healthy winter eyes

Maintaining Healthy Eyes in Winter

When we think about caring for our bodies and our health in the winter, we often think about wearing layers of clothing for warmth, making sure our skin is covered, and getting exercise despite being cooped up indoors. In addition to taking these seasonal precautions for our health and safety, it’s important to also make…

Autumn Eye Allergies

Autumn Eye Allergies

It’s that time of year again – the leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and your allergies are flaring up! The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) estimates that in the United States, about 50 million people suffer from seasonal allergies – and unfortunately, this number is likely to increase. About 30…


No Stigma in Astigmatism

Have you ever been diagnosed with astigmatism? There’s a very good chance you have – according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about one in three people in the United States has the condition. Though the name may suggest otherwise (it’s not “a stigmatism”), there really is no stigma to this common condition. What is…

vision loss

Loss of Vision, Loss of Hope?

Millions of Americans are currently afflicted with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the number one cause of vision loss in adults older than 50. AMD can affect everyday life, causing those who have it to have trouble driving, reading and even recognizing faces. AMD and Vision Loss While the focus of those with AMD and…

better vision exercise

Better Vision with Exercise

We all know there are many benefits the body reaps from exercise: stronger muscles and bones, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and improved mood are some of the most well-known. What is less well known is that exercise may actually cause better vision, too! It is expected that by the year 2050,…

winter snow blindness

Winter Sunburn: Snow Blindness

During the long Minnesota winters, it can be a great blessing to be able to spend time outside on a sunny day. After months of feeling cooped up indoors due to cold weather, venturing outside to go sledding, ice fishing, skating, or just taking a walk in the fresh air can feel terrific. And though…

common vision terms explained

Focus on Vision Terms – Common Eye Care Medical Terms

When you go to the eye clinic, you may hear many terms used that you are not sure of the definition. When your eye doctor says your vision is 20/20 (or 20/100), what exactly does he mean? If the eye doctor tells you that your daughter may need vision therapy, what exactly is vision therapy? In this post we’ll explain common vision terms used at the eye doctor’s clinic and what they mean.