Having Trouble Reading Small Print? Use Your Phone?

Having Trouble Reading Small Print? Use Your Phone? It’s frustrating and potentially embarrassing to not be able to focus on small print or small details. If you have reading glasses you may be fine, but what if you don’t have your glasses handy or if things are too small to see even with them on? […]

Why Are My Eyes Red? | Answering Your Questions #1

Welcome to a new series called “Answering Your Questions!” We aim to respond to some of the questions we often hear from our patients at the office. Our first is called: Why Are My Eyes Red? As you might imagine this is a question we often hear and red eyes are a problem we commonly treat […]

Shades on the Slopes!

Wearing sunglasses everyday can help protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that creates cataracts. People remember to wear their sunglasses during the summer, but often forget about the winter.   Choose sunglasses or goggles that offer 99 percent or greater UV protection. Frame styles that wrap around the sides of your head or […]

10 Resolutions Your Eye Doctor Wishes You’d Make

Flex Spending Accounts and Your New Eyewear!

It’s that time of year again. If you have a flexible spending account keep in mind that prescription eyewear, including sunglasses, sports eyewear, and computer glasses DO qualify for FLEX SPENDING.   As do contact lenses . . . And eye examinations . . . Do you have 2014 Flex Spending Dollars to use? Schedule an appointment […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our amazing friends! We have many things to be thankful for this holiday season including health, friends, and family, as well as the freedom and economic opportunity we enjoy here in the United States. I also want to express my thanks to our patients for the many wonderful years I have enjoyed in […]

A Leading Edge Conference in Denver

Dr. McGrew attends the conference of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in Denver. The Academy’s conference includes lectures and workshops, symposia and scientific lecture and poster presentations. The exhibitor’s hall included Google Glass this year. Dr. McGrew says it was tricky to get the feel of the glasses’ programming! Dr. McGrew is now a […]

Look Great and See Clearly for the Holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Whether we’re visiting family or our families are coming to visit us, inevitably someone is going to want to take our picture at some point. When asked, over 62% of our patients agreed that they would rather be wearing their contact lenses than their glasses in any […]

Why Bono Sports His Shades

In Darian Lusk’s recent CBS News article, he discusses the medical reason Bono always wears sunglasses. In the article, Bono says he’s had glaucoma for over 20 years. Glaucoma is usually symptomless, gradually stealing away peripheral vision without pain or light sensitivity.  That’s one reason it is a scary disease.  Bono likely suffers from a […]

Is a School Vision Screening Just as Good as an Eye Exam?

No! While school screenings are reasonably effective at identifying weakness in distance vision, they routinely miss near vision problems, problems with coordinating eyes together and adjusting distance vision tasks and close work. And of course, school screenings are not designed to detect eye health or color vision problems. All children should have a complete eye […]