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UV Light can be damaging

The Harmful Effects of Ultra-Violet Light, by Lexi Kortsen, O.D.

Did you know that ultra-violet (UV) light can have harmful effects not only on your skin but also on your eyes? These damaging rays can lead to skin cancer, premature cataract development, and even macular degeneration. Therefore, it is important to wear sunglasses that block out 90-100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, eyewear… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 31 2020
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MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 3 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

This blog will talk about the difference between multifocal contacts/glasses and peripheral defocus contacts/glasses.  The reason we need these treatment options is the fact that regular glasses and contacts actually encourage myopia to increase.  This happens because the central vision is placed correctly in the front central retina but the peripheral vision is placed behind… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 18 2018
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MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 2 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

  So, we are back on with myopia control again.  If you were able to use the calculator with the link from the last post, you may have noticed that the most effective way to control myopia is with 1% Atropine eye drops once at night.  While effective, the drops do come with some significant… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 21 2018
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Inventory Reduction Sale!

OCTOBER INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE!

Find great styles of eyeglass frames and sunglasses all on sale 20-60% off * through the end of October. We carry SALT Optics (shown here is the Tiffany model), Oakley, Modo, Ronit Furst, Mad in Italy, Maui Jim, Vera Bradley, Blackfin, Silhouette, Aspire, Eyephorics 2.5, and Kate Spade, among other great lines. Stop in early… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 26 2018
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AUGUST IS CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH & SAFETY MONTH

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has named August as the Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. It’s recommended that you have your baby’s eyes examined early in life, at about six months of age, and then again prior to starting school. Regular eye examinations throughout their school years will help ensure any eye problems are… Read More »



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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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 3 – The Solution, By Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

Our last post had some disturbing news about negative consequences of blue light. These next three posts will each discuss a specific way to limit your exposure to blue light. THE SOLUTION – Lenses and Screen filters Most of you that wear glasses are already aware of anti-reflective (AR) coatings and their benefit. Another coating… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 13 2018
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