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Is Squinting Bad for Your Eyes?

If you find yourself squinting throughout the day in order to see better, it may be a sign you need glasses. Is continuous squinting bad for your eyes? See how you can correct your vision without squinting.

Mar 4th, 2022
5 Common Signs of Dry Eyes

Millions of people suffer from dry eyes in the United States alone. Discover five common symptoms and how to prevent and treat this uncomfortable condition to avoid further complications.

Feb 2nd, 2022
Are Glasses Better than Contacts?

Trying to decide between wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses? Consider all the factors, including comfort, ease, and appearance. We’ve compiled a list of pros and cons to help you see your way through this significant decision.

Jan 6th, 2022
Why Sunglasses are Important All Year Long

No doubt you always have your favorite shades close by all summer. But sunglasses protect your eyes all year long, even during darker winter months. Learn how they shield your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays any time of year.

Dec 3rd, 2021
How Astigmatism Affects Your Vision

Astigmatism causes a variety of symptoms ranging from blurred vision to eye discomfort and pressure. Understand how a comprehensive eye exam can pinpoint the cause of your symptoms and get your sight back on track.

Nov 5th, 2021
​​Who Is at Risk for Glaucoma?​​

Could you be at risk for glaucoma? The short answer is that everyone, especially seniors, is at risk for glaucoma. Learn how to lessen your odds of losing your sight through early detection and treatment.

Oct 5th, 2021
5 Steps to Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease ​​

People with diabetes are more vulnerable to certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Learn what steps you can take to slow their progression and potentially avoid them in the first place.

Sep 1st, 2021
Am I a Candidate for Contact Lenses?

If you need vision correction, contact lenses are a popular option. If you’re simply tired of your glasses or just looking to see the world more clearly, discover whether contact lenses may be the perfect fit for you.

Aug 11th, 2021
Your Treatment Options for Dry Eyes

Dry eyes arise for a variety of reasons, such as air pollution, medications, allergies, and even hormonal changes. Learn about helpful treatment options to encourage healthy tear flow in the blink of an eye.

Jun 22nd, 2021
4 Causes of Red, Itchy Eyes

Red and itching eyes can be caused by a variety of issues. Sometimes your immune system kicks into high gear, creating red, itchy eyes. Learn four causes and how to recognize and protect your eyes from these unsightly symptoms.

May 5th, 2021
Recognizing the Signs of Macular Degeneration

More than 10 million people in the United States suffer from macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. Learn about your risk factors, and how to spot the symptoms and slow its progression.

Apr 1st, 2021
Tips for Protecting Your Eyes This Spring

Spring is when many of us return to the great outdoors after spending a long winter inside. But spring brings elements that can pose a problem for our eyes. Learn some tips to protect your eyes from seasonal allergies and other irritants.

Mar 11th, 2021
The Link Between Diabetes and Your Eye Health

People with diabetes possess a higher risk of developing certain eye diseases, some of which, left untreated, may lead to vision loss and even blindness. Learn more about the connection between diabetes and your eyes.

Feb 3rd, 2021
Caring for Your New Glasses

Your vision is important and worth any investment required to maintain it. You’ve finally purchased brand new glasses. Now it’s time to learn some tips for keeping them, and your vision, in tip-top shape.

Jan 1st, 2021
Glasses Vs. Contacts: Which is Right for You?

It’s often a difficult quandary: Should you choose glasses or contacts? Deciding between eyeglasses and contact lenses can be tricky. Consider the pros and cons to see which suits you best.

Dec 1st, 2020
Why All Sunglasses Aren't Made Alike

We all know sunglasses look cool. And who doesn’t have more than one pair to match outfits? But did you realize they also protect your vision from cataracts, sunburn, and even cancer? Discover how to choose the best pair for you.

Nov 5th, 2020
Understanding Astigmatism

Do you have trouble with your vision? You’re not alone. Nearly one third of people in the United States have astigmatism. Let us shine some light on this common vision problem and see if you need an exam.

