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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

8 Ways to Prevent Common Eye Drop Mistakes

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Are you using your eye drops the right way? If not used properly, drops may not only lose their effectiveness, but could also damage your eye health. Below are a few simple rules to follow when applying eye drops.

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

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An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way to evaluate your vision or get an eyeglass or contact lens prescription, as these tests can be administered using your computer, tablet, or smartphone from...

Is Your Child Struggling With Reading? We Can Help!

  Is Your Child Struggling With Reading? We Can Help! For your child to succeed in school, reading and writing skills are necessary. Proper vision development and visual processing skills are critical. It is a well-established fact that poor vision can affect learning in a number of ways. Vision issues...

Did You Know That 20% of People Sleep With Their Eyes Open?

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1 in 5 people sleep with their eyes open. Known as nocturnal lagophthalmos, this condition can interfere with sleep and cause people to wake up with dry, irritated, red eyes. What is it? And can it be treated? Read on to find out!  

When Routine Eye Exams Return 

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Optometrists are slowly reopening their practices to offer routine services like eye exams for contact lenses, glasses, and eye surgery. This time around they will be implementing the strictest health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on to find out what to expect on your next visit.

Is My Toddler Too Young For A VT Evaluation?

  Is My Toddler Too Young For A VT Evaluation? A child’s vision changes rapidly as their bodies grow and develop. This is especially evident during the school years when reading, writing, homework, and after-school activities become a part of their normal daily routine. It’s essential for both parents and...

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

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COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily shuttered their businesses due to the pandemic, while others began to offer emergency appointment services and telehealth.    As mandatory restrictions begin to lift in many locations, optometrists are beginning to...

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye emergency call your Citrus Heights optometrist first.

World Keratoconus Day

  World Keratoconus Day! World Keratoconus Day (KC Day) 2019 is just a few months away. This day gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about the condition and what can be done to prevent it.  What Is KC Day? World KC Day will take place on November 10th, 2019....

Want Relief from Eye Allergies? Here’s What You Need to Know

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(BPT) - Spring is finally here, and while we say hello to lush green grass, flowers in bloom, and leaves on trees, for many it means the start of seasonal allergies. With nearly 66 million (1 in 5) Americans suffering from eye allergies and struggling with how to get the...

Tips for glasses wearers during COVID-19

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Washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your community. But what about your glasses? Especially if you're taking them on and off throughout the day, they could be transferring germs to your face. Be sure to follow these...

4 Eye Hygiene Practices That Reduce the Risk of Infection 

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With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in full-swing, it's important to practice good eye hygiene because eyes are a portal for infectious diseases. Implement these 4 important eye hygiene practices to help you stay safe and healthy.  

Why choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists

  Why Choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists You need new contact lenses or maybe you’re just trying them out for the first time. How do you know who to turn to for the best advice and the right fit? At The Practice Name Scleral Lens and...

The Power of Tears

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Tears flush out toxins, provide vital oxygen and nutrients to our eyes, and, among countless other benefits, ensure that our eyes remain lubricated and healthy. Read on to learn more about the composition of tears and how they benefit not only our eyes, but also our general well-being.

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

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Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical care through digital medical equipment and telecommunications technology, such as online videos accessible through smart phones and tablets. This allows patients to easily receive screenings,...

A Message from Dr. Lee

Right now, a lot is uncertain. One thing we know, our patients are our motivation to push through. Dr. Lee has a message for you during this unprecedented season....

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

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We all instinctively rub our eyes, whether we're tired, our eyes are itchy or when something gets stuck in them. However, did you know that doing so poses a threat to your eye health and can potentially lead you to contract COVID-19? Read on to learn why eye doctors instruct people to avoid rubbing their eyes.

Fun Home-Based Activities to Strengthen Your Child’s Vision

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Did you know kids can keep developing visual functions from the comfort of their home? In this text, we outline various fun and engaging exercises parents can do with their kids to develop accommodation, depth perception, and other critical visual skills.

Scleral Lenses and Dry Eyes

  Scleral Lenses Help Even Dry Eyes! When it comes to having dry eyes, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get some relief. From artificial tears to medicated drops, and maybe even homeopathic remedies, nothing seems to give you long-term relief. Until now. Scleral lenses may just...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

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You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens can cause computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, in certain people. While not serious, this condition can be very uncomfortable, potentially causing: Headaches Eyestrain...

