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Jan
03
Glaucoma Awareness Month

What is Glaucoma?


Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is vital for good vision. The damage to this nerve is often caused by high pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for individuals over 60 years old. It can occur at any age, but it is generally more common in older adults. High pressure in the eye is due to buildup of fluid that flows throughout the inside of your eye. When the eye is working properly, the fluid drains out of a tissue called the trabecular meshwork. When the fluid is overproduced, or is not draining properly, it can cause an increase in pressure. Glaucoma also tends to run in families.



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Aug
04
20/20 Isn't Everything - A Child's vision is critical to learning

What's it like for children trying to go to school with vision problems? Watch as these teachers learn how much eye issues can affect learning!







A visual experiment where common visual problems known to affect learning in kids are simulated in 4 adult teachers, and their experience and reaction are discussed. All children should have their eyes comprehensively examined by a Doctor of Optometry to ensure optimal functioning and health.



Jul
23
Help Us “Rays” Awareness, And Be Entered To Win!

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Most of us know that ultraviolet rays can be harmful to our skin, but we don’t realize that they also damage our eyes.


UV rays can burn the outer surface of our eyes (just like our skin), leading to complications later. In fact, UV rays cause 20% of cataract cases. 3.2 million people go blind every year due to prolonged UV exposure. So, when you are picking out your sunglasses, remember they’re more than a fashion statement!


Help Us “Rays” Awareness, And Be Entered To Win!


During the month of August, we’re holding a “Rays Awareness” campaign! You can be a part of it by coming into our office and taking a selfie wearing a pair of sunglasses and posting ...


Jun
06
It’s Back-to-School Eye Exam Season!

Okay, we know summer just began, but that means it’s time to start thinking about scheduling your child’s back-to-school eye exam! An astounding 25% of kids have vision problems, and most of them don’t even know it. Imagine this – your child has vision problems, but he doesn’t realize there’s an issue, so he doesn’t know to tell you. Instead, you think your child simply doesn’t like to read, or can’t stand to do his homework, or maybe is unengaged in the classroom. This may lead to parents, teachers, and/or health professionals assuming there is another greater issue occurring. We recommend yearly eye exams for all students to avoid this ...


Feb
07
Here's what you need to know about blue light.

I’m sure you’ve heard it mentioned that blue light is bad for your eyes. It has become such a big deal that even our iPhones have a night mode feature where the blue light turns off, but our phones aren’t the only blue light we need to worry about. It’s actually everywhere, and while it isn’t always bad for us, it’s something we need to be aware of.

First of all, what is blue light?


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Think back to your high school science classes where you learned about the electromagnetic spectrum. While on the ends of the spectrum is where you will find UV light that is invisible but provides heat, in the center of the spectrum is where we find visible light that we see in ...


Feb
01
The Importance of Multiple Pairs of Glasses

Talk to any eye doctor, and they are going to recommend at least two pairs of glasses, while some may recommend three or four! When you come in for your eye exam, our opticians will tell you the same thing, so we wanted to take the time to explain why multiple pairs of glasses can prove to be essential.

1. You may break or lose your primary glasses.

Imagine this: You just sat on your only pair of glasses, and you can’t get to the eye doctor until next Thursday. What are you going to do!? Because we aren’t all magical like Harry Potter, it’s nice to have a back-up pair of glasses just in case you find yourself in a bind. Whether you lost your glasses, broke them, or they were ...


Jan
18
Finding the right frame for your face

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Finding the right, size, shape and style of glasses is arguably more important to some people than showing up for work on time. It's a HUGE deal; let's not try to ignore that!

At Coley & Coley, we have two opticians who are trained specifically in helping you find the perfect frames. While your vision needs are our primary concern, we also want to find the frames that help you radiate comfort and confidence.

Think you're ready to pick out your new glasses? Here are a few tips from our friends at Vision Source about finding the right glasses for your face.



What's your face shape?

The shape of your face is important in determining the right shape of your frames. The easiest way to determine ...


Jan
03
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma, also called “the sneak thief of sight,” currently affects more than 3 million people in the United States and 60 million people worldwide. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, which is why the month of January is dedicated to its awareness.

Incredibly, half of the population affected by glaucoma is not even aware they have it, because a person can lose up to 40% of his or her vision without even noticing. While there is no cure for this disease, medication and surgery can slow its development or prevent further vision loss, so it is essential to get regular eye examinations.

So what is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually impair vision...


Dec
20
Merry Christmas from Coley & Coley!

All of us here at Coley & Coley want to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

The beginning of a new year always causes us to reminisce on the past year and all the has happened. We have been grateful to see each of our patients again, attend trainings and events, and spend the days together as an office family.

Most importantly, we want to thank each and every one of you. As our patients, you are part of the Coley & Coley family. You are the reason we do what we do, and without you, our office wouldn't have a reason to exist!

We are looking forward to all that 2018 has in store (but mostly getting to dress up for Christmas week again next year).

Merry Christmas from your neighbo...


Dec
13
Your child may not be seeing his or her best, but you can help.

Ortho-K Lenses for Children






Have you noticed that your child is struggling to see through his or her daytime activities? Maybe his grades are down because he can’t see the board in the classroom, or she may not be scoring in soccer because she can’t see the goal clearly.

In the United States, the prevalence of nearsightedness (myopia) has increased 66% since 1971. If you are concerned about your child’s vision getting worse each year, he or she might be a good candidate for Ortho-K lenses. Paragon CRT lenses are a specially designed FDA approved therapeutic contact lens worn while sleeping, and they are a great alternative to LASIK surgery for children.

This non-surgical proce...


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