August is National Eye Exam Month - First Eye Care North Arlington

August is National Eye Exam Month

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Optometrists All Across the Country Celebrate National Eye Exam Month Regularly visiting your primary care physician and your dentist are all crucial to maintaining your health. However, going to your eye doctor and receiving a comprehensive eye exam is just as important. You need your vision to accomplish even the simplest of life’s tasks. That is why eye care professionals …

Key Differences Between Nearsightedness & Farsightedness - First Eye Care North Arlington

Differentiating Nearsightedness & Farsightedness

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Refractive Errors Cause Myopia and Hyperopia Two of the most common vision conditions people experience are nearsightedness and farsightedness. While nearsightedness is more common that farsightedness, the prevalence of these two conditions continues to rise. Many people dealing with vision issues don’t even seek proper corrective treatment. Part of the reason for this is because many are confused about the …

How Your Vision Works - FEC North Arlington

How Your Vision Works

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The Eye is a Complex Structure Made of Many Parts Your body has five senses that allow you to perceive the world in its entirety: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Your sight is a sense that many believe they couldn’t live without. After all, how can you effectively drive, read and write, prepare food, get dressed, and more without …

What is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)? - First Eye Care North Arlington

What is Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)?

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Digital Eye Strain is a Growing Condition in Society As technology continues to progress and improve, our reliability on computers to complete tasks at work and in school has also increased. While the screens we use in the forms of computers, tablets, and smartphones present us with many wonderful benefits, they have also led to unfortunate downsides. One of these …

What are Your Eyebrows and Eyelashes Really For?

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Eyebrows and Eyelashes Both Have Practical Purposes As humans have evolved, the hair on our bodies has continually decreased over time. Only select areas on our bodies continue to have thick layers of hair. Eyebrows and eyelashes are two areas of hair that have remained integral to our overall look as humans. Many people see eyebrows and eyelashes as a …

Protecting Your Eyes This Fourth of July

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Fireworks are an Integral Part of The Fourth of July Arguably the most anticipated holiday of the entire summer, the Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the independence of our country. It involves watching parades, grilling outside, and watching fireworks. It is this last activity that does raise some cause for concern, however. According to a report done …

Why are Yearly Eye Exams Important? - First Eye Care North Arlington

Why are Yearly Eye Exams Important?

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Yearly Eye Exams Can Help Save Your Eyes Most people understand how important their overall health is. They often go to the doctor and dentist to get checkups on their body and mouth, but going to your eye doctor is just as important for your health. Many people think that just because they can see that their eyes are fine, …

Importance of Eye Safety When Swimming

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Swimming Pools Presents Dangers for Your Eyes Summer is officially here, and that means a plethora of summer activities are available for you and your family to enjoy. Whether that means lighting off fireworks this Fourth of July or spending the day out by the pool, you are sure to be spending plenty of time outside near a body of …

Finding Effective Sunglasses - First Eye Care North Arlington

Finding Effective Sunglasses

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Sunglasses Shield Our Eyes From UV Rays Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body. Your vision helps you easily carry out everyday activities like reading and writing, cooking, driving a car, and much more. Many people tend to take their eye health and vision for granted. They do not always take care of their eyes …

Summer Eye Care Tips

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Our Eyes are in Danger From Sunlight Summer is finally here! As the weather continues to warm up and the days grow longer, summer is bound to be full of countless plans and time spent out in the sun. Many people often spend a great deal of time improving their health and getting in the best shape for the season, …