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Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.   The eyes and the...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT GLASSES FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE

Considering that you may wear your eyeglasses during all or most of your waking hours, it's important to take your time when choosing a new pair and make sure your eyewear suits the way you look. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to pick...

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online! Visit the Contact Us section of our site at anytime and complete the form.  We'll receive the form via email and call you back to confirm your appointment request.  We'll be sure to call you back within one business day....

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...

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...

NEW YEAR NEW LOOK: UPGRADE YOUR EYEWEAR IN 2018

When a new year arrives, people typically make resolutions about improving their lives. One of the ways you can do that is by choosing to upgrade your eyewear in 2018. There are several reasons why that's a wise decision that could make you feel satisfied. You May Need Reading Glasses...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

BE DRESSED TO THE NINES IN NINE WEST FRAMES FROM THE EYE DOCTOR IN DALLAS

Buying glasses is unlike buying any other accessory. You need them to perform two functions: correcting your vision and flattering your face. Finding the perfect frames that achieve both these goals can be quite difficult. Though frames can be a fashion accessory, you need them to match lots of outfits...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

SAME-DAY EYEWEAR ORDERS AVAILABLE AT THE EYE DOCTOR’S OFFICE & EYE GALLERY

In many instances our onsite laboratory allows us to make your eyeglasses the same day you placed your order. In some cases we can make your eyewear in one hour if there is an emergency. This service is not available for every prescription. Imagine getting your eye health and vision...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

MIX AND MATCH YOUR EYEWEAR STYLE WITH AIRLOCK EYE FRAMES

Here at The Eye Doctor’s Office & Eye Gallery, we know that glasses work both to improve your vision and to complement your personal style. That's why we carry unique eyewear brands and give you the attention you need to find the right pair for you. If you've never heard...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

TAKE ON THE WORLD IN TOM FORD GLASSES FROM THE EYE GALLERY IN DALLAS

Rethink the way you wear eyeglasses and sunglasses. They perform the essential functions of helping you see and protecting your eyes. You look through them all day, so shouldn't you look good while doing that? A pair of designer glasses from Tom Ford might be just the look-booster you need...

HOW TO VIEW THE UPCOMING SOLAR ECLIPSE WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR EYES

On August 21st of this year, a total solar eclipse is coming to the United States. Anyone in the continental US will be able to see a partial eclipse, which means that Dallas, Texas, residents have the chance to experience a mind-blowing natural phenomenon. But staring directly at an eclipse...

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

SHOW YOUR SOPHISTICATION WITH SERAPHIN EYEWEAR

Glasses are a major part of life for many people around the world. Despite the sheer volume of eyeglasses available, finding that perfect look and fit can be quite difficult. Start by choosing an eyewear line with great style and quality. If you're into a modern twist on vintage looks,...

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online! Visit the Contact Us section of our site at anytime and complete the form.  We'll receive the form via email and call you back to confirm your appointment request.  We'll be sure to call you back within one business day....

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...

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...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

OAKLEY FRAMES NOW AT THE EYE DOCTOR OFFICE AND EYE GALLERY IN DALLAS

Do you love Oakley? We certainly do, which is why The Eye Doctor carries Oakley's collection of eyewear. Glasses that fit well are an essential. Going through the day with a pair of uncomfortable frames is no fun at all. Oakley frames are light weight and form fitted to stay...

KEEP YOUR EYES SAFE FROM THE SUN’S UV DAMAGE

We care about your eyes, and even though we may only see you once a year, we want you to have the tools for year-round protection. Ultra Violet (UV) damage is serious business when it comes to the eyes. Think of what a day in the sun can do to...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

KIO YAMATO HIGH-FASHION EYEGLASS FRAMES AVAILABLE IN OUR DALLAS EYE GALLERY

Glasses are often the first thing people notice about you since they sit in the center of your face and frame your eyes. Your glasses assist your vision, but they're also an accessory you should take advantage of. An attractive pair of glasses highlights your favorite features and shows off...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

MAUI JIM POLARIZED LENSES OFFER PEAK EYE PROTECTION

The sun is a significant source of potential eye damage. You wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, but regular sunglasses don't protect against the sun's glare. Instead of suffering through a loss of vision clarity, discomfort, and possible eye strain, look into a pair of polarized sunglasses. We stock Maui Jim...

