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  • Seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular eye exams whether or not you wear glasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp. The articles below explain what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.
  • Get a quick overview of the types of eyeglass frames and lenses available to you.
  • To excel in most sports, you need more than just 20/20 eyesight. A sports vision specialist can help you tune up other visual skills that are important as well.
  • 100_2910Eyecare Associates offers many services for children from Pre-K to adulthood. We participate in the nationwide program Infantsee, that provides a free exam to infants under 1 year old. It is important for children to return for their annual exams so that they develop reading, focusing and tracking skills properly.
    All of our doctors are talented at providing quality exams for children, squirly or not. Our optical department carries a wide variety of girl's and boy's frames for children of all ages.
    Check out the links below for some interactive exercises for you and your child:
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    Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses; it plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don't understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately. Use these articles to proactively care for your child’s eyes, spot potential trouble, and maximize the opportunity for crisp, convenient and healthy vision.
     
  • If you are among the 85 million Baby Boomers in the United States and Canada (born between 1946 and 1964), you've probably noticed your eyes have changed. Most notably, presbyopia - the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability - usually becomes a problem in our 40's, requiring new vision correction solutions. Learn about measures you can take to keep seeing clearly for years to come.
  • Sports eyewear does more than just protect your eyes from injury - it offers performance advantages as well.
  • Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance - particularly as we reach our 60's and beyond. Some age-related eye changes are perfectly normal, but others may signal a disease process. It's important to recognize signs and symptoms, and perhaps even more important to mitigate the effects of aging with some simple and common-sense strategies.
  • The proper spots eyewear will help you see as clearly in the pool and underwater as you do on dry ground.
  • It's no longer a simple choice between glass and plastic. Today's lenses offer many options to help you see and look your best.
  • Today there are more convenient and healthy contact lens choices than ever before. Whatever your vision challenge, it can probably be met with an array of specialty contact lenses for individual vision needs.

  • Eye problems can range from mild to severe; some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own, never to appear again. The articles below will give you a basic understanding of some of these problems and their implications. The cardinal rule is if your eyes don't look good, feel good or see well, you should visit your doctor.
  • Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Today, several surgical methods can correct your eyesight and, in most cases, give you the freedom of seeing well without corrective lenses.

  • Enjoy sports to the fullest, with no worries about eye safety. Learn more about the benefits of protective sports eyewear for you and your kids.
  • One pair of glasses won't suit your every need. Learn about how function-specific eyewear can help with driving and computer use, improve your game and protect your eyes at work and play.
  • Good vision is critical when hunting or using a firearm, so look for the right features when buying "shooting glasses."
  • Which frame material is right for you? Learn about the different types of metal and plastic, and the advantages of each.
  • Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.