Category: Eye Health

How Often Should I Schedule Eye Exams?

The importance of regular eye exams can’t be overstated. Whether you require corrective visual aids or think your eyes are healthy, eye exams are essential to ensure you experience clear vision and healthy eyes for years to come.  Routine eye exams help detect eye problems early when they’re most treatable. Keep reading to find out… Read More


Should I See My Eye Doctor If I Have Dry Eyes?

Do your eyes often feel dry? Are you noticing fluctuating changes in your vision? Dry eye has many symptoms that can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Keep reading to find out if you should see your eye doctor for dry eyes! What is Dry Eye? Dry eye occurs if your tear glands don’t produce enough tears… Read More


Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month as designated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. At Vision First Eye Center, we want all our patients to understand how to protect their eyes at work. There are risks to your vision whether you are doing industrial work or working at a computer in an office. Keep reading… Read More


Important Things To Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February has been designated as Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. ARMD (or AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 50. It affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. The staff at Vision First wants to make sure that you understand how to protect… Read More


January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is often known as the silent thief of vision because it doesn’t have many symptoms. In most cases, people don’t know they have glaucoma until damage to their vision has already occurred. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. It is estimated that several million people in the U.S. have… Read More


Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

December is the time that millions of families have holiday celebrations! Gift-giving is part of those traditions.  It is no coincidence that many organizations have named December Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. Don’t let this time of fun and joy turn into a tragedy for your family! Keep reading for some tips to keep this… Read More


September Is Healthy Aging Month

Did you know that September is Healthy Aging Month? There are lots of programs and articles for seniors about eating well and exercising.  But they don’t usually mention good vision. We want to focus on healthy aging in relation to your eyes. Keep reading for 7 lifestyle habits that may help you maintain good vision… Read More


Hate having your eyes dilated? By: J. Andrew Ho, OD

Do you hate going to the eye doctor and having your eyes dilated? If you answered yes, then you are with the majority. Why do we dilate your eyes at the eye doctor? The answer is simple: we need to see the back of your eye; also known as the retina. “Why do I need… Read More


Suffering From Dry Eye? We Can Help!

You’d think most people would know if they had dry eye, but it’s not always that obvious. Eye redness, irritation, and inflammation are often attributed to foreign particles in the eye, infection, or other eye problems. Yet, more often than not, dry eye syndrome is the culprit. The common condition affects many people, especially during… Read More


No Fireworks Are Safe, Even “Innocent” Sparklers Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries

Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency department each year. Most of those visits involve children who suffer thousands of eye injuries.1 Though the most disabling injuries occur with illegal firecrackers, most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their children, such as sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles. Every… Read More


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