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

LASIK VS. PRK: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

You've probably heard of LASIK as the surgery that corrects vision problems. Another surgery, called PRK, pre-dates LASIK and is still an effective way of treating the same vision issues. Depending on your eyesight, your doctor will recommend one of these two surgeries if you're looking into vision correction surgery . LASIK...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

GIVE THE GIFT OF VISION WITH THE EYE DOCTOR

People all over the world can't afford the eye doctor's appointments and vision correction that would allow them to see clearly. It's a depressing thought, but the next time you buy a pair of glasses, you can do something about it. Eye Doctor’s Office and Eye Gallery Dallas sells eyewear...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

WHY YOU NEED THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR EYEGLASSES

If you're looking to save a few bucks on eyeglasses, you might be tempted to order a pair from an online retailer. After all, many of these businesses promise low prices and fast delivery. But when it comes to your vision, the potential pitfalls of ordering glasses online outweigh any...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

"The Sneak Thief of Sight" Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S CATARACTS?

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF CATARACTS? If you have cataracts, you'll start to notice a few key symptoms. Keep in mind that most will worsen as the cataract grows and compromises your vision more. Blurry, clouded, faded, or dim vision Sensitivity to bright lights Problems seeing at night or...

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

IS 20/20 VISION PERFECT?

If you have great eyesight, you might expect to see 20/20 on your vision chart. Excellent vision is about much more than being able to read up close or see long distances, though. Learn what 20/20 vision really means and whether it's possible to have perfect vision. WHAT A VISUAL...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

HOW CAN SMOKING DAMAGE YOUR EYES?

Smoking can cause lung cancer, heart disease, and damage to almost every other organ in the body. But did you know that this unhealthy habit can also injure your eyes? From dry eye syndrome to blindness, learn about six ways that smoking can damage your eyes. DRY EYE SYNDROME Image...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

IT’S TIME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL EYE EXAMS

School is starting again. For many families, that means long to-do lists involving new school supplies, school clothes and uniforms, packed lunches, scheduling concerns, and more. Whether you have one child or several, you've probably got a lot to do as the school year begins. Are eye exams on your...

WHY ORTHOKERATOLOGY WORKS FOR SO MANY

You have myopia or another correctable vision problem, and you're sick of wearing glasses or contacts during the day. Many people aren't ready for LASIK surgery but would like an option that corrects vision without daily contacts and glasses. That's where orthokeratology comes in. Get clear vision during the day...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn't Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

LOOKING AT EYE FLOATERS

When you're staring at the blue sky, a bright computer screen, or a monochromatic wall, you may notice little shadows or flecks floating around in your vision. While discovering abnormalities in your vision may feel disconcerting, the specks you're seeing are called floaters, and they're a common occurrence in the...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

WHAT’S AN AUTOREFRACTOR?

If you've ever had an in-depth vision check, you probably got a close-up look at an autorefractor. This isn't the instrument with all the dials that your optometrist or ophthalmologist uses to hone in on your ideal prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Instead, the autorefractor uses computer-controlled machinery to...

START THEM YOUNG: CHILDREN’S FIRST EYE EXAMS

For young children, there's no time like the present to start scheduling regular eye exams. After all, children depend on their eyes for up to 80 percent of their learning processes. Know when to start scheduling eye exams for your child, and understand what kinds of issues eye doctors look...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

DEALING WITH RETINAL DETACHMENT

Retinal detachment is a serious eye issue that requires immediate surgery to treat. Retinal detachment treatments achieve partial or full vision recovery in an overwhelming number of patients. If you're worried you may be at risk for retinal detachment, talk to your eye care professional. WHAT IS RETINAL DETACHMENT? Your...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

EXPLORING CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY

If the words corneal topography make you think of maps, your instincts are right on. The corneal topography of your eyes is a map of the surface of your corneas: how they curve, whether they're even, and if any irregularities show up. WHY DO DOCTORS USE CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY? Corneal topography...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

WHAT CAUSES DRY EYE SYNDROME?

