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Winter Eye Care

Winter Eye Care Fairbanksans experience some of the coldest winter weather in the country. Cold winter air can take a toll on our bodies, and it is especially hard on our eyes. In this blog, we’ll discuss how winter weather affects your eyes and the steps you can take to protect them. Dry or Irritated […]


How Do Glasses Work?

How do glasses work? If you wear glasses, you know that they make your vision clear and sharp when you put them on. But how does this work? In this blog, we’ll discuss the science behind corrective lenses and how they change the way we see. Refractive Error The term “Refractive Error” refers to the […]


What is Vision Impairment?

What is Vision Impairment? Vision impairment is a term that is frequently used to describe a decrease in the ability to see to a certain degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses.[1] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the […]



Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment Retinal Detachment is a serious eye condition that occurs when the retina pulls away from the back of the eye. This condition can happen to anyone, but some people are at additional risk. In this blog, we’ll discuss the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for a detached retina.  What is a Retinal Detachment? […]


Ocular Migraines

Ocular Migraines Headaches are a common ailment that will affect nearly everyone at some point in their lives. Most headaches are painful but harmless, and they often go away with no treatment. But some headaches can be severe. These are usually called migraines, and they can be debilitating. Migraines can have many causes and symptoms. […]


What Are Polarized Lenses?

What are polarized lenses? Polarized sunglasses are a great way to keep your eyes safe and enhance your vision. In this blog, we’ll take an in depth look at how polarized lenses work, and why they are an essential upgrade to any sunglasses purchase.  What are polarized lenses? Polarized lenses are a type of tinted […]


Protect Your Eyes While Staying Active

Protect Your Eyes While Staying Active April is Sports Eye Safety Month! Alaskans love to stay active. Whether snow machining, cross country skiing, hunting, or hiking, you’ll find them outside enjoying everything the state has to offer. Playing sports and getting outside are great ways to stay healthy, but it is important to make sure […]


Getting the Most Out of Your Glasses 

Seeing clearly is important to everyone, and a new pair of glasses is an investment into your overall quality of life. In this blog, we’ll discuss how to get the most out of your eyewear purchase, and provide troubleshooting tips for new eyeglasses.  Get an eye exam The first step to getting a new pair […]


What is Astigmatism?

What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a very common refractive error that causes blurry vision. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this condition affects about 1 in 3 Americans. In this blog, we’ll discuss common causes and symptoms of astigmatism, as well as treatment options.  Causes Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or the lens of […]


 
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Eye Care FAQ’s Part 2

Eye Care FAQ’s Part 2 Does wearing glasses make my eyes weaker? No. Glasses work by bending light rays as they enter your eye. They do not change how your eyes work. When you wear your glasses, they bring light ...Read More »

Winter Eye Care

Winter Eye Care Fairbanksans experience some of the coldest winter weather in the country. Cold winter air can take a toll on our bodies, and it is especially hard on our eyes. In this blog, we’ll discuss how winter weather ...Read More »

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