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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.

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...

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...

Halloween Eye Safety

Cosmetic Contact Lenses One of the biggest costume-related dangers to your eyes and vision is cosmetic or decorative contact lenses. Decorative lenses can be a great addition to your costume, but they must be obtained safely and legally with a prescription, through a professional, authorized vendor. October has arrived and...

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...

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...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

“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.

Are Bifocal/Multifocal Contact Lenses Right for You?

Presbyopia Treatment in Rockford, IL If you are in your 40s, and are finding it harder and harder to read the newspaper, or text on your cellphone, you are not alone. Most people experience some form of presbyopia as they age. Almost everyone finds that during their 40s, they develop...

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...

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...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Welcome to our New Website

Visit our new optometry website for information about our Practice.

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

Blue Light is Destroying Your Eyes

Protect Your Eyes from Blue Light Damage Blue light vision damage is the term used for vision damage caused by electronic devices. It comes from the use of all electronic devices including computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and LED TVs, as well as the sun, fluorescent lighting, and LED lighting. All...

Nutrition for Better Eyesight

Our eyes like all the other parts of the human anatomy benefit intensely from the right nutrition and is harmed by poor nutrition. Vitamins and nutrients are essential to the healthy eye. Aside from growing up hearing that carrots were good for our eyes, can we name any other foods...

How to Choose the Best Contacts for You

Making the best possible choice regarding what contacts to purchase is not necessarily an easy process. What are the factors that go into the decision-making process when you need glasses and you choose to go with contacts? Cost and your prescription will always be factors in this decision, but what...

See in the Dark with Night Vision Eye Drops

Have you ever wanted to see in the dark? Night vision cameras and binoculars make this possible for police and military, but what about the rest of us? Well, night vision eye drops have been created and tested. A scientist at Columbia has done research with mice on night vision...

Sunglasses are for Everyone

Dr Goetsch on Sunwear Sunglasses should be on everyone. Every day, whether it is sunny or cloudy, no matter the season – we are exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun.  Most of the time, we aren’t even aware we are being bombarded with potentially damaging radiation (light). Just...

Dr Facchiano Giving the Gift of Sight -How precious is sight to you?

                                      On a mission last week a little native American child received his first RX from the eye care Dr Facchiano, a Rockford Illinois eye doctor provided at a mission in Eagle Butte SD reservation. Like many of these kids it was a highly myopic astigmatism correction. Imagine the blur and limitation...

An Eye Exam Can Save Your Vision from Glaucoma

Its estimated that about four million people in the United States have glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and silently destroy eyesight. Nearly half of those with glaucoma are not even aware that they have it. So what about you? The number of cases that...

Happy Holidays

  Thank You!  Rockford IL and Madison WI for choosing our office for all your optical and medical eye care needs. We look forward to serve you in the future. Wishing you and yours Peace and Joy this holiday season and all throughout the year. " And so this is Christmas;...

Sunwere should be on everyone when outdoors - click on this link to learn more: http://vimeo.com/47901080...

Macular Disease – New genetic tests available that can guide eye exams and treatment

  Eye Exam Every one fears the loss of vision.  That news is worse when a patient learns they have a loss  that is now beyond treatment. So now is the time to schedule your annual eye exam. The chief reason for vision loss among those 65 and older is macular disease and early detection is the...

Childs Play – How to keep them playing safe.

www.freedigitalphotos.net           Do you really know what sorts of toys are the safest and the most beneficial for kids?           Infants are born with a primitive visual system which forms throughout their early years with the correct  stimulation. Crucial to a child's visual development  are toys and activities that involve...

Teens in Contacts?

Needing to purchase eyeglasses is often met with great resistance from a teenager. Adolescents may cringe at the idea of being seen in eyeglasses and looking ''nerdy''. As opposed to glasses, kids and teens who opt for contact lenses feel a significant enhancement in their appearance, a newly published report...

What can a parent do to keep their child’s eye safe??

Are you aware that annual statistics show that sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the hospital? That's one injury every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals report that most of the injuries would have been easily prevented by wearing protective eyewear. More often than not eye damaging accidents take...

Photoker-what?

Photokeratitis. This is the “sunburn” of the cornea. During the past 4th of July holiday were you out playing yard games with the family? Boating on the lake? Sunbathing on a beach? More importantly, were you wearing eye protection? Sunglasses are beneficial to help prevent Photokeratitis. Symptoms may include discomfort,...

Can I sleep in my contacts?

Yes.. and no. There are two different types of contact lenses available daily wear (you remove them before sleeping) and extended wear (you leave them in overnight). The extended wear lenses allow for more oxygen to reach your cornea, thus making it more acceptable to be slept in. These lenses...

