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Contact Lens Safety

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Halloween is almost here, and we know it’s important to some that their ensemble has spooky details, from their eyes to their toes. Taking your costume to the next level can include decorative contact lenses, and we want to remind everyone there are scary risks that come from wearing these...

Vision Screening Precautions: Advice for Parents this Back to School Season

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1 in 4 kids has a vision issue significant enough to impact learning. During back to school season, it's our goal to educate parents on the importance of a complete visual system exam instead of relying on the vision screenings provided at school. Give your students the tools to reach their full potential--read...

School Vision Tests: Why 20/20 is Not Enough & 3 Non-Eyeglasses Vision Troubles in the Classroom

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Make sure your student gets an evaluation of their complete visual system. This will uncover potential difficulties with any of the above skills, and if one is found, help you plan treatment options

Helping Foster Teens See Their Future Clearly

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A big part of EYEcenter culture and brand is looking for ways to give back to our community. We were fortunate to be given that opportunity in the form of a partnership with Dress 2 Soar, an organization that provides local teens with services to help them once they leave the...

Fireworks Safety

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Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks. EYEcenter joins the National Safety Council in advising everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home.  Consider the following facts: In 2017, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough...

The Dark Side of Blue Light

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How your devices are contributing to changes in your vision, and what you can do to help prevent it Although it’s environmentally friendly, blue light can affect your vision in big ways. And with the digital lifestyles many of us are living, we may be paying a price for basking...

Were You Told You Could Never Wear Contacts?

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Specialty lenses for keratoconus and other corneal disorders It used to be that people with keratoconus and other corneal irregularities were not able to wear contacts. Nowadays though, advanced materials and high-tech engineering have led to the development of contact lenses for almost every vision condition. A diverse range of...

Five Tips to Survive Allergy Season

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More sunshine means new beginnings, gorgeous flowers, and more time outside. But for people with allergies, spring brings one more thing: suffering. If checking the pollen count comes before enjoying the scenery, that’s not right! We can help. Come see us for relief! In the meantime, here are 5 things...

5 signs of a Functional Vision Problem

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Some of life’s most basic activities rely on your eyes, eye muscles and brain working together: driving a car, reading a book, playing a sport and simply maintaining your balance or coordination. This is what’s known as functional vision. Signs that you may have a functional vision issue include: Difficulty...

4 ways to use eye tracking in your practice

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I am part of a large, full-scope optometry group practice with access to a wide range of diagnostic and treatment technologies. Eye tracking is a technology that our practice has been exploring recently—and I believe it has great potential to help patients and practices of all sizes. We initially added...

The EYEcenter Customer Experience

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At EYEcenter, we talk a lot about your eye health and the products that help to care for your vision. While we continually emphasize these factors in our partnership with you, we also want you to know we understand the importance of another element: the amazing customer experience that comes...

5 Health Issues You Might Be Missing If You Skip Your Annual Eye Exam

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If you don’t wear glasses or contacts, scheduling an appointment with your eye doctor might be low on your to-do list. But needing a new RX isn't the only reason to visit the optometrist. Your eyes can reveal so much about your overall health, sometimes even before signs show up...

Back to School: Part 2

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Now that mid-year progress reports are out, you might see some places your child is struggling in the classroom. Did you know 80% of learning is dependent on vision? And sight is more than just whether or not your child needs glasses--problems with eye teaming, tracking or focusing might be...

Vision Goals for 2019

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What’s your new year’s resolution? Does it have anything to do with your health? We have a few easy ways to keep your goal of healthy eyes and vision at the top of your priorities list all year long! WINTER Eat healthy. We know the holidays can be especially tempting...

High and Dry: Big ways dry eyes interrupt your life

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Watery, scratchy eyes are a drag. But you don't have to live with them! Relief is easier than you might think! Click here for more information and give us a call, we can help. Read more About Dry Eyes Here...

