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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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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 stolen, having a backup pair will minimize the ...


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 your face shape is by standing in front of...


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 without warning. The loss of vision is caused ...


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 neighborhood eye care people!"For to us a child is bor...


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 procedure uses a contact lens to gently reshape the cornea to alter how light is focused on the retina at the back of one’s eye. It simply requires the child to put the specially fitted contact lenses in at bedtime, and wake up to clearer, sharper vision. Your child will not need glasses or contact lenses during the day, and the lenses will help control his or her eyes from becoming more nearsighted.
Don’t be the reason your child isn’t seeing clearly. Schedule an appointment for 2017 while they are still available!


Nov
28
Did somebody say PRADA!?

We are excited to invite you to the second annual “All I Want for Christmas” trunk show on Thursday, December 7! This year the show will be featuring the entire Prada collection! Yes, that’s right – glasses, sunglasses, men’s, women’s – we’ve got it all.

Prada is an Italian-made brand that pairs tradition with innovative designs and a prestigious, well-known name. The brand pays specific attention to detail and rising trends to always be relevant to the fashion world. A Prada frame will always be elegant and top-quality to provide you with superior comfort and style. At the trunk show next week, there will be a Prada representative available as well as our opticians who are eager to assist ...


Nov
15
Seven signs you may need reading glasses

Did you know your age affects your eyes just as much as the rest of your body? If you’re over 40, you’re probably thinking, “Duh,” as you turn on your phone’s flashlight in a dimly-lit, fancy restaurant. And you would be right!


As you age, the internal lenses in your eyes become less flexible and your close-up vision worsens – it’s a condition called presbyopia. This is not to be confused with farsightedness. While both conditions cause vision to be blurred at a close distance, farsightedness is the result of a misshaped eyeball that causes light rays to focus incorrectly once they have entered the eye.

Presbyopia is totally normal as you age, and there is a simple solution to the problem –...


Nov
08
Your eyes are giving you away…

I can probably guess what you’re thinking right this second. Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but your eyes are a huge indicator of what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling, and someone who is trained in recognizing those eye cues can definitely guess your current thoughts.
Here are a few eye signals that you can easily catch onto.

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Drinking

Believe it or not, your eye color can indicate how you handle your alcohol. A study by psychologists from Georgia State University found that those with a lighter eye color (most commonly blue) can handle more alcohol than people with darker eye colors. Blue-eyed people can also take more pain than those with other eye colors, so way to go, blue-eyed friends. We’re all jealous of you.


Nov
01
Your Target sunglasses just aren’t cutting it, and here’s why

We’re all guilty of it – shopping the cheap sunglasses at your local convenience store (yes, even I have been known to stop by Target when I’ve misplaced my Ray Bans). But those sunglasses aren’t actually doing your eyes any good.

Why do you wear sunglasses? Your first thought is probably, “Because I don’t want to be blinded by the brightness when I walk outside,” or maybe, “That 5:00 sun setting on my way home from work kills me!”

Well, I’m here to tell you that while these are great reasons (wrecking your car just because you weren’t wearing your sunglasses wouldn’t be stellar), but those are just minor compared to the protection that good quality sunglasses ca...


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