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What Is Vision Therapy?

Do continual vision problems negatively impact your life or the life of your child? If so, vision therapy could help as part of a comprehensive treatment plan designed to resolve your vision issues.

Dec 1st, 2019
How to Deal With Computer Eye Strain

Do your eyes feel helplessly strained after using your phone or computer for a significant amount of time? Learn more about how to correct and treat eye strain so you can live without discomfort!

Oct 1st, 2019
Myths and Facts About Contact Lenses

Are you tired of the nuisance of wearing eyeglasses but don’t know if contacts are right for you? With all the myths surrounding contact lenses, it’s easy to lose sight of the facts. Fortunately, we can help.

Aug 1st, 2019
5 Reasons Why You Want To Wear Your Sunglasses Year Round

Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement. They also protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. If you’re not already, you should be wearing your sunglasses year round to keep your eyes healthy and slow down the signs of aging.

Mar 29th, 2019
6 Vision Skills Necessary for School-Aged Children

Good vision is necessary for your child’s learning. Some of the visual tasks that students perform daily include writing, reading and using computers. Children with poor vision health, however, will have a hard time coping with these school activities...

Apr 12th, 2019
Safe Toy Checklist to Avoid Eye Injuries

We may enjoy giving our children toys and presents, but we need to be careful when shopping for them. It’s our job to check whether the items are appropriate for their age and safe to use. In a recent study, about 250,000 children suffer from...

Apr 12th, 2019
4 Tips on Buying Eyewear for Your Kids

Refractive errors, like far and nearsightedness, are common among children. Since most kids are visual learners, it’s important to address these vision problems immediately. We may prescribe corrective eyewear during their pediatric eye exam to help...

Apr 12th, 2019
A+ Vision Optometry’s Quality Eye Care Services

A+ Vision Optometry is dedicated to providing reliable eye care through our high-quality products and services. We use only the most advanced optometry technologies when performing eye exams, vision therapy, and more. Here are some of the things you can...

Apr 12th, 2019
Stye

A stye, sometimes spelled as “sty,” is a red, painful bump near the edge of the eyelid. It may look like a pimple or abscess, and it can form on the inside or outside of the eyelid. A stye is actually a localized infection that usually disappears by...

Apr 12th, 2019
Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

It feels like a natural thing to rub your eyes when they are itchy, watery, or otherwise irritated. Keeping your hands away from your eyes, however, is a smart choice for promoting better eye health. Rubbing your eyes can lead to everything from eye...

Apr 12th, 2019
Getting Used to Contacts

Contacts are a smart choice for individuals who are active and dislike the feeling of wearing glasses. However, the process of caring for contacts and getting used to them can take a week or two. Navigate the transition with ease by learning how to...

Apr 12th, 2019
Macular Dystrophy

You may have heard of macular degeneration, an age-related condition in which people suffer permanent vision loss due to damage in a part of the retina called macula. But you may not be so familiar with a similar macular condition that also causes vision..

Apr 12th, 2019
Eye Twitching

Few eye issues are as simultaneously subtle and annoying as a twitch that comes on suddenly and/or recurs frequently. A twitching eyelid may not appear visible to the people around you at all, but it can make you feel highly self-conscious and drive you...

Apr 12th, 2019
Astigmatism

Many correctable vision problems are caused by abnormal eye anatomy. Very few people have perfectly shaped eyes that facilitate ideal vision. Rather, most people have some degree of abnormal curvature or other anatomical irregularities that cause slight...

Apr 12th, 2019
Bifocal Contacts

Bifocal contact lenses are a type of contact lens that combine two different prescriptions in the same lens. One component corrects nearsightedness and the other prescription addresses farsightedness or farsightedness. Several types of bifocal contacts are

Apr 12th, 2019
Retinitis Pigmentosa

The term retinitis pigmentosa (RP) refers to a set of degenerative genetic diseases that gradually kill off the light-sensing cells (rods and cones) of the retina, eventually causing blindness. It is a relatively rare genetic disorder, affecting only 1...

Apr 12th, 2019
Swollen Eyelids

Swollen eyelids are a fairly common eye condition caused by inflammation or excess fluid in the connective tissues surrounding the eye. Depending on the cause, swollen eyelids can be painful or not painful and affect the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid...

Apr 12th, 2019
Cataracts

Many body parts begin to change as you age, and your eyes are no exception. One of the most common age-related eye changes is the development of cataracts. Although cataracts do not occur exclusively in older adults, they affect approximately half of all..

Apr 12th, 2019
Allergies

Caused by the same irritants as hay fever, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, eye allergies commonly affect those who suffer from other allergy symptoms. Not only do eye allergies cause discomfort, but they can also interfere with daily activities.

