1. A close-up of a woman's mouth as she blows out the smoke of a cigarette held in her hand.

    The Effects of Smoking On Your Vision

    Smoking has long been demonized for its association with lung disease and cancer, but few people recognize that it is also linked to vision loss. Yes, it’s true: smoking can cause impaired sight and blindness. Although the idea of losing one of the five major senses is unsettling, there are certai…Read More

  2. Image of glasses set on a table.

    Geriatric Eye Care For Your Loved One

    Geriatric eye care, also referred to as geriatric optometry, is a difficult area of health care for a number of reasons. Not only do eye diseases tend to become more apparent as age increases, but a patient’s ability to deal with and recover from these conditions becomes less effective. Thus, it i…Read More

  3. A young girl sits on her father's shoulders and looks out into the distance, making "binoculars" with her fingers.

    5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Kids’ Optometrist

    As a parent, you want to make sure your child is healthy. But when vision problems arise, you may need to seek out the help of a pediatric optometrist. If that’s the case, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. What kind of questions should you ask in order to make sure you’re picking th…Read More

  4. Person jump skiing against a blue sky and a snowy backdrop.

    Tips For Eye Safety On The Slopes

    If you live in Colorado, chances are you spend some time skiing in our mountains. If you do plan to hit the slopes this season, make sure to stay safe. Here are some tips for maintaining eye safety while you’re having winter fun here in the Centennial State. Wear Eye Protection Ski goggles aren’…Read More

  5. Woman putting on contact lenses.

    7 Questions To Ask Before Getting Contact Lenses

    Are you thinking about getting contact lenses? There are many reasons people decide to wear contacts, including convenience, improvements in vision, and a desired change in appearance. Glasses are great, and you can certainly wear both, just not at the same time, of course! The vast majority of peop…Read More

  6. Looking through eyeglasses to see the print on a magazine page clearly.

    Top Reasons To Visit Your Optometrist In Monument, CO

    Your vision matters. When you can’t see clearly, you miss out on a lot in life, plus you can potentially put yourself and others at risk. For example, if your vision is blurry and you get in your vehicle to drive, you may not be able to see well enough to make quick decisions drivers are often req…Read More

  7. A woman holds up her young smiling daughter in a loving embrace.

    Back-to-back Eye Exams For Mom And Child In Flying Horse, CO

    You’re a busy parent. Every day is full of activities and responsibilities, so you may wonder, “How will I fit in an eye exam for myself or for my child?” The last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time waiting for an appointment while trying to entertain your kids and keep them calm. At …Read More

  8. Smiling child holding paper glasses to his face.

    Common Pediatric Vision Problems And How To Treat Them

    Children don’t always realize they have a vision problem. To them, the way that they perceive the world is normal, when in fact, they may benefit from treatment to improve their vision and overall eye health. Today’s blog discusses some of the pediatric vision problems that we treat here at Spec…Read More

  9. Young woman looking over a bouquet of flowers.

    Allergy Eye Care Tips In Colorado

    I think we can all agree upon the fact that Colorado is a great place to live! We have four distinct seasons to enjoy, which enables us to try different types of activities at different times of the year. Winter snows give us opportunities to ski, go snowshoeing, or make a backyard snowperson with t…Read More

  10. Woman in a field wearing sunglasses and holding flowers.

    Bad Habits That Can Age Your Eyes

    We don’t have to tell you: your eyes are important! Poets call them the “windows to your soul” for a good reason. They reflect you in so many ways, shining a light on your personality and reflecting the mood you’re in at any given moment. What’s more, your vision is important, and taking g…Read More

  11. Rows of colorful glasses on display at the optometrist.

    The Dos And Don’ts Of Cleaning Your Glasses

    According to The Vision Council, an advocacy group that champions better vision for everyone, approximately 3 in 4 Americans wear glasses or contact lenses. Even people who wear contacts all day often own a pair of glasses as well to use after removing their contacts at the end of the day (or in an …Read More