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

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...
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UV Safety Awareness Month

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...
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Cataract Awareness Month

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?...
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Four Ways You Can Take Care of Your Aging Eyes

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

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...
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May is Healthy Vision Month

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...
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April is Sports Eye Safety Month

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...
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EYEcenter Tech: Level

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...
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The EYEcenter Story – Chapter 1 : Dr. Fred

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...
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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

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...
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Designer of the Month: LOOK

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...
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February: AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month

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

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...
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Is your child nearsighted?

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...
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Winter Woes: Simple solutions for winter eyes

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...
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Glaucoma Awareness Month

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...
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EYEcenter Tech: RightEye

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...
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Vision Therapy Success Story: Bryson

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...
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December: Safe Toys and Gifts Month

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...
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Shop EYEcenter Online

Online shopping is one of today’s little luxuries. It eliminates the stress of crowds and lines, and combines it with the ease and convenience of browsing from the comfort and privacy of your own home. And especially this time of year, these comforts are even more valued and appreciated. Now...
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Making The Most Of Flex Benefits & Vision Insurance

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...
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EYEcenter Gives Back: Koinonia Homes for Teens

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...
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Diabetic Eye Disease

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...
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EYEcenter Gives Back: Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

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...
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Contact Lens Training with Dr. Lilley

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...
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Halloween Eye Safety

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...
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Vision Related Problems in Children

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...
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A new way to treat dry eye at its source

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...
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Computer Vision Syndrome

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,...
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Q&A with Dr. Lilley: Myopia Control

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...
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Vision Therapy Success Story: Dylan

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...
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Sports Eye Safety Month

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

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

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...
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How to Experience the Upcoming Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

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.