Oct 19th, 2020
Do I Need Glasses?

Your vision can change without you realizing it. If the world looks a little blurry and objects appear less crisp, it’s time to read the writing on the wall. Recognize the signs that signify you may need glasses.

Sep 10th, 2020
8 Troubling Signs of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a common eye malady that affects many. Because it’s possible to have glaucoma and not even know it, it’s important to know what signs to look out for. Here we elaborate on the eight most common symptoms of glaucoma.

Aug 6th, 2020
Optometry and COVID19: What You Should Know

It’s a scary time with the recent pandemic. And many of us are wondering if it’s safe to see the eye doctor again. Luckily, the American Optometric Association has deemed it safe, with a few guidelines. We explain to you what they are here.

Jul 30th, 2020
Chronic Conditions that Can Affect Your Vision

Chronic conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, blepharitis, and diabetes can interfere with your vision and eye health. Understand their basics so you can be sure to seek care if signs arise.

Jun 12th, 2020
The Importance of Sunglasses

More than just a fashion statement, sunglasses provide some much needed protection for your eyes. Learn why it’s so important to protect your eyes with sunglasses and what kind you should get.

May 6th, 2020
Risks and Treatments for Glaucoma

Could your vision become affected by glaucoma? How would you know? Though you may have heard of glaucoma, you may not know what your risk factors for developing it are. Learn more about your treatment options here.

Mar 9th, 2020
How Ortho-K Improves Your Vision While You Sleep

Are you tired of wearing the same old glasses day in and day out? Do you struggle with putting contact lenses in first thing in the morning? Then it’s time to learn how ortho-k can treat your near-sightedness while you sleep.

Feb 3rd, 2020
What to Expect From a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Chances are you've been in for the standard eye exam. But, what about a comprehensive exam? Do you have a family history of serious eye problems? Are you experiencing anything out of the normal? A comprehensive eye exam might be necessary.

Jan 1st, 2020
7 Tips for Avoiding Eye Infections

While most eye infections aren’t serious, they can be extremely uncomfortable and can cause potential complications. To avoid the problem altogether, here are a few tips to prevent an eye infection.

Dec 4th, 2019
5 Tips to Help You Adjust to Life With Contact Lenses

Many people want to make the switch to wearing contacts, but worry about what it will take. Going from glasses to contact lenses is a major adjustment. Here are five helpful tips that can make the process much easier.

Nov 12th, 2019
How To Safely Wear Colored Contact Lenses

Many people use colored contact lenses for a change in their look throughout the year, but at Halloween, those numbers of users increase dramatically. Eye color can often enhance the costumes of the season.

Aug 4th, 2018
How To Take Care Of Your Glasses

When you choose a new pair of glasses, you take your time searching for just the right frame in just the right color or pattern.

Aug 1st, 2018
What To Expect After An Eye Injury

If you have experienced an eye injury of any kind, you need to contact an eye care professional for advice as soon as possible, even if it’s the weekend.

Jul 28th, 2018
How Staring At Screens Can Impact Your Vision

Everywhere you look, you see people using phones, small screens, and computers for leisure, information, and work, and chances are pretty good that you are doing the same thing.

Jul 20th, 2018
The Latest Eyewear Trends in 2019

Everyone loves getting a new pair of glasses! It’s great to have an updated prescription, and wonderful to get a fresh perspective by enjoying perfect vision.

Jul 18th, 2018
Preventing Dry Eyes When You Wear Contact Lenses

If you wear or are considering wearing contact lenses, you want the experience to be great. There are many reasons why people choose contact lenses or glasses, and convenience is often at the top of the list.

Jul 15th, 2018
How Fall Allergies Can Affect Your Eyes

It might sound pretty unbelievable, but over 35 million people suffer from seasonal allergies in the US, with the majority of those issues being reported in the spring and again in the fall.

Jul 15th, 2018
Contacts vs. Glasses: The Pros and Cons

Did you know? Glasses were first invented for people with farsightedness. If someone was nearsighted in those days, a pair of convex glasses wouldn’t help, and this was the only material available for the production of eyeglasses in the 1880s.

