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How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets earlier, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

Diet + Exercise + Eye Exams = Good Vision

Diabetes Awareness Month – Learn about Diabetic Eye Health in Albertville November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to learn more about diabetes of all...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

Albertville LASIK, Who is the Ideal LASIK Candidate?

Clinic for Vision PC Eye Clinic in Albertville, Alabama LASIK may fulfill your dream of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts! Many people are good...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Albertville contact lenses, Are contact lenses better than glasses?

Clinic for Vision PC Eye Clinic in Albertville, Alabama Do contacts make your vision worse? You have just visited our eye care clinic for an...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

Albertville eye exam – Why the Cheapest Eye Exam is Not the Best

See the Benefits of Our Eye Exam in Albertville, Alabama No matter how you look at it, eye care is an expense. Yet that doesn’t...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Albertville LASIK – Does LASIK eye surgery hurt?

Your eyes are extremely sensitive – the smallest particle of sand or thinnest eyelash stuck in your eye can lead to intense pain. With this...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Do I Need Eye Exams?

Do you wait until you notice a problem before visiting your eye doctor for an eye exam? Or do you schedule routine check-ups? Many people...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Do I have Eye Allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Dry eyes is one of the most common complaints eye doctors get from patients during the winter season, especially in the cooler climates. That’s why...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Keeping your children safe from damaging their eyes Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

6 Habits That Cause Dry Eyes

Our Dry Eye Specialists Explain Causes of Dry Eyes Are you always rubbing your eyes or blinking constantly to spread more moisture across the surface?...

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

Dry Eyes and Air Travel

It is not uncommon to experience exceedingly dry eyes after long periods of travel in the air. The temperature- and pressure-controlled cabin of an airplane...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Dry Eyes vs. Red Eyes: How To Know and What To Do About It

Red eye and dry eye syndrome are quite easily confused. Both conditions include itchy, red and dry-feeling eyes. A person who has dry eye syndrome...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Macular Degeneration and The Advantages of Genetic Testing

Macular degeneration is a potentially sight threatening eye condition affecting the small area of the retina, that is involved with both central and detail vision....

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...
Here are some helpful and time saving tips before your appointment: If you are a new patient, please fill out the online patient information form:...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Upcoming Seminars at Clinic for Vision

Clinic for Vision will present two seminars of interest in early 2016. Both will be at Clinic for Vision PC, 418 Martling Road, Albertville AL...

Clinic for Vision Holiday Party – Dec 16 2015

Photos from the Clinic for Vision Holiday Party Ornament Swap - Dec 16, 2015.    ...

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

The Holidays are Coming – Gift Certificates Availabe & Our Holiday Hours

Please note our holiday hours in November and December: Holiday closings: Christmas - December 24 and 25 New Years - Dec 31 and January 1...

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...

Q&A about Vision Insurance

Q. Will my insurance cover my examination? A. Yes, provided you are currently eligible for an examination. Most insurances have limits on how often you...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

A Quick Guide To A Few Common Eye Conditions

Seeing the world around you through healthy eyes and clear vision is often considered to be one of the pillars of great quality of life....

Macular Degeneration and The Advantages of Genetic Testing

Macular degeneration is an extremely dangerous eye condition that affects the small area of your retina, known as the macula, that is involved with both...

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

New Technology: Annidis Imaging System

Annidis Imaging System What is the Annidis RHA™? The Annidis RHA™ system combines advanced Multi-Spectral Imaging (MSI) technology with multi-image software processing for early detection...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

My Child Is Having Trouble In School: Visual Problem or Learning Disability?

  Your child's education is very important. His/her success or failure in this most important part of life will effect him/her from childhood into adulthood....

Time Saving Tips Before Your Eye Exam

Here are some helpful and time saving tips before your appointment: If you are a new patient, please fill out the online patient information form:...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

Contact Lens Overuse

Contact lens overuse is an increasingly common eye condition that has significant potential to do serious damage to your eyes, and lead to major eye...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

Blue Light and Blue Light Protection

The Dangers of Blue Light and What You Can Do   We are privileged to live in an advanced age at the turn of the...

The Importance Of Comprehensive Eye Exams For Those With Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to properly use and store glucose, a form of sugar meant to be used by...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

Nutrition and Ocular Health

A diabetes diagnosis can be a very heavy burden. Suddenly, you have to track your diet closer than ever, totally rethink your previous lifestyle, and...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

All About Macular Degeneration by Dr. Nichols

Macular degeneration is an eye condition that causes damage as a result of deterioration of the the part of your retina that provides central and...

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which...

The Effect of Diabetes on Your Eyes By Dr. Nichols

Diabetes is a serious condition that affects many thousands of people every year across the globe. Diabetics suffer from unhealthy blood sugar levels either as...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

Glaucoma Awareness Month at Clinic for Vision PC

Glaucoma is an unfortunately common and serious eye condition in which your optic nerve, which feeds visual information to the brain, is damaged. This happens...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

Eye Care Tips For People With Diabetes By Dr. Nichols

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a life-changing experience. Decisions about what food you eat, when to eat it, and how much, begin to affect...