COVID-19 –  What Constitutes an Eye Care Emergency? 

An eye care emergency is defined as medical care for conditions requiring prompt medical attention due to a sudden change in ocular or visual health.

Home Remedies For Dry Eye

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If your eyes burn, itch or feel gritty, you may have dry eye syndrome. This is typically caused by a low production of tears or low-quality tears. Many substances and situations can cause dry eyes, such as the medication you’re taking, the time spent staring at your phone or computer...

Is there a cure for Keratoconus?

Ask Our Citrus Heights Eye Doctors: Is There A Cure For Keratoconus? Is your vision blurry or cloudy? Is it hard to drive at night because you can’t clearly make out street lights or other cars? Do you get headaches a lot, especially when reading? Does your prescription change every...

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

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Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to our eyes, nose, and mouth? This is because viruses — as well as bacteria —  are easily transferred from our surroundings to our hands and...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

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As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their hands, practicing social distancing, and not touching their nose, mouth, or eyes. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that the eyes play an...

Is Your Child Suffering From Nearsightedness?

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Is Your Child Suffering From Nearsightedness?Here’s How You Can Help Proper vision is one of the most important elements of your child’s development. In school, sports, and other activities, the right vision skills are essential. Vision problems that are not addressed in time can cause serious consequences. One of the most...

Facts, not myths about contact lens wear and COVID 19 / Coronavirus

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At EYEcenter, we always want to be at the forefront of contact lens technologies and in the case of the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus challenge, we also want to keep our patients informed about the most current thinking about contact lens wear and COVID-19 as well as other systemic infection challenges....

Update: Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

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. . EYEcenter Optometric ReOpening & Offering Appointments! Starting Monday, May 18th: EYEcenter Citrus Heights and Rocklin locations: Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 7 pm Friday: 9 am – 2 pm EYEcenter Gold River and Folsom locations: Monday and Wednesday: 8 am – 5 pm Tuesday and Thursday: 10...

This Contact Lens Can Actually Treat Dry Eye Syndrome!

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Wearing traditional contact lenses is particularly uncomfortable when you have dry eye syndrome as it can further exacerbate itchy and irritated eyes. Fortunately, there is a lens that isn’t only comfortable but can also improve dry eye syndrome.

Myopia – an epidemic across the nation (and the world)

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  Myopia – An Epidemic Across The Nation (And The World) When we think of the word “epidemic”, it brings to mind visions of desolated villages in third-world countries, overflowing hospitals, and quarantines. However, there are other less deadly, but equally serious, health concerns impacting people on a global scale....

Dizziness and Balance: How Vision Plays a Vital Role

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While vision may not seem to be the most important factor in maintaining balance, the brain relies on visual input to keep your world appearing both stable and leveled. Visual problems related to balance issues or dizziness can be effectively treated with neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy.

How Safe Are Overnight Contact Lenses?

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Wearing lenses overnight has been shown to be safe and effective in slowing down myopia progression in children. That said, many parents believe orthokeratology involves a higher risk factor than other contact lens modalities. Let's take an open and honest look at some of the issues.

Sink That Buzzer Beater With Sports Vision Training

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March Madness is approaching and every college basketball player is dreaming of scoring the last 3-pointer that will win the game. However, to beat the buzzer one needs exceptional skills, including above-average visual skills. Learn how sports vision training can help.

Playing Outside Helps Keep Kids’ Vision Healthy

  Playing Outside Saves Kids’ Vision Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors. A refractive error is what happens when light enters your eye and bends (refracts) improperly, which is usually the result of a misshapen cornea. As the light bends at an incorrect angle, it...

Dr. Fuerst’s RightEye eye tracking technology review to UC Berkeley optometry students

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Dr. Fuerst spoke with future ODs on the latest eye-tracking technology from RightEye at the annual UC Berkeley student day on February 17, 2020. His interpretations of eye-tracking technology's application for mTBI (head trauma) and sports vision are outlined below. For more information on how eye tracking can give you...

What Is the Shape of a Healthy Eye and How Does It Affect Vision?

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Your vision depends on your eyeball shape. A perfectly shaped eye will provide crystal vision, whereas any deviation in size or irregularity in contour will cause distortion. Read on to learn the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy eye shape.  

