How to Protect Your Eyes in the Summer
Many of us spend our summers outdoors, from soaking up the sun to beating the heat in the water. Unfortunately, all this time outside can potentially damage our eyes. Here are some tips to keep yours healthy while making the most of the season.
What Is a Detached Retina?
The retina functions as the line of communication between our eyes and the world around us by sending visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. A healthy, intact retina is crucial for clear vision, but if it becomes detached, you can permanently lose your eyesight.
Things to Do in the Twin Cities
With summer in full swing, now’s a great time to get out of the house and explore the many attractions and fun things to do in the Twin Cities. From thrilling professional sports teams and a multitude of museums to urban parks and art centers, these are some of our favorite things to do in… Read more »
Taking Care of Your Eyes in a Digital World
Digital devices are increasingly ubiquitous in the U.S. Recent studies have shown 89 percent of mobile internet users are online daily, and 31 percent are online “almost constantly.”1 Evidence suggests digital eye strain, which includes symptoms such as dry eyes, blurry vision and eye fatigue, is becoming more common because of prolonged digital device usage.… Read more »
How Do Prescription Lenses Work?
Have you ever ordered those glasses and it seemed like it took forever for the opticians to call you for pick-up? You’re not alone! Many wonder what takes so long, but it’s important to understand that the eye sees everything all around us. The lens has to ‘see’ in all of those angles as you… Read more »
How Prescription Glasses Are Made
Prescription glasses are everywhere. You may even be wearing some right now! It’s not difficult to overlook how these marvels are made, considering their ubiquity. But it turns out, quite a lot goes into each pair of eyeglasses – it’s much more than simply putting a piece of plastic or glass into a frame. Here’s… Read more »
What Does Your Eye Color Say About Your Personality?
We all know our astrological signs and the different personality traits from serious to fun. Some even make charts with all sorts of calculations while others get their daily reading from a funny source online. Either way, it’s interesting. Many scientists in the past did all kinds of studies to see if they could actually… Read more »
What Is an Artificial Lens?
Post-cataract surgery treatment has come a long way in recent decades. Ever since the first successful artificial lens implant surgery took place in London in 1949, artificial intraocular lenses, or IOLs, have continued to evolve. Today, they’re recognized as one of the most effective methods of returning vision to people who have had their natural… Read more »
The Eye and How It Works
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. Maybe that is why they are so complex. Just as our eyes can show the depth of our emotions, so is the make-up of the eye itself – complex. And how do they see everything around us then let our brain in on that… Read more »
Vision and Eye Health Issues Linked to Diabetes
Patients struggling to manage diabetes face a variety of health issues affecting virtually every system in the body. Eye health and vision are not exempt from the repercussions of diabetes. The eyes are especially delicate and complex organs. Diabetes is a proverbial wrench that, when thrown into the works of our fragile eyes, can significantly… Read more »
Protect Your Eyes Before Hitting the Slopes
Skiing is something fun for everyone! From just a weekend on the slopes to the Olympics and more. Even sitting in the ski lodge by the fire with hot chocolate can be a fun day. Vision is extremely important when on the mountainside and the glare can be deadly. Protecting your eyes not only from… Read more »
The History of the Eye
Until recently, scientists misunderstood much of the human anatomy. From wonky illustrations of organs to misplaced faith in phrenology – the supposed ability to predict criminality from a person’s skull size and shape – there have been a lot of missteps when it comes to understanding our own bodies. As may be expected, thinkers from… Read more »
Pediatric Vision Problems and the Importance of Identifying Them
Vision problems in children can be complicated because children, especially very young children, often struggle to describe their symptoms in a clear, articulate fashion. When certain conditions persist, they can have serious ramifications and even require surgery down the road. Complicating matters further, many vision conditions need to be identified at an early age, often… Read more »
A History of Elton John’s Glasses
When looking at the wall of frames, it seems there are way too many to choose from! How can one choose between so many styles? Choices of color, shape, rim – or rimless, size, and more boggle the mind! Maybe we should take a page from Elton John and just go with it and let… Read more »
The History of Glasses
When you were in grade school, you might have learned that Benjamin Franklin invented “bifocals” and assumed that meant “glasses.” While Franklin did indeed invent bifocals in 1779, he did not actually invent glasses themselves – he merely created a version with multiple lenses that could help people with more complicated vision needs. So, if… Read more »
Pay for Eye Care with Healthcare Flex Funds
Healthcare flex funds, which are kept in a flexible spending account (FSA), are a fabulous option for making eye care payments. Though 87 percent of companies with more than 500 employees offer an FSA option, a meager 21 percent of employees actually sign up.1 Why? As it turns out, many people simply don’t understand the… Read more »
What is Dry Eye?