Do your eyes sting, itch, or produce stringy discharge? Perhaps you feel like you're always blinking sand out of your eyes. If these problems sound familiar, you may be one of the many sufferers of dry eye. THE CAUSES OF DRY EYE Image via Flickr by MiiiSH Dry eye is...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM PARAGON CRT?

Many people don't know that daytime-wear contact lenses and LASIK surgery aren't the only alternatives to wearing glasses for vision correction. People with myopia who don't want surgery but need a different solution to glasses or contacts should look into Paragon CRT as a potential way to achieve better vision....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

STEPS FOR WINTER EYE HEALTH

Winter comes with its inconvenient set of health concerns: you're at higher risk for picking up bugs like the flu, you have to protect your skin from harsh winter temperatures, and just being outside or in the car can be dangerous. You may not think much about how winter affects...

WHAT IS MACULAR DEGENERATION?

Unless you or a family member has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, you've probably heard the term before but aren't aware of the specifics of what it means. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of age-related vision loss, which means understanding the disease and having a conversation about it with your...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

FOODS FOR HEALTHIER EYES

Most people have heard a thing or two about foods that are healthy for eyes. Carrots are the most popular food to cite, and for good reason. Not far behind come leafy greens and salmon for the specific vitamins and fatty acids these foods are rich in. But the range of foods...

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

WHAT IS MACULAR DEGENERATION?

Unless you or a family member has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, you've probably heard the term before but aren't aware of the specifics of what it means. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of age-related vision loss, which means understanding the disease and having a conversation about it with your...

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

LOOKING AT FALL: EYE HEALTH IN THE AUTUMN

The humidity is finally gone, the leaves are turning brilliant colors, and the days are getting shorter. Fall is in full, beautiful swing. Unfortunately, fall also brings allergens and an increased risk of UV damage. Find out what to do when your eyes get red and itchy, or when you're...

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

4 JOBS THAT AFFECT YOUR VISION

Much of what we understand and enjoy about our world each and every day revolves around our vision. We are so used to seeing the world around us that we take it for granted, but each day, accidents happen in workplaces that put workers’ vision at risk. Eye injuries are...

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

It's Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

SCHEDULE YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL EYE EXAM

From falling leaves to pumpkin patches, autumn presents us with so many beautiful sights to enjoy! You want to be sure that your kids can see it all crystal-clear. On top of that, back-to-school time is just the right time for kids to get eye exams. Even if there appears...

THE LINK BETWEEN SLEEP AND HEALTHY EYES

Not getting enough sleep can not only make you feel fatigued and short-tempered, it can also lead to much more serious problems. Over time, lack of sleep can actually cause moderate to severe damage to your eyes. Keep reading to learn how you can keep your eyes healthy by sleeping...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

5 TIPS FOR KEEPING EYES HAPPY WITH CONTACTS

Contact lenses make you look great and see better, as long as you wear and care for them correctly. Follow these five steps to keep your eyes happy with contacts. WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE HANDLING Your mornings might be a whirlwind of getting yourself and your family out the door,...

5 TIPS FOR KEEPING EYES HAPPY WITH CONTACTS

Contact lenses make you look great and see better, as long as you wear and care for them correctly. Follow these five steps to keep your eyes happy with contacts. WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE HANDLING Your mornings might be a whirlwind of getting yourself and your family out the door,...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

6 FOODS FOR EYE HEALTH

In the recent wake of gluten-free, carb-free, paleo, or other fad diets, it's important to decipher what the benefits of each plan are. Many help heart, liver, and kidney health, but neglect other parts of the body. For those who want to improve eye health, there isn't a particular diet...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

PINK-EYE: MYTHS, CAUSES, AND TREATMENT

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common inflammation of the eye caused by a viral or bacterial infection. However, one problem with pink eye is that many people are unaware of what causes the disease, how to treat it, or how to prevent the spread of the condition....

