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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

Healthy Eyes Start with a Healthy Heart

Discover the surprising connection between heart and eye health. Learn how proper heart function ensures oxygen reaches your eyes, crucial for maintaining vision. Regular check-ups with your primary care doctor and eye specialist are essential for overall wellness.

Glaucoma Awareness Month and the Importance of Annual Eye Exams

Discover the importance of Glaucoma Awareness Month and why annual eye exams are crucial for early detection and management of glaucoma.

Can Glaucoma be Prevented?

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve, typically caused by an increase in fluid that increases pressure on the eye. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 3 million people affected by the disease in the U.S. today, and that number is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030.

Emergency Eye Care vs Routine – What’s the Difference?

In many cases, your eye doctor can provide the help you need. This is especially important right now to reduce impacts on busy ERs due to winter colds and flu and minimizing your exposure to a variety of diseases in waiting rooms.

Diabetes and Your Eye Health

37 million people in the U.S. having diabetes, the chances are good that someone you know, or maybe even you, has this disease. Diabetes can have a significant impact on your overall health and your eye health. Left unmanaged and untreated, diabetes can lead to many health complications and increase your risk of developing other health issues.

Unmasking Dry Eye: Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions

This comprehensive guide by 20/20 Vision Associates Optometry sheds light on the enigmatic world of dry eye, offering insights into its causes, symptoms, and effective solutions.

Use Your Benefits Before They Expire

Have new or unused vision benefits? Follow these three tips to get the most out of your vision plan. That means low out-of-pocket costs while seeing your eye doctor and getting high-quality eyewear. 1. Know what your plan covers To find out what your vision plan covers, simply log in to your...

Beat the Rush!

Just like your end-of-the-year holiday planning, it’s also a busy time for your eye doctors.

AN EYE EXAM IS NOT JUST ABOUT VISION

Regular eye exams are critical because what may seem like a vision-related problem might be an indication of a broader health issue and your eyes reveal a lot about your overall wellness.

Back-to-School List: Pencils, Books, and an Eye Exam

As the summer slowly fades away, back-to-school planning is in high gear.

3 Ways to Protect Your Eyes on Vacation

Summer is the perfect time to head to the mountains, relax on the beach of visit family and friends.

Your Eye Health Matters

May is Healthy Vision Month! Did you know that there are multiple ways you can promote healthy vision?

The Signs are in Your Eyes

Even before we see the sunny weather, blooming flowers, and greening trees, there are a few sure signs that spring is near.

Reducing Exposure to Blue Light

With so much screen time in today’s world, our eyes are being exposed to an unprecedented amount of blue light which is emitted from devices like smartphones, tablets, and TVs.

Health Heart, Healthy Eyes

At first sight, you wouldn’t think the heart and eyes are connected, but they have more in common than you think.

Why Does My Toddler Blink So Much?

Is your toddler blinking more frequently? Here are some potential reasons why.

Preventing the Most Common Cause of Vision Loss Among the Elderly

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of permanent vision loss in people over the age of 60. The earlier the diagnosis, the better the treatment outcome. Learn more here, at your local optometrist.

7 Eye Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Your eye experts at 20/20 Vision Associates Optometry have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us know how else we can help!

How to Travel With Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great option for people who don't want to wear glasses when on the road, but do you know how to take care of them on the go? Before your next trip, book a contact lens assessment at 20/20 Vision Associates Optometry in Riverside

How Eye Exams Can Save Your Life

Eye exams aren't just important for your eye health. They can often reveal serious problems with your general health. Read on to learn how an eye exam could potentially save your life.

Dame Judi Dench and Macular Degeneration

Legendary British actor Dame Judi Dench has recently revealed how macular degeneration impacts her life. With such a high-profile case in the news people have been asking: What is it, what are its symptoms, and how can it be prevented? Well, read on.

How the Environment Can Affect Your Vision and Eye Health

Many scientific studies have confirmed that exposure to various things in the environment can negatively affect our eye health and vision. Read on to learn more.

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.

Are Contact Lenses Safe For My Child?

