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Your vision is vital to a happy and healthy life. We hope to provide the tools and information you need to help maintain that life.

Our educational guides are reviewed by Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and other vision experts. These guides provide valuable information on topics ranging from children’s eye health to how your vision can impact your mental health.

Road Signs and Driving Distractions

Read the Road: Sign Struggles and Dangerous Distractions

There is so much to figure out when you start learning how to drive. Do you know where the mirrors are around your car? How about the rules of the road? Can you identify all those road signs? A lot of it seems like common sense, but after initially learning and passing driver’s education courses, […]

How Bad Vision Impacts Everyday Life

Goodbye, Glasses! The Case for LASIK

More than two out of five Americans have trouble seeing far away. Bad vision is an increasing problem for people in the U.S. and around the world, and it’s causing more than just a dent in people’s wallets. Bad vision is impacting their social life, work life, and for some, their love life!  A new […]

The Cost of Eye Care

How LASIK Pays Off: The Cost of Eye Care Over Time

While glasses and contacts are game changers for people with bad vision, the costs add up over time. Every year, many Americans have to pay for an eye exam, new lenses for their glasses, a year’s supply of contacts, and maybe even prescription sunglasses. When you add up the costs, it’s safe to say it’s […]

Doctor Appointments Ranked

Medical Procrastination Nation: Report Reveals Americans are Skipping Doctor Appointments

When was the last time you went to the doctor for a checkup? Or how about the optometrist to get your eyes looked at? Don’t forget the dentist, too! There are certain doctors you should be seeing on a regular or annual basis, but many Americans are putting off some of these important appointments.  In […]

Parents Concerned Over Kid's Screen Time

Survey Finds Parents’ Screen Use Has Negative Influence on Children

It’s no exaggeration to say technology has taken over the world. We use it to learn, work, communicate, pay, play… the list goes on and on. While it is important, it can also easily become addicting. Addicting in our own lives, technology use has become a top concern to many parents. The American Academy of […]

resources for students with visual impairment

Resources for Students With Vision Impairment

Laws protect students at almost every level, and taking advantage of them can level the playing field between a blind child and sighted peers. Unfortunately, research suggests that few students take advantage.   About 3 percent of children younger than 18 are blind or visually impaired. All of them can grow into healthy, happy, and educated […]

jobs for visually impaired and blind

Jobs & Careers for Blind or Visually Impaired Individuals

About 12 million people ages 40 and older in the United States have vision issues. Some (about 1 million) are blind. Others (about 3 million) have vision issues that persist after correction.  Your vision doesn’t determine your intelligence, skill level, or willingness to work. Many people with low or no vision hold down successful and […]

Dating apps and relationships

Love at First Swipe: Dating App Habits of Single Americans

How long do you think it takes to make a first impression? An hour? Fifteen minutes? One minute? Studies have found it takes just seconds for people to make up their minds about others. In the world of online dating, it’s often even faster, as some people focus solely on what they see. With just […]

man using virtual reality vr headset

Is Virtual Reality (VR) Bad for Your Eyes?

Virtual reality (VR) is an exciting technology that delivers applications in education, healthcare and entertainment. However, the unique visual demands of VR have made some people wonder if it might be bad for their eyes. VR use has been linked to some eye problems, including eye strain and heterophoria. Its effects are treatable and can […]

woman with her baby

What Do Babies See?

Upon birth, infants have relatively poor eyesight. But by the time they reach their first birthday, their vision is almost fully formed. There are five stages of an infant’s vision development: Birth to 4 months 5 to 8 months 9 to 12 months 1 to 2 years Most babies start to stare at their parents’ […]

woman stress affecting vision

How Stress Affects Your Vision

Stress is a part of life, and stress affects the human body in many ways, including vision. Stress can lead to symptoms of vision loss, and it can affect one eye or both eyes both intermittently or constantly. Types of stress that can have an impact include anxiety, social isolation, depression, fear and worry. Ways […]

baby eyes close up

Infant Vision Development: Eye Color, Timeline and Milestones to Look For

Babies are not born with much eyesight. Instead, the sense of vision develops in stages over the first two years of life. There are four distinct stages for vision. Infants learn how to focus, develop depth perception, discover hand-eye coordination and learn how to recognize objects and people. Genetic problems and pre-birth issues related to […]