Blog Archive

7 Tips for Avoiding Eye Infections Dec 4th, 2019

In most cases, eye infections aren’t dangerous, but any infection in the human body has the potential to create larger problems. This is especially true of your sensitive eyes. So the best way to avoid the discomfort of an eye infection and any complications that stem from the condition is...

5 Tips to Help You Adjust to Life With Contact Lenses Nov 12th, 2019

Contact lenses are a popular choice for people of all ages who desire a whole new look plus the freedom from traditional glasses. Glasses wearers get tired of smudged or fogged up lenses, frames sliding down their nose, or the constant adjustments necessary when engaging in athletics. But the challenges...

How to choose glasses that flatter your face shape Nov 8th, 2018

If you wear glasses, then you know that your frames are one of the first things people notice. Your glasses tell others about your style and how you see yourself (no pun intended). So, naturally, you want to make sure that your frames not only fit you and feel good,...

Steps To Take After An Eye Injury To Reduce Eye Pain/Strain Aug 25th, 2018

An injury to your eye, whether large or small, can make even the simplest task simply impossible. Others that are more common and more serious may require immediate treatment such as surgery to prevent your suffering permanent eye damage and loss of vision. The more minor issues, such as surface...

How To Prevent Cataracts And Other Eye Health Conditions Aug 20th, 2018

Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and Glaucoma are three of the most common vision conditions that develop as we get older. Upwards of three million people have glaucoma here in the United States, while more than two million were being affected by age-related Macular Degeneration in 2010. When it comes to cataracts, almost half...

Why Sunglasses Aren’t Just For Summer Aug 8th, 2018

It’s true – our eyes are sensitive. And we all know that if we expose them to the sun for too long we can end up suffering from a variety of issues. Some are serious, while others are just irritating. A great pair of sunglasses can alleviate many of these...

How To Safely Remove A Foreign Object From Your Eye Aug 8th, 2018

We’ve all experienced the pain and discomfort that is caused by a foreign object in your eye. It could have been a piece of dust or grit, or something else so tiny that we can’t even see it. Most of the time they are fairly harmless and easily removed by...

Why Are My Eyes So Watery? Aug 5th, 2018

If you are asking yourself this question today, we can help you figure out what is happening. There are several possible reasons why you are suffering from watery eyes, and these range from allergic reactions to infections, as well as eyelid issues and blocked tear ducts. This condition is irritating...

How Wearing Outdated Eyewear Can Damage Your Vision Aug 5th, 2018

As a person who wears glasses, you have probably asked yourself this question: How often should I have my eyes examined? Many times, this is something that we put off due to time constraints and costs, but you need to know that wearing outdated eyewear can actually damage your vision....

How To Safely Wear Colored Contact Lenses Aug 4th, 2018

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.  There are risks associated with these lenses, however. Many people think that decorative lenses don’t require...

How To Take Care Of Your Glasses Aug 1st, 2018

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. Your glasses say a lot about you, so you take care to invest time and energy in the selection process, ensuring that your choice perfectly...

What To Expect After An Eye Injury Jul 28th, 2018

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. Most eye doctors provide an emergency contact number for that very reason. In an extreme situation, such as an injury that...

How To Choose The Right Sports Eyewear Jul 23rd, 2018

As a sports lover, you understand how important it is to take good care of yourself so you can be at the top of your game. Practice and exercise, taking high-quality supplements and eating right – all these considerations come into play. And let’s not forget your vision! When it...

How Staring At Screens Can Impact Your Vision Jul 20th, 2018

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. It’s amazing to be able to connect with the rest of the world any time you choose, to find out what’s...

The Latest Eyewear Trends in 2019 Jul 18th, 2018

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. But let’s be real; we all know that the part we love the most is shopping for attractive, trendy new frames. This year there...

Preventing Dry Eyes When You Wear Contact Lenses Jul 15th, 2018

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. However, if dry eyes result from wearing them, they won’t be so convenient...

