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Category: Eye Health

Your Eye Exam Could Save Your Life!

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health on March 5, 2020

doctor holding stethoscope

Most Americans only visit the eye doctor when they notice changes in their vision. Not a bad plan, right? Although it’s always important to see a doctor if you notice a difference in your health, you might want to visit your eye doctor even if when you don’t think anything is wrong. This is because… Read More

Diabetic Eye Disease 101

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health on November 4, 2019

Mother with her daughter in forest

Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? Diabetes increases the risk of multiple eye diseases, many of which can lead to permanent vision loss. Oftentimes, there are no early symptoms for these conditions, making it essential for people with diabetes to receive regular comprehensive eye examinations. What causes diabetic eye disease? When a… Read More

Keep your eyes safe this Halloween!

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health, Eye Safety on October 1, 2019

Halloween Eye and Candy

Halloween is an exciting holiday for children and adults alike. Fun costumes, scary movies, deliciously spooky snacks… what’s not to love? This Halloween, Larson Eye Care encourages our community to practice safe and healthy habits. Below, check out some of these eye safety tips for Halloween as recommended by the American Optometric Association! Bring a… Read More

September is Healthy Aging Month

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health on September 5, 2019

Big family prepare food in a kitchen

It’s never too late to take care of your vision! September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance designed to encourage people to start healthy habits and increase their physical, social, financial, and mental wellbeing. “We saw a need to draw attention to the myths of aging, to shout out ‘Hey, it’s not too… Read More

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health, Eye Safety on August 8, 2019

child trying on glasses

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! This month, Larson Eye Care is answering common questions parents have about their children’s eye health. When should children receive their first eye exam? Parents should have their children’s eyes examined during well-child visits starting at around age three. During this exam, your child’s eye doctor will… Read More

Keeping your eyes safe from fireworks

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health, Eye Safety on July 8, 2019

fireworks cake independence day

In the month surrounding the Fourth of July, an average of 280 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks-related injuries. This July, Larson Eye Care encourages our community to take care when using backyard fireworks. Fireworks safety 101 Every year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes an annual report about fireworks-related injuries… Read More

Cataracts: Myths and Facts

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Cataracts, Eye Health on June 8, 2019

happy elderly couple

June is Cataract Awareness Month! Every year, the organization Prevent Blindness America along with the American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages Americans to be mindful of the signs and symptoms associated with cataracts. This year, we’ve decided to outline several common myths about cataracts.  Have you heard any of these before? Myth: Cataracts only affect older adults Cataracts… Read More

Happy Healthy Vision Month!

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health on May 8, 2019

girl wearing sunglasses

Did you know that most vision problems are preventable? Every May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) celebrates Healthy Vision Month, an awareness campaign designed to encourage healthy, sight-saving habits.  This year, NEI is focusing on young adults between the ages 25 to 35. While people in this age group typically have healthy vision, it’s important… Read More

Which sport causes the most eye injuries?

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health, Eye Safety on April 8, 2019

sports equipment

April is Sports Eye Safety Month. This month, Larson Eye Care encourages all our patients to wear proper eye protection when participating in athletic activities. Potential eye injuries that can result from sports include corneal abrasions, orbital fractures, detached retina, and even cataracts. In some instances, people have even had their eyes dislodged from their sockets…. Read More

What are common causes of blurry vision?

Posted by: Larson Eye Care in Eye Health on March 8, 2019

blurry vision scene

Have you been experiencing blurry vision lately? Step away from WebMD and try not to panic – there are many normal reasons why you may be experiencing this mild visual disturbance. Below, we’ve outlined some of the more common causes of blurry vision. You need to get glasses – or update your prescription. Do you… Read More