What Does It Mean If I Have Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome?

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Whether you’re happy or sad, tears can fill your eyes. Along with expressing your emotions, tears play the important role of keeping your eyes moist so you can see clearly and comfortably. When you don’t have enough tears or your tear composition is unhealthy, your eyes can dry out –...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

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Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your eyes can cause a condition called "digital eye strain" (DES) or "computer vision syndrome" (CVS). Symptoms include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck...

Treating Your Non-Reader With Vision Therapy

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Are you frustrated your bright child is not reading at the level you think they should be? They may actually be suffering from an issue in their visual system. Our practice can assess more than just 20/20 vision and use vision therapy to treat any vision-related learning issues that could be affecting your child.

Use Your Benefits in 2020 for Ortho-K

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Use your new benefits to make 2020 your year of perfect vision. Ortho-k overnight lenses, which are particularly advantageous for myopic patients,  can be eligible for reimbursement with major savings accounts, such as HSA and FSA.

Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear and Their Future

  Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear And Their Future Like all refractive errors, myopia (also known as nearsightedness) is typically managed by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. These lenses correct the refractive error by bending (refracting) light correctly as it enters your eyes, which then sending signals to your brain so...

Building Your Child’s Confidence Through Vision Therapy

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Vision therapy helps children with poor visual skills perform daily tasks more efficiently and with ease. This can lead to more success with school-work and sports, which, in turn, can have a positive effect on one's self-confidence.

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

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Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign shining a spotlight on the importance of fitness and good nutrition. However, despite the public’s knowledge of obesity’s effects on...

How Can You Solve the Challenges of Driving When Colorblind?

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Visit your eye doctor for a range of solutions for colorblindness behind the wheel If you’re colorblind, you can probably see colors but can’t distinguish easily between certain colors. Most commonly, seeing reds and greens is problematic; less commonly, seeing blues from yellows is tricky; rare is a form of...

What’s Worse For Your Vision: High Myopia (Nearsightedness) or Smoking?

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Though many wouldn’t place “smoking” and “myopia” in the same sentence, the harmful effects they have on vision are comparable, as children with rapidly progressing myopia have a similar risk of developing eye disease later in life as smokers do.

Why a New Pair of Glasses Is NOT the Best Holiday Gift for Your Child

If your child is nearsighted (myopic), it may seem like a great idea to get him or her a new pair of glasses. They will surely improve how well your child sees but, unfortunately, will do nothing to slow myopia progression. You can offer your child MUCH more than a...

How Do I Care for My Contact Lenses Properly?

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When taken care of properly, contact lenses can be the most comfortable, clear, and convenient way to see for people who need vision correction. But on the flipside, when you don’t care for your contact lenses properly, they can be painful and cause damage to the health of your eyes....

The Vision Skills Needed for Quarterbacks to Succeed 

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It takes much more than physical strength, speed, and a competitive spirit to be an excellent quarterback. The skills required by an elite football player— those that make the difference between a capable and an extraordinary athlete—rely on their visual abilities. Discover how sports vision training can help.

Ensuring Safety on the Road for All – Modern Optometry

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Changes in visual and cognitive function can take a toll on older adults’ ability to drive safely, and even ambulate safely in their homes.  Optometrists play an important role in maximizing their patients’ vision as they age and helping patients and their families navigate decisions around visual function, independent living,...

Did You Know Your Eye Doctor Can Help Diagnose Parkinson’s?

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Revolutionary RightEye Vision System is Now FDA-Approved to Detect Parkinson’s Disease The diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease has always been based on the results of a range of neurological tests, and unfortunately, misdiagnosis is common. In fact, up to 60% of patients with Parkinson’s disease are misdiagnosed at least once, and...

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome Chronic dry eyes or dry eye syndrome is a condition that can cause extreme discomfort, interfering with daily tasks and quality of life. Over the counter treatments and home remedies don’t always help and can often make the symptoms worse. Though the condition is more common in...

Can Contact Lenses Get Stuck in My Eye?

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If you’ve always wondered (or worried) about your contact lenses getting stuck in your eyes, you’re in good company. Many new contact lens wearers have this concern! To relieve your fears – no, it’s impossible for contacts to get totally stuck behind your eyes. However, they can become dislodged and...