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your child’s vision. But you may be wondering if contact lenses are safe for kids. Read on to learn more about the risks and benefits of contact lenses for children.

Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s what you need to know about eye floaters, and how 20/20 Vision Associates Optometry can help!

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.

Eye Exams and the Health of Your Mind and Body

Everyone's heard the adage that "the eyes are the window to the soul." But did you know that they can also be a primary window into the overall health of your body and mind?

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call 20/20 Vision Associates Optometry without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?

Adjustable Glasses

Adjustable eyeglasses are an affordable non-prescription alternative to prescription eyeglasses or for the correction of minor refractive errors such as presbyopia, hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness).

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help your child if they have it.

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

Could Working From Home Be Hurting Your Vision?

Working at home has many benefits, but it can also trigger computer-related eye strain. Here are some proven ways to reduce digital eye strain, whether at home or in the office.

Myopia and Contact Lenses

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is about more than just poor eyesight. It can also pose a long-term threat to your kid’s vision and eye health.

What Exactly is an Eye Chart?

At some point in our lives, we've all had our eyes examined using an eye chart – whether during a school screening or at the optometrist's office. But what exactly is the chart and what does it measure? Read on to find out!

Bloodshot Eyes – Should You Be Concerned?

Bloodshot eyes can be harmless, but may also be a sign of an underlying eye condition.

Concerned About Macular Degeneration? – Here Are 6 Tips to Lower your Risk

Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss. Here are 6 ways to help lower your risk of developing this sight-threatening condition.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

If your child spends too much time in front of screens, it’s important to set limits and establish routines to protect both their general health and their eye health and help prevent the development or progression of myopia.

What’s Your Optometrist Role in Cataract Surgery?

If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, your optometrist will monitor its progression and manage your symptoms. Once you need surgery, your optometrist can direct you to an eye surgeon, help you prepare for the procedure and co-manage your post-op care.

5 Ways to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Did you know that spending time in a climate-controlled airplane cabin can dry out your eyes? Find out what you can do to keep your eyes hydrated the next time you fly.

5 Vision-Saving Tips for National Save Your Vision Month

This March, in honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’ve compiled a list of 5 essential ways to help you keep your eyes healthy and strong.

Are Sore, Itchy Eyes a Sign of COVID-19?

There are many reasons why your eyes may feel itchy and sore. However, new research suggests that these symptoms can also be linked to COVID-19.

10 Ways to Give Your Eyes Some Love This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to give your eyes some love. Here are 10 ways you can give your eyes the attention they deserve, to protect them both now and in the future.

6 Things To Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye disease that changes the shape and function of the cornea. Here are 6 facts about keratoconus that you should know.

Can Restricting Online Gaming Time Reduce Myopia Progression?

If your child spends a significant amount of time playing online video games, here’s what you need to know about how it can contribute to the onset and progression of myopia — nearsightedness.

Screen Time Can Lead To Eye Strain And Convergence Insufficiency In Children

With an increase in online learning comes an increase in digital eye strain and convergence insufficiency, two conditions that can be effectively treated with vision therapy.

Macular Degeneration Hasn’t Stopped Judi Dench, And It Shouldn’t Stop You Either

Age-related macular degeneration is a sight-threatening eye disease that causes central vision loss. But despite having the condition for several years, Dame Judi Dench continues to excel in her career and inspire others with low vision.

Children’s Vision and Learning Awareness

It's important to understand that vision and learning are intertwined. Make sure your child’s vision isn’t holding them back from succeeding in school by scheduling a comprehensive eye evaluation today!

Elevate Your Game on the Baseball Field With Sports Vision Training

Baseball is one of the most challenging sports from a visual standpoint. Sports vision training can significantly improve a player’s performance by honing the visual skills needed to excel in baseball.

Why Computer Use Can Cause Dry Eye & Eye Strain

Using your computer for long periods of time can irritate and dry your eyes. The condition is so common that researchers have coined it computer vision syndrome. Learn more about the causes and treatments of this condition.

The Importance of Binocular Vision in Sports

To succeed at their game, athletes need excellent binocular vision. Find out how sports vision training can improve their visual skills and boost their performance, no matter their sport.