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April 2013: New selections from Giorgio Armani have arrived! Made in Italy, this new line of Armani frames contains many classic and retro styles with modern elegance. Our office is proud to be one of a handful to offer this brand new collection and we invite you to venture in and try them on today.

Eye Safety for Halloween: Beware of Special Effect Contacts!

  With the autumn comes Halloween and with that, dressing up. As a consumer, you want to know of some hazards to your eyes that could accompany with the Halloween spirit. A popular costume prop in recent years has been decorative contact lenses and the trend is alarming eye doctors....

A Different Perspective: Understanding Color Blindness

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Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Booked Your next Eye Examination in Long Beach, CA?

A surprising number of people aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In truth, over half of individuals above age 65 have some amount of cataracts. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's clear lens. This prevents the transmission of...

How Age Affects Your Eyesight – Presbyopia

Contact your Long Beach, CA Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults eventually begin to see signs of presbyopia or an impaired ability to see objects at a close range, as they age. As people around the world are reaching older ages, a significant number of people...

This Month is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month

Holiday season is almost here and we all know what that means, Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Adoring mothers and fathers delight in surprising the little ones with the latest toys to start off the New Year. It is crucial that parents instruct relatives about some...

Don’t Lose Your Flex Spending Account Credit!

Need new eye glasses? Guessing your prescription has changed? Contemplating laser vision correction? The time has arrived to save big on all of your eye and vision needs. The end of the year is quickly approaching which means that your annual flex plan will soon run out for the year....

Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Did you know that diabetes is the main precursor to vision loss among adults of all ages? If not, you are not alone. As of 2008, over four million people in North America suffering from diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with diabetes related blindness. Of this group, seventy thousand were afflicted...

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Long Beach, CA

In order to have proper sight, the eyes and the brain must operate in unison. When this does not happen, the result can be amblyopia or lazy eye. In most instances of ambylopia the eyes themselves are typically in good health yet visual acuity cannot be achieved by just lenses....

Long Beach, CA Vision Exams: What 20/20 Vision Really Means

  Ever question what 20/20 vision really represents? 20/20 vision is a phrase to express a normal level of sharpness of eyesight also known as visual acuity determined from a 20 feet distance. That is to say that an individual with 20/20 eyesight can see an object clearly at a...

Long Beach, CA Treatment for Fall Eye Allergies

  At the end of the summer, many people begin to suffer from seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. Above nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can significantly impede one's ability to function as desired. When suffering from allergies, the eyes can become...

Long Beach, CA Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Eye Fatigue

  The American Optometric Association states that above seven out of 10 of workers that sit daily at a computer monitor (around 143 million ) suffer the affects of computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Excessive periods of sitting at the computer can cause eye strain and impact eyesight in...

Protecting your Children’s Eyes in the Home

  As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house eye safe specifically for kids. It's important to take the earliest chance to make sure your home environment is an eye-safe zone. Generally, kids are born with an immature optical...

Contact Lenses and Cosmetics: Advice from your Long Beach, CA Eye Care Practitioner

For those who use contacts a number of guidelines should be followed when using cosmetics. Here are some pointers for how to make sure your eyes remain lovely and safe. Buying Cosmetics To start, we strongly suggest that you use only products that are oil free and fragrance free. Further,...

Getting Sunblock Out of Your Eyes

Those who have regrettably gotten sunscreen in their eyes know firsthand just how much it can sting. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can be a while before the victim can comfortably open his eyes, particularly in the...

Make a Long Beach, CA Eye Exam Part of the Back to School Checklist

Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. Before getting back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a check-up with the optometrist. Healthy vision is key to the thinking process and a child's performance in school. There are numerous tasks that demand visual...

Contacts Make Teens Happy!

No adolescent wants to be caught in something out of style, and in the case of a lot of teenagers, glasses can sometimes seem that way. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a teen panic. In comparison with glasses, kids and teenagers that wear lenses report a significant...

Help! How to Handle Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some might require emergency action and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be treated at home. Read this guide to routine eye injuries, to determine the next move following an accident. Keep in...

Have You Had a Routine Eye Exam Lately?

For those of us who have eyes that are in good condition, it's common to forget about the importance of taking preventative action namely, an optical exam. However, early diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is necessary to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with a simple...

10 Steps to Summer Eye Care

Now that the summertime has finally arrived it’s time to defend your eyes from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some tips to keep your eyes safe in the sun: Make sure your glasses have 100% protection from UV rays. If your sunglasses don’t protect against 100%...

Protective Glasses for Children

Are you aware that annual statistics show that around 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are serious enough to necessitate emergency room treatment? That's the equivalent of one eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts report that the vast majority of the reported injuries could be easily prevented by wearing proper...

The Optometrist Recommends: Eat Carrots for Healthy Eyes

We have all heard that carrots improve your eyesight, but is it the truth? Optometrists will tell you that carrots can't actually improve your vision. However, carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a vitamin that is very good for your eye health and therefore consuming carrots and other beta-carotene rich foods...

Do You Know the Dangers of Ultraviolet Light to Your Eyes?

  As a result of ongoing education to increase knowledge of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer), most are aware of the need for using sunscreen and using other protective measures particularly during the blazing summer months. What is less known...

The In’s and Out’s of Caring for Your Contacts

  Contact lens wearers need to be sure to treat their contacts adequately. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion results in blindness. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contacts may want to seek an...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Gas Permeable Lenses

  While soft contact lenses are most common, another less familiar kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes known as oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, GP lenses involve more modern technology than soft lenses, which last longer, offer better vision quality, and provide enhanced deposit...

Spring is Eye Allergy Season

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For some, March is the start of eye allergy time, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Seasonal eye allergies are largely...

Why it Might Not Be Wise to Purchase Glasses on the Internet

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers are used to buying anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are an item that you should consider purchasing in person. Why? Even though web-based stores often offer cheap prices, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optical store far outweigh...

Dry Eye Syndrome Getting To You? Advice on Keeping Your Eyes Hydrated This Winter

Even though it is common to refer to winter as the wet season because of the rain and snow, the atmosphere is really more dry in the winter, causing your eyes to become more sensitive. Our staff is available to help you find the best options to keep your eyes...

Are You Informed About AMD and Low Vision? Become Aware This February

This month is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the foremost cause of visual impairment for individuals age 65 and over. AMD can result in low vision, a term optometrists use to refer to significant visual impairment that is also called “legal blindness” or almost...

Be Aware of the Dangers of Glaucoma

In an effort to spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' this month has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of preventable blindness, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world....

Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not just an essential accessory in the summer. Although most people are aware of the damage the sun poses to our eyes in the summertime, we don't all realize that it is essential to take extra care in the wintertime as well. Actually, the ultraviolet...

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