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

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. Plantlife is often the main cause for all this suffering; all that blooming bothers us in the...

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

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. Convex eyeglass lenses were great when it came to magnifying...

Simple Home Remedies For Dry Eyes Jul 3rd, 2018

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. Sufferers may experience burning or stinging sensations or may even feel like there is a foreign body in their eye when there is not....

How To Protect Your Kids From Eye Infections Jul 1st, 2018

Practicing good hygiene is the best way to protect your kids from eye infections. One of the most common infections contracted by kids is conjunctivitis, and if your child is affected, make sure your family is using these best practices to avoid the spread of this infectious illness: Encourage your...

The Symptoms of Eye Infections Caused By Contacts Jun 30th, 2018

You probably know that it’s not a good idea to sleep in your contact lenses, and you are also aware that wearing disposable lenses past the prescribed replacement date is asking for trouble. If you are going swimming, it’s also smart to take your contacts out first. We’re all human,...

Dull Pain Behind Your Eyes? Here’s Why Jun 22nd, 2018

Dull pain behind the eyes is a common complaint. It can feel very much like a deep headache and can be very concerning. If you are experiencing this kind of pain, letting your eye doctor know right away will be very important so that he or she can begin their...

Causes Of Dry Eyes In The Summertime Jun 10th, 2018

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.  We all know the personal safety measures we need to take to keep ourselves healthy during hot...

Why You Need UV Sunglasses Jun 5th, 2018

When you’re thinking about possible damage from the sun this summer, don’t just focus on your skin. The sun is also a serious threat to your eyes and the delicate skin that surrounds them. You need sunglasses that have been treated to block ultra-violet (or UV) light from reaching your...

Protecting Your Eyes In The Summer Jun 4th, 2018

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: Sunglasses with UV Protection. Our eyes need protection from ultraviolet...

The Different Kinds of Contact Lenses and What To Expect Jun 1st, 2018

There are several different types of plastic used to make contact lenses, and the most common types of lenses are hard and soft. HARD CONTACTS. Also called a rigid, gas-permeable lens, these are usually made from plastic along with other materials. They will hold their shape while letting oxygen flow...

Common Causes of Eye Infections May 30th, 2018

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. These types of events will cause a lot of pain and discomfort and can severely affect your...

Why Should You Choose UV Protected Sunglasses? May 28th, 2018

More and more of us are turning to eyeglasses and sunglasses that contain UV protection. This type of eyewear protects against ultraviolet radiation since your eyes absorb the same harmful rays as your skin does when exposed to the sun. UV blocking eyewear can help prevent serious damage, which can include cataracts...

Dealing with Allergies and Dry Eyes May 22nd, 2018

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. In some cases, those eye allergies can play a role in conjunctivitis, or pink eye,...

Choosing the Most Comfortable Glasses for You May 20th, 2018

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. We generally leave the lenses to the optician and focus all our attention on those frames....

Minimizing Eye Strain and Computer Vision Syndrome May 10th, 2018

With the widespread use of computers today comes a higher incidence of eye strain and computer vision syndrome for many people. These kinds of afflictions can make life miserable and can seriously affect our ability to complete our daily tasks both at work and at home. Fortunately, treatment for eye...

Contact Lens Care Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy May 7th, 2018

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. Contact lenses that don’t...

Everyday Tips to Prevent Eye Infections May 5th, 2018

Eye infections can appear without much notice, causing you a lot of pain and discomfort, and making the most simple tasks simply….impossible. Some infections can actually damage your eyes if they are left untreated while others are fairly common and easy to prevent. A few of the most common eye...

Did You Know That Watery Eyes Are Actually Caused By Dry Eyes? Apr 8th, 2018

Understanding what causes issues with our eyes is important so that we can take immediate steps to avoid or correct the problem. After all, if we are experiencing uncomfortable issues with our eyesight, it will make it almost impossible to live normally in our day-to-day lives. The simplest tasks become...

