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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...

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...

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...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

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...

National Diabetes Month: Be Aware

Even many individuals with the disease are not aware that diabetes increases the chances vision loss. Diabetes is the primary cause of blindness in adults under 75 years old according to recent studies by the National Institute of Health. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is retinal damage...

Be Knowledgeable About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to spreading awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a foremost cause of loss of vision in individuals over the age of 65. AMD is characterized by a deterioration of the macula of...

What You Want to Know About Astigmatism

Surrounding your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under perfect circumstances, spherical. When light enters your eye, part of the job of your cornea is to help project that light, aiming it toward your retina, right in the rear part of your eye. What is the result if...

Red, Stinging Eyes? You Might Have Pink Eye

Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is a frequently encountered eye illness, especially in children. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even sensitivities to pollen, chlorine in pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which come into contact with the eyes. Certain kinds of conjunctivitis are quite...

All About Winter Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is common in the winter time due to the circulation of cold, dry air. Your eyes need tears to stay healthy. They wash any dust or particles out of the eye and keep the eyes moist and comfortable. They also contain enzymes that eliminate microorganisms that are...

All About Presbyopia

Visit your Nashua, NH Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is a visual impairment that comes with age in which close range vision becomes significantly reduced. With the growing worldwide population reaching older ages, a larger number of people develop the condition, which currently cannot be escaped....

Spend Your FSA Dollars Before You Lose Them!

Looking for a new pair of specs? Think it's time for an eye exam? Contemplating Lasik? This is the time to take care of your eye and vision needs. The end of the year is coming which means that your annual flex plan will soon run out for the year....

Awareness of Diabetic Retinopathy and Blindness For National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that diabetes is the main causal factor of impaired sight in adults of all ages? If not, you are not alone. Since 2008, over 4 million men and women in North America suffering from diabetes were found to have blindness caused by diabetes. Out of those tested,...

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Nashua, NH

Amblyopia or lazy eye is the failure for central vision to develop appropriately caused by the inability of the eyes to work in unison. With most occurrences of lazy eye the actual eyes are usually in good health however the condition is not correctable by just the use of prescription...

Nashua, NH Eye Tests: What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

  Have you ever asked yourself what 20/20 eyesight actually represents? 20/20 vision is a term used to describe normal visual acuity or sharpness of vision. In other words someone with 20/20 eyesight will be able to clearly see an object at a distance of 20 feet which is considered...

Contacts: A Real Self-Esteem Booster for Young Adults

No teen likes to be caught in something out of style, and for many adolescents, glasses often feel that way. Teenagers may balk at the idea of wearing eyeglasses and coming across ''nerdy''. Compared to eyeglasses, kids and teens that wear contact lenses feel a significant enhancement in their looks,...

Recognizing and Dealing with the Most Commonly Reported Eye Injuries

There are many different kinds of eye injuries that can occur, with varying degrees of severity. Some might necessitate emergency treatment and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be taken care of at home. Follow these guidelines for typical eye injuries, to figure out your next step following...