Understanding Astigmatism: What Is It, and How Is It Treated?

The last time you or a loved one went to your eye doctor, you may have heard about astigmatism. Many people across the world live with this condition—but they don’t know exactly what it means. Don’t worry—we’re here to help all our patients start understanding astigmatism, as well as how…

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6 Reasons to Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes

Ah! What’s that in your eye? It could be pollen or dirt. Whatever it is, it sure is itchy and uncomfortable! Even though it can offer some momentary relief, rubbing your eyes can lead to some pretty bad results. So, next time you get the urge, remember these reasons to…

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COVID-19 Update: Mississippi Eye Care Clinics Will Resume Routine Visits

As per the Mississippi State Board of Optometry and state orders, we now have the option to resume routine eye wellness exams and yearly medical visits by appointment. Mississippi Eye Care clinics will resume routine visits effective immediately. Prior to this point, we have fortunately been able to remain open…

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Nearsightedness vs. Farsightedness: Clearing Up the Confusion

If you need glasses or contacts, you have impaired vision. That means you’re either nearsighted or farsighted. Though you may know what category you fit into, you may still have questions about your vision. The answer remains unclear for many people, but don’t worry—we’re here to explain nearsightedness vs. farsightedness.…

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What to Know About Coronavirus and Eye Safety

It’s understandable right now that many of us are thinking about our health and safety. Though taking precautions can make a huge difference, it helps to know where to start. That’s why we’re here to help lighten the load and tell you just what you need to know about coronavirus…

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Maintaining Your Eyewear: Avoid Doing These 8 Things

Our eyes deserve the best—and that’s where a great pair of eyeglasses comes in. Maintaining your eyewear properly ensures your specs will stay safer for longer, which helps you get the most mileage out of them. Let’s see what would best be avoided when it comes to eyewear. Wearing glasses…

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5 Advantages of Wearing Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes

When the sun’s glare gets in our eyes, many of us opt to don a pair of sunglasses. But sunglasses do more than just cut back on glare. In fact, there are many advantages of wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes. This spring, let’s see why sunglasses offer stylish and…

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Toric and Multifocal Lenses: What Are the Differences?

Suffering from astigmatism? In need of correction for multiple distances? Toric and multifocal lenses may be the answer. But what are the differences? Let’s find out together. What are toric lenses? Toric lenses correct for astigmatism. With astigmatism, eyes resemble a rugby football rather than a soccer ball. Astigmatism, in…

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Glaucoma and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Life with diabetes complicates things. And, unfortunately, it puts us at risk for further serious conditions. For the eyes, diabetes increases the likelihood of developing complications such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Wondering what glaucoma and diabetes could mean for you? Here’s what you need to know. What is Glaucoma?…

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Caring for Contact Lenses: The Dos and Don’ts

We all like to start out fresh in the New Year! For some of us, that means switching from glasses to contacts. If you’re new to them—or you’re looking for a helpful refresher—follow this guide to caring for contact lenses. DO: Replace Your Contacts as Directed Always follow the directed…

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