How Important is it to Get Regular Eye Exams?

Taking care of your health is important, especially as you continue to age. While many of us focus on eating a healthy diet, increasing physical exercise levels, practicing meditation or relaxation techniques to reduce stress, and seeing a general practitioner yearly for check-ups, we often neglect specialized care for one of our most relied upon body part—the eyes. Your eyes have millions of nerve cells and receptors that allow [...]

Blue Light: The 3 Most Important Things You Need to Know

We are naturally exposed to blue light ? a high-energy, short-wavelength form of light on the visible spectrum ? via sunlight. But in recent years, it?s been getting more attention due to our increasingly higher levels of exposure from electronic devices and the potential impact on our eyes and overall health. Here are the key things you need to be aware of: 1. Sources of blue light Our bodies are [...]

Vision Care: Concussion Aftercare

After a diagnosis of a concussion, your doctor may feel the need to have you follow up with an eye care specialist. At Val Vista Vision, we have developed a special protocol for treating patients with concussions. Vision care, concussion or not, should be considered an important part of your healthcare plan. Our three-appointment regimen will help pinpoint any problem areas and then provide treatments. The first visit will be [...]

Papilledema Facts You Need to Know

Papilledema (PE) is a swelling of the optic nerve that's caused by increased intracranial pressure. The key to fixing it is to correctly diagnose the cause of the increased intracranial pressure and eliminate it. Here are some of the key facts you need to know about this condition. Causes of raised intracranial pressure There are many possible causes of PE, including: -head injuries (PE can occur immediately, or as long [...]

Use a Hand Eye Coordination Test to Improve Vision

If you want to improve your vision, especially for sports, one of the things you may want to do is a hand eye coordination test. This can help measure the ability of your brain to help your eyes and hands work together. Activities that use this skill are very dependent on good vision. While the amount of eye hand coordination required varies depending on the sport, it's still a requirement [...]

Vision OD: The Right Care at the Right Time

If you're in need of eye care, you'll be faced with a wide range of options that vary from do-it-yourself (generally not recommended) to seeing an ophthalmologist to seeing an optometrist (also referred to as an Vision OD, or Doctor of Optometry). DIY is generally not the best option when it comes to something as important as your eyes, so it?s best avoided unless you've first discussed options with a [...]

Struggling Students May Need an Eye Exam

If you have a struggling student on your hands, booking an eye exam for them is one of the first things you ought to do when searching for a solution. Many people assume that students are having difficulty because they aren't putting in enough effort, have a learning disability, or the teacher's skills are lacking. And while those can certainly be contributing factors, eye issues may also be part of [...]

Vision Insurance and Your FSA

It?s close to the end of the year and you know what that means. No, not the holidays. It?s the time of year when you make sure any money left in your vision insurance Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is used so you don?t lose it. It?s your money, so you want to make sure you don?t lose it. You?ll also need to use any insurance benefits that will expire on [...]

Types of Contact Lenses Gilbert AZ

If you are looking into contact lenses instead of wearing eyeglasses, there are several types of contact lenses Gilbert, AZ available. Here are a few: Corneal Refractive Contacts are worn while you sleep and actually reshape the surface of your eyes so you have clear vision during the day, but without needing corrective lenses. Use of these contacts is considered a safe and non-surgical way to get the vision you [...]