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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do you get to dress up as anyone (or anything) you want, socialize with friends and eat lots of treats? Nevertheless, lurking behind those costumes and...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and mental health; and it also helps regulate bodily functions and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that exercise can lower our risk of chronic conditions...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to have an endless number of reasons to be glued to a screen. Many parents out there are wondering how bad this can be for their...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and prevent age related eye disease and vision loss, especially if you start early. Keeping your eyes healthy and strong may require some lifestyle changes, but...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050, myopia is projected to affect half of the world’s population! Many children diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) experience a consistent worsening of their vision as they...
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The Biggest Sale On Contacts Ends This Week. Take Advantage Before It’s Over!

Annual Supply of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses is on sale from Dr. Richard Hults and Associates.

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all they are chocked up to be. In fact, they may even be dangerous.  What is an online eye test really testing?  An online eye test...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in school, athletics and many other aspects of life can be impacted by poor vision. Good vision goes beyond how far you can see, and also...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro, you want to be prepared with as much knowledge as possible to live safely on your own. This knowledge includes eye and vision safety, as...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons that people rub their eyes and for the most part, it does more harm than good. While rubbing your eyes might feel really good in...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to...

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...

Where to Buy Annual Supply of Contacts Lenses in Canton Ohio

Unlike monthly payments for your car or cable bill, many people try to find the best location for an annual supply of contact lenses.  Smart buyers try to purchase contact lenses for the year will save to receive a lower price or a big rebate. Contact lens wearers across Canton,...

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...

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...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Eye Doctor this Holiday!

Make the most of your holiday spirit with an updated prescription.

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...

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...

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...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Dress Up Your Eyes

Halloween Contact Lenses in Canton, OH Cosmetic contact lenses can transform your humdrum Halloween costume into a dramatic, eye-catching expression. Whether you want to be a creepy cat, zombie ghoul, bloody vampire, or simply black out your irises, costume contacts are the perfect finish to any costume. Insert a pair...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Dr. Hults – Special Award

Add your congratulations to Dr. Richard Hults, 30 years award!!

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Ortho-K Success Story: #4

Trina Reid talks about her recent Ortho-K treatment at with Dr. Ben Gellis at Dr. Richard E. Hults & Associates. 

Ortho-K Success Story: #3

Patient Meshelle Lynch talks about her recent Ortho-K treatment at with Dr. Ben Gellis at Dr. Richard E. Hults & Associates. 

Ortho-K Success Story: #2

Patient Donna Brown talks about her recent Ortho-K treatment at Dr. Richard E. Hults & Associates. 

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Sports Injury Prevention and Awareness

What features do you look for in sports eyewear? Find out if it lines up with the advice from the experts.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Ortho-K: Correcting Vision While You Sleep!

Dr. Gellis talks about this amazing alternative to laser eye surgery.

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

Ortho-K Success Story: #1

Patient Josephine Ayoade talks about her recent Ortho-K treatment at Dr. Richard Hults and Associates.

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6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

We are proud to offer Ortho K at our Richmond Heights location

Are you considering LASIK but wary of eye surgery? Want to wake up and see the alarm clock? Are your contact lenses drying your eyes out? Is your child's prescription getting stronger every year? Are your glasses bothersome when you go swimming or play sports?   Dr. Ben Gellis, at...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...

A Closer Look at Diabetic Eye Disease

Are you aware that having diabetes increases your chances of contracting several eye-related diseases? These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma, and also a number of other conditions that, even though they may be seemingly unrelated to your sight, can effect your vision. Diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when high...

Know the Risks of Diabetic Eye Disease

While many people have heard of diabetes, they may not be informed about the impact that it can have on your eyes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the metabolic process that results in elevated levels of glucose in the blood either due to insufficient production of insulin or because...

Retino-what? What Happens During your Eye Exam

Sometimes, particularly when doing an eye exam on a small child the optometrist will focus a light in the eye. So what does this do? Such as test is used to help determine the refractive error of your eye, and it's called a retinoscopy exam. Whether you're near or farsighted,...

Keeping an Eye on Your Smartphone

Take a look around- you will probably realize that pretty much everybody is using mobile devices. Tablets and smartphones are super useful when it comes to being in touch when we're on the go. Nevertheless many people hold their phones and tablets right in front of their eyes. Reading off...

