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  • November is American Diabetes Month

    Remember that yearly, comprehensive eye exams remain a critical pathway to eye, vision and overall health Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In addition, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults.   Early symptoms of diabetic […]

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  • Closed

    We will be closed Tuesday February 17, 2015 until noon due to the weather. If you need to speak with a doctor call 304.768.3332.

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  • Structural Color

    Colors do not always result from pigments in nature. Often the colors result from the physical structure of an organ. This video, What Gives the Morpho Butterfly Its Magnificent Blue?, describes how the microscopic structure of an organ can lead to different colors without needing actual pigments. The iris in our eye is a structure […]

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  • Protective Sports Eyewear

    A recent episode in the 2014 Harvard-Yale football game is a good reminder of the importance of sport specific protective eyewear. Improvement in acuity, depth perception, and hand-eye coordination is important for performance in sports. “Dress” eye wear not a suitable replacement for well-fitting, sport-specific eyewear that conforms to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) […]

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  • Tanning Beds

    This USA Today article about acute injuries from tanning beds is a good reminder that tanning beds not only increase the risk of skin cancer, they can also cause acute injuries to the skin and eyes. “The burns I’ve seen have been pretty intense, the kind that can leave a scar,” he says. “It’s a […]

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  • Cosmetic Contact Lens

    With Halloween coming this week, it’s a good time to remind everyone that a prescription is required for all contact lenses, including cosmetic lenses. Contact lenses are an FDA controlled medical device and incorrect wear or fitting can lead to serious vision issues and/or blindness. The consumer information from the Federal Trade Commission states “businesses that […]

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  • Labor Day Weekend

    We will be closing Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon and returning Tuesday, September 2, 2014 for the Labor Day holiday. If you need to speak with a doctor call 304.768.3332.

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