| Posted On Apr 22, 2021 | By:

Choose the Best Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes

Hope springs eternal as we long, more than ever, to get outside. Many of us start to think about wearing sunglasses when the weather starts to warm up. The truth is, damaging ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun occurs throughout the year, not just in spring and summer. UV light is invisible to the human eye, making it hard for us to avoid it.

The sun’s intense UV radiation has negative effects on our eye health.

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| Posted On Sep 17, 2020 | By:

2020 Vision

Most optometrists and ophthalmologists were really looking forward to 2020, the perfect year for vision puns. Instead, 2020 has been far from a lighthearted year, from the COVID-19 pandemic to civil unrest. Even more, eye care services have been limited during this pandemic. But as Massachusetts reopens from the COVID-19 lockdown, we want to make sure you know that your eye health is as important as ever.

Are you having more eye strain from increased screen time or extra stress?

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| Posted On Aug 21, 2019 | By:

What Might I Pay for an Eye Exam?

We have written a few blogs about the importance of eye examinations for both adults and children, but the type of eye exam you have is also important to understand as it may result in different out-of-pocket costs depending on your health plan. This blog explains what a routine eye examination is, what a medical eye examination is, and when and why a routine eye exam may become a medical eye exam.

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| Posted On Aug 15, 2018 | By:

Keeping Your Vision as You Age

There are some things about aging that are inevitable. Your hearing decreases with age, and while limiting exposure to loud sounds can prevent some loss, you cannot prevent it all. Therefore, it might seem logical to assume that your ability to see 20/20 would also decrease with age, but this is not necessarily the case! If you cannot see at 20/20 vision, regardless of age, your eye doctor should determine why. Decreased vision can happen due to changes that occur anywhere from the front of the eye (cornea) to the inside back of the eye (retina) or by changes in the visual system of the brain.

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| Posted On Aug 17, 2017 | By:

Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

If you’ve ever been told not to look directly at the sun, that was sage advice. Although you may never have heard the words before, solar retinopathy is a rare condition in which the retina (in the back of the eye – some compare it to the film in a camera) is “burnt” by the extreme rays of the sun.

When we stare at something, we are directing our eyes’ foveae towards an object.

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| Posted On May 28, 2014 | By:

Yellow-Tinted Glasses: A Poor Choice at Night

Driving at night is not easy and unfortunately, it gets harder for all of us as we age.  Besides the general complaint that it seems harder to see at night than in the past, many of my patients express a specific concern about glare when driving at night.

I often get asked about wearing amber or “yellow” spectacles over regular spectacles to decrease nighttime glare.   In sum, amber or yellow lenses advertised to decrease glare may improve your contrast sensitivity and perception during the daytime or in the early twilight hours,

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| Posted On Oct 24, 2012 | By:

Do you know what your Mesopic Vision is? You should!

This is a beautiful time in Massachusetts – the leaves are changing, pumpkins and mums are appearing in many yards and on many porches, and color is everywhere. The change of season also brings with it a change in the amount of daylight, which most of us view with a bit of melancholy.  But this change in daylight brings possible dangers that many of us do not realize.

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