Multifocal Lenses and You

Many people begin to notice problems with close vision during their 40s. This is called presbyopia. It's comforting to know that having presbyopia when you already need glasses for distance vision doesn't mean you now need two pairs of glasses. This is because of multifocal lenses, which can take care...

Helping Lazy Eyes Get Active

Lazy eyes are seen in lots of kids, and are also quite easy to rectify. It forms when sight is suppressed, but only in one eye. This may happen if your child struggles to see properly through one eye due to issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism....

What To Tell Our Eye Doctor

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? If you want to make sure your exam is effective and productive, there are a number of things we will need from you. It's important to keep us updated on any current health conditions or problems you may have...

The Mechanics of Night Vision

Everyone's found themselves in the dark, at some point in their lives. At first you can't see, but gradually the things in the room begin take shape. This process, ''dark adaptation,'' allows our vision to see even when there's very little light. In order for night vision and dark adaptation...

Presbyopia: Managing the Inevitable

Ever wonder why older people prefer books with larger text? As time passes, your eye's lens grows more rigid, decreasing your ability to focus on near objects. This is called presbyopia. Those with untreated presbyopia tend to hold printed text at arm's length to be able to focus properly. In...

Let’s Play Safe: Eye Safety and Children

It's of paramount importance for parents to know what sorts of toys are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Babies are born with an only partially developed visual system. There aren't many things that stimulate a child's visual development better than play, which encourages hand-eye coordination and a...

See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

Most learning is accomplished visually. But even with this well-known connection between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents seem to be unaware of this, and don't get their child's eyes examined often enough. As your child's vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is crucial to good...

Convergence Insufficiency

When your child has a hard time at school, it isn't always a learning disability. He or she might have a hidden but very real vision problem that impacts learning. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). In short, CI is a near vision issue that gets in the way of...

Understanding Visual Acuity

It's likely that you have heard the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. But what do these terms truly mean? 20/20 indicates the accuracy of vision from 20 feet away. When you have 20/20 vision, it means that from 20 feet away you're able to accurately see that which normal-sighted...

A Fresh Look At Contact Lenses

Do you want a brand new look for your eyes? FreshLook® offers a large palette of color contact lenses, so you can just boost or totally change the color of your eyes. This great range of lenses has so many choices, that you're sure to end up with exactly what...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Have you ever experienced inflamed eyelids, which is also referred to as blepharitis? It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, often associated with a bacterial eye infection, some sorts of skin conditions, or dry eye symptoms. Generally, symptoms include itching, burning, redness, the sensation of a foreign body in the eye,...

A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away

Do you ever end up leaving your soft contact lenses in for just a bit too long? It's a basic fact that a lot of things are in their best condition when they haven't been used too much. The same rule can be used to understand the importance of changing...

What To Know About Cataracts

Every June, eye care professionals in America commit to raising awareness about cataracts. Are you aware that cataracts are the main cause of vision loss among patients who are over 55 years old? More so, more than half of those 65 or older have at the very least, partial cataract...

Keeping Eyes Safe from UV Rays

Virtually everyone is exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. But the potential dangers related to long-term exposure to these harmful rays are not often considered, and many barely take enough action to guard their eyes, even if they're planning to be exposed to the sun for many hours....

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most important things you can do to be sure that your vision remains strong and healthy. During your procedure, your optometrist examines your eyes, looking for...

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See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have just launched an exciting product as part of their comprehensive range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. The company has increased the features of their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking variable...

Watching Out for Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be caused by several possible conditions including anatomical changes or irregularities in the eye, diseases affecting the eye, side effects of medication or injuries to the eye. Lots of people also experience visual disturbances resulting from aging or eye strain. These experiences can...

A Look At Women’s Eye and Vision Health

This month, Prevent Blindness America is focusing on Women's Eye Health and Safety. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease in women is being diagnosed in growing numbers, especially in older women. Actually, studies show that large numbers of women going...

April is national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with more chance to engage in a new set of sports, comes an increase in the risk of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Every season, many people, both young and old incur sports related eye injuries that could be averted with proper safety measures and...

Vision and Driving

One of the greatest necessities for road safety is, undeniably, good vision. Actually, safety on the road depends on a combination of a number of different visual abilities such as distance and near vision, peripheral vision, seeing in limited light and color vision, to name a few. Being able to...

Your Vision in the Workplace

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, an initiative by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The goal of this initiative is to teach businesses and their employees about the relevance of eye health, with advice on how to avoid vision-endangering eye accidents. Every day, people sustain workplace related eye injuries that need...