Jul 15th, 2018
Simple Home Remedies For Dry Eyes

If your eyes are unable to properly produce tears, or at least produce tears of a suitable consistency, you have a medical condition called Dry Eye.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Causes Of Dry Eyes In The Summertime

Now that summer is actually, and finally, here, we can look forward to fun! Fishing, hiking, sailing, swimming, sports, and travel – all those wonderful memory-making activities that we so look forward to.

Jun 10th, 2018
Why You Need UV Sunglasses

When you’re thinking about possible damage from the sun this summer, don’t just focus on your skin.

Jun 5th, 2018
Protecting Your Eyes In The Summer

Here at Classic Vision Care, we are committed to the health of your eyes. We also want 2019 to be your best summer ever! Today we are sharing some advice on how to protect your eyes during the summer months:

Jun 4th, 2018
Common Causes of Eye Infections

Infections in your eye occur when bacteria, fungi, and viruses invade any part of your eyeball or that surround the area, including the cornea and the lining of the inner and outer eye.

May 30th, 2018
Dealing with Allergies and Dry Eyes

Allergy symptoms make many many of us miserable, with sneezing and a runny nose to itchy, red, swollen and watery eyes being just a few of the physical issues that will cause us to suffer.

May 22nd, 2018
Choosing the Most Comfortable Glasses for You

It’s important for your confidence and sense of self to choose just the right pair of frames for your glasses – you want them to look right for your face and express your personality.

May 20th, 2018
Contact Lens Care Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

If you wear contact lenses, proper care will be vital to the health of your eyes. The best way to avoid the pain and discomfort of infections and other issues is to follow the instructions provided by your eye doctor for the care of your contacts.

May 7th, 2018
How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam?

Eye care experts usually recommend that you have a comprehensive eye exam every year or so, and the frequency will depend on age, risk factors, and whether you already wear corrective lenses.

Apr 5th, 2018
Tips to Care for Your Eyes When You Work on a Computer

Are you experiencing physical fatigue, eye twitching, or an increase in work errors? What about eye reddening or decreased productivity? Believe it or not, you could be suffering from computer eye strain, or Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

Apr 1st, 2018
Common Sources of Eye Pain

Eye pain is something that can literally stop everything. Losing one of your senses affects everything you do, and greatly lessens your quality of life.

Mar 27th, 2018
Dry, Painful Eyes? We Can Remedy That!

The condition known as “dry eyes” is a common one that occurs when our tears aren’t providing enough lubrication for our eyes, and it’s often very painful or uncomfortable.

Mar 5th, 2018
How To Select The Right Frames For Your Face

Wearing a pair of glasses can transform your look as easily as a change of lipstick or eyeliner. Your choice of frames dictates how the world sees you and, even more importantly, how you see yourself.

Feb 5th, 2018
What Causes Dry Eye and How to Remedy It

It can be a very irritating condition and if treatment is neglected for too long, it can even lead to damage to the cornea and impaired vision. The good news is that here at Classic Vision Care, Dr. Mital Patel can diagnose and treat your Dry Eyes.

Jan 15th, 2018
5 Tips to Help Protect Your Child’s Eyes

Dr. Mital Patel, Dr. Mark Machen, and Dr. Ronald Becker, the optometrists at Classic Vision Care, with offices in Marietta, Kennesaw, and Atlanta, share these five tips to help protect your child’s eyes.

Jan 10th, 2018
Are You Ruining Your Eyes With Too Much Screen Time?

If you grew up listening to your parents tell you to move away from the TV screen because you’ll ruin your eyes, you probably rolled them in response. The fact is, prolonged screen time can have an effect on your eyes if you aren’t careful.

Jan 8th, 2018
What to Look For in Sunglasses

Sunglasses are far more than protective lenses against the sun’s glare: They speak volumes about how you want the world to see you, which makes choosing the right pair not as simple as you might think.

Jan 4th, 2018