Military families and retirees with Tricare insurance will now be offered vision coverage

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Attention members of the uniformed services: Your TRICARE insurance is about to give you even more coverage! Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) will be offered to certain Tricare members for 2019 coverage. That means starting in 2019, military retirees, their families and family members of active duty...

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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Have you heard of the eye disease with no symptoms? Scary right? It’s true--in it’s early stages, diabetic eye disease won’t give you any sign it exists. But there’s good news--your optometrist knows what to look for. Diabetes can lead to a wide variety health complications, including vision loss. In...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. For the second year, EYEcenter decided to join the Sacramento event from Making Strides: a 3-mile walk down Capitol Mall, across the Tower Bridge and past Raley Field to the gateway, and back....

Do’s & Don’t’s of Contact Lens Care

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October is Contact Lens Safety Month. Good habits and proper contact lens care can prevent infection and keep your eyes and vision safe, comfortable, healthy and strong. With Halloween coming up we thought we would give some extra contact safety tips! Here are some ways you can care for your...

EYEcenter Optometric welcomes Dr. Tran

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Besides giving you the most thorough eye care with the most advanced methods, EYEcenter Optometric’s goal is to employ the best doctors. We’re so excited to say we’ve added another fantastic optometrist to our team! Dr. Thanh Tran’s first interest in optometry came while working as a tech at a...

World Sight Day 2018

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World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. This year World Sight Day falls on 11 October 2018. WSD is co-ordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention...

Contact Lens Safety Month

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October is “Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month” and EYEcenter is taking steps to educate our patients in the best ways to care for their eyes through the safe use and care of contact lenses. With Halloween coming up, colored contact lenses have become a popular new trend to add to...

Press Release – RightEye Sports Vision Special Event

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EYEcenter Optometric is excited to be offering a Sports Vision Screening Event on October 6, 2018, at our Gold River location (2200 Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 120, Gold River, CA 95670).  Many people do not even know what a sports vision screening is or how it can help your aspiring sports...

Back to School Quiz

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It’s that time of year again. Back to school and back to learning! We know you care about giving your kids the best tools for the classroom, and that includes their eyewear. But sometimes it's not easy to choose a pair that suits your child. Click on the image below to...

Three Vision Issues That Could Be Affecting Your Child’s Ability To Learn

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Three vision issues unrelated to glasses that could be affecting your child’s ability to learn We all know vision and learning are linked. Our eyes give you about 80 percent of the information we need to process new information. So while kids are in school, checking their eyesight becomes especially...

Optician, Optometrist, or Ophthalmologist: Which Do You Need to See?

At EYEcenter we know our patients like to be informed. We get a lot of questions regarding the differences between our various roles at the office. We created this guide with the help of VSP to clear up confusion, so you can be sure you’re asking the right questions of...

UV Safety Awareness Month

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July is UV Awareness Month. UV rays can come from many directions. They radiate directly from the sun, but they are also reflected from the ground, from water, snow, sand and other bright surfaces. Over time, the effects of UV rays may help cause a number of eye problems. You...

Cataract Awareness Month

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Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and the leading cause of blindness in the world. A condition that commonly develops as the eye ages, by the time we reach 80, more than half of us will have developed a cataract. What is a cataract?...

Four Ways You Can Take Care of Your Aging Eyes

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Your vision is one of the first senses you may notice changing as you get older. Age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts commonly cause impaired vision and blindness in older adults. But lifestyle changes, including good nutrition, could help delay or prevent certain eye problems. Adopt a...

Sight vs. Seeing: How our eyes process information and tell us about life

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Think about this: We use our eyes to take in 90% of everything going on around us. All other senses combined are just ten percent. Wouldn’t it be nice to know your eyes are helping you react to and absorb everything they possibly can throughout your day? But how can...

May is Healthy Vision Month

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From the moment you wake up until you go to bed at night, your eyes are working to bring you the world. In fact, they deliver 80% of the information you take in every day — about your loved ones, your job, and all the things you love to see...