What is Astigmatism?

The cornea surrounding your iris and pupil is, under usual conditions, spherical. As light enters your eye, part of the role of your cornea is to help focus that light, directing it toward the retina, right in the anterior portion of your eye. But what does it mean when the...

Conjunctivitis: Don’t Let it Go Untreated

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is a common eye infection, especially when it comes to kids. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria or allergies to ingredients found in cosmetics, chlorine in pools, and pollen, or other products that penetrate your eyes. Certain kinds of conjunctivitis are very contagious...

All About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

We are currently in the midst of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision recognition month. Are you aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary reasons for vision loss in individuals aged 65 and over? AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the macula...

The Best Solution for Your Contact Lenses

When it comes to contact lenses, it is crucial to practice proper eye care. A study performed by Bausch & Lomb in August showed that an alarming number of adults regularly use strange lubricants rather than lens solution to soak their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to lemonade to petroleum...

Dry, Burning Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome

Winter time often causes an increase in instances of dry eyes due to the cold, dry air.

You Need to Wear Shades in the Wintertime too!

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some locations whipping winds and frigid rains and sometimes snow aren't far behind. You wouldn't ever conceive of leaving the house without a coat in freezing conditions, however surprisingly, far too many people don't think to take their sunglasses. While many of...

This Month Heighten Your Glaucoma Awareness

As January marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to emphasize the importance of recognizing the indications of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a category of progressive eye disorders that cause damage to the eye's optic nerve, which can be a precursor to blindness. When uncontrolled, the disease often initially...

All About Presbyopia

Visit your Canton, OH Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults experience presbyopia or an impaired ability to see things that are close, as they get older. As people worldwide are reaching older ages, a larger number of people develop presbyopia, which currently cannot be escaped. Theories about...

Fun and Safe Toys for the Holidays

Holiday season is upon us which means toys and presents. Well intentioned aunts and uncles delight in treating the young ones to the latest toys to start off the New Year. It is important that family members learn and relay to others the restrictions about toys and eye safety. Accidents...

Don’t Lose Your FSA Dollars!

Need new glasses? Think it's time for an eye exam? Considering laser vision correction? This is the time to save big on your eye care needs. As the end of the year comes near, so does the end of your flex spending credits. If you aren't familiar with the term...

What is Color Blindness?

Contact our Canton, OH Optometrist for a vision test Color blindness is a generally genetic disability that impairs someone's ability to distinguish among color tones. Color blindness is a result of damage to the cones in the retina. Typically, it damages a viewer’s ability to distinguish between varieties of red...

Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Did you know that diabetes is the number one causal factor of impaired sight among men and women between age twenty and seventy-four? In the past four years alone, over four million people in North America living with diabetes were diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. Of this group, 70,000 had severe...

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Canton, OH

For optimal eyesight, the eyes and the brain need to function in unison. In instances when this system breaks down, a condition called amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, can occur. In most cases of lazy eye the actual eyes are usually in good health but the condition is not...

Canton, OH Vision Exams: What 20/20 Eyesight Really Means

  Ever ask what 20/20 vision really means? The term 20/20 eyesight represents a normal level of sharpness of eyesight or visual acuity determined from 20 feet away from the object. In other words an individual with such eyesight can clearly see an object at a distance of 20 feet...

Fall Ocular Allergy Relief in Canton, OH

  While eye allergies are more frequently talked about in the spring, just as many people suffer during the fall as well. In addition to nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can be the greatest causes of discomfort. When suffering from allergies, the eyes...

Have Halloween Safe Eyes: Speak to your Eye Care Professional Before Purchasing Special Effect Contact Lenses

  Halloween is a time for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you don't want the fun to end in some scary damage to your eyes. Over the past few years, decorative contacts have been increasingly becoming a popular accessory for costumes particularly with teenagers and young adults and...

Computer Vision Syndrome Management in Canton, OH

  The American Optometric Association (AOA) states that over seven out of 10 of employed persons that work for the majority of the day at a computer monitor (over 140 million individuals) suffer the affects of computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Prolonged computer use can result in eye stress...

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

  In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to focus on ways to keep your home eye safe specifically when it comes to kids. It's important to take the earliest chance to ensure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. Naturally,...