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR VISION INSURANCE

Your vision is a critical component of your overall health, and seeing your eye doctor for regular checkups and necessary treatments is important to your well being. Vision insurance can be confusing if you don’t use it regularly, but don’t let that stop you from caring for your eyes. Here...

KEEPING YOUR EYES SAFE IN SUMMER

Summer means great weather, beach time, and lots of sun. It’s not all sunshine when it comes to protecting your eyes during this hot season, though. Follow these five precautions to keep your eyes safe from harmful rays this summer. WEAR SUNGLASSES Image via Flickr by manoftaste.de Did you know that the...

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR GLAUCOMA?

Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects almost three million Americans and 60 million people worldwide. The disease causes degeneration of the optic nerve and is caused by increased ocular pressure and lack of proper ocular drainage. While the disease is debilitating, regular trips to the eye doctor can recognize...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

4 BIGGEST GLASSES TRENDS IN 2015

Whether you subscribe to the idea that the devil's in the details or the accessories make the outfit, there's no denying that at the moment, eyewear is one of the hottest trends. Both men and women recognize the value of a cool pair of frames, regardless of whether they're sunglasses...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

AMERICAN SNIPER SHADES: WILEY X SUNGLASSES

Some of the world's most iconic fashions come from equally iconic films, as is the case with Wiley X sunglasses seen in the Oscar-winning film American Sniper. Predictably, although the featured model has a name – the Saint – the protective glasses are already more widely known as American Sniper...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLAUCOMA

Do you remember your last visit to your eye doctor? Besides having you read a chart of little letters, your doctor likely put some drops in your eyes and sprayed them with a puff of air. This little test helps doctors diagnose glaucoma. But what is glaucoma? And what can...

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT 3D MOVIES AND YOUR VISION

Have you ever wondered about the effect of 3D movies on your vision? What do the professionals have to say about the subject? Keep reading to learn more. HOW DO 3D MOVIES WORK? In most cases, 3D movies, TV shows, and other content are optical illusions. Two things are played...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS: TESTS TO PREVENT VISION PROBLEMS

A comprehensive eye exam is the best way to prevent vision problems in the future, and to catch any issues before they become worse. While you think that you would probably notice if your eyesight were to get worse, there are many other vision and health problems that are screened...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

DETECTING AND TREATING YOUR DRY EYES

If you suffer from dry eyes, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans experience the scratching, burning, and grittiness of dry eyes every year. Most don’t fully understand the causes or the possible solutions for their dry eyes. WHAT ARE DRY EYES EXACTLY? Dry eye is what happens when your eyes...

AT WHAT AGE CAN YOUR CHILDREN START WEARING CONTACTS?

Most healthcare professionals would agree that an appropriate age for switching from glasses to contact lenses is usually during teen or pre-teen years. However the issue is more a matter of individual maturity and responsibility than physical development. SIGNS MY CHILD IS READY FOR CONTACTS Contacts can be a better option than glasses for some children. However...

5 FOODS THAT CAN HELP IMPROVE YOUR EYESIGHT

Did you know that eating certain foods can actually support eye health? That's right; some foods will actually improve your eyesight. Of the many foods that can help improve your eyesight, here are five foods that make the list, and are ones you should consider incorporating into your diet. Your Dallas optometrist will agree!...

INDICATORS THAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS AN EYE EXAM

Vision problems in children can sometimes go undetected, since a child may not even realize her vision is any different from those around her. Rather than expressing to you that she has trouble seeing, she might naturally do things to compensate without thinking about it. There are several clues that indicate...

