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Who Makes Your Glasses?

THE WEEKLY VIEW Mountain View Eye Center’s Weekly Blog Who Makes Your Glasses? There is a rumor about glasses that has been spreading for several years: All glasses are made by a single manufacturer called Luxottica. This Italian company may be the biggest in the game, but they are far from the only player. In […]


Cataract Awareness

THE WEEKLY VIEW Mountain View Eye Center’s Weekly Blog Cataract Awareness June is Cataract Awareness month! It is estimated that more than 25 million Americans have a cataract. Fortunately, advances in technology have made treating cataracts safer and more effective than ever. In this blog, we’ll discuss what cataracts are, what the symptoms are, and […]


UV and Your Eyes

THE WEEKLY VIEW Mountain View Eye Center’s Weekly Blog UV and Your Eyes UV rays are present year round, however, as we approach summer and our days get longer, we are exposed to increasing amounts of UV radiation. You are used to wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage, but have you thought […]


The Eyewear Guide

  THE WEEKLY VIEW Mountain View Eye Center’s Weekly Blog The Eyewear Guide A comprehensive guide to frame and lens selection. With so many options to choose from, buying glasses can seem like an overwhelming task. In this blog, we’ll go over what your options are, what our opticians recommend, and why you should use […]


Blue Light and Your Eyes

  THE WEEKLY VIEW Mountain View Eye Center’s Weekly Blog Blue Light and Your Eyes Blue light has been receiving a lot of attention lately. You may have seen ads for blue light filtering eye wear online, or perhaps you have heard about blue light protection from your eye doctor or optician. But what does […]


Coronavirus and Your Eyes

THE WEEKLY VIEW Mountain View Eye Center’s Weekly Blog The Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has many of us nervous about face to face interaction with others, including visits to the doctor. Mountain View Eye Center understands these concerns, and we have taken many steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and patients. In […]


Children’s Eye Health and Safety

This August as our children head back to school, we can all use a reminder of the importance of screening their vision. Many kids will struggle with reading, classwork, or attention to the teachers’ lessons, and sometimes the explanation may be far simpler than a learning disorder. Maybe they just can’t see very well. Kids […]


Bike for Sight to Cure Blindness

There are approximately 40 million people blind worldwide. Cataracts are the cause of nearly half of this blindness. For just $25, you can help someone in the developing world see again. It’s as easy as riding a bike. Bike for Sight is an annual charity bike riding event. The money we raise through rider registration […]


Change your mood, change your color

The iris is the part of the eye that carries the color. It is a muscle that expands and contracts to control the size of the pupil. The pupil gets bigger in low light and smaller in bright light. It also changes shape based on what you are doing, shrinking when you are doing close […]


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Was Your Mom Right About Eating Your Carrots?

Since you were little, your Mom told you to eat your carrots. “They’ll help you see better,” she said. Is this true? Can you get Superman’s x-ray vision simply by eating enough carrots to make you feel like a character from Beatrix Potter? Although not directly correlated to improved vision chart success, the overall answer […]


 
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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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