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Here’s What Your Optometrist is Looking for During Your Eye Exam Oct 1st, 2019

You’ve passed a vision screening, and you can see just fine. So, you may wonder, why do you need a comprehensive eye exam? A basic vision screening checks for various obvious vision problems, but only a comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist can catch subtle issues with your...

What Can You Do to Prevent Cataracts Later? Sep 1st, 2019

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of visual impairment. Problems with vision can have a significant impact on quality of life, interfering with your ability to carry out regular day-to-day activities.  Cataracts develop when proteins in the lens of your eye are damaged, clouding your visual field. While factors...

How Do I Know if I’m Having an Eye Emergency? Aug 1st, 2019

Emergency care for eye symptoms can protect the future of your vision. Without proper treatment, an eye emergency can result in damage to the eye or partial vision loss. Delaying treatment for certain eye symptoms may result in permanent blindness.  Eye emergencies can happen suddenly or occur over time, and...

How Vision Therapy Can Treat Your Chronic Headaches Jul 1st, 2019

When you think about chronic headaches, your eyes likely aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. But if you have lasting headaches, your eyes may have more of an impact than you realize. Issues with your eyes, such as strain and eye conditions like strabismus can cause headaches. The...

Safety Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers Jun 3rd, 2019

Thanks to today’s technology, contact lenses can correct most eyesight problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Millions of Americans wear contact lenses, which are now soft, and easy to wear and adapt to. They come in various modes of wear, from daily disposable to extended wear. Because eye problems...

Beyond Fashion: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays that Contribute to Macular Degeneration May 1st, 2019

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in adults 60 years or older in the United States, and age-related macular degeneration is the No. 1 cause of blindness. Protecting your eyes may be as simple as wearing sunglasses. May is healthy vision month, the perfect time to schedule...

How Vision Training Can Help Reduce the Risk of Sports Related Concussions Apr 1st, 2019

Whether you participate in soccer, football, or another sport, you’re likely well aware that vision plays a key role in your ability to perform. Did you know that vision also helps keep you safe and that vision training can protect you from getting a concussion? Vision training as part of...

Is Your PC Ruining Your Vision? Here’s 9 Tips to Stop Eye Strain Mar 12th, 2019

Chances are, you use computers in the workplace, and while they’re helpful in a multitude of ways, they can cause eye strain. That eye strain can lead to blurry vision and even headaches and neck pain. According to recent studies, as many as 90% of people who spend extended time...

How Improving Your Peripheral Vision Could Help Prevent Sports Injuries Feb 1st, 2019

Peripheral vision is more important to sports than you may realize. Good peripheral vision reduces injury and improves athletic performance. Whether your sport of choice is baseball or gymnastics, peripheral vision plays a role in giving you a wide view of objects around you so that you can see objects...

3 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Glaucoma Jan 9th, 2019

January is glaucoma awareness month. Did you know that glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States? Early detection is key to controlling the disease and preventing severe vision loss. More than three million Americans are living with glaucoma, most of whom are aged 40 and older....

Use It or Lose It: Book Your Annual Eye Exam to Avoid Losing Your Vision Insurance Benefits Dec 18th, 2018

Vision insurance is an important benefit for many reasons, but if you don’t take advantage of all that it offers, you’re essentially leaving money on the table. In general, vision insurance is a supplemental insurance. That is, it’s not part of your major medical insurance, but rather is an additional...

Why You Need an Eye Care Specialist on Your Diabetes Management Team Nov 20th, 2018

Observed by health care facilities and medical associations across the United States, November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s a time to emphasize the serious nature of diabetes and raise awareness regarding the impact it can have on your health, including your ability to see. McDonald Eye Care Associates is...

Why You Should Have Regular Comprehensive Eye Exams Even If You Have Perfect Vision Oct 25th, 2018

You have perfect vision and no problems with your eyes. Do you really need to get an eye exam? The answer is yes. How often you should get a comprehensive exam depends on several factors, including your age, but you — and your children — should certainly be getting eye...

How Vision Therapy Can Help Children with Learning Problems Sep 15th, 2018

A wide array of vision issues, some often undiagnosed, can negatively impact children’s ability to read and learn. In such cases, vision therapy can be life-changing. Often referred to as physical therapy for the eyes, vision therapy can help children with amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), and other eye...