Warm weather and spending more time outside are on everyone’s mind as the seasons change. However, the spring season often brings along allergens that affect your nose, throat, and eyes. Practical, proactive steps to care for your eyes in spring can help you avoid excess irritation and make the most of warmer weather and your […]
What to Expect at Your First Optometry Appointment
Are distant road signs becoming harder to read? What about your novels, even when held up close? Blurry vision is one of the first signs to reach out to an optometrist. Even if you aren’t having problems with your vision, maybe you recognize that it is time to prioritize your eye health, especially ifyou have […]
5 “Must Do” Steps to Care for the Aging Eye
With increased age, comes an increased risk for vision problems. People over the age of 50 are more likely to suffer from eye disease. They need to be proactive and receive specialized care to maintain their eye health as well as overall health as they age. Check out MOA’s 5 ‘Must Do’ Steps to Care […]
Scleral Contact Lens Technology – a Game Changer for Many Patients
If you are a Dry Eye sufferer who has tried other therapies with limited success or are having complications following an eye surgery, there is an innovative solution you may not be aware of – scleral contact lenses. Scleral lenses are also a good option for patients who need a high-powered prescription contact lens, who […]
Women are 2/3 More Likely to Suffer Vision Loss -Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month Highlights Unique Eye Care Needs
Did you know women are 2/3 more likely than men to experience vision loss? In addition to experiencing and increased incidence for vision problems, women are at greater risk for unique health issues related to hormone levels, which can fluctuate throughout pregnancy and menopause. Women have a higher prevalence of major eye diseases, such as: […]
Taking on the Silent Thief of Sight – Glaucoma Awareness Month
A silent thief may be lurking in your eyes, threatening to rob you of your sight! Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It is a symptomless disease that often goes undetected until it is too late to prevent vision loss. Of the estimated 3 million Americans living with glaucoma, more than […]
What is a Retinal Scan?
Your optometrist has many different diagnostic tools they use during an eye exam. One of these tools is called a retinal scan, but how does this instrument work? What is a retinal scan? Continue reading to learn more about this tool, including what it is, how it works, and what diseases it can help identify. […]
What Eye Issues Need Emergency Care?
You should receive a medical eye exam every year, but an emergency may lead to a surprise trip to your optometrist’s office. Accidents happen, but what is an eye emergency, and how do you know you need immediate care? Continue reading to learn more about some of the eye issues that require emergency care, such […]
Itchy Eyes and Crusty Lids? It could be Demodex
Many Americans are unaware of a startling fact: right now, there are likely several thousand microscopic mites living on your face. The tiny pests, called demodex, live in the pores of the skin and are most active during the night when they feed on oil produced by glands and skin cells around the eyes. While nearly […]
Time to Lose Your Reading Glasses – Permanently?
A new eye drop is set to transform the lives of adults living with presbyopia or challenges with near vision in middle age. For centuries, ‘reading glasses’ or bifocals have been the only option for people with presbyopia. That is all about to change with the recent FDA approval of a new eye drop called […]