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

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Did you know that 90% of sports eye injuries are avoidable? Take the following steps to avoid them. Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month is dedicated to educating athletes on how to keep eyes healthy for life. Prevent Blindness America reports that hospital emergency rooms treat more than 40,000 eye injuries...

EYEcenter Tech: Level

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Three beautiful new frames. Four trendy colors. Sounds great right? But the newest line of eyewear at EYEcenter has even more to offer. Level glasses integrate activity tracking technology into a beautiful piece of eyewear. The tech is embedded in the temple of the frames. “Level is basically a fitness...

The EYEcenter Story – Chapter 1 : Dr. Fred

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Dr. Fred Fuerst founded the first EYEcenter in Sacramento in 1960. Back then Dr. Fred imagined a mix of quality care, family values, and compassion for his practice. This culture he envisioned still thrives at EYEcenter today: a combination of nurturing care and advanced methods, respectful of our roots yet...

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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Educate yourself on ways to protect vision on the job The dangers of blue light, digital devices and vision, and eye injury prevention are all topics we can brush up on in order to promote eye health at work. This month is the perfect time to do it! Just like...

Designer of the Month: LOOK

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Light yet stable, precise yet dynamic. Harmonious in shapes, efficient in function. EYEcenter is excited to bring you LOOK—the handmade frame line custom designed for you. All elements–even the cases– are made in Italy. Some designers outsource their materials and manufacturing. However, LOOK combines their advanced technology in materials with...

February: AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month

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AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over 50 years old. Know your health and family history, and educate yourself on this disorder--it’s important to protect your vision! Age-Related Macular Degeneration / Low Vision Awareness Month is sponsored by Prevent Blindness America. What is Age-related macular degeneration...

What is an AR coating, and do I really need it?

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It’s a problem only those who wear glasses understand. You’re trying to take a selfie, but every time it seems like there’s a large glare where your eyes should be in the photo. That’s likely caused by the lack of an AR coating on your lenses. While it might make...

Is your child nearsighted?

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If your child has myopia (nearsightedness), you're probably wondering if there’s a cure — or at least something that can be done to slow its progression so your child doesn't need stronger glasses year after year. There's good news: A number of recent studies suggest it may indeed be possible...

Winter Woes: Simple solutions for winter eyes

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With cold winter temperatures come wind, dry indoor air and blasting heat, all of which can be annoying to your eyes. In fact, this season is the most common time of year that people complain about dry, itchy and watery eyes. The good news is, even if it’s miserable outside...

Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Glaucoma can take your sight away. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this prevalent, sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight," since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much as 40% of vision...

EYEcenter Tech: RightEye

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The movement of our eyes tells a lot about where our attention is and what our brain is doing. Where do we look? What do we look at, and how much time do we spend looking at it? How do our pupils react to different kinds of visual stimulation? When...

Vision Therapy Success Story: Bryson

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Vision Therapy Success Story: Bryson Most children have no idea how they are supposed to see. When they have double vision, when words jump around the page in a book, or when they lose their place so easily that reading and tracking visual stimuli is nearly impossible, kids assume that’s...

December: Safe Toys and Gifts Month

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Too often, accidents involving children and toys occur and may result in eye injuries. Each year, thousands of children age 14 and younger suffered serious eye injuries, even blindness, from toys. EYEcenter wants your children to play it safe--no matter what the season! Here are some tips to help, courtesy...

Making The Most Of Flex Benefits & Vision Insurance

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Between all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you can spend a lot of money.  Gifts, parties, clothes, travel – the list goes on and on!  This is definitely a time of year when you don’t want to leave money sitting on the table.   Yet, that is...

EYEcenter Gives Back: Koinonia Homes for Teens

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EYEcenter Optometric prides itself on staying ahead of the curve. From advanced methods in vision care to the latest technology, we always aim to stay a step ahead. But throughout our nearly 58-year history, EYEcenter has also stayed true to its roots. From keeping the business in the family (founder...

