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EXPANDED OFFICE HOURS : New expanded, later, office hours on Tuesdays for our patients’ convenience.

NOW AVAILABLE, the newest innovation in progressive lenses – the Varilux S series! Rated highest in patient satisfaction! Featuring limitless vision, stability in motion and edge to edge clarity in all gaze directions!

Designed specifically for precise measurements with the Visioffice system available at our office. The Varilux S Series available now!

Can You Limit Blue Light Exposure?

Can You Limit Blue Light Exposure? Read on to find out.

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

At Mill Creek Vision, we help children like yours achieve clear and comfortable vision, so they can succeed at the important things in life. Methods of Myopia Correction Contact Lenses  Contacts can be a great choice, especially for physically active children or teens who don’t want to worry about breaking...

Can Pregnancy Cause Blurred Vision?

Did you know that blurred vision can be tied to pregnancy? Read on to learn why and how eye doctors can help with your eye care during pregnancy.

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

You’ve likely experienced occasional visual “floaters” or flashes and may have wondered what they were and if they’re a cause for concern. They look like tiny lines, shapes, shadows, or specks that appear to be drifting in the visual field. More often than not, seeing floaters is a normal occurrence...

5 Coolest Sunglass Trends For Fall 2020

Just because the weather may be starting to cool down doesn’t mean your eyes no longer need protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s our list of the 5 most stylish ways to protect your eyes this fall.

Is Your Teen Ready To Wear Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses can be a great choice for teens needing vision correction. If your teens have been asking you for contact lenses, you may want to read on to determine if they’re ready.

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Do your eyes hurt after spending a significant amount of time reading, playing video games, driving, or staring at a screen? These visually intense activities can sometimes be hard on the eyes, causing uncomfortable symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Other symptoms of eye strain can include light sensitivity, neck...

Increasing Screen Time? It’s Time For An Eye Exam

Annual eye exams are important for students of all ages, especially for those who learn online.

What Are Trifocal Lenses?

Trifocal lenses correct near vision, intermediate vision, and distance vision without having to wear multiple pairs of eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Can Your Eye Doctor See Floaters?

Eye floaters look like little specks or shapes that glide Eye Care Clinic across your visual field. They can resemble dark specks, outlined strings, or fragments of cobwebs – all of which are actually little pieces of debris or clumps of cells floating in your vitreous gel. When they cast...

Back to School – Tween’s and Teen’s Eye Care

Summer 2020 is halfway over! Schedule a comprehensive eye exam or update update your eyeglasses in our optical store in Mill Creek.

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

Most people who wear glasses are familiar with the excitement and confidence boost that accompanies wearing new specs for the first time. But sometimes there is an adjustment period before your vision is fully comfortable. Things may look blurry, or you may notice feeling dizzy after prolonged wear. Some of...

Why Does Your Eye Doctor Dilate Your Pupils for an Eye Exam?

If you’ve been following the guideline to have regular eye exams, then you’re probably familiar with having your pupils dilated. Why does your eye doctor do this? By dilating your pupils, the eye doctor can get a better view of your inner eye structures – so the eye exam is...

Best Reasons to Buy From Your Local Optometrist Instead of Online

While purchasing glasses online may seem more convenient or frugal, there are several reasons why buying eyewear from local optometrists is the better option.

Back To School: Virtual Classrooms and Your Child’s Vision

With online schooling becoming more prevalent, some parents wonder how learning in a virtual classroom will affect their child’s eyes. Read on to learn more about why an eye exam should be your first step in preserving your child’s eye health in this new digital age.

Can Lasik Correct Astigmatism?

The “perfect” eyeball would be a smooth sphere with optical lenses that function at their best. But in the real world, this rarely happens. Usually, eyes are not shaped perfectly and visual acuity is therefore compromised. When you have astigmatism, the eye is elliptical – similar to a football shape....

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear throughout the day. Below are a few strategies to help you prevent your eyeglasses from fogging up when wearing a mask. But First, Why Do...

Should I Get Eyeglasses If Only One Eye Has Blurred Vision?

It's fairly common for people to experience blurred vision in a single eye. While in many cases it's a simple refractive error that requires vision correction, at times it may indicate a more serious issue.

When Should You See An Eye Doctor?

Certain eye problems warrant a visit to the eye doctor. The sooner your eyes are treated, the higher your chances of preventing any long-term ocular damage.

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

Did you know that sunglasses, or at least sunglass lenses, regularly need to be replaced?  According to a study conducted at the University of São Paulo, the UV protection that sunglasses provide deteriorates over time. You may adore your current ones, but if you’ve been rocking those shades for two...

Eye Exams Are Important Even With 20/20 Vision

If you have 20/20 vision, you may think that visiting the eye doctor isn't a priority. However, only a comprehensive eye evaluation can detect underlying vision problems and overall health concerns.

6 Signs You May Need Glasses

Many people don't realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they've gone years without glasses and haven't noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or they’ve noticed a change, but put off a visit to an eye doctor. Regardless of whether you’re experiencing problems, make an appointment with Dr. Fred...