Football Trivia: How Can An Eye Doctor Help Athletes After a Head Injury?

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Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are common in high-impact sports —such as football — and can have drastic effects on visual function. Fortunately, neuro-optometrists can help patients regain lost visual abilities and skills.

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

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Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether at home or travelling on a winter-weather get-away.  Before you let your children run outside to build the most adorable snowman or fling themselves onto...

Gritty Eyes

Gritty Eyes You know that gritty feeling in the eye when it feels like something’s in it or it just feels rough and scratchy? It’s not just your imagination, there are some sound medical reasons behind this feeling. If you have gritty eyes, contact Dry Eye Center at EYEcenter Optometric...

A Short History of Vision Therapy

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Vision therapy, practiced for over 150 years, has been helping patients with visual problems strengthen the eye-brain connection. Over the years, it has developed and expanded into a highly effective method for learning or improving visual skills.

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

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Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye conditions that diabetics are at risk for developing: cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. To prevent these sight-threatening diseases, it's important to control your blood sugar...

How Do I Ski Better? It All Starts With Vision!

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To be an excellent skier, you need strong visual skills, such as depth perception, peripheral vision, and peripheral vision.  By undergoing vision therapy, you'll be able to ski better, faster and safer.

Spring Dry Eyes

Spring Dry Eyes Spring is a time of renewal, when the harsh winter is just a memory and the outdoors seem to beckon us to go outside. While spring may be in the air, so are allergens. Allergies during the spring season can cause dry eyes and have a particularly...

Ever Wonder How People See Following a Corneal Transplant?

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It is not uncommon for patients to experience post-surgery refractive errors, particularly following a corneal transplant. To achieve clear and comfortable vision, scleral lenses are often prescribed.

Is it Allergies or Dry Eyes?

Allergic reactions and Dry Eye Syndrome have overlapping symptoms. Read on to learn the differences and assess whether or not you should see an eye doctor.

Sports Vision Tests for Athletes

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What does our sports vision eye doctor check during an eye exam? Vision is an essential part of being a top-notch athlete. To ensure that your eyes and vision are as healthy as possible, book a specialized eye exam for athletes with our sports vision eye doctor in Citrus Heights,...

Prevent Dry Eyes While Keeping Warm This Winter

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The use of heaters, as lovely as they are, can contribute to dry eye symptoms. Dry eye is one of the most common eye-health concerns and it’s important to be aware of the risks.

Does Your Child Have Myopia? Send Them Outside!

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Children who spend a considerable amount of time playing outside are less likely to develop myopia than children who spend most of their time indoors in front of the TV or computer screen. These are the findings of a recent university study. Since Myopia is a progressing condition that can lead to more severe vision problems, every parent should be aware of this.

Tips to Avoid a Concussion or TBI

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The complexity of the brain is truly fascinating; any slight change in its chemistry or structural integrity can result in a multitude of health problems, such as visual disturbances or permanent vision loss. This can affect everyday activities such as driving, walking, reading, using a computer, and staying focused. Below...

Can Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Help Stroke Patients With Vision Problems?

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Though not always evident, a stroke almost inevitably affects vision. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation can treat the resulting vision deficiencies and improve the person’s functionality and quality of life as part of an integrative treatment plan.

How Can Early Cataract Surgery Benefit You?

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It used to be that people with cataracts usually waited until they were well into their senior years to have their cataracts removed. However, cataract surgery is being recommended more and more for younger patients. Namely, this is due to increased safety of the procedure, more successful outcomes, and better...

Why Do My Eyes Burn?

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The sensation of burning eyes can have several causes - read on to find out what they are and which treatment options are available.

5 Things About TBIs You Never Knew

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can lead to severe health problems, and in 90% of cases, vision problems. Here are 5 things about TBI that you probably didn’t know.

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

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Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses, including: diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. It is not unusual for people to come in for an eye exam just to check their eyesight...

Perfect Vision is The Perfect Gift: Ortho-K

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This holiday season, offer the gift of perfect vision that will have your loved one thanking you every day. If you or anyone in your family is nearsighted (myopic), Ortho-K lenses is the perfect gift. Read on to learn why.

How Much (Blue Light) is Too Much?

