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

Blue Light Glasses

You can take eye breaks, turn down your brightness, and more, but one of the best ways to protect your eyes during increased screentime with COVID-19 is wearing blue light glasses. You can read more about them in this article from All About Eyes... All About Eyes- Blue Light Glasses...

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!

Pandemic Stress Can Change Your Eyesight

Have you noticed that your eyes are feeling much more strained than usual? That things feel a little blurry when you look at the screen too long? Stress from the pandemic can affect your eyesight in various ways. Check it out: https://2020eyescolorado.org/pandemic-stress-can-change-your-eyesight/?fbclid=IwAR0IM9u5NNyBarOq9YV8cdRyrupc8Yps2_mbQxAzPLQV8OblImPk12fJOmk...

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive myopia”. Our eye doctors can help.

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that can help you relax your eyes and find relief.

5 Ways to Prepare for School in a Pandemic

With school fast approaching, many things are overwhelming us such as technology, scheduling, and schoolwork. However, it is important to take a step back and pay attention to our bodies. With increased screentime, we need to make sure we are taking the necessary precautions to protect ourselves. 2020 Eyes Colorado...

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.

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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