Is It Time for New Glasses?

There comes a time when you need to say goodbye to your old pair of glasses and replace it with a new one. Get a new pair of eyeglasses that incorporates the newest technology to significantly increase your clarity and comfort levels.

Pink Eye? It Could Be Coronavirus

How to prevent conjunctivitis and protect your eyes When you have a virus, especially one that causes a hacking cough, runny nose, and other symptoms of a common cold or flu, it’s typical for your eyes to also get puffy and red. You may be suffering from viral conjunctivitis, also...

What are the benefits of Blue Light Glasses?

We spend countless hours of our lives staring at screens. But all this screen time comes at a price, commonly causing headaches, eye strain, insomnia and, according to some studies, damage to the retina. What are blue light glasses and can they prevent or alleviate these problems? Read on to find out!

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a new, fresh pair is applied the next morning. Used properly, dailies promote eye health, and they’re comfortable and convenient.   Despite the...

Useful Eye Care Tips

By caring for your eyes, you not only ensure your visual acuity is up-to-date. You can also prevent a variety of sight-threatening ocular diseases.

Can I Get Sunglasses With Progressive Lenses?

If you wear bifocal or progressive eyeglasses, progressive sunglasses offer an excellent solution for spending time outdoors. With progressive sunglasses, you’ll not only see better in the sun and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, you will no longer have to switch between glasses and sunglasses

Are Mirrored Sunglasses More Than Just a Trend?

Mirrored sunglasses are popular for a reason. They're not only stylish, but also offer UV protection and dramatically reduce glare. Curious to find out more? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about mirrored lenses.

Choosing The Best Sunglasses

When it comes to your shades, don’t settle for less than optimal protection, fit and comfort for your eyes.

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way to evaluate your vision or get an eyeglass or contact lens prescription, as these tests can be administered using your computer, tablet, or smartphone from...

Did You Know That 20% of People Sleep With Their Eyes Open?

1 in 5 people sleep with their eyes open. Known as nocturnal lagophthalmos, this condition can interfere with sleep and cause people to wake up with dry, irritated, red eyes. What is it? And can it be treated at Mill Creek Vision? Read on to find out!  

Routine Eye Exams are Back

Optometrists are slowly reopening their practices to offer routine services like eye exams for contact lenses, glasses, and eye surgery. This time around they will be implementing the strictest health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on to find out what to expect on your next visit.

7 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses are so much more than an accessory. They can lower your risk of developing dangerous eye diseases, and can keep you looking younger and seeing clearly, no matter how bright it is outside. Read on to discover the many benefits associated with wearing shades.

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily shuttered their businesses due to the pandemic, while others began to offer emergency appointment services and telehealth.  As mandatory restrictions begin to lift in many locations, optometrists are beginning to open...

Important Office COVID-19 Update

  August 18, 2020 - Hybrid Eye Exams The pandemic has dictated many changes in how doctors examine you. Currently to prevent the spread of this stubborn virus we utilize two basic principles. Sanitation and social distancing. Of course the wearing of face masks is one aspect of social distancing....

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

On April 22, the American Optometric Association (AOA) urged patients with emergency eye care needs to get in touch with their local optometrist prior to seeking treatment in hospital emergency rooms. Doing so not only eases the burden on emergency departments but also helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.  What...

Computer Lenses – Blue Light & Digital Eye Strain

Exposure to blue light from digital devices and computer screens can cause digital eye strain. Ask us about the best computer glasses solution for you.

Best Eye Hygiene Tips

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in full-swing, it's important to practice good eye hygiene because eyes are a portal for infectious diseases. Implement these 4 important eye hygiene practices to help you stay safe and healthy.

The Power of Tears

Tears flush out toxins, provide vital oxygen and nutrients to our eyes, and, among countless other benefits, ensure that our eyes remain lubricated and healthy. Read on to learn more about the composition of tears and how they benefit not only our eyes, but also our general well-being.

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

We all instinctively rub our eyes, whether we're tired, our eyes are itchy or when something gets stuck in them. However, did you know that doing so poses a threat to your eye health and can potentially lead you to contract COVID-19? Read on to learn why eye doctors instruct people to avoid rubbing their eyes.

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical care through digital medical equipment and telecommunications technology, such as online videos accessible through smart phones and tablets. This allows patients to easily receive screenings,...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens can cause computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, in certain people. While not serious, this condition can be very uncomfortable, potentially causing: Headaches Eyestrain...

COVID-19 –  What Constitutes an Eye Care Emergency? 

An eye care emergency is defined as medical care for conditions requiring prompt medical attention due to a sudden change in ocular or visual health. Eye trauma, chemical exposure to the eyes, foreign objects in the eye, and ocular infections are all considered eye emergencies and should be given immediate...

6 Ways To Bid Dry Eyes Goodbye

Eye Doctor in Mill Creek, Washington Dry, itchy, and irritated eyes are no fun. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a multifactorial condition that is generally caused by poor tear quality, insufficient tears, allergies, or other irritants. The symptoms of DES can range from slightly uncomfortable to debilitating and can include:...