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The American Academy of Pediatrics periodically makes recommendations or formulates guidelines for parents to follow in their child-rearing.  They recommend certain ages for starting infants on solid foods, how much sleep growing children should try to get as they age and how much media time or exposure to devices that...

3 Reasons Why You Should Kickstart the New Year With Vision Therapy

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Whether you’re a pro-athlete or a 4th grader struggling to read, improved vision skills can boost confidence and success in life. Consider vision therapy this year and see the change for yourself!

Your Benefits Can Be Used For Dry Eye Treatments

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Are your eyes red, watery, itchy and burning? There's a chance you may have Dry Eye Disease (DES). Check whether you have unused eyecare benefits left in your HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flexible spending account), as these may expire on December 31st. If so, skip the trip to...

How To Prevent Dry, Itchy Eyes This Winter

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Winter is entering full-swing, which also means that your eyes can experience unfavorable effects. This season's cool and arid winds may trigger dry eye symptoms, such as redness, grittiness, and stinging. Click here for tips on how you can prevent dry eye this winter season.

How Smoking Impacts Vision

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Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such as lung cancer, heart disease, and bad teeth, few know about the negative impact it can have on our vision.  Smoking and Eye Disease  Smoking,...

Old Frames with New Lenses, or New Designer Frames? What to Buy?

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See the pros and cons of both optical options When your vision prescription changes, you’ll need new eyeglasses lenses. Most patients are excited to choose a new pair of designer frames from our trending optical collections in Citrus Heights and Gold River, California . However, some customers question whether they...

What Does it Mean to be Color Blind?

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Are you color blind? Is there a treatment? Find out at our Citrus Heights, California , eye care center Despite the name, being color blind has nothing to do with blindness. Rather, it’s a vision condition that compromises your ability to perceive all the colors of the rainbow. However, that...

Five Ways to Spend Your FSA Dollars (So they don’t go to waste!)

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Did you know your FSA account can help you pay for eye exams, new glasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses? And, what you can get for your FSA dollars might surprise you -- in a good way. There’s one catch--if you don’t use your FSA before the end of the...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

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Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution for your eyes and contacts.  There exist 2 different types of solution for contact lenses: Multipurpose and Hydrogen Peroxide-based. While both remove debris and build-up,...

Why We Use RightEye for Vision Therapy at EYEcenter Optometric

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See how RightEye can improve the way you live your life! Our EYEcenter Optometric team is excited to join forces with RightEye to better evaluate, diagnose, and define visual processing problems in our patients of all ages. RightEye is a breakthrough technology that uses computer-based eye tracking software and equipment...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

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Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your vision. Below are daily habits to adopt for optimal contact lens care: Wash Your Hands Regularly Whether you use daily or monthly contact lenses, make...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

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Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the cold outdoors sporting glasses that are no longer transparent, or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself. Why Do Glasses Fog Up? There are several factors that...

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...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

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Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and the risks associated with vision loss only grow as you age. By neglecting eye care, you place yourself at a higher risk of suffering from...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

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Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what those cat-eye contacts are doing to your eyes? If you got them without a prescription, beware of health complications. Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween...

Are We Missing Dry Eye in Children?

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Learn all about dry eye in the classroom When you hear about dry eye syndrome, you probably envision either a senior citizen taking off his or her glasses to rub sore eyes, or a frantic middle-aged office worker who is glued to the computer 24/7. Most likely, a picture of...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

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September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of people get treated for sports-related eye injuries a year, with the most common injuries occurring during water sports and basketball. Infections, corneal abrasions, eye socket...

Are Kids and Contact Lenses a Good Combination?

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Is it safe and healthy for kids to wear contact lenses? Many parents are uncertain about whether kids are good candidates for wearing contact lenses or not. The general answer is that yes, many children can safely and successfully wear contacts. However, it depends largely on the maturity and personality...

Is School Work Causing Computer Vision Syndrome in Your Child?

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Eye health tips for students from our Citrus Heights eye doctor The start of fall means back-to-school for kids of all ages – and our team at EYEcenter Optometric wishes everyone a smooth and successful return to the classroom! When your child enters school after a summer of outdoor fun,...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

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This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in certain areas, it’s now more important than ever to protect yourself. For best practices and tips for maintaining healthy vision in the summer heat, talk...

