Keeping Your Eyes in Check: July is Healthy Vision Month

For some, eye exams may just seem routine—but they’re actually an excellent way to help your eyes stay healthy. Like regular doctor visits and dentist appointments, eye check-ups can detect early signs of disease and help find solutions. Since July is Healthy Vision Month this year, now would be a…

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UV Rays and Your Eyesight: What They Are and How to Protect Yourself

Spending time outdoors comes with the territory of summer. However, like your skin, your eyes need protection from the sun’s rays as you soak it up or lie in the shade. There’s a connection between UV rays and your eyesight you’d be remiss to ignore. Here’s a helpful breakdown of…

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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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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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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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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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Diabetic Eye Exams: Why They’re Critical

When you have diabetes, you don’t just need to remain vigilant about your blood sugar levels. You also need to carefully monitor your eye health and attend yearly eye exams. In fact, diabetic eye exams are critical—and they can help you best take care of your vision. Never had one…

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