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from Dr. Facchiano and Associates! Our office will be open on Monday, July 4th. Please call (815) 332-2223 to schedule an appointment....

Shining a New Light on Sun

I see patients every day asking, “What are you doing about sun protection?" Yet less than half have an answer and some even think sun protection does not apply to them or is not a necessary priority. Ironically I can see sun damage in the eyes of many of those...

Allergy Season Is Here – Ask Your Eye Doctor For Help.

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from spring eye allergies. For some, spring is pollen season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Spring eye allergies are caused by an influx...

3D Vision and Eye Health

As 3D viewing becomes more commonplace in movie theatres, on television and even in handheld gaming systems, American Optometric Association (AOA) doctors of optometry, together with industry experts from the 3D@Home Consortium, reinforce that 3D viewing is not harmful and actually has a distinct benefit of alerting individuals and parents...

Should you purchase your eye glasses on line ?

In today's world, where more and more consumers are used to shopping for more and more products online, glasses are one item that should be cautiously reviewed before you click that purchase button. Here's why. Even though online e-commerce sites often advertise cheap prices, the benefits of choosing an optical...

Save Your Vision Month

Imagine struggling to see the numbers on a clock, or the letters on a sign, or the cars coming down the road. Think how discouraging it would be if you got a headache every time you read, or did homework, or tried to see an assignment on the blackboard. For...

With her by my side I step out with confidence and conquer any challenge life has to give.

Yes this Valentines day we recognize our special love ones. For those with low vision the love of their life may just be their guide dog. Do you know the history of seeing eye dogs? Dogs have been used as a guide in various cultures for a very long time...

Eyelid Twitching

Eye twitching, eyelid tics and spasms are pretty common. Usually only the bottom lid of one eye is involved, but the top eyelid also can twitch. Most eye twitches come and go, although they can last for weeks or even months. To find a solution for twitching eyes, we needed...

Color blind – What does that really mean?

Color blindness means you have trouble seeing red, green, blue or a mix of these colors. It’s rare that a person sees no color at all or black and white. Most patients who are labeled as color blind are really only color deficient and that problem can change your life....

Blizzard in Rockford

Snoopy Snow Time Like much of the Midwest, Dr. Facchiano & Associates PC located within Lenscrafters at Cherryvale Mall Rockford, IL is currently experiencing severe blizzard conditions. The Illinois State Police have urged people to stay off of the roads until further notice. For the safety of our patients &...

What’s a Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is the loss or lack of development of central vision in one eye that is unrelated to any eye health problem and is not correctable with lenses. It can result from a failure to use both eyes together. Lazy eye is often associated with crossed-eyes or...

Looking For Long Lashes?

When it comes to eyelashes, ladies are always looking for longer, thicker, more defined lashes. The way to achieve this look has always been with this mascara, that mascara, or even false eyelashes. Makeup companies are always marketing new products to make your eyelashes longer and more dramatic. But that...

You Will Not Believe Your Eyes!

The new guest can be seen at the Cherryvale Mall through May 15 on display to promote the "Giants: African Dinosaurs" exhibit at the Burpee Museum. It is just amazing to see and you will want to see it with your best correction from Lenscrafters. Take the family out to...

Comfortable Contacts You’ve Been Looking For!

Looking for more comfortable contact lenses? These videos from CooperVision explain the benefits of Biofinity and Proclear contacts....

Best Eye Care for Bags Around Eyes

Ever have someone indicate that you look tired? It is a safe bet that the area around your eyes may provide a visual clue. Yes that dreaded under eye "baggage" or puffy eyes, eye bags, dark circles, and shadows. So Dr. Facchiano wants to help you explore the various reasons...

How To Enhance Your Vision

Age-related macular degeneration is a very common and dreaded disease of our senior years which may lead to irreparable vision loss. This acquired retinal disease affects millions of elderly adults. It can cause loss of the ability to see details, causing blurry vision and possibly legal blindness. Despite the social...

Do you worry about losing your vision ?

80 percent of Americans worry about losing their vision yet 86 percent of those who already have an eye disease do not get routine exams.      A well known filmmaker, Joe Lovett was scared, really scared. Being able to see was critical to his work as a documentary filmmaker and,...

What Eye Exams Detect

Most people think of eye exams as something done to detect a need for eye glasses, prescription sun glasses or contact lenses. That is one of the results of an eye exam, but that isn't what they are "for." The reason for eye exams is to check the total health...

HD Optics

There is a marketing buzz word going around right now for contact lenses that you might be hearing about more next year and it is called "HD Optics." If you are like me and wear corrective lenses like glasses or contacts, you might notice "halo" effects or glare from lights...

How Multifocal Contacts Work

I've said it about a thousand times, but there is a contact lens out there for everybody. When people hit the age of 40, the eyes start doing all kinds of weird things and that is around the time patients start noticing the need for bifocals and rush to their...