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...

UV Safety Awareness Month

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Call 916-727-6518 to learn more.

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...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

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This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a vacation in your own backyard, don't forget to protect your eyes! Summer Eye Care Near You Check out our top 4 tips for ensuring healthy...

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...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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We have the latest styles and the best lenses for your favorite man! Whether he’s an adventure seeker, a golfer or a BBQ griller, we can help you find eyewear that fits his personality! SPORTY: If dad is all about sports, active shades are the players to bet on. Ask...

Cataract Awareness Month

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June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences by giving each other helpful information and sharing their knowledge and advice. Use the hashtag #CataractAwarenessMonth on your social media channels to encourage and support...

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...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

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Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type of refractive error. Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. Palmer N. Lee, O.D. treats patients from all over...

Is My Child Too Young for Vision Therapy?

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Those with excellent visual acuity may experience difficulty with visual processing or focus, which can impact various aspects of a child’s development, learning ability, and daily functioning. Fortunately, visual skills can be trained through vision therapy. Question is: how young is too young for your child to begin vision therapy?

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...

Mental Health and Your Vision

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed throughout the United States as a way of drawing attention to the importance of proper mental health. This year’s theme is #4Mind4Body. The idea is...

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...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come together to raise awareness and share helpful information. People with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their loved ones are encouraged to share their stories, struggles, and...

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...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

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Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers, so is pollen, pet dander,...

Women’s Health and Your Vision

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March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership, education to the military, women are achieving great strides in areas of business like never before. In addition to professional achievements, International Women's Day is...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

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Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds of cleaning products can be toxic and harmful to your health? In small amounts, they generally don’t cause much damage. But when used on a...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

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It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when kids fervently hope for snow days and parents hope they don’t happen. As we head towards the second half of the school year, you’ve probably...

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...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world. It is actually a group ofdiseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to permanent...

World Braille Day 2019

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Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible gift that Braille has given to those who are blind or suffer from vision loss. What is Braille? Braille is a tactile representation of letters...

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...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

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Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season, many parents are excited to surprise their kids (or their spouses) with these coveted toy weapons. There is, in fact a whole culture behind these...

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...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

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Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if you suffer from dry eyes. Dry, cool air, cold winds and even drier indoor heating can cause eye irritation, burning, itchiness and redness, and sometimes...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...

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...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do you get to dress up as anyone (or anything) you want, socialize with friends and eat lots of treats? Nevertheless, lurking behind those costumes and...

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...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and mental health; and it also helps regulate bodily functions and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that exercise can lower our risk of chronic conditions...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to have an endless number of reasons to be glued to a screen. Many parents out there are wondering how bad this can be for their...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and prevent age related eye disease and vision loss, especially if you start early. Keeping your eyes healthy and strong may require some lifestyle changes, but...

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...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050, myopia is projected to affect half of the world’s population! Many children diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) experience a consistent worsening of their vision as they...

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...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

What are the dangers of an Online Eye Test EYEcenter Optometric - What are the dangers of an Online Eye Test, Citrus Heights, California An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all they...

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...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in school, athletics and many other aspects of life can be impacted by poor vision. Good vision goes beyond how far you can see, and also...

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...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

College Student Eye Care Help EYEcenter Optometric - College Student Eye Care Help, Citrus Heights, California It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro, you want to be prepared with as much knowledge...

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...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes EYEcenter Optometric - Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes, Citrus Heights, California While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons that people rub their eyes and for...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

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?...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to...

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...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.   The eyes and the...

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...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

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...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

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...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

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...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...

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...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

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...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

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...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

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...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

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...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

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...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

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...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

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...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Glaucoma Treatment, in Folsom, Rocklin, Citrus Heights & Gold River, CA

We Provide Advanced Eye Care for Glaucoma Glaucoma describes a type of ocular disease that causes damage to your optic nerve and destroys your quality of vision. At EYEcenter Optometric, we use the latest optometric technology to check your eyes carefully for glaucoma. Glaucoma screening by Dr. Lee, done with...

Should I have my children’s eyes checked?

EYEcenter Optometric Helps Kids Reach the Top of the Class There’s a strong association between sharp eyesight and successful classroom learning. According to education experts, the bulk of education in school is taught with the help of visual tools. A child who cannot see well is therefore at a distinct...

