As an optometrist, I am often asked when a child should have his first eye examination. Children’s visual systems are not fully developed at birth, therefore, the first examination is usually at age 6 months. By that time, it is possible to determine whether a baby has significant nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. The next examination […]

FDA Approves New Eyelash Enhancing Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Latisse, a new topical treatment to increase length, thickness, and darkness of eyelashes. Available only by prescription, Latisse is applied to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile applicator, typically after makeup removal. Users should see a difference after 8 weeks of treatment, but full […]

Love the Feel of Brand New Contact Lenses?

You can have that feeling every day!  Daily disposable contact lenses are ones that you put on in the morning and toss at the end of the day.  They don’t require any cleaning, storing, or solutions.  You’ll always have enough lenses to last you a full year so you don’t have to stretch out wearing […]