Digital Retinal Photos Are a Great Tool for Optometrists

There are many parts to an eye exam that assess the overall health of the eyes. One of the most helpful parts is the digital retinal photography. It is essentially a digital camera that has been developed to take a clear image of the back of the eye. The pictures are...

Medication Apps

One of the most important questions asked before any type of exam is what medications are currently being used. At that point, there are two types of patients, those who cannot remember what types of medicine they take and those that produce a tattered piece of paper from their wallet or purse...

Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss

If you were told that you were going blind, what would you do? One film maker, when faced with that question, decided to document the entire experience. The director, Joseph Lovett, has worked on many TV and films in his career but now he is the subject in a documentary...

5 Things to Consider Before LASIK

Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, or LASIK for short, is the medical procedure that changes the shape of the eye so that corrective lenses aren't needed as much, or at all. Many people ask me during the pre-screening for eye exams  if they are good candidates for the operation. When I...

Airsoft Guns and Vision Do Not Mix Well

There are quite a few ways to injure the eyes. They are such a delicate part of the body that even something seemingly minor can end up causing a lot of trouble. Then, there are some activities that beg for trouble if the proper precautions aren't taken. Like AirSoft. AirSoft is like...

Happy Thanksgiving

Our offices will be closed today for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours on November 26, 2010....

November Tornado in Rockford Illinois

At a time where families are supposed to be gathered together, counting their blessings and enjoying the company of loved ones, the Rockford Illinois area was hit yesterday by a rare late November tornado. Homes were reduced to broken boards and shattered belongings with nearly 10,000 people still without power. Many...

InfantSEE Program Helps Optometrists Treat Eye Diseases

If you were reading last Sunday's Rockford Register Star newspaper in Rockford, Illinois you might have noticed that Dr. Facchiano was highlighted as a participant in the InfantSEE program, a foundation of the American Optometry Association that allows families to schedule eye exams for children regardless of income levels or access to insurance. The...

OneSight Mission to Burkina Faso

Dr. Facchiano recently went on a mission to Africa to Burkina Faso with the organization OneSight. Burkina Faso is a French speaking nation in western Africa near the Ivory Coast and is home to roughly 15 million people. It has one of the lowest GDP rates in the world and...

Colored Contacts

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New Phone System for Madison Patients

If you are a patient at our Madison eye clinic, you might have already noticed the telephone greeting when you dial the number 608.829.2440. If you wish to be connected to the office immediately, you don't have to wait for the entire message to play. Just dial "0" and you'll get...

How to Tell if a Contact Lens is Inside Out

It can be difficult to tell if a contact lens is inside out. Pictures and models of inside out contacts look very obvious, but when it comes time to actually put in the real thing, it isn't as obvious. The following video will show how to tell the slight difference...

Customized Displays on Contact Lenses Possible

The LA Times recently ran an news story about researchers at the University of Washington who have found a way to use nanotechnology to put customized displays on contact lenses. Right now, the technology is very basic (a contact lens can display a red dot and a blue dot) but...

When to Tell Your Optometrist about “Eye Crusties”

Everybody at some point in their life has woken up with little crusty particles in the corner of the eyes. The dry little particles are formed at the corners of the eye typically and can be brushed away. The official term for these dry particles is Rheum. It is made...

The Difference Between an Optometrist and…

There are a lot of "O" words when it comes to eye care. There are optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians. Most people confuse the terminology as the "Three O's" have one major thing in common, they all care about the eyes. Optometrists are the first line of defense for primary eye care....

FDA Issues Warning on Chelation Therapy

The FDA recently issued a warning on Chelation products that are being marketed as dietary supplements. Chelation is the process of removing heavy metals from the body. The claim is that it can cure diseases such as Alzheimers, Autism, Parkinson's, Macular Degeneration and others using nasal sprays, clay baths, IVs, suppositories,...

Common Vision Myths

I've been on the hunt for other vision care blogs around the net because I want to see who is also covering the eye. There are a lot of great ones out there! Just today, I stumbled across a really well written post that dispels some of the common myths people have...

Halloween Contact Lenses

Our eye clinics phones have been ringing with a lot of calls lately (Madison in particular) about "monster" contact lenses. With Halloween approaching, people are scrambling to throw together the perfect costume. With the popularity of sparkly vampires, Lady Gaga and all sorts of imaginative things specialty contacts are in high demand. However, there...

How Contact Lenses are Made

This video speaks for itself. It's really fascinating to see how contacts are made....

Join The Conversation

This post comes as bit of a PSA for our blog readers. In effort to bring you great news related to caring for the eyes, eye exams and breaking news dealing with optometry, you can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. You can get a hold of us through these methods...