Apr 12th, 2019
Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

An eye condition affecting roughly 50 percent of individuals who need glasses, hyperopia (commonly called farsightedness) is characterized by difficulty focusing on nearby objects while being able to see objects at a distance properly. Hyperopia occurs...

Apr 12th, 2019
Dry Eye

Sometimes your eyes don’t make enough tears or the tears evaporate too fast because they don’t have the right amount of compounds in them. This is called dry eye. Up to 5% of Americans complain of some form of dry eye. Individuals who wear contact...

Apr 12th, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions

Many “silent” diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes, can only be detected through regular eye exams. When these conditions are discovered earlier rather than later, they become easier to treat or manage, allowing...

Apr 12th, 2019
Chalazion

A chalazion is the medical term for a slowly developing lump on the eyelid that occurs due to an oil gland blockage. At first, the eyelid may appear to be red, tender and swollen. After several days, the chalazion will form on the eyelid, appearing as a...

Apr 12th, 2019
Stargardt Disease

Loss of eyesight and macular degeneration are typically associated with aging. Stargardt disease, however, an inherited form of macular degeneration, commonly affects children and young adults. Also referred to as Stargardt macular dystrophy (SMD) or...

Apr 12th, 2019
Double Vision

Double vision, also known as “seeing double” or the medical term diplopia, is the perception of two images of a single object. This occurs when two nonmatching images are sent to the part of the brain that processes visual input. Over time, the brain event

Apr 12th, 2019
Eye Pain

Eye pain is not normal and should always be checked by your eye care professional. It is especially urgent if the pain comes with any of the following symptoms: The pain is intense and sudden.Your eye is injured or is being irritated by a foreign...

Apr 12th, 2019
Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common eye problem that can afflict children and adults alike. It is highly contagious and spreads quickly in environments like classrooms or offices filled with multiple people in close proximity to one another

Apr 12th, 2019
Ocular Migraine

The name conjures up pain, but ocular migraines are less about headaches and more about a vision problem. Ocular migraines are temporary visual disturbances that can last up to 30 minutes. This condition can affect one eye or both eyes simultaneously.

Apr 12th, 2019
Colored Contacts

Colored contact lenses allow you to temporarily change your eye color whether or not you need to correct impaired vision. In this way, you can create a more subtle eye appearance, wear a crazy design for special occasions, or just enjoy a new eye color.

Apr 12th, 2019
Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Myopia, commonly called nearsightedness, is a refractive error of the eye, meaning that the shape of the eye or its cornea improperly bends light as it enters the eye. This hinders your ability to focus. Myopia is the most common refractive error of the...

Apr 12th, 2019
Blurry Vision

There are many potential causes for blurry eyes. The answer to why you have blurry vision is best answered by your eye care professional, who can offer diagnosis and prompt treatment so that your vision does not get worse. Some conditions that cause blurry

Apr 12th, 2019
Are Specialty Contacts Dangerous?

Specialty contact lenses are a fun way to change your eyes to look like your favorite entertainer or to create a spectacular costume. Specialty contacts, sometimes called decorative, fashion or theater contact lenses, temporarily change the look of your...

Apr 12th, 2019
Addressing Eyesight Errors With Vision Therapy

A+ Vision Optometry recommends vision therapy, a non-surgical treatment that aims to improve your visual skills through individualized programs. It intends to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies, which cannot be done with usual...

Apr 12th, 2019
All About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious disorder that can damage the optic nerves of your eyes if left untreated. The optic nerve carries images from your eyes to your brain. If the nerve is damaged, full or partial vision loss can occur. In some cases, people develop...

Apr 12th, 2019
Correcting Amblyopic Eye Through Vision Therapy

Recent studies show that about two to three percent of the country’s population has some degree of amblyopia. This childhood vision disorder, also known as lazy eye, occurs when an eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity. In most cases, eyeglasses and...

Apr 12th, 2019
How Eye Exercises Help Improve Your Vision

Some vision problems cannot be corrected by eyeglasses or contact lenses. A+ Vision Optometry offers vision therapy as an adjunct or alternative treatment. Also referred to as vision training, its goal is to improve the communication and working...

Apr 11th, 2019
Myopia in Children

Myopia, more commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that often begins while you’re young. This is why it’s also known as childhood myopia.

Apr 10th, 2019
Diagnosing Strabismus in Children

Children with strabismus have improper eye alignment, which affects their depth perception and vision. This childhood eye condition is common among infants or children with poor eye muscle control or farsightedness.

