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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 7 Tips to Help Your Child Adjust to Wearing Glasses

    It can be very exciting for children to get new glasses. Their world will change for the better with clearer vision; in fact, don’t be surprised to see them engage in activities they’d previously avoided. Other areas may see improvement as well, everything from doing better at school to taking o…Read More

  6. Preparing Children for Their First Eye Exams

    Your child’s vision is precious, and you want to help him or her develop healthy eye care habits now that will continue well into adulthood. A positive first experience with an eye doctor can help cultivate a sense of being comfortable with going to a vision center for eye-care services. Here’s …Read More