Zinc

Zinc is going to be the last important nutrient talked about in these blog posts for a while. There are other important minerals and nutrients, but this is a good stopping point until a later time. The role of Zinc is  sweet and to-the-point for the role of eye care....

10 Normal Symptoms for New Contact Lens Wearers

When people need vision correction, they usually start out with glasses. Most people usually try contacts at some point in their life and some people get discouraged by some common symptoms of getting used to contacts. Here are 10 normal symptoms for new contact wearers as they adjust to the...

The World Vision Expo West 2010

I just caught on the 4greatvision Twitter feed that The World Vision Expo is happening right now in Las Vegas. Essentially, it's the who's who in the world of optical fashion and science. Companies from all over the world will be exhibiting the latest designs, procedures and science during the...

A Cautionary Tale: Double Check the Labels

Watch the video below- Yes, that happens more than it should. When people are given eye drops for an infection, disease or after surgery they may not have perfect vision yet. That is when mix ups occur. The bottles of strong glues look very similar to eye drop prescriptions.  If it...

DHA/EPA

DHA/EPA are docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids, respectively. More commonly, they are referred to as Omega-3 Fatty Acids. They are commonly found in cold-water fishes and have been recently found to be incredibly beneficial for health of the body and eyes. Including DHA/EPA into the daily diet has shown to be important for...

Vitamin E

The next healthy nutrient on the series of posts is Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant found in nuts, some breakfast cereals, peanuts and sweet potatoes. Vitamin E promotes the health of cell membranes. There is an important membrane in the eye called the "conjunctiva," which helps lubricate the eyes....

Vitamin C

I'm on a health kick lately. All the talk about lutien and its ability to help the health of the eye made me look for other possible vitamins and minerals. There are quite a few that have been studied and believed to be very healthy for the eye. It should...

Lutein

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 55. The number of cases is expected to triple by the year 2025. This information comes right from the American Optometric Association (AOA). If you are wondering what age-related macular degeneration is, you aren't alone....

How the Eye is Able to See

It is really interesting how the eye is able to take light, bend it and reassemble the information into an object. Here is the basics of how it all works. Being able to see all comes down to how the eye is able to focus light. As light enters the...

Eye Care 101: Inserting Contact Lenses

Eye Care is one of the most important parts in the practice of Optometry. Good eye care practices are both the responsibility of patients and doctors. This series of posts will cover the basics that highlight important topics in Optometry to show how eye care is important. So many people...

Allergies and Your Eye

The change of the seasons usually means many people will start suffering from environmental allergies. Even during the colder winter months, there are irritants that will attack the eyes of allergy prone people. Since allergies and their symptoms are so common, it there are many methods for caring for the...

Fashion Tuesday: Ray-Ban Wayfarer

If there is one, unmistakable fashion statement that can be made with sun glasses, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer is it. Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn to Robert Pattinson have worn them. Musicians like Bob Dylan all the way to Taylor Swift have worn them. Artist Andy Warhol wore them and president John F. Kennedy even wore them....

Half of Eye Injuries Happen at Home

Injuries to the eye are no laughing matter, they can  be annoying at best and all the way to very painful. It's always good to protect the eyes with safety glasses or other approved safety device. Many people think that construction workers or other type of profession that works a...

Online Contact Lens Ordering Available

Just a quick update about the website for our patients. Online contact lens ordering is back online. If you have have a current prescription, follow the link below to get brand new contacts shipped directly to your door....

Eye Care 101: 20/20 Vision

Eye Care is one of the most important parts in the practice of Optometry. Good eye care practices are both the responsibility of patients and doctors. This series of posts will cover the basics that highlight important topics in Optometry to show how eye care is important. One thing most...

143 Million American Workers Plugged into an Electronic Device at Least 6 Hours Daily

The time people spend in front of a desktop computer or laptop is on a minuscule decline. The only reason for that because there are more devices that have the same basic functionality like smartphones, tablet touchscreen devices and handheld gaming consoles are eating up more of our time. The...

People are Turned Off by 3D TV Glasses

The biggest push in home consumer electronics right now is 3D. We've all been to the movies where you purchase a ticket and also get a pair of special glasses that allow wearers to see images "pop" out of the screen. The technology is moving into living rooms and so...

Have a Safe Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is officially here. We just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Our offices will be open on Labor Day....

A Splash of Color

The site has been live for around 72 hours already and changes are happening by the hour. Like the blue background. The big change today is that there is now a page dedicated to insurance information. Another short update, but stay tuned as 4greatvision V2.0 takes shape....

A Brand New Look

How do you like the new, fresh, updated look to 4greatvision.com? This has been in the works for some time now and it is fantastic to be able to have more flexibility with this new style. Expect to see many articles about information regarding eye care, eye health, eye exams...

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