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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 problem entirely!

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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 ...


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...


Oct
04
You could be experiencing dry eye and not even know it

Dry eye is a condition that is sweeping the whole world, and still people know little about it. In fact, over 30 million people in the United States suffer from dry eye, and 300 million people suffer worldwide.

What is dry eye?

Dry eye is a condition in which a person does not have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish his or her eyes. Tears are essential to protect and maintain the health of the front surface of the eye and for clear vision. This most commonly occurs in older adults.

What are the symptoms?

Do you notice you often have:

• Burning, scratchy eyes

• Stringy mucus in or around your eyes

• Increased eye irritation from smoke or wind

• Eye fatigue after short periods of reading

• Sensit...


Sep
27
Keeping Your Eyes Healthy at Home

Here at Coley & Coley, we care most about three things:

1. Keeping your eyes healthy,

2. Making sure you are seeing the best you can see,

3. Giving you a great experience from the moment you walk in our door.

Today, I’m going to talk about the first one. You may come to see us once a year, or maybe you haven’t even stopped by in a few years (if that’s the case, we’d love to see you!). But did you know there are things you can be doing every day to ensure your eyes stay healthy and strong? Your eyes are affected by just about everything – what you eat, what you look at, what you wear over them, and more. Here are a few tips to keep those eyes healthy, happy, and beautiful.

Eat for better vision!

Regul...


Feb
22
Jan
18
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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JANUARY IS NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH. GLAUCOMA IS ACTUALLY A GROUP OF EYE DISORDERS THAT LEAD TO PROGRESSIVE DAMAGE TO THE OPTIC NERVE, RESULTING IN VISION LOSS.

What causes glaucoma?

The most common form of glaucoma is primary open-angle glaucoma, which causes increased pressure inside the eye. This increase in pressure may cause progressive damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to blindness.

Not everyone with high eye pressure will develop glaucoma, and some people with normal eye pressure will develop glaucoma. When the pressure inside a person's eye is too high for a particular optic nerve, whatever that pressure measurement may be, glaucoma will develop.

What are the risk factors for glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It most often occurs...


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