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Do cheap sunglasses protect my eyes?
The answer is… maybe. First let’s look at why sunglasses are important. Everyone is at risk of damaging their eyes from UV radiation. This can result in a number of eye diseases such as cataracts, skin cancer on the eyelids, macular degeneration, corneal sunburn and excess tissue growth (pterygium).... Read more
Do glasses weaken your eyes?
As an eye doctor, I’m asked this question every day. Many people fear that wearing glasses will act as a “crutch” and their eyes will lose their ability to focus on their own. Let’s debunk that myth right now. There are many reasons that people wear glasses – farsightedness,... Read more
Is it normal for my infant to get teary and crusty eyes?
Most of the time, yes! The eye is kept moist and healthy through tears made by the lacrimal gland under the top eyelid. When we blink, tears move toward our nose and drain into a tube called the nasolacrimal duct. Many babies are born with undeveloped tear ducts, so... Read more
How to ease your child’s transition into wearing glasses
Wearing glasses for the first time can be a challenging adjustment for children, and it’s important to try to make the whole experience a positive one. Not only will glasses make a difference in terms of your child’s ability to see and interact with the surrounding world, they also ensure that... Read more
The Power of Prevention
One of my teachers used to say, “A healthy lifestyle is a form of gratitude” and I’ve never forgotten it. It perfectly describes how I felt when I started to get in tune with my health and wellness, and has evolved throughout my studies of nutrition, yoga and optometry.... Read more
Eye Foods
Many people consider vision to be their most treasured of the five senses. Every day, people ask how they can best care for their eyes and preserve their vision for a lifetime. Aside from routine eye exams and an overall healthy lifestyle (including sun protection), my answer is: food!... Read more
Is your child nearsighted? You can help!
Myopia (or near-sightedness) is a very common visual condition where things far away are out of focus and difficult to see. In the early 1970s, only 25% of the population was myopic, but now it is estimated to be over 40%. Not only are the overall numbers on the... Read more
Hocus Focus!
Halloween is a time for costumes, parties and pumpkins! Unfortunately, it’s also a time for sight-related hazards. Here are some tips to ensure that you and your little goblins enjoy a safe and happy Halloween! Be Seen and Be Safe With the autumn season comes shorter days and darker... Read more
Why your child needs an eye exam!
Did you know a sight screening is not the same as an eye exam? An eye exam does more than just determine the ability to see – it’s a vital part of overall health and development. Since children may not know they should see differently or be able to... Read more