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Making First Contact with Contact Lenses

Here at Downtown Vision, we give a lot of love for the four-eye world.

Marking “Eye Exam” Off Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Friends. It is OFFICIALLY back-to-school season. For kids, teenagers, and college students alike, August marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. It’s also coincidentally Children’s Eye Health Month, which brings us to today’s topic: children’s eye health.

UV: The Science Behind the Light

It surrounds us; it flows through us; it binds the galaxy together… okay, maybe not that last one. And no, we’re not talking about the Force today. What this is referring to is the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS)!

Staying Shady in the Summertime

They’re everywhere. Every time you step outside, if you don’t have them on, chances are you’ll see someone with them on. They’re at your favorite lunch spot and your favorite café. You’ll see them everywhere you go. And they’re here to help.

Everything You Need To Know About Cataracts

One of the most common and talked about ocular disease is cataracts. Affecting millions of people each year, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness across the world.

Putting Online Eyeglass Retailers on Sight

While online eyeglass retailers might mean well, a lot of inquiries are surfacing about the reliability and trustworthiness of their eyeglasses and eye “exams”.

I Got Blue Light Reflecting Glasses And Yes, The Sky's Still Blue

When I first got glasses at age 7, my mom made it a point to tell me (constantly) not to wear them in front of the computer, because it would strain my eyes. On top of the classic “moms-know-best” tactic, she’s a nurse, so I took her advice seriously.

Vision Savings Plan versus Medical Insurance for Eye Care: Understanding the Difference

Vision benefits covers routine eye exams, while medical insurance typically covers all medical eye conditions. Confused?

What is the Difference Between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists?

Both optometrists and ophthalmologists are eye care professionals, but they do not perform the same functions. So, what’s the difference?

Who Can Wear Contact Lenses?

Technically speaking, anyone can wear contact lenses. The better question is, who should wear contact lenses?