t designed to stare at […]

Treating Glaucoma

Issue 22.15

Helping people see with glasses and, in some cases, helping people preserve their vision is one of the most rewarding things about being an eye care provider. We often see people who are over 50 years old who haven’t had an eye exam for many years. They think there is no […]

Healthy Eye Tips… Easing Strain With Digital Devices

Issue 12.15

It is not unusual for us to hear complaints about eyestrain, eye fatigue, blurred vision, dry or red eyes, and even headaches. There is often a strong correlation between these symptoms and the amount of time spent on computers, tablets or smart phones.

Our visual system isn’t designed to stare at […]