Apr 1st, 2019
Contact Lenses 101: Myths vs. Facts

Contact lenses are a great vision correction option. Not only do they improve your eyesight, but they also give you a feeling of freedom and normalcy. Despite these great benefits, many hesitate to use contact lenses because of misconceptions...

Apr 1st, 2019
Glaucoma Awareness: Preventing Vision Loss

Glaucoma affects over three million people in the country. This eye disease is the second leading cause of vision loss in the world next to cataracts. Many people, however, are clueless about the nature of this eye problem and how it can be prevented.

Apr 1st, 2019
A Look at 3 Contact Lens Solutions

If you have a vision problem, the doctor might recommend that you undergo vision therapy. Others might suggest that you use glasses or contact lenses.

Mar 26th, 2019
Eye Exercises in Vision Therapy

Vision therapy entails various exercises that aim to overcome certain vision disorders. To give you a better understanding of how this type of therapy works, A+ Vision Optometry discusses the different eye exercises involved in vision therapy.

Oct 12th, 2018
4 Tips to Optimize Your Kids’ Visual Health

As parents, caretakers, or guardians, part of your responsibility is to look after your children’s overall health and well-being. Apart from providing care, guidance and shelter, it’s also necessary to pay special attention to their visual health.

Oct 5th, 2018
What Is Anisometropia?

Anisometropia is a condition where one eye has a different refractive power than the other eye. It’s one of the most common causes of amblyopia, also referred to as “lazy eyes.”

Jul 11th, 2018
4 Red Flags of Vision Problems in Kids

Your child’s vision plays an important role in their learning, which is why A+ Vision Optometry emphasizes the need to take care of their eyes. Since their eyes are still developing, they may not easily realize when they are having eyesight difficulties.

Apr 27th, 2018
Makeup Tips for Sensitive Eyes

Do your eyes itch, burn and turn red when you wear makeup? Although cosmetics are supposed to enhance your appearance, you may feel anything but attractive as your eyes water and your makeup runs.

Dec 14th, 2017
How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

Are your eyeglasses streaky and smudged no matter how often you clean them? Try these tips to help keep them clear and smudge-free.

Nov 14th, 2017
All About Amblyopia

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a visual disorder caused by abnormal vision development, often occurring during infancy.

Nov 7th, 2017
Binocular Vision: Disorders and Treatment

For many, the term binocular vision conjures images of super powers or the rare ability to spot objects far away, but having binocular vision simply means having two eyes with which to see.

Oct 1st, 2017
Curbing Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration represents one of the most significant causes of vision loss in older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.8 million people currently suffer...

Sep 14th, 2017
Diabetic Retinopathy: What Is It?

Diabetic retinopathy refers to several eye problems that are characterized by damage to the light-sensitive retina, caused by excessive blood sugar levels.

Sep 11th, 2017
Glaucoma Care: What You Need to Know

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, reports the Glaucoma Research Foundation. This common eye condition typically affects older adults, although infants and young adults are also at risk.

Sep 4th, 2017
Strabismus

Strabismus is the medical term for the misalignment of the eyes. Commonly referred to as cross-eyed or wall-eyed, strabismus may involve either one or both eyes turning inward, outward or even up or down.

Aug 4th, 2017
What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is an extremely common eye condition that affects both children and adults.

Jul 4th, 2017
What’s in a Frame?

Finding a great looking eyeglass frame can be tough work. What looks good on you? Should you go with round lenses, or square?

Jun 14th, 2017
Will I Need Reading Glasses?

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), beginning approximately around the age of 40, most adults begin to experience age-related vision changes collectively known as presbyopia.

Jun 14th, 2017
What to Look for in Sunglasses

All sunglasses are designed to shield your eyes from bright sunlight. Many sunglasses go a step beyond and also promise protection from ultraviolet (UV) light rays and other types of natural radiation from the sun.

Jun 1st, 2017
Sunglasses: More than Just Fashion

Sunglasses can make us look awkward or chic, but their real value lies in their ability to protect our eyes. Since damaged eyesight is difficult to correct, choosing the right sunglasses is key to maintaining good vision and eye health.

May 30th, 2017
Selecting the Right Glasses

When they’re great, the correct pair of glasses perfectly complements your face and seamlessly facilitates your experience of the visual world.

May 4th, 2017
Frames for Your Lifestyle

After learning that you need prescription lenses, finding glasses that best suit your looks may be paramount in your mind.

May 2nd, 2017
What to Expect During a Routine Eye Exam

Routine eye exams are straightforward, quick and painless. Most doctors recommend screening your vision on an annual basis to ensure your vision prescription is up to date (or to determine you need one) and to make sure your eyes are healthy.

