Smoking and Eye Disease

For at least the past 30-40 years, it has been common knowledge that smoking is hazardous to your health. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Smoking also causes specific dangers as far as the eyes are concerned: (1) double the risk of cataract formation in later life; (2) three times the risk for […]

Disruptive blue light

Blue light is emitted from a number of sources, some of which include sunlight, tablets, cell phones, televisions, laptops, and fluorescent lights. With the excessive amount of electronic devices available to the public it is important to express the potential harms of blue light. Recent studies have shown that blue light can disturb the sleep cycle and may cause […]

Exclusive Contact Lens Event September 5

On September 5 we will be hosting a special contact lens fitting event from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  We are the only office in Mansfield with Bausch & Lomb’s new Ultra contact lens.  This lens is the newest on the market, containing cutting-edge technology for comfort and wettability.Receive 10% off your contact lens fitting just for trying the […]


We get asked a lot about the benefit of Transitions lenses.  These are plastic lenses that darken when you are outdoors and lighten up when you go back indoors, to look like regular, non-tinted lenses.  This can be an economical way to have a good pair of prescription sunglasses without going to the expense of purchasing a separate frame, […]
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Carrots and the Eyes

Over the years, patients have continued to wonder if eating carrots could improve their vision.  In certain cases, carrots can indeed have a positive impact on eyesight (specifically in low light conditions).  Carrots are rich in a red-orange pigment known as beta carotene.  This pigment is used in the production of vitamin A throughout the body.  In the eye, […]

Don’t throw away your old glasses!

The Lions Club is the world’s largest service club organization, with 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members worldwide.   Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world, and members perform community service in 208 countries and geographic areas across the globe.One of the many services they perform is the collection of used eyeglasses.  They collect them, catalog their […]

Nearsightedness and the indoor lifestyle of kids

Who would have thought that spending less time outdoors and more time indoors could have a negative effect on the distance vision of a child?  According to Medscape, research presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology showed that children with daily outdoor exposure displayed significantly reduced rates of distance vision problems.  The […]

Hubbub Over Hillary – What’s a Fresnel Prism?

In January 2013 Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate and House Foreign Relations/Affairs Committees regarding the incident occurring at the Benghazi embassy on September 11, 2012.  Her testimony was delayed due to her experiencing a serious fall at home, for which she was hospitalized.  Many noticed she was wearing glasses with very odd-looking lenses during the testimony.  Several eye […]

Alzheimer’s and the Eye

An enormous amount of information regarding a patient’s health can be obtained through an eye exam, most commonly are chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.  More recently it has been studied that Alzheimer’s disease could be another condition assessed through changes within the eye.Alzheimer’s disease is a condition in which neurons (brain nerve cells) progressively degenerate […]

A Look at the Future(?)

Several fascinating things are coming down the pipeline for eye care and eyewear.  Google secured two patents a couple of weeks ago for a smart contact lens with the capability of monitoring a diabetic patient’s blood glucose level, thus saving those patients the inconvenience (and pain) of a finger-prick once or twice a day.  The project was announced in […]