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The Link Between High Myopia and Serious Eye Diseases

High myopia – severe nearsightedness – is associated with an increased risk of serious eye diseases such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Can Vision Therapy Benefit A Child With a Learning Disability?

Vision therapy can address underlying visual problems that can mimic or exacerbate a learning disability.

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams in Detecting Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause severe vision loss, but early detection can help preserve your vision.

Eye Exam Saves Woman’s Life by Detecting Brain Tumor Early

Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call Advanced Family Eyecare to schedule your appointment.

How Diabetes Increases Dry Eye Risk in Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents with diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES) than their non-diabetic peers. Read on to learn why...

Concussions & Vision Problems After a Car Accident

Car accidents can often result in a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury that can cause vision problems.

When Should You See a Retina Specialist?

Many retinal conditions can lead to vision loss if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. If your optometrist notices signs of retinal disease, they’ll manage...

How Can Poor Vision Affect Your Child’s Behavior?

Did you know that poor visual skills can contribute to behavioral problems in children? Read on to learn how vision therapy can help address these...

Want to be a Better Skier? Consider Sports Vision Training!

Want to be a better skier? By enhancing your visual skills, you can radically improve your performance on the mountain slopes. Contact Advanced Family Eyecare...

Experts Warn of Rising Levels Of Myopia

Discover why experts say there’s a myopia epidemic, and learn what you can do to keep your kids’ eyes healthy. Advanced Family Eyecare proudly offers...

Natural And Holistic Dry Eye Treatments

Medication doesn't always work to heal dry eye syndrome's underlying cause. The following natural and holistic remedies may relieve your eye discomfort and relieve your...

7 Eye Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Your eye experts at Advanced Family Eyecare have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us...

How Visual Skills Affect Soccer Performance

Optimizing your soccer performance should go beyond building muscle and endurance. Boosting your game should also include honing the visual skills you need to be...

High Blood Sugar Linked to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Did you know that having atrophied meibomian glands can signal uncontrolled blood sugar levels? To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Advanced Family...

Supplements That Slow AMD Progression

Aging comes with many blessings but also certain challenges. Having a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of them. Fortunately, a...

Retraining The Concussed Brain Using Neuro-Optometry

Post trauma vision syndrome (PTVS) can persist long after a concussion, making everyday tasks difficult. Luckily, neuro-optometry can treat many visual post-concussion symptoms. Learn about...

City Kids Are More Likely To Be Nearsighted

Did you know that a risk factor for developing myopia (nearsightedness) is living in an urban area? But don’t worry – the myopia management program...

Blurred Vision And Headaches — What’s the Connection

If you suffer from headaches accompanied by blurred vision, you may have an underlying problem with your visual system. Read on to discover how blurred...

What Causes a Child to Be a Slow Learner?

When a child is considered a ‘slow learner,’ parents and teachers often assume the problem is ADHD or a learning disability. Many don’t realize that...

Elevate Your Game on the Hockey Rink with Sports Vision Training!

Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting sports out there. But to be great at hockey, your brain needs to be able to...

Can Dry Eyes Blur Your Vision?

Blurry vision is a common symptom of dry eye syndrome. Thankfully, Advanced Family Eyecare can help treat your dry eyes and clear the haze.

Is Your Child Doing Poorly in School? Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you ever seen a child who struggles in school despite trying hard to succeed? They could have an undetected vision problem that makes reading...

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing...

Childhood Glaucoma: Here’s What You Need to Know

Glaucoma in children is rare, but when it occurs, it must be treated with surgery to prevent vision loss. Read on to learn more about...

What’s The Difference Between Traumatic And Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries?

There are 2 main types of brain injuries - traumatic and non-traumatic. Here, we'll explain the difference between these injuries and how Advanced Family Eyecare...

Why Glasses Are Not the Solution for Progressive Myopia

Traditional myopia correction uses glasses to improve visual acuity, but they are not a solution for controlling myopia’s progression and may even contribute to worsening...

How Long Does It Take for Macular Degeneration to Progress?

Macular degeneration is a disease that can threaten your sight as it progresses, but early diagnosis and treatment can delay and even lower your risk...

How Poor Eye Tracking Impacts Reading

Eye tracking is a visual skill necessary for academic success. Poor eye tracking skills can compromise your child’s ability to read and learn. Fortunately, vision...

Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s...

Can Vision Be Trained to Improve Sports Performance?

There are many reasons why developing visual skills should play an important role in your sports training program. Schedule an appointment with a sports vision...

Is Myopia Management Worth The Financial Investment?

The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added...

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's...

What’s an Ocular Migraine?

An ocular migraine can cause the sudden appearance of visual distortions, and even temporary blindness in one eye. Either way, an ocular migraine can be...

What Are the 5 Most Common Dry Eye Symptoms?

Many substances and situations can cause dry eyes, such as certain medications, hormonal changes, and your environment. No matter the cause, having dry eyes feels...

Giving Vision Therapy The Attention It Deserves

If you’ve ever wondered why some medical professionals don’t mention vision therapy as a treatment for visual problems caused by a concussion and other medical...

Ways You Can Prevent Vision Loss From Glaucoma

Unfortunately, glaucoma doesn't show any symptoms until its advanced stages. Read on to learn what you can to preserve your vision and live your best...

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call Advanced Family Eyecare without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of...

5 Types of Sports Injuries That Affect Vision

Sports injuries often affect the eyes and can lead to blurry vision — even vision loss. Consider sports vision training and wear protective eyewear to...

How to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Myopia

Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without...

How Does High Myopia Affect Eye Health?

High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to...

How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're at risk of developing certain eye diseases. Read on to find out how to protect your...

Looking for a Sports Vision Optometrist? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you want to improve your sports performance, then you've come to the right place! Our sports vision optometrist can help you hone important visual...

Why All Kids with ADHD Should Have Their Eyes Examined

Children with ADHD commonly have visual problems, such as convergence insufficiency, tracking difficulties, and others. Fortunately, vision therapy is an effective treatment for these and...

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so...

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help...

Why Is There Sticky Mucus In My Eye?

Whether you call it eye goop, crusties or gunk, there are times when a bit of mucus around your eyes is normal — and times...

4 Ways a Stroke Can Impact Vision

In this article, we explore the various ways a stroke can negatively affect a person’s vision and explain how a neuro-optometrist can help rehabilitate vision.

The Importance of Contrast Sensitivity In Baseball

Step up to the plate with sharp visual skills like contrast sensitivity and watch your game improve. Sports vision training will help improve your sports...

Are Children with IEPs More Likely to Have Vision Problems?

Children with IEPs — individualizedsupport in school — are more likely to experience problems with their eyes’ ability to track, team and focus, but...

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

Can We Stop Myopia From Progressing?

Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

What’s The Connection Between Dry Eye And Asthma?

Studies have found a correlation between asthma and dry eye syndrome. Fortunately, a dry eye optometrist can help by treating your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.

Can Vision Be Trained to Improve Sports Performance?

Whether you’re training for a major sports event or a friendly game in the local schoolyard, how well you see and react visually will impact...

Double Vision After Brain Surgery

After brain surgery, patients may experience double vision (diplopia) resulting from a disruption of the ocular muscles or nerves. Prism glasses and neuro-optometric rehabilitation can...

10 Things About Vestibular Disorders You Probably Didn’t Know

Here are 10 facts about vestibular disorders. If you or anyone you love is experiencing dizziness or other vestibular dysfunction symptoms, read on to learn...

Prism Glasses for Post-Concussion Patients

Concussions affect the visual system by disrupting communication between the eyes and the brain. Prism eyeglasses may offer relief from the debilitating symptoms that concussions...