Apr 28th, 2017
The Science Behind Perfect Eyesight

It’s easy to take vision for granted when the eyes perform flawlessly. However, when eye problems crop up, it’s hard not to wonder how the eyes work.

Apr 19th, 2017
Preparing for Laser Eye Surgery

Choosing laser eye surgery is a big decision. Whatever your treatment goal, proper preparation before surgery will help you obtain optimal results, speed up recovery, and minimize potential risks.

Apr 18th, 2017
Optometry Versus Ophthalmology: What’s the Difference?

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an integral role in eye and vision care. While they often work in collaboration, they require varying levels of education and are qualified to help you and your eyes in different ways.

Apr 14th, 2017
Considering Laser Vision Correction

Since the infancy of laser vision correction services in the 1980s, the field has made leaps and bounds in increasing the safety and efficacy of these procedures. Today, over 28 million LASIK surgery procedures have been performed worldwide...

Apr 4th, 2017
Why Is My Eyelid Twitching?

Almost every person experiences some form of eyelid twitching in his or her lifetime. Known medically as blepharospasm, eyelid twitching is characterized by the involuntary movement or spasm of the eyelid muscles.

Apr 1st, 2017
Vision Therapy: Not Just For Children

Vision therapy is a doctor-supervised program that helps people of all ages improve their visual-motor skills. Therapy helps your eyes and brain work together better, even if you have perfect vision.

Mar 30th, 2017
Tips to Alleviate Dry Eyes

Studies show that dry eyes are one of the most common eye problems throughout the United States. Dry eyes are caused by a lack of quality tear production, and are most common in both men and women over the age of 50.

Mar 17th, 2017
Nutrition and Your Eyes

As you’ve probably heard, carrots are good for your eyes. Technically, they can’t give you superhero-quality eyesight like you may have been told...

Feb 28th, 2017
How Did I Get a Stye?

A stye, medically known as a hordeolum, appears in the eyelid area as a red pimple-like bump, and is usually tender or painful...

Feb 24th, 2017
Vision Charities to Help You Give Back This Holiday Season

Imagine trying to succeed at work at school if you could not see clearly. Unfortunately, that’s the reality for far too many people in the world. Whether they cannot afford eye care, are blind or have a vision disability, poor eyesight makes life much more

Feb 14th, 2017
Eyeball Licking: A Dangerous New Trend?

In the summer of 2013, news spread quickly about a dangerous new trend, called “worming” or oculolinctus, and a serious outbreak of disease among Japanese youth...

Feb 4th, 2017
Blue Light Exposure: What Is It?

Blue light is produced naturally by the sun and generated by computer monitors, smartphone screens and other digital devices. Although the light has some beneficial effects, exposure can increase your eyestrain risk and even affect your central vision.

Feb 1st, 2017
How Vision Problems Affect Learning

Reading is an instrumental part of your child’s ability to learn. In order to write complete sentences or do mathematical problems, a child must first be able to understand what is on the page in front of them.

Jan 28th, 2017
Teaching Kids About Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis is by no means limited only to children. An infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva — the membrane within the eyelid and protecting the white aspect of our eyes...

Jan 2nd, 2017
Getting Kids to Wear Glasses

In most of North America, optometrists are known as Doctors of Optometry (D.O.). As physicians, they are able to diagnose eye disease and prescribe medications or corrective lenses.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Is Office Lighting Affecting Your Vision?

Do your eyes hurt, burn or itch after a day at work? Poor lighting may be to blame for your symptoms. Many companies use inexpensive fluorescent lighting to light large areas because it’s a fairly inexpensive option.

Dec 10th, 2016
Frame Your Face: Which Frames Look Best?

Finding frames that fit your face, your style and your budget isn’t always so easy. It’s tempting to just pick the first pair of frames that are barely acceptable than face the daunting task of sorting through hundreds of frames to find the perfect option.

Dec 4th, 2016
Reading Glasses

During the normal aging process, components of your eyes change in shape and flexibility. This frequently corresponds to vision changes that may make it difficult to see close objects.

Dec 1st, 2016
Lens Coatings

When you’re picking out a new pair of glasses, choosing the frames that best fit your face is just the beginning. After selecting your frames, you’ll need to choose the type of lens, lens material, and lens coating.

Nov 15th, 2016
How to Read Prescriptions

Vision that is 20/20 describes a normal level of clarity and sharpness in your vision. This is called visual acuity. This measurement offers a way to compare the quality of your vision to a professional standard.

Nov 10th, 2016