UNDERSTANDING YOUR EYE PAIN

Pain behind the eye can be distracting and sometimes sharply painful. It may take the form of a headache, a dull ache, or even an intense, localized jolt of pain. Sometimes it’s accompanied by light sensitivity, pain when you move your eye, redness, and tearing. Eye pain can be a...

PREPARING FOR YOUR CHILD’S EYE EXAM

With small kids, it can be frightening to have an eye exam. For the parent, it’s a vicarious fear through the child, but for the child, it can be absolutely horrifying. Imagine having a stranger put a big, cold thing against your face and shining lights into your eyes! If...

PREPARING FOR YOUR CHILD’S EYE EXAM

With small kids, it can be frightening to have an eye exam. For the parent, it’s a vicarious fear through the child, but for the child, it can be absolutely horrifying. Imagine having a stranger put a big, cold thing against your face and shining lights into your eyes! If...

COMMON MISTAKES CONTACT LENS WEARERS SHOULD AVOID

Any Dallas optometrist or contact-lens wearer will tell you: there are just certain things you want to avoid doing if you’re going to wear contacts. The first thing you need to do is to get the right prescription from your doctor, learn how to put them in, and then follow these six...

WHEN TO HAVE YOUR CHILD’S EYES EXAMINED

Eye exams are crucial to a child’s development. If any vision problems go undetected in your child, her ability to learn at school can be severely interrupted. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that everyone have an eye exam about every one to three years, but the recommended ages that...

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS VISION CORRECTION

If your child needs glasses, chances are they’re not going to pick up on the signs alone. Here are a few telltales for you to look for if you think your child needs vision correction. SQUINTING One of the more obvious signs is if your child is squinting to see....

PROTECTING YOUR EYES FROM ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

When you go to the beach, you’re sure to bring sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn – but how do you protect your eyes? UV rays can damage eyes as well, leading to cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia, and photokeratitis, which can cause temporary vision loss. Here are a...

THE ROLE YOUR CHILD’S VISION PLAYS IN THE CLASSROOM

In the classroom, much of the information taught is given visually.  This means that many young students who are struggling with learning their course materials are simply having difficulty seeing the board. Poor vision can cause many problems in the classroom, and understanding those difficulties can be a challenge.  Here are...

WHY AN EYE EXAM IS SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR OVERALL HEALTH

If you think that eye exams are only for people who need prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, then you’re sorely mistaken. A comprehensive eye exam is a good indicator for your overall health, and it can help detect certain diseases, like diabetes and high blood pressure, before anything else. WHO NEEDS...

KEEPING YOUR EYES IN GOOD HEALTH

Of all our five senses, vision is perhaps the most dominant one. We see the world through our eyes, and good eye health isn’t something you should take for granted. To protect your eyes and keep them in good health, follow these basic tips: START WITH A HEALTHY DIET Maintaining...

EYE EXAMS CAN CATCH DISEASES AND SAVE YOU MONEY

Your eyes reveal the world to you.  But did you know that your eyes can tell worlds about you?  And we’re not talking mystic soul-searching either. Routine eye exams can reveal a lot about your general health to your optometrist.  In fact, in many instances your eye doctor may detect diseases long...

WHAT OUR EYES CAN TELL US ABOUT OUR HEALTH

They say that eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know that your eyes are also windows into your overall health? The eyes are the only place where you can see a person’s arteries, veins, and nerves. It is all-together transparent in that sense. Here are some...

ALL ABOUT DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Diabetes can affect more than just your blood sugar. In fact, if you have diabetes, you are at risk for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can severely limit your vision and even cause blindness in extreme cases. Here’s how to know if you’re at risk: WHO IS AT RISK? If...

SHADES IN THE SUMMER: THE PROS AND CONS

We all know that summer shades aren’t just about looking cool but they are there to help protect your eyes from the harmful ultra violet rays that are known to cause diseases like macular degeneration, cataract and other retinal diseases that can permanently reduce vision, even cause blindness. What if...

