Online Eye Exams and Online Glasses/Contacts

There are a few sites on the web now offering online eye examinations. We, and many of our colleagues, have seen grossly inaccurate spectacle and contact lens prescriptions obtained using this technology. In addition, there is no assessment of ocular health, so potential problems like glaucoma, macular degeneration, intra-ocular tumors, and retinal detachments - to name just a few - [...]

Caring Place Clinic Special Event November 21

The Linda Nix Family Caring Place Clinic opened in 2003. Operating under the leadership of Mansfield Cares, the clinic provides free medical, dental, and eye care services to members of the community in need. Doctor Cooke and Mansfield Vision Center are proud to be a part of the eye services provided. On November 21 of this year, the clinic plans [...]


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, or [...]

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 powers, [...]

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 study [...]

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 doctors [...]

Comparing the lined and the no-line (progressive) spectacle lenses

Progressive lenses are popular for other reasons than just “hiding the line.”  They work like a trifocal, in the sense that as you look straight ahead you have the distance correction, and as you look down the lens, power is progressively added so that there is a point of focus for both mid-range (arm’s length) and close detail work at [...]

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