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How To Maintain Your Child’s Healthy Vision

How To Maintain Your Child’s Healthy Vision

One in four school-age children have vision problems that can affect learning, personality, and school adjustment. The best way you can ensure that vision problems don't impact your child's development is to stay educated about spotting eye problems in children, and...

The Doctor-Recommended Way To Clean Your Ears

The Doctor-Recommended Way To Clean Your Ears

How To Clean Your Ears the Right Way Everyone has earwax. And though you may be obsessed with removing the sticky brown goop from your ear, earwax is actually an important tool for protecting the ear against damage and infections.  Earwax, or cerumen, is a protective...

When Should You Get Your Hearing Checked?

When Should You Get Your Hearing Checked?

Most adults received their last hearing test when they were in grade school. It is a good idea to have your hearing checked when you are an adult at least once during your annual physical. Did you know that you can now get your hearing checked at your annual eye exam...

Spotlight On Cinzia, Our March Designer of the Month

Spotlight On Cinzia, Our March Designer of the Month

Each month, we highlight a designer in our optical shops who exemplifies the same level of customer service and care that we deliver directly to our patients. This March, we're sharing a piece of the story behind Cinzia Designs, a brand developed by design expert and...

When Should I Get My Hearing Tested?

When Should I Get My Hearing Tested?

Most adults received their last hearing test when they were in grade school. It is a good idea to have your hearing checked when you are an adult at least once during your annual physical. Did you know that you can now get your hearing checked at your annual eye exam...

The Latest Custom-Made Sunwear Solution Has Something For Everyone

The Latest Custom-Made Sunwear Solution Has Something For Everyone

Check out the latest options from Chemistrie Sun, a fully customized lens company that is revolutionizing the "clip-on" concept for our clientele.Chemistrie Sun Lenses have gone above and beyond the everyday clip-on!  With their patented Chemistrie Magnetic Lens...

Ringing In Your Ears? It Might Be Tinnitus

Ringing In Your Ears? It Might Be Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15 to 20 percent of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a...

Why You Probably Need More Than One Pair of Glasses

Why You Probably Need More Than One Pair of Glasses

You own one pair of glasses, but why might you want — or in many cases need — more than one pair of specs? In any case, you should always have a backup pair in case your regular seeing eye glasses get broken or lost. But there are also plenty of reasons to have a...

How Lighting In Your Home and Workplace Affects Your Vision

How Lighting In Your Home and Workplace Affects Your Vision

Since we have all been spending more time at home working, relaxing, reading, and surfing the web, let’s talk about keeping your eyes comfortable! This may seem obvious, but the color, position, and brightness of lighting all affect how you see and read. To begin, the...

Are Multifocal Lenses The Solution To Your Problem?

Are Multifocal Lenses The Solution To Your Problem?

Are you having trouble reading things that you could read last year or even last week? Getting headaches above or between your eyebrows after reading for a while? Have you had about 40 birthdays? You may be experiencing early presbyopia, or the natural loss of ability...

Addressing Hearing Loss Vs. Visual Impairment

Addressing Hearing Loss Vs. Visual Impairment

You can’t expect to have “20/20” hearing from wearing hearing aids like you can with your vision from wearing eyeglasses.Both our vision and our hearing can be affected by aging, but losing our hearing is a more complex issue. The graphic shows how hearing loss can...

Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

“Hearing specialists across the U.S. say they have seen an uptick in visits from people like Wheat, who only realized how much they relied on lip reading and facial expressions when people started wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth.”...

Are sunglasses still important in the winter?

Are sunglasses still important in the winter?

You may think that since the sun is not as long and intense as it is during the summer months, that sunglasses aren’t quite as important in the winter. However, even on cloudy days in the winter, your eyes and the skin around your eyes can still suffer UV damage. UV...

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America's most widespread health concerns. More than 34 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those are large groups of people, and it appears there is a lot of...

Causes of Hearing Loss

Causes of Hearing Loss

Are you one of the 48 million American’s with hearing loss?  In fact, hearing loss is the 3rd most prevalent chronic condition after hypertension and arthritis.  Unfortunately, most people with hearing loss wait an average of 7 years before they seek help for their...

Essilor Anti Fog Solutions

Essilor Anti Fog Solutions

We are all learning new ways to go about life due to Covid-19, this includes wearing face masks to help slow the spread of the disease. The resulting foggy lenses can be restrictive to certain activities and have potentially dangerous impacts on vision. Essilor Anti...

Halloween in a Pandemic: CDC Safety Guidelines

Halloween in a Pandemic: CDC Safety Guidelines

In a year that's been plenty scary, this much is clear: Pandemic Halloween will be different than regular Halloween. Many traditional ways of celebrating are now considerably more frightful than usual, because now they bring the risk of spreading the coronavirus....

Glasses May Protect Against COVID-19

Glasses May Protect Against COVID-19

Wearing eyeglasses may lower your chances of contracting the coronavirus, according to a new study from Hubei Province, China. The findings appeared in JAMA Ophthalmology, a medical journal. But does this mean everyone should wear eye protection to prevent COVID-19?...

