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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear throughout the day. Below are a few strategies to help you prevent your eyeglasses from fogging up when wearing a mask. But First, Why Do...

Seeing in the Darkness

Have you ever heard of rods and cones? These are the cells in the retina of the eye which let us see. Cones are used in the light, and rods in the dark. In the day, we can see sharply and in color instantly, but at night time, your eyes...

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV coatings become less effective.

12 Myths About Eyesight

Are carrots really that good for your eyes? Is reading in the dark really bad for you? There are many different myths about eyesight, but it can be hard to tell which are old wives' tales and which are actually true. In this article, the Insight Vision Center explains which...

6 Signs You May Need Glasses

Many people don't realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they've gone years without glasses and haven't noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or they’ve noticed a change, but put off a visit to an eye doctor. Regardless of whether you’re experiencing problems, make an appointment with Dr. Mortenson...

Tips to Help Your Eyes With Increased Screentime During COVID-19

Have you noticed that your daily screentime has skyrocketed recently?  With more time at home and less social interaction, we tend to go on our on screens much more than usual. While this is important for our mental and emotional health, it can create increased headaches, blurry vision, and red,...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a new, fresh pair is inserted the next morning. Used properly, dailies promote eye health, and they’re comfortable and convenient.   Despite the...

Animal Vision vs. Human Vision

Have you ever looked into your pet's eyes and wondered what they see? Earthsky explains a study done on animals and insects, revealing some interesting results on their vision. https://earthsky.org/human-world/human-eyesight-vs-cat-dog-goldfish...

Evolution of the Eye

New Scientist explains how eyes are most likely to have evolved. From evolving light-sensitive cells to trilobites, you learn how this incredible feature we and only a few other phyla have came to be. Evolution of the Eye...

Can you get coronavirus through your eyes?

This article explains how coronavirus may be spread through eyes, and how glasses may offer some protection.  Check it out! Coronavirus and your eyes...

We are open again for routine eye exams!

To our wonderful patients,         We would like to start by saying thank you for your patience in this challenging time. Please take the time to read this (long) letter as it contains important information about our practice and some changes we have made to ensure the safety of our patients,...

COVID-19

The CDC and the American Optometric Association have asked optometrists to postpone any routine eyecare visits for the next 2-3weeks.  Due to this recommendation,  we will be limiting our office hours to accommodate our patients who have emergencies and urgent eye care needs only.  Our office plans to be open...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...
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