Diabetic Eye Disease

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. EYEcenter wants our patients to love and preserve their vision, whether they have diabetes or not--but during this time, please educate yourself on these conditions that could now or someday affect you or a loved one. Diabetic eye disease is a group of...

EYEcenter Gives Back: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. This year, EYEcenter decided to join the Sacramento event from Making Strides: a 3-mile walk down Capitol Mall, across the Tower Bridge and past Raley Field to the gateway, and back. Part of...

Contact Lens Training with Dr. Lilley

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If you have trouble handling soft contacts when trying to put them on your eye, often it could be because you're blinking before the lens touches your eye. Dr. Lilley has an easy way to train yourself to fix this problem. It may take a little practice, but once you...

Halloween Eye Safety

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Halloween is almost here, and the desire to take your costume to the next level can sometimes involve decorative contact lenses. Whether you’re dressing up as a zombie, a vampire or a cat this year, we want to remind everyone that there is a risk that comes with purchasing and...

Vision Related Problems in Children

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Vision and learning are intimately related. In fact, experts say that roughly 80 percent of what a child learns in school is information that is presented visually. So good vision is essential for students of all ages to reach their full academic potential. Statistics show that 1 in 4 school-aged...

A new way to treat dry eye at its source

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Dry, gritty eyes are no fun, and the effects they can have on your vision and quality of life are significant. Dry eye is one of the leading causes of patient visits to their optometrist. The lack of ability to produce enough quality tears to lubricate the eye can lead...

Hear From Our Resident Expert on Dry Eye Disease and Treatment

Dr. Randall Fuerst is our resident expert on dry eye disease and treatment. Dry eye has historically been associated with older patient demographics, but symptoms are now being seen in EYEcenter patients of all ages. 'Dry Eye has become a passion due to the prevalence of the problem to my...

Computer Vision Syndrome

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How many hours each day do you spend staring at a screen of some sort? One? Three? Five? More? EYEcenter wants you to know what this could mean for your vision. According to the American Optometric Association, the average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer alone,...

Q&A with Dr. Lilley: Myopia Control

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Dr. Lilley is our resident specialist on myopia (nearsightedness) and myopia control. When Dr. Lilley learned that you could improve eyesight without glasses using a non-surgical procedure called Orthokeratology, he used his own eyes as a case study. The rest is history-- in his 40 years as an optometrist, he...

Vision Therapy Success Story: Dylan

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Most children have no idea how they are supposed to see. When they have double vision, when words jump around the page in a book, or when they lose their place so easily that reading and tracking visual stimuli is nearly impossible, kids assume that’s normal. They can go through...

Sports Eye Safety Month

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Did you know that 90% of sports eye injuries are avoidable? Take the following steps to avoid them. Most fall sports are well underway by the end of August. That means September is the perfect opportunity to ensure that we are well-equipped with sports safety glasses. After all, September is...

EYEcenter Gives Back: Dr. Coen’s Mexico Mission Trip

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EYEcenter’s Dr. John Coen reflects on his recent ministry trip, performing eye exams in Tijuana EYEcenter’s Dr. John Coen has just returned from his annual trip with Amor Ministries to the Mexico Family Camp. This was the eighth year that Dr. Coen has joined families from across the U.S. on...

Back to School Photo Contest 2017

Starting August 21st, we'll be selecting one lucky person every week this back to school season to win a free pair of Ray-Ban or Nike sunglasses! To be entered in our weekly drawing, simply LIKE our Facebook page, and take a picture of yourself or your child doing something to...

Four Tips to Make Sure Kids’ Eyes and Vision Are ‘Grade A’ This School Year

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With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, we would like to remind parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes. Good vision and overall...

How to Experience the Upcoming Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

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Tips on how to safely view this once-in-a-lifetime event On Aug. 21, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as North America falls under the path of a total solar eclipse. This will be the first total solar eclipse to cross the entire U.S. in...

*Please note that the content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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