Are Costume Contact Lenses Safe?

Are Costume Contact Lenses Safe?

This year, many Halloween parties are heading online due to guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (see article below) to stay home during COVID-19. So you might be more tempted than usual to try out colored contact lenses. But beware:...

Pink Eye May Be a Symptom of Coronavirus in Children

Pink Eye May Be a Symptom of Coronavirus in Children

On the heels of reports that positive COVID-19 tests among children increased by 21% in the past two weeks, a new study finds that pink eye may be a symptom of the coronavirus in kids. But don’t hit the panic button if your child has red, itchy eyes. Children get pink...

How to Wear a Face Mask without Fogging Your Glasses

How to Wear a Face Mask without Fogging Your Glasses

It may be one of the more innocuous problems of the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a nuisance nonetheless: fogged-up eyewear. It happens when warm breath escapes from the top of your mask and lands on the cooler surface of your lens. When both glasses and masks...

Summer UV Eye Safety

Summer UV Eye Safety

We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but don't forget to protect your eyes as well. Summertime means more time spent outdoors, and studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye,...

Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, cataracts increasingly "cloud" your vision (see photo at right), and can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to...

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety Month

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety Month

Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just weeks away, Chang Eye Group is reminding you that fireworks are not toys but incendiary devices that can...

Those Bloodshot Eyes – When to See the Doctor

Those Bloodshot Eyes – When to See the Doctor

Why are my eyes red? Most of us have experienced bloodshot or red eyes. Hay fever, cigarette smoke and swimming in a chlorinated pool are a few things that can cause red eyes. Bloodshot eyes can look gross, with pink or red streaks in the sclera, which is usually...

90% of Workplace Eye Injuries can be Prevented

90% of Workplace Eye Injuries can be Prevented

American Academy of Ophthalmology urges making eye health part of a daily work wellness routine On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness...

Know the Risks of Eyebrow and Eyelash Enhancement

Know the Risks of Eyebrow and Eyelash Enhancement

Having your eyebrows and eyelashes treated in a salon may seem like an easy way to enhance your look. But experts have long warned that dyes and other treatments are not safe. With salons now offering a variety of procedures – microblading, eyebrow lamination, eyelash...

How Glaucoma “Steals” Your Vision

How Glaucoma “Steals” Your Vision

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60...

Another Reason to Treat Sleep Apnea

Another Reason to Treat Sleep Apnea

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness. Diabetic macular edema was also more difficult to treat in patients with severe sleep...

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes...

Ballistic Goggles Protect Eyes from Air Gun Injuries

Ballistic Goggles Protect Eyes from Air Gun Injuries

Air guns are notoriously hazardous to the eyes. But new findings suggest these guns are harming more eyes than ever before. Eye injuries from paintball, pellet, airsoft and BB guns have risen by 50 percent since 1990 — even as injuries to other body parts become less...

Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World

Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World

New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time. The system doesn’t require the input of an expert ophthalmologist and it can provide a reading in 60 seconds, making...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Blinding Eye Disease in People with Diabetes

Sleep Apnea Linked to Blinding Eye Disease in People with Diabetes

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness. Diabetic macular edema was also more difficult to treat in patients with severe sleep...

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month

One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an eye doctor for care. To bring attention to taking care of our...

Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription can lead to serious eye infections or permanent vision loss. Decorative lenses are medical devices, not costume jewelry. They...

Take Care of Your Eyes Now For Good Vision Later in Life

Take Care of Your Eyes Now For Good Vision Later in Life

If you're in your 20s or 30s, you probably don't spend much time thinking about your eye health. But this is the exactly the time you should be acting to preserve your vision. Most vision problems are preventable with simple good-health habits. Vision loss is not an...

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety

Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just a month away, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that fireworks are not toys...

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is also a great defense against ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause short- and long-term eye damage. These are the most...

What’s Your Vision of the Future?

What’s Your Vision of the Future?

Yearly physical? Check. Dentist appointment? Check. But what about your eye health? Most vision problems are preventable; vision loss doesn’t have to be a natural part of getting older. Use these everyday tips to help set yourself up for a lifetime of seeing well. 1....

How Can I Protect My Eyes and Vision at Work?

How Can I Protect My Eyes and Vision at Work?

The personal and economic toll of eye injuries at work is alarming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed work days for recovery. In fact, the...

What is Refractive Surgery?

What is Refractive Surgery?

If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your...

Sports Eye Safety Awareness

Sports Eye Safety Awareness

The Prevent Blindness Organization has dedicated September as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month. Nearly 6,000 Americans from a sports related eye injury each year. Many of these injuries occur in children and can be easily prevented by wearing the proper eye...

Need To Know: Cataract Surgery

Need To Know: Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens is a tissue located behind the pupil that is responsible for focusing light onto the retina (back of the eye). A cataract usually forms as you get older. As a cataract grows and clouds more of...

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