UNDERSTANDING GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness across the globe.  It is estimated that over six million individuals the world over are completely blind in both eyes from Glaucoma and over three million people in the United States suffer in varying degrees from Glaucoma, and yet it still remains largely...

FOODS THAT ENHANCE YOUR EYE HEALTH

The human eye is a magnificent organ, aside from being an intriguing and important part of every face; it is also an important part of human survival. In fact, 80% of every move we make each day is led by our eyes as it communicates with our brains to interpret...

DRY EYE TREATMENTS

Let’s be honest we have all experienced dry eyes. Whether you wear contacts, are dealing with windy dry seasons, or you are doing sports that are drying your eyes out, it can be miserable! Dry eye syndrome is caused by a lack of lubrication and moisture. It can cause constant...

PROS AND CONS OF CONTACT LENSES AND EYEGLASSES

If you’re agonizing over whether to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses, you’re not alone. It’s a personal decision, with neither one being the “best” choice for most people. You might decide that you’ll be more comfortable with eyeglasses, or that you prefer contact lenses—either is totally fine and completely up to...

CAN AN EYE EXAM HELP DIAGNOSE ALZHEIMER’S?

It appears that the answer to this question could definitely be yes.  According to recent findings from a study done at Georgetown University and the University of Hong Kong, an eye exam could be a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to diagnose and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. THE STUDY Scientists at Georgetown...

SYMPTOMS OF EYE ALLERGIES AND WHAT TO DO

Eyes can tell a lot about your health at the moment. Many times if you have a cold or a flu, your eyes will tell it all. If you have jaundice, your eyes will have a yellow glaze. After all, allergies don’t just show up in sneezing and a runny...

WHAT CAUSES CATARACTS?

Cataracts are the number one eye problem plaguing humankind. A cataract is when the lens inside your eye becomes cloudy. With yearly eye examinations that are easily identified and compensated by an eyeglass prescription or surgery if eyeglasses will not improve vision.Here are a few of the ins-and-outs of cataracts. TYPES...

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE GOOD VISION?

If you want to become a pilot, one of the many requirements is to have “good vision.” However, what does that entail, exactly? How important is it to have 20/20 vision and what does that mean? 20/20 VISION Over a long period, optometrists have studied what the average human being...

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET AN EYE EXAM

Eye exams can get you on the right path for eye care preventing eye disease and loss of vision. Your Eye Doctor will advise you and tell you what you need to know  to make sure that you are taking care of your eyes for the long-term.  Do not wait to...

5 SURPRISING BAD THINGS FOR YOUR EYES

If you are thinking about the things your mother used to tell you about your eyes when you are a kid, we will not be covering those in this blog. Instead, we are going to take a closer look at a few things you might not have heard are bad...

WHO ELSE WANTS EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE DALLAS EYE CARE?

Whether you're already aware of an issue with your eyes or you've noticed you have been squinting more lately and want to find out if glasses are the solution, you don't want to trust your eye care to just anyone. Instead, you want to work with a team that has...

NEW CONTACT LENS TECHNOLOGY FOR “HARD-TO-FIT” EYES NOW AVAILABLE

Have you been told in the past that you are not a good candidate to wear either soft or hard contact lenses? Often this can be for many reasons, most commonly due to irregular corneas after eye surgery, congenital eye diseases like keratoconus, contact lens intolerance from dry eye disease or dislodging of conventional gas...

TYPICAL AMERICAN DIET HAS NEGATIVE IMPACT ON EYESIGHT

It is no secret that America is facing a problem with obesity—over 33 percent of adults and 17 percent of children are obese.  Most people are probably aware of the common obesity-related conditions as well, such as heart disease, stroke, and type-2 diabetes. However, a diet heavy on fats and carbohydrates...

MEET DR. CRYSTAL EYLAR OF THE EYE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

It has been great to join the practice with Dr. Bob this past year, as The Eye Doctor's Office is a model practice built by decades of hard work. After studying with Dr. Bob when I was doing my residency at the University of Houston, Eye Institute, I was able to adopt...