Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers

Press Release from the National Eye Institute A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy. The results of the Vision in Preschoolers-Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) study,…

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Headaches? Get Your Eyes Checked!

Are you suffering from headaches? You may want to ask yourself when your last eye exam was! If you have undetected or uncorrected vision problems, you may be suffering from headaches needlessly. Headaches Can Be Caused By Eyestrain! A routine eye exam can uncover a variety of issues that may be causing headaches. While most…

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Helpful Tips For Healthy Winter Vision

When the snow and cold of winter begin to roll in, we often take steps to protect ourselves from the impending cold and flu season. But it may surprise you to know that the cold of winter may have a few potential risks in store for our vision as well. 3 Factors That Impact Vision…

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Closing for Remodel 1.18 Through 1.22

Specialty Eyecare Group will be closing the entire Kirkland location down through the week of the 18th for a complete remodel. There will be no doctor, optician or technician working to assist any patients or customers. We will have employees there working to move and help the contractors so if you have an urgent order…

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An optometrist explains #TheDress debate

The original image—from Swiked on Tumblr—is in the middle, with a color-balanced “white and gold” image on the left, and “blue and black” image on the right. The Internet went into a frenzy early 2015 because of a photo of a dress. The photo was posted to Tumblr, and as it spread, people divided into…

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Are Your Children’s Toys Eye-Safe?

Did you know that roughly a quarter of a million children are seen in hospital emergency rooms each year due to toy-related injuries? About half of these injuries are to the head and face, and many affect the eyes. While they may be fun to buy for birthdays and other occasions, certain toys pose a…

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The Saline Solution

Just recently Unisol 4 Preservative Free Saline has been discontinued and is now running on Amazon for around $150 as the last bottles in supply dwindle. Scleral contact lenses are hard gas permeable lenses much larger than the standard hard lens we all remember. Scleral lenses rest on the white part of a patients eye,…

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NFL Colorblind Debacle

‘Colorblind’ fans flag NFL on jersey gaffe, AOA responds “Colorful is one way to describe the debut-turned-faux-pas of new NFL uniforms, with fans on social media seeing red—or, more accurately, gray if you’re like 1 in 12 American men— and AOA has thrown a flag. Marking 50 years since the first color broadcast of a…

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Senior couple outdoors in winter

Cataracts And Lifelong Vision Care

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 and are the principal cause of blindness throughout the world. Considering the prevalence of this medical condition, we want to make sure you know the facts about cataracts, their signs and symptoms, and treatment options. What Is A Cataract?…

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