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BIFOCALS FOR KIDS? PART II, BY DR. BENJAMIN CLINGAN, OD

The bifocal strength will generally be less for kids than adults. In terms of “ADD power”, adults range between +1.50 to +2.50. Children will remain around +0.75 or whatever the lens manufacturer’s lowest power happens to be. They don’t need the stronger powers for vision, but just need the “ADD power” to relax their eyes.… Read More »


Bifocals for Kids? PART I by Benjamin Clingan, OD

It seems like a very foreign concept indeed. Bifocals are meant for “old people.” Why would a child need something meant for grandma or grandpa? As we continue our discussion on myopia control, you may notice most of the treatments are already available but just used for other purposes. Glasses and contacts prescriptions for myopia… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 23 2018
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Longer Lashes Coming Soon!

Enhancements Lash Boost™  Eyelash Serum Dramatically improve the length and appearance of your eyelashes with this clinically-tested serum. In 4-8 weeks you will see your eyelashes appear longer and thicker with this revolutionary product. Find this new product at the Eye & Laser counter sometime next week. www.rodanandfields.com/pages/lash-boost  

  • Posted on: Mar 9 2018
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Myopia Control, by Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

MYOPIA CONTROL What is myopia? Myopia refers to the refractive error (glasses prescription) of patients who are nearsighted. What is myopia control? As some of you who are myopic have noticed from personal experience, once you are given a glasses prescription it keeps “getting worse” every time you visit the eye doctor.  While your eyes… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 6 2018
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March Sunglass Sale!

All sunglasses* on sale 20% off during the month of March. Find a new look for your Spring wardrobe! You’ll find some great new looks. Stop in soon for the best selection. Need prescription sunglasses? All our frames will be 20% off as well when you order them with prescription lenses.   * Some restrictions… Read More »

  • Posted on: Mar 1 2018
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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss, and affects more than 2 million Americans older than 50 years of age. The image pictured gives an example of without and with AMD. Here are a few of the symptoms: Difficulty seeing in the center of your vision while driving, reading, or looking… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 16 2018
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Blue Light Series – Part 2 – The Problem, by Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

In blue light exposure, the two major consequences are the reduction of melatonin and an increase in macular degeneration. Without getting too technical, we will explain these below. Blue light inhibits the release of melatonin and that can affect your circadian rhythm. When your circadian rhythm is altered, many of the body’s systems can be… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 9 2018
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What is Blue Light? By Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

Last post, we discussed Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and how proper ergonomics with proper blinking can improve your screen time with electronic devices. Over the next few posts, we will focus on ways to prevent possible damage from the blue light emitted from your electronic devices and LED lights. What is BLUE LIGHT? Back to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 29 2018
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