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Summer Eye Exams for Kids

What happens during an Eye Exam for Children? Although their eyes are usually healthy, childrens’ eyes and eye health should be evaluated at least every...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Clinic for Vision will proudly be at the Albertville Main Street Music Festival Aug. 8-9

Stop by and See Us at the Albertville Main Street Music Festival August 8-9

Age-Related Macular Degeneration – FAQ WIth Dr. Nichols

We spoke with Dr. Timothy Nichols of Clinic for Vision in Albertville, AL to find out more about this eye health issue What does the...

Retinal Detachment Q&A with Dr. Rich McCurdy

We spoke with Dr. Rich McCurdy of Clinic for Vision in Albertville, AL to find out more about this eye health problem What happens in...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

  Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease,...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Don’t Miss Our Trunk Show and Patient Appreciation Event on June 15th!

You are invited to attend Clinic for Vision's patient appreciation day.  Saturday June 15th from 9am to 12 pm.  Kick off your summer with a...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for...

Vision Health and Your Diabetes

Unfortunately, diabetes is all too common. So many people aren't aware of how just much it can affect patients. For example, diabetes increases the likelihood...

Diabetes Awareness Month: Diabetic Eye Disease

Do you know why your eye exam can be a factor in diagnosing diabetes? The increased glucose levels that are the essence of the disease...

Eyeglasses are more popular than ever!

 For a long time many individuals who have vision problems have turned to contacts to help their eyesight. However with all the new advances in...

Retinoscopy: How Does it Work?

Sometimes, particularly when performing an eye exam on a small child the eye doctor will direct a light in the eyes. But what does this...

Focusing on Smartphones

Have a look around- you are likely to realize that almost everyone is texting, playing on, surfing and even working from their mobile devices. Smart...

Focusing on Multifocal Lenses

A lot of people begin to notice problems with close vision during their 40s. This is known as presbyopia. But, this doesn't mean that those...

Helping Lazy Eyes Get Active

Are you concerned that your child has a lazy eye? It forms when the brain switches off or suppresses vision in one eye. This might...

What To Tell Our Eye Doctor

If you've got an eye exam coming up, there are ways to be extra ready for it. There are a few things you should let...

A Closer Look at Night Vision

  You wake from a dream in the middle of the night, or you're looking for the light switch or door in a dark room....

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

Unfortunately, having difficulty reading is an extremely common occurrence in middle aged people. But why is this so? With age, your eye's lens grows more...

An Eye on Toy Safety

Buying the best toys with eye safety in mind is something all parents worry about. How can parents make sure they choose toys that keep...

Good Vision In The Classroom

It's been a great summer and it's hard to believe it's almost over. Parents all over are making sure their children have everything they need...

Convergence Insufficiency

Many children are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in truth, that's not the issue at all. It's important to be aware that the...

20/20 Vision: The Facts

It's safe to assume that you've stumbled upon the expressions twenty-twenty vision and visual acuity. As common as these terms may be, do you really...

A Fresh Look At Contact Lenses

How would you like an updated look for your eyes? FreshLook® provides a large palette of colored contact lenses, which let you subtly boost or...

Focusing on Eyelid Hygiene

Have you noticed that you might be suffering from inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis? It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, often associated with...

Change Your Lenses – Your Eyes Depend On It!

Are you someone who leaves your soft contact lenses in for an extra few days? We don't need to tell you that so many things...

Have You Been Examined For Cataracts?

In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the main culprit of vision loss among patients who...

How To Protect Yourself from UV Rays

Everyone is regularly exposed to UV rays. Even though this is the case, the possible dangers related to many years of exposure to these harmful...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is...

New From Transitions® Optical: The Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

Transitions® Optical, manufacturers of variable tint lenses, have launched the newest addition to their comprehensive range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical has...

Warning Signs of Poor Vision

A decline in strong vision is usually the result of a few factors including anatomical changes or defects in the eye, eye diseases, side effects...

Women and Healthy Vision

It's April, which is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently....

This month is Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring comes, along with often nicer weather, comes an increase in the danger of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Every year, far...

Eye Care on The Go

Excellent vision is essential for road safety. As a matter of fact, road safety requires a number of visual abilities - for example, being able...

Vision at Work

To teach businesses and their workers about the relevance of vision wellness, and to provide advice on how to avoid vision-endangering eye mishaps, Prevent Blindness...

Astigmatism: Facts and Answers

The part of the eye that surrounds your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under perfect circumstances, spherical. When light hits your eye,...

Optometric Insight: Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye infections, especially in...

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

Did you know that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading reason for vision loss in individuals aged...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Contact Lens Care

A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past August determined that an alarming number of adults are using potentially harmful...

