We are pleased to announce that Heffington’s reopened its doors on May 4th! We will be open from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. going forward. However, things will look a little different when you stop by for your next appointment. As our primary concern is the health and safety of our patients and employees, we have adjusted our typical procedures to reduce the spread of germs. We heard a story about restaurants utilizing outdoor seating and thought, “Why not us?!” So for the time being, weather permitting, we will be conducting the majority of our services outdoors. [Read more…] about How Heffington’s Is Adapting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Unless you’re a member of Foreigner, double vision can be a frustrating, debilitating condition. If you’re seeing double, there could be several conditions to blame including nerve issues, chronic health conditions, or recent eye trauma. So, what causes double vision? Perhaps more importantly, how is it treated? Read on to find out more.
Something feels a little “off” near your eyelid. It’s more than a tickle, and you’ve ruled out any stray specks of dust or eyelashes in your eye. Over the course of a few days, you feel your eyelid growing a bit more tender and swollen until you develop a tiny lump, no larger than the size of a pea. You might think the lump is a stye, which is a sign of a common eye infection. But the lump might actually be a chalazion, which is distinct from a stye. But what are chalazia?
If your child is having trouble seeing the board at the front of the class, chances are they may need a corrective eyewear prescription. But what happens if they can’t find a pair of glasses they like? What happens if they struggle wearing their glasses during sports practices and other activities? Or they rarely wear their glasses because they dislike them? Contact lenses could be the answer. Currently, more than four million children under the age of 18 are wearing contacts in America. The FDA even approved the first contact lens to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children between the ages of eight and 12. But when can a child start wearing contact lenses, and are there any associated risks?
You wouldn’t skip your annual physical exam, but for many patients, regular eye exams just aren’t a priority. Maybe it’s the fact that vision loss tends to happen slowly – or maybe it’s the knowledge that some insurance plans don’t cover vision care, making it difficult for patients to access regular exams. Either way, it’s important to understand that eye exams are crucial at every age, even if you think your eyesight is just fine. So, why are eye exams important?
Babies aren’t born knowing how to walk and talk. Their motor skills develop over time – and the same is true for their vision. While babies begin exploring the world visually from the time they’re born, vision development in babies occurs over several stages. These stages typically progress until babies are about two years old. Scroll down to find out more about these stages, and what you can do to help your baby’s vision develop properly.
Are you a sports fan? There’s a good chance you’ve seen some of your favorite athletes wearing equipment to protect themselves – things like shoulder pads, mouth guards, and helmets. But protective eye coverings and eyewear might be a little less common on the field or court. Protecting your eyes while playing sports is vitally important; unfortunately, protective eyewear is an afterthought for many athletes. Keep your head in the game: Find out more about how to protect your eyes while playing sports.
Do you ever feel like you’re in a never-ending quest to find your glasses? As soon as you take them off your face, they’ve disappeared again! Not only is this incredibly frustrating and time consuming, but also, if your glasses are MIA for long enough, you’ll need to buy a new pair. Use our simple tips to ensure that you never lose your glasses again.
Most people who wear glasses are all too familiar with the annoyance of oil and dirt buildup on their trusty pair. Although glasses have been around for centuries, inventors have yet to create a smudge-proof pair. If your idea of cleaning your glasses is using the end of your shirt and whatever liquid you have around, you’ve got it wrong. Dirty lenses are easy-to-fix nuisances, but there is certainly a right way and a wrong way to wipe off your glasses. Learning how to clean your glasses can keep your lenses crystal clear and in the best shape possible.
Teardrops aren’t always a sign of sadness or pain. Joy and other strong emotions can also send these small drops of water, salt, and oils trickling down a person’s cheeks. However, when someone complains of watery eyes, it’s a little different. While it may be the same fluid involved, neither positive nor negative emotions are generally to blame. What causes watery eyes? [Read more…] about What Causes Watery Eyes?