Do I really need to check my eyes ?

Everyone, regardless of age or physical condition, is recommended to go for regular eye exams. Thorough evaluations of your eye health and vision by EYEcenter re the best way to check for signs of vision conditions and ocular disease. At EYEcenter Optometric, our optometrists will inspect your eyes thoroughly, using...

How do I get Contact Lenses?

Many people love the convenience and quality vision of contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing lenses instead of eyeglasses, we’ll help you with all that you need At EYEcenter Optometric, our eye doctors will examine your eyes to determine if you’re a good candidate for contacts, and we’ll...

Do I have the Best Vision Possible?

Our expert eye doctor, Dr. Lee, is committed to providing you with the best vision possible. He will perform a detailed eye exam to check your eyesight, in our Folsom, Rocklin, Citrus Heights & Gold River, California, office. This includes a thorough eye test to determine your vision prescription for...

Are Over-the-Counter Readers good enough?

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a local drugstore, or you can buy prescription glasses from an optical store. What’s the difference? Features of Over-the-Counter Readers For starters, generic reading glasses (also...

How do I choose my family Optometrist ?

EYEcenter Optometric provides much more for your eyes than eyeglasses and contact lenses! Our optometrist Dr. Lee, in Folsom, Rocklin, Citrus Heights & Gold River will examine, monitor, treat, and manage your ocular condition – so you reap all the lifelong benefits of lasting, quality vision. When it comes to...

What’s In a Contact Lens?

Learn How Contact Lenses are Made Contact lenses are immensely popular, with a wide variety of types to fit almost every individual and their vision condition. New materials and modern technology have led to increased comfort, higher convenience, and sharper vision with contacts. In response, many people are now making...

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...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

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...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

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Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

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...

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

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...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

VT interview part 2 – The Process

Question:  So how does the Vision Therapy process start at your practice? Does a parent come to you and say that their child is skipping words and having trouble reading? At what stage does a child come to you and you start vision therapy? Dr. Fuerst: Approximately 2/3 of our...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

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Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Intro to Vision Therapy – Part 1

We Interviewed Dr. Fuerst, a leading expert in Vision Therapy. Question: Dr. Fuerst, please explain to us, what is vision therapy? Dr. Fuerst: In a nutshell, vision therapy is focusing on the visual skills that are absolutely crucial for learning. This is not measured by how well you see at 20...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

5 Tips to Avoid Dry Eye During Your Flight

It is normal to encounter exceedingly dry eyes after a flight. Known for having an exceptionally dry environment, plane travel can create significant irritation to your eyes. Luckily, eye specialists have highlighted various ways to lessen the risks of encountering these uncomfortable symptoms that present themselves as a major aspect...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn't have a vision problem. Amblyopia is one common eye condition that is often hidden behind the appearance of good eyesight.   Also...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Featuring: Dr. Joseph Lilley, O. D.

Dr. Joseph Lilley earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Oregon and went on to complete his Doctorate of Optometry at Pacific University, College of Optometry in Forest Grove Oregon.  He has been in practice since 1975 and recognized with the Orthokeratology Research Award from the National...

Dry Eyes 101: What You Need To Know

Now and then we just can't seem to create enough tears or our tears don't have the correct qualities to keep our eyes healthy and wet. This can bring about an absence of adequate oil and moisture on the surface of the eye, known as dry eyes. The eye is...

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

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An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

Designer Frame Showcase

Fall into SAVINGS!  Designer Frame Showcase, Saturday, October 1st, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Scientists Restore Sight Nerves in Blind Mice

Researchers help mice with destroyed optic nerves to see again. ‪ TIME.COM #‎youreyecenter‬...

Tips on Buying Nutritional Supplements for Vision and Eye Health

Supplements can help maintain or even improve upon the benefits of nutrients in a healthful diet.

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...

*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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Dear Patients:

Starting Monday, June 1, all five EYEcenter locations will be open for routine eye health and vision needs-based upon recommendations from our professional organizations, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and directives from Governor Newsom’s office.

Your doctors and staff at EYEcenter will continue to provide you with the state of the art, advanced eye care services that you are used to. What will be different as part of our “new normal” will be policies, procedures, and safeguards intended to ensure the health and well being of our patients, doctors, and staff.

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