Makeup Advice for Contact Wearers from your Canton, OH Optometrist

If you wear contact lenses there are a few precautions that should be taken in regard to the use of makeup. Here are some professional tips on ways to ensure your eyes remain lovely and healthy. Which Cosmetics Are the Safest for your Eyes? First of all, we recommend that...

What to Do if You Get Sunblock in Your Eyes

Individuals who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes are aware how much it can sting. A real good spray in the eye can often cause burning that lasts for hours. It can take a long time until the victim can comfortably open his eyes, especially outside in the bright...

Schedule Your Annual Eye Exam in Canton, OH, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

A surprising number of aren't aware that cataracts are the number one culprit for blindness among adults 55 and over. In truth, more than half of senior citizens have some amount of cataracts. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens. This inhibits the passage...

Make a Canton, OH Eye Checkup Part of the Back to School Routine

Many doctors believe that about 80 percent of learning happens through a child's eyes. Because a child's vision can change often, consistent eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom performance. Unfortunately, most parents are not including vision tests as part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Furthermore...

Boosting Your Teen’s Self-Esteem with Contact Lenses

Requiring eyeglasses is often difficult for a adolescent. Teenagers sometimes cringe at the thought of having to wear eyeglasses and coming across ''uncool''. Compared to glasses, children and teenagers that wear lenses report a significant improvement in their looks, reports a recently released study. The research results show that beginning...

Handling Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some may necessitate emergency treatment and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be taken care of at home. Follow these guidelines for routine eye injuries, to determine the next move following an eye emergency. Don't...

The Importance of Early Eye Disease Diagnosis

For those of us with healthy eyes, it's easy to overlook the importance of taking preemptive steps namely, an eye examination. Nevertheless, timely detection of any eye or vision problems is crucial to maintaining healthy eyes. This can easily be done with an annual eye exam. A significant number of...

10 Steps to Healthy Eyes This Summer

It’s official - summer is here and it’s time to keep your eyes protected from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some tips to keep your eyes safe in the sun: Make sure your glasses offer proper protection from UV rays. If your glasses don’t...

Protecting Your Children’s Eyes

Did you know that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the hospital? That's one eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care experts report that 90% of the damage would have been simply prevented by wearing protective eyewear. Most eye damaging accidents occur when participating...

Truth or Myth: Do Carrots Improve Vision?

We have all heard that carrots improve night vision, but is this really true? Eye doctors know that carrots can't save you from needing eye glasses. However, carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a vitamin that is very good for the health of your eyes and therefore ingesting foods rich in...

Ultraviolet Awareness Month – Save Your Eyes

  Because of measures to inform the public of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer), most know about the need for using UV blocking sunscreen and avoiding direct contact with the sun particularly during the blazing summer months. But did you know...

Caring for Contacts

  It can be somewhat confusing navigating the eye care aisle of most drug stores. Nevertheless as daunting as this can be, it's crucial to understand correct contact lens care. Those who aren't correctly caring for their contact lenses, risk developing a variety of eye infections including some that may...

Rigid Lenses: Are You a Candidate?

  While you may be more accustomed to soft contact lenses, a second, less familiar kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, also known as oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, hard lenses involve newer technology than soft contacts, which last longer, can be more effective in...

Defending Your Eyes During Allergy Season

Are you experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, you may be suffering from seasonal eye allergies. For some, March is the start of eye allergy time, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Spring eye allergies are caused by...

Buying Glasses: Online vs. Optical Store

In today's world, where a growing number of consumers have become used to shopping for more and more products on the Web, eyeglasses are one product that needs to be cautiously reviewed prior to clicking that purchase button. Why? Although you may encounter cheaper prices on e-commerce sites, the advantages...

How to Avoid Dry Eye Syndrome This Cold Season

Although many people think of winter as the wet time of year due to the rain and snow, the atmosphere is actually more dry in the colder months, which often causes your eyes to be more sensitive. Our team is available to assist you in choosing the best options to...

Do You Know About AMD and Low Vision? Become Aware This Month

February has been announced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is the foremost cause of blindness for seniors. Macular degeneration often leads to low vision, a phrase eye care professionals use to refer to major visual impairment that cannot be improved by standard measures such as...

January Has Been Named National Glaucoma Awareness Month

In order to increase awareness about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of preventable permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world. Since the...

Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read correctly. Sunglasses are not only an important accessory in the sunny season. Although many of us are informed of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes in the summertime, we don't all recognize that it is essential to take precautions in the winter as well. In reality,...

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