March was Workplace Eye Wellness Month, but even after the month has passed, it’s always a good idea to keep your eye health a priority. Most people don’t think twice about their eyes unless they’re going in for an eye exam. But at most of our jobs, we use our eyes constantly — more than […]
How Eye Exams Can Save Your Life
We all know that routine eye exams are important for our eye health. They keep us up-to-date with our prescription, help assess any health concerns with our eyes, and ensure we’re seeing at our very best. But did you know that an eye exam can also save your life? There are countless health conditions or […]
Eye Exam Myths
“The only thing to fear is fear itself” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He wasn’t wrong. We often avoid things that we’re afraid of, only to realize later that when we’re forced to face our fears, it’s not as bad as it once seemed. Countless people avoid going to the eye doctor each year because […]
Healthy Eyes in the New Year
In the beginning of January, you can’t escape resolutions and goals regarding better health. Scrolling through your social media accounts, chatting with coworkers, or even having internal dialogue regarding your own healthy practices, it seems that the new year is always marked by a need for improving our overall wellness. And people are pretty great […]
Should I Get LASIK?
To the general public, LASIK is seen as either being a really nifty, 21st century, technology-savvy procedure, or it’s seen as a form of torture. It seems like half the population thinks “I would definitely try that,” and the rest say “you couldn’t pay me to do that.” For as terrifying as LASIK can sound […]
Contacts vs. Glasses
It’s the age old debate, the tried and true question that nearly everyone considers at some point in their life: should I get glasses or contacts? There are advantages to both, and everyone seems to gravitate towards one preference or another eventually, but there are still plenty of us who are hemming and hawing over […]
Dealing With Eye Clinic Anxiety
For some people, they don’t think twice about going to the eye doctor. Having that burst of air puffed into your eye? No sweat. Getting eye drops that dilate your pupils? No big deal. Touching their eyes to pull out contacts, or to put them in? Easy peasy. Then there’s the rest of us. The […]
Does My Child Need Glasses?
While each and every child is unique and individual, there tend to be some similarities. Kids love a good swing set or playground, and they love having some screen time. Kids also tend to be pretty curious, and they always seem to grow up way too fast. There’s another pretty common thing that kids share […]
Why Do You Need To Have Regular Eye Exams?
When your eyes are working the way they should be, it is often fairly easy to assume you are completely fine and skip your annual eye exam. After all, you can see just fine, your prescription hasn’t noticeably changed, and you are healthy. While skipping your exam may be tempting considering that you have so […]
These Health Conditions Could Lead To Vision Loss
As a local Punta Gorda optometrist, it is our main goal to simply protect your vision and make sure that you continue to see clearly for as long as possible. While we certainly do everything we can to ensure this is what happens, you also can be a part of this process. Knowing what sorts […]