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How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

The importance of BLUE LIGHT protection!

Just as UV light is dangerous to our skin, it's also dangerous to our eyes. So it's important that we protect them from UV damage.

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Introducing the Dailies Total 1 Contact Lenses!

Always Advanced Eye Care with Lesnick Optical Lesnick Optical  is very excited to announce that we are now fitting Dailies Total 1 Contact Lenses in all of our offices!! This contact lens is nothing like you have ever tried in the past! We have been chosen as one of the...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Diabetic Eye Disease

Far too many people are not aware that diabetes increases the risk of vision threatening eye damage. Diabetes is the primary cause of total vision loss in adults between the ages of 20 and 74 according to the NIH. One of the risks of diabetes is retinal damage caused by...

Focusing on Astigmatism and Contact Lenses

If you are someone with astigmatism and you think you can't wear contacts, you're mistaken. Contact lenses can actually be a way to correct the condition. The cornea is generally spherical, but the cornea of an eye with astigmatism is more elliptical. This alters how light hits the retina, and...

How Retinoscopy Works

There may be various assessments that you may have noticed at an eye exam and asked yourself how they work. Having beams of light shined into your eyes could be one of them. This is one way eye doctors test the refractive error of your eye, and it's known as...

Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

Do you ever think about the effect your mobile device might be having on your eyes? In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they let us be in touch with whoever we want almost always. However because these devices sport small screens, most people tend to hold their smartphones a...

Bettering the Bifocal: Multifocal Lenses

Have you started to have trouble reading small print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. If you already wear glasses for distance vision, and are later on diagnosed with presbyopia, you won't need to carry a separate pair of reading glasses. This is because of multifocal lenses,...

Wearing Eyeglasses to Diminish Computer Strain

Did you know that a pair of prescription glasses that are fitted specifically for you can help with computer related eye strain? Even if you don’t experience other vision problems wearing a specifically made pair of glasses while working on the computer can significantly change how you work. If you...

Treating Lazy Eyes in Children

Lazy eyes are seen in lots of kids, and are also not difficult to treat. Amblyopia forms when the brain turns off or suppresses sight in one eye. This might happen if someone can't see as well with one eye because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases,...

What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

Is it already time for your next eye exam? If you want to make sure your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are a few things we will need from you. Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes to your health, it's vital that you inform us...

A Closer Look at Night Vision

Imagine there's a blackout and suddenly, you need to find a flashlight or the fuse box. Your eyes normally require a few minutes to adjust to the dark and then you can see again. This remarkable process is ''dark adaptation''. In order for night vision and dark adaptation to be...

What is Presbyopia?

Often, middle-aged folks find that they're starting to have some trouble reading. This is why: Because as you age, the lens of your eye is likely to become more rigid, making it challenging to focus on close objects. This is called presbyopia. And it's universal. Those with undiagnosed presbyopia may...

Playing Safe: Kids and Eye Safety

Of course, parents are concerned with the eye safety of their kids. But it can be a challenge to know which toys are the safest and most educational. Babies are born with a primitive visual system which forms throughout their early years with the right sort of stimulation. Few things...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

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