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Vision Health

  • The Role Of Tears

    We cry for all kinds of reasons: a stubbed toe, a particularly poignant scene in a movie, freshly cut onions — the list goes on. Would it surprise you to learn that, chemically, not all tears are the same? Or how about that even though we usually do it when we’re upset, crying is actually […]

    Continue Reading April 12, 2018

  • Three Common Vision Problems

    Most people who start needing glasses or contacts while they’re young have at least one of three common vision problems: myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

    Continue Reading April 4, 2018

  • Toys And Activities For Vision Development

    Just like learning how to walk and talk, your baby also has to learn how to see! There are many ways you can help them develop their visual skills, from the right types of toys to buy to the right types of games to play with them at certain ages. The First Six Months A […]

    Continue Reading March 27, 2018

  • Envisioning a greater future: One contact lens at a time.

    We all try to be good stewards of the earth. We go out of our way to recycle paper, glass, plastic. Many of us even compost. But what about daily disposable contact lenses? We wear them once then toss them. Good for our eyes, not so good for the planet. Here’s some good news that […]

    Continue Reading March 20, 2018

  • Contact Lens Care And Safety

    Whether you prefer glasses or contacts, there are specific things you need to do to take care of them. This is one area where glasses-wearers have it easier — no matter how well or poorly they maintain their glasses, it won’t impact the health of their eyes, which is not at all the case with […]

    Continue Reading March 6, 2018

  • Glaucoma: The Basics

    The optic nerve is what transmits visual data from the eye to the brain. When the optic nerve is damaged, our vision suffers. A group of conditions that threaten the optic nerve is glaucoma. In the United States, glaucoma is the second most common cause of vision loss and blindness, affecting three million people. Because […]

    Continue Reading February 20, 2018

  • Contact Lenses: More Than Meets The Eye

    Contact lenses probably seem like a pretty recent invention, right? It’s true that they’ve only become popular in recent decades, but you might be surprised to learn that Leonardo da Vinci first sketched the concept of contact lenses way back in 1508! His version involved submerging one’s head in a glass bowl of water, so it definitely […]

    Continue Reading February 13, 2018

  • The Effects Of Blue Light

    Nearly two decades into the 21st century, most of us have nightly rituals that include checking our smartphones before bed. This might not be the healthiest way to end our days. Many eye doctors are concerned about the effects our screen time could have on our vision and our health, and the main cause of […]

    Continue Reading February 1, 2018

  • Common Patient Questions And Concerns

      Many of us schedule our eye exams knowing we have plenty of questions for the eye doctor. What a lot of patients don’t realize is that they share quite a few of these questions with their fellow patients, particularly when it comes to common vision fears and issues. That’s why Vision Source® is dedicating a […]

    Continue Reading January 29, 2018

  • How Do Our Eyes Compare With Cameras?

    If you’ve taken a lot of pictures, you might have noticed that the photos don’t always turn out the same as what we see. Why does that happen? Eyes and cameras both see images and they have a lot of mechanical similarities, but there are still many differences between them. Organic Aperture: The Iris Both […]

    Continue Reading December 13, 2017