Heading to your optometrist for an eye exam can sometimes be complicated with your busy schedule. Knowing how often you should go and what goes into an eye exam can help ease an eye exam into your schedule. Let’s explore what an eye exam entails, how often you should get an eye exam, and some […]
What Causes Dry Eye at Night?
Eyecare is essential, and that includes dealing with any issues that may cause discomfort and possibly even affect your vision. Dry eye disease is one of these eye care issues that can bring a great deal of discomfort and hamper productivity. Staying consistent with your annual eye exam to determine overall eye health and report […]
Scleral vs. Hybrid Contact Lenses: What is the difference?
When looking for contact lenses, there are many to choose from and several considerations to make. There’s lens material, fit, and type, among other options. Your optometrist may recommend specialty contacts to you, such as scleral or hybrid lenses. When choosing between these specialty lenses, what’s the difference between them? Continue reading to learn more […]
What Can A Comprehensive Eye Exam Detect?
Your optometrist conducts a thorough evaluation during your annual eye exam, but what can this examination help diagnose? There are many different conditions your eye doctor can detect. Let’s look at some of the most common. Continue reading to learn more about what a comprehensive eye exam can uncover. What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam? […]
Do Blue Light Glasses Reduce Digital Eye Strain?
As our dependency on technology increases, so too does the fatigue caused by digital eye strain. Many individuals use digital screens for work, entertainment, and other personal reasons — everyone is susceptible to developing digital eye strain if their lives involve the use of technology. At Family Focus Eyecare, we can help you combat digital […]
How Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Can Help With Dry Eye
If you suffer from temporary or chronic dry eye, you’re probably tired of the irritating and annoying symptoms that come with it. If this sounds like you, perhaps you’ve researched treatment options. The good news is, there are many different types of dry eye therapy. You may have even come across intense pulsed light (IPL) […]
What is Astigmatism?
During an eye exam, your optometrist tests for many different conditions. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are well known, but what is astigmatism? This common condition can present alongside other refractive errors, and many people have it from birth. While it’s a common problem, some people aren’t aware of how this condition can affect your vision. Continue […]
Why You Really Should Replace Your Contacts Regularly
If you wear contact lenses, how regularly should you replace them? It can depend on the type of lenses you have, but proper maintenance and care can help protect your eyes. Over-worn contacts can lead to more than irritation, causing discomfort and swelling. If you have contacts, continue reading to learn more about why you […]
Family Focus Eyecare Among First To Offer Test to Detect Early Stages of AMD
Family Focus Eyecare Offers Innovative Test to Detect Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in its Earliest Stages — AdaptDx Testing Can Help Prevent Blindness Caused by AMD – [Columbia, MO – August 28, 2018] – Family Focus Eyecare, an optometric practice located in Columbia, MO, is among the first to offer the AdaptDx® test to help detect and […]
Why is my eyelid twitching?
Many of you come to my office with secondary complaints that occasionally your eyelid is twitches, or has been twitching, annoyingly, for several days. I feel for this problem, as this happens to me from time to time as well. There is no specific lid that these twitches are sectorial to, though they usually involve […]