How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam? Apr 5th, 2018

You’re busy. We get it! With all the responsibilities in life, from caring for families, pets, and homes to your work and personal life, we understand that often there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in your day. Asking you to get an eye exam just adds one more...

Tips to Care for Your Eyes When You Work on a Computer Apr 1st, 2018

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). An unpleasant condition, it has become a major issue in today’s workplace and affects...

Common Sources of Eye Pain Mar 27th, 2018

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. It can be hard to sleep, travel, or even interact with the people in your life if the pain is overwhelming. Pain and discomfort can...

Dry, Painful Eyes? We Can Remedy That! Mar 5th, 2018

Dry, Painful Eyes? We Can Remedy That! Dry Eyes 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. If you have this condition, your eyes may burn or sting. The...

Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Eyeglasses Mar 2nd, 2018

You invest a lot of time and effort in finding just the right pair of eyeglasses. After all, they are a fashion statement all by themselves, and they say a lot about you. The right frame with the perfect color or pattern is a must; after all, you two will be...

First Steps in Dealing With an Eye Infection Mar 1st, 2018

You have probably had an eye infection at some point in your life; they are not uncommon during cold and flu season. These infections are caused by the invasion of bacteria, fungi, and viruses to all the parts of the eyeball or surrounding areas. It’s a miserable situation any time...

Reinvent Your Look In The New Year With New Designer Eyewear Feb 28th, 2018

Do you find yourself looking in the mirror, wanting to revitalize your style but feeling lost about how to do so? Many men and women choose to join a gym or change out their wardrobe, but they’re missing the power of making a very simple change: Reinvent your look and...

What is Computer Vision Syndrome, and What are the Symptoms? Feb 22nd, 2018

When our eyes are in trouble, life can become extremely difficult, affecting both work and home. Simple tasks such as taking the dog for a walk or pushing a child in a swing become almost impossible. Others, such as enjoying a favorite book or driving are often out of the...

Why You Should Always Seek Treatment for Dry Eye Feb 20th, 2018

For many, dry eye can be an uncomfortable and inconvenient condition. For some, it can be far more devastating. In a study, it was determined that, in its worst form, dry eye can have a bigger impact on quality of life than a disabling hip fracture. This demonstrates how the...

How Ortho K Can Improve Your Vision Without Surgery Feb 10th, 2018

Foggy lenses. Headaches. Glasses constantly sliding down your nose. Vision problems can be a serious inconvenience for your sanity and your wallet. If you’re tired of constantly re-adjusting your glasses, Dr. Mital Patel may have the perfect solution for you: Ortho K. What is Ortho K? Orthokeratology is a nonsurgical...

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

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. So you want to ensure that the frames you choose are the best for...

What Causes Dry Eye and How to Remedy It Jan 15th, 2018

Most people take their eyesight for granted. They may go and see an Optometrist occasionally if they need to have glasses or contact lenses fitted. The eyes themselves are a wonder of Mother Nature, and they need to be looked after! But did you know that all sorts of other...

5 Tips to Help Protect Your Child’s Eyes Jan 10th, 2018

There’s so much to celebrate in August — National Ice Cream Day, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Dog Appreciation Day, and here in Georgia (unofficially), Send Your Kids Back to School Month (we might have taken some liberties with that one) — just to name a few of the...

Are You Ruining Your Eyes With Too Much Screen Time? Jan 8th, 2018

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. The good news is that...

What to Look For in Sunglasses Jan 4th, 2018

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. At Classic Vision Care, we want to make sure our patients have access to...

What You Use Every Day (Every Hour!) is HURTING Your Eyesight Jan 1st, 2018

Have you noticed your eyesight/vision getting blurry at the end of the day? Do you find your eyes tired when you’re reading or watching TV at night? Have you noticed annoying headaches creeping up more often? If you’re experiencing any of these issues (or all of them), you might be...