The human eye is a naturally lubricated organ that is susceptible to external elements. Tears keep the cornea lubricated, which facilitates ease of motion when looking, blinking or opening the eyes after rest. However, external elements like dust, dirt and other allergens can irritate the eye, inhibiting your tear ducts from working properly. When your… Read more »
Contacts or Glasses?
Depending upon your lifestyle and vision goals, you may prefer prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Find out which best suits your needs. What are the pros and cons of glasses? Contacts? How does one decide? Maybe both? Depending on lifestyle or hobbies, it’s possible to have both glasses and contacts so you can do your… Read more »
Protecting Your Eyes From UV Rays
Your eyes are some of the most versatile and sensitive components of your body. While we treasure our sight and can see a broad range of light spectrums, we may be endangering them by simply walking outdoors. The sun emits harmful UV radiation that may affect not only your skin, but also your eyes. With… Read more »
Contact Lenses vs. Pools
Can You Wear Contacts In The Swimming Pool? Simply…No. Wearing contacts while swimming can cause threatening eye conditions and infections. According to the FDA, contact lens should not come into contact with any sort of water, such as tap water, fresh/salt water lakes, oceans, Jacuzzi and most importantly showers. Check out our easy tip infographic below… Read more »
The Beginner’s Guide to Wearing Contacts
Making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses isn’t easy for some patients. While eyeglasses are a quick and easy solution to supplement their eyesight, contact lenses are something of a lifestyle overhaul. Adding extra steps to your morning and evening routines may sound like a pain, but contact lenses can significantly improve your eyesight… Read more »
Choosing the Best Eyewear for Your Face Shape
When it’s time to pick out new eyeglasses at your ophthalmologist’s office, the wide selection can feel overwhelming. Use your face’s shape to determine the best frames for you! We see people struggling all the time with finding the best frame. Trying many on and making ‘that face’ that says it all…no! Yet, many don’t… Read more »
See the World Differently with Polarized Lenses
For decades sunglasses were a simple form of protective eyewear consisting of nothing more than dark or colored tinted glass. These early sunglasses effectively served the basic purpose of reducing eye strain and dimming bright light but accomplished little else. Then, polarized sunglasses were developed, revolutionizing the protective eyewear industry. What Are Polarized Lenses? If… Read more »
Four LASIK Myths Debunked
If you’ve ever considered talking to your ophthalmologist about LASIK surgery but were too afraid of the myths surrounding the procedure, it’s time to set the record straight.
Ins and Outs of LASIK
Across the nation, millions of people have developed eye conditions and sight impairments ranging from simple nearsightedness to astigmatism. These common problems are typically treated with the use of eye drops, eyeglasses or contact lenses. While these methods assist in supplementing vision they are often inconvenient, expensive and can only help make things clearer without… Read more »
What Is the Difference Between a Vision Screening and Eye Exam?
Should I go to an Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist? A vision screening or a full eye exam? Knowing the difference can make all the difference. Here’s a chart on how to decide!
Taking Care of Your Child’s Eyesight
After your child is born they quickly begin to develop the skills and coordination they’ll use for the rest of their life. Just as your doctor will check to see if your child is eating solid foods and walking on-schedule, you’ll need to make sure their eyesight is progressing properly as well. Taking your child… Read more »
Schedule Your Free LASIK Consultation
Don’t Forget! If you have a Flexible Spending Account, LASIK Vision Correction is an eligible medical expense. Contact Edina Eye and we can help you make the most of your FSA. WaveLight® Wavefront Optimized® technology makes a difference in LASIK. WaveLight® refractive technology combines newer surgical advancements into a LASIK procedure personalized for your ideal… Read more »
Year-End Inventory Reduction Sale
50% Off Frames with the Purchase of Prescription Lenses Edina Eye Physicians has a wide selection of frames to match your style and budget. Our expert frame stylists will make sure you get the ideal frame and lens combination for a great fit and the best visual clarity possible. No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome. EIGHT… Read more »
Kids ready for school? Save up to $160 on children’s eyeglasses.
Back to school savings now through September. Save 10% off a complete pair of children’s eyeglasses plus get FREE anti-reflective coating. Edina Eye Physicians has a wide selection of frames to match your child’s style and your budget. Our expert frame stylists will make sure your child gets the ideal frame and lens combination for… Read more »