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Helpful Diabetes and Nutrition Tips

A diabetes diagnosis can be a very heavy burden. Suddenly, you have to track your diet closer than ever, totally rethink your previous lifestyle, and check your blood sugar several times a day. A person with diabetes should be aware of what he/she eats, how much, and when. This will...

Contact Lens Overuse

Contact lens overuse is an increasingly common eye condition that has significant potential to do serious damage to your eyes, and lead to major eye and vision issues in the future. Dr. Schwartz  comments “Contact lenses represent a great way to enhance how you look and feel while allowing you...

Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy

As humans, we possess an incredible visual system that gives us the ability to see our world in three dimensions and judge distance with a great degree of accuracy. Our eyes, set a small distance from one another, give us a sense of “depth perception,” allowing us to gauge the...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

As this month has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to emphasize the importance of early diagnosis of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of progressive eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to irreversible blindness. If untreated, glaucoma often first causes...

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Visit your Knoxville, TN Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults at some point experience presbyopia or a diminished ability to focus on things at a close range, as they age. As people worldwide are living longer a significant number of individuals are developing presbyopia, which currently cannot...

Gifts, Toys, and Eye Safety Awareness

Holiday season is right around the corner and we all know what that means, gifts and new toys. Well intentioned parents delight in surprising the young children with the newest toys for the holiday season. It is necessary for family members inform others about the guidelines when it comes to...

Don’t Throw Away Your Flex Spending Account Credit!

Need a new pair of specs for the kids? Think it's time for an eye examination? Contemplating Lasik? The time has arrived to save big on your eye care needs. As the end of the year comes near, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If flex spending...

Color Blindness: An Overview

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Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Diabetes is the number one causal agent of impaired sight of adults between age twenty and seventy-four. In the past four years alone, over four million individuals in North America living with diabetes were found to have blindness caused by diabetes. Out of those tested, seventy thousand suffered from acute...

All You Need to Know About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Knoxville, TN

For adequate vision, it is necessary for the eyes to operate together with each other and with the brain. When this system breaks down, the result can be amblyopia or lazy eye. With the majority of cases of ambylopia the actual eyes are usually in good health however visual acuity...

Knoxville, TN Vision Exams: Examining the Eye Exam

  Have you ever asked yourself what 20/20 eyesight really stands for? 20/20 vision is a phrase used to express a normal level of clarity of eyesight or visual acuity determined from 20 feet away from the object. That is to say that an individual with such visual acuity will...

Autumn Eye Allergy Relief in Knoxville, TN

  Although many associate eye allergies with the arrival of springtime, just as many people suffer during the autumn as well. Above nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can severely impede one's ability to go about one's normal functions. Ocular allergy symptoms include tearing,...

This Halloween Beware of Special Effect Lenses

  With the autumn comes Halloween and with that, dressing up. As a consumer, you want to know of certain hazards to your eyes that could put a damper on the fun and games. Over the past few years, special effect contacts have become popular particularly with teenagers and young...

Knoxville, TN Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Eye Fatigue

  According to the American Optometric Association more than seven out of 10 of the American citizens that work daily at a computer screen (over 140 million individuals) experience computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye fatigue. Excessive computer use can result in eye stress and effect eyesight in children as...

Be Aware of Household Eye Safety This Month

  As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes specifically for kids. Don't wait until it's too late to guarantee your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. In general, kids enter...

Contacts and Cosmetics: Suggestions from your Knoxville, TN Eye Doctor

If you use contacts a number of guidelines should be followed when applying cosmetics. Below are a few basic tips for ways to ensure you keep your eyes attractive and healthy. Which Cosmetics Are Best for your Eyes? To start, eye care professionals strongly suggest you purchase only cosmetics that...

Getting Sunscreen Out of Your Eyes

If you have ever witnessed an unfortunate encounter between sunscreen and eyes, you know firsthand just how excruciating it can be. A real strong rub in the eye can even result in stinging that lasts for hours. It can take hours before the victim can feel comfortable enough to open...

August is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Exam in Knoxville Now

Many people don't know that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In truth, more than half of senior citizens have some degree of cataracts. What are cataracts? A cataract is when the lens, the part of the eye that focuses light to produce images, becomes...

Getting Your Child’s Eyes Ready for the Classroom: Knoxville Children’s Eye Exams

It's that time of year again, when the days start getting shorter, the weather a little cooler, and kids across the country head back to the classroom. Before going back to school, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a check-up with the eye doctor. Healthy eyesight is key to the...

Why Contacts Are a Great Option for Teenagers

No teenager wants to be seen wearing something that makes them different, and for some adolescents, eyeglasses can often seem that way. Young adults can balk at the thought of having to wear glasses and coming across ''uncool''. In comparison with eyeglasses, kids and teenagers who wear contact lenses feel...

Handling Some Frequently Seen Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be taken care of at home. Read these guidelines for common eye injuries, to decide the next step following an accident....

Have You Had a Routine Eye Exam Recently?

For those of us who have eyes that are in good condition, it's normal to miss the importance of a routine eye exam. Nevertheless, timely detection of any eye or vision problems is crucial to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it requires is a yearly eye exam. Numerous optical...

A Guide to Summer Eye Protection

Now that the summertime is officially here it’s time to make sure you defend your eyes from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some tips to safe in the sun: Buy glasses that block 100% of UV rays. If your shades don’t protect against 100%...

Everything Parents Should Know About Children’s Eye Protection

Did you know that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? That's equal to an eye injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts agree that 90% of the reported accidents would have been simply prevented by wearing protective eyewear. The majority of eye damaging...

The Truth About the Vision Benefits of Eating Carrots

You may have been told that carrots help you see better, but is it the truth? Optometrists know that carrots can't actually improve your vision. However, carrots do provide substantial amounts of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for the health of your eyes and therefore ingesting foods rich in...

Be Aware of the Dangers of UV for Your Eyes

  Due to efforts to create awareness of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer), most know about the need for using sunblock and using other forms of sun protection particularly during the blazing summer months. What is less known is that UV...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Care

  Contact lens wearers must be sure to care for their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn contacts, or or even serious eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion results in vision loss. Any individuals that are not ready to take care of their contacts...

Gas Permeable Lenses: Are You a Candidate?

  Although you may be more accustomed to soft contact lenses, a second, less familiar brand of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) contact lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, hard lenses involve more modern technology than soft contacts, and they are longer-lasting, allow finer vision...

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 of us, March begins pollen season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Seasonal eye allergies are often a...

Why it Might Not Be Smart to Buy Glasses Online

Though many people have become accustomed to shopping for anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are an item that you should consider buying in person. Here's why. Even though you may encounter reduced prices on e-commerce sites, the benefits of going to an optical store far exceed the ''deals''...

Dry Eyes Getting You Down? Tips on Keeping Your Eyes Hydrated This Cold Season

Although many people refer to winter as the wet time of year with all the precipitation, the air is really a lot dryer in the winter, causing your eyes to be more sensitive. Our team can help you find the best ways to keep your eyes moisturized this winter. While...

This Month Declared AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to creating awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading source of visual impairment for seniors. AMD often leads to low vision, a phrase eye doctors use to describe major visual impairment that is also called “legal blindness” or...

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Because the...

Winter Eye Care Tips… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the summer. While many of us are aware of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes in the summer, we don't all recognize that it is essential to take extra care in the winter months as well....

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