A Tearless Winter

The winter brings an increase in instances of dry eyes because of cold and dry air conditions.

Winter Ultraviolet Exposure and Your Eyes

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some parts of the country stinging winds and freezing rains and sometimes snow are also on their way....

January Raise Your Awareness of Glaucoma

As this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to stress the importance of knowing about the threat of glaucoma. Glaucoma is...

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Contact your Albertville, AL Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Presbyopia is a visual impairment related to age in which the ability to focus...

This Month is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month

Holiday season is rapidly approaching which means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well intentioned aunts and uncles enjoy surprising the young...

Spend Your Flex Spending Account Credits Before it’s Too Late!

Need new specs for the kids? Time for an eye examination? Contemplating refractive surgery? The season has arrived to take care of all of your...

Color Blindness: An In-depth Look

Visit our Albertville, AL Optometrist for a consultation

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Did you know that diabetes is the dominant causal agent of vision loss of men and women aged 20-74 years? In just the last four...

All You Need to Know About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Albertville, AL

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye is a deficiency in proper vision development due to the failure of both eyes to work in unison. With...

Albertville, AL Eye Exams: Examining the Eye Exam

  Ever ask what 20/20 eyesight really means? 20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity or sharpness of vision. In other...

Fall Ocular Allergy Relief in Albertville, AL

  At the end of the summer, many people begin to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. In addition to nasal symptoms such...

Eye Safety for Halloween: Beware of Special Effect Lenses!

  Halloween is a time for fun, parties and dressing up but you don't want the fun to end in some scary damage to your...

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Treatment in Albertville, AL

  The American Optometric Association states that more than seventy percent of employed persons that sit daily from a computer screen (around 143 million )...

Keeping the Home Atmosphere Eye-Safe

In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes particularly when...

Contact Lenses and Makeup: Suggestions from your Albertville, AL Eye Doctor

If you use contacts a few guidelines should be followed when applying cosmetics. Here are some basic tips for how to ensure your eyes stay...

Sunscreen in the Eyes- OUCH!

If you have ever witnessed an unfortunate encounter between sunblock and eyes, you know firsthand just how much it can sting. A very good spray...

This Month is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Examination in Albertville Now

Many adults aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In fact, more than half of senior citizens have...

Make an Albertville, AL Eye Exam Part of the Back to School Checklist

Children across the country are getting ready for a new school year. Before going back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a...

Contacts: Making a Difference for Teenagers

No adolescent wants to be seen wearing something out of style, and in the case of some teenagers, glasses sometimes seem that way. Adolescents sometimes...

Help! How to Deal with Some Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might require emergency action and immediate care by an optician, while...

The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams

When we have eyes that are in good condition, it's common to forget about the importance of taking preventative steps namely, an eye exam. However,...

10 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Now that the summertime has officially arrived it’s time to protect your eyes from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some pointers...

Protecting Your Children’s Eyes

Are you aware that every year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room? This is equal to one eye accident every...

Do Carrots Really Improve your Eyesight?

Are carrots beneficial for eyesight? While eye care professionals affirm that carrots contain large amounts of a beta-carotene that has proven to be beneficial for...

Know the Dangers of UV to Your Eyes

  Thanks to efforts to increase knowledge of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar...

A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lenses need proper treatment and care to be considered a safe and effective choice for those selecting a vision aid. Improper care can...

Gas Permeable Lenses: Do They Make Sense for You?

  While you may be more familiar with soft contact lenses, another less familiar brand of contact lenses exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses,...

Defending Your Eyes During Allergy Season

Are you experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, you may be suffering from spring eye allergies. For many of us, March...

Purchasing Glasses: Online vs. Optical Store

In today's world, where more and more consumers are accustomed to shopping for more and more products on the Web, glasses are an item that...

Ways to Avoid Dry Eyes This Winter

While it is common to think of winter as the rainy time of year due to the rain and snow, the atmosphere is actually more...

This February Spread the Word About AMD and Low Vision

This month is dedicated to increasing awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one source of vision...

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading cause of...

Winter Eye Care Tips… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, that's right. Sunglasses aren't just a vital accessory in the summer. While most of us are informed of the dangers the sun presents to...

Kid’s Day (Date to be announced)

How about a day with an inflatable play area, free refreshments, music, raffles, and door prises! That's Kid's Day. We will be doing FREE vision screenings, and offering a 50% discount on kid's frames. Kids from 1 to 18 are welcome.  Dont miss te fun- and dont miss the savings!

For more information call and ask for Denise.

 

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Fall Frame Extraveganza

We are having a HUGE frame and fashion sow October 16.  Watch this page for upcoming details.

Guide to LASIK and Laser Eye Surgery

Wondering about LASIK eye surgery? The articles below cover all aspects of LASIK

New Technology for Optometry

Dr. Seewell recently was a featured speaker at Vision Expo in NYC.