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to our eyes, nose, and mouth? This is because viruses — as well as bacteria —  are easily transferred from our surroundings to our hands and...

Top 5 Tips To Manage Eye Allergies This Spring

Eye Doctor in Mill Creek, Washington With spring just around the corner, there’s no better time to learn about managing those uncomfortable eye allergy symptoms that pop up when the weather gets warmer. While eye allergy symptoms can negatively affect quality of life, they are often treatable. If you or...

Want Frames that Fit Right? Don’t Buy Eyeglasses Online!

Benefits of buying glasses from an optical store near you We get it, online shopping has become a staple in our lives. Even if you’re still lounging in your pj’s, you can browse items on the screen, make a selection and choose to pay now. All that’s left to do...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their hands, practicing social distancing, and not touching their nose, mouth, or eyes. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that the eyes play an...

Office Update for Coronavirus

August 18, 2020 - Hybrid Eye Exams The pandemic has dictated many changes in how doctors examine you. Currently to prevent the spread of this stubborn virus we utilize two basic principles. Sanitation and social distancing. Of course the wearing of face masks is one aspect of social distancing. An...

Frames That Match Your Style – Eyewear Trends 2020!

Optical Store & Eye Care in Mill Creek, Washington Whether you prefer a pair of bold and bright frames or something more elegant and subtle, the trending eyeglass frames of 2020 offer something for everyone. The Trendiest Eyeglasses of 2020 White or translucent frames are some of the most popular...

What Are Eye Allergies?

Eye Doctor in Mill Creek, Washington Eye allergies, also called “allergic conjunctivitis,” are the eyes’ response to environmental irritants and allergens. Their symptoms range in severity from uncomfortable to debilitating but fortunately are often treatable. If you suspect you have eye allergies, speak with Dr. Fred Arima about finding lasting...

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff are safe is our top priority.  We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our...

Do Your Eyeglasses Fit Right?

Get an eye exam to check the fit of your glasses Tips and guidelines are all over the internet about how to choose the perfect eyeglasses for your face. Which advice should you listen to? Do any of these helpful hints have any real value? Truthfully, there are many myths...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign shining a spotlight on the importance of fitness and good nutrition. However, despite the public’s knowledge of obesity’s effects on...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether at home or travelling on a winter-weather get-away.  Before you let your children run outside to build the most adorable snowman or fling themselves onto...

Reading glasses: How will I know if I’m ready?

When you pick up a book or your smartphone, do you need to stretch your arm and hold it further away from your eyes to see the words? When you go grocery shopping, do you need to take a step back from the shelves to read the ingredient lists? These...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye conditions that diabetics are at risk for developing: cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. To prevent these sight-threatening diseases, it's important to control your blood sugar...

Can Contact Lenses Give Me 20/20 Vision?

Before our eye doctor answers the question about whether or not contacts can help you achieve 20/20 vision, let’s discuss what those numbers mean. Everyone talks about 20/20 vision all the time, but what is it exactly? Our optometrist at your nearby eye care center in Mill Creek can answer...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses, including: diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. It is not unusual for people to come in for an eye exam just to check their eyesight...

My Eyelid Hurts, Do I Have a Stye?

Emergency Eye Care Services Near You in Mill Creek First of all, don’t panic! Styes may cause pain, yet they are generally harmless and very rarely have any effects on your vision or eyeball. In addition, they’re pretty common. Most people experience at least one or two styes at some...

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 as lung cancer, heart disease, and bad teeth, few know about the negative impact it can have on our vision.  Smoking and Eye Disease  Smoking,...

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 at night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as...

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 for your eyes and contacts. There exist 2 different types of solution for contact lenses: Multipurpose and Hydrogen Peroxide-based. While both remove debris and build-up,...

Diet + Exercise + Eye Exams = Good Vision

Diabetes Awareness Month – Learn about Diabetic Eye Health in Mill Creek November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to learn more about diabetes of all types – type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Everyone knows the word “diabetes,” but can you define the condition? Diabetes is a disease...

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 vision. Below are daily habits to adopt for optimal contact lens care: Wash Your Hands Regularly Whether you use daily or monthly contact lenses, make...

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 cold outdoors sporting glasses that are no longer transparent, or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself. Why Do Glasses Fog Up? There are several factors that...

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 the risks associated with vision loss only grow as you age. By neglecting eye care, you place yourself at a higher risk of suffering from...

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 those cat-eye contacts are doing to your eyes? If you got them without a prescription, beware of health complications. Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween...

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 people get treated for sports-related eye injuries a year, with the most common injuries occurring during water sports and basketball. Infections, corneal abrasions, eye socket...

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 certain areas, it’s now more important than ever to protect yourself. For best practices and tips for maintaining healthy vision in the summer heat, talk...

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 your eyes from harmful UV rays. During this month, people who have suffered from UV ray damage and their loved ones are encouraged to share...

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 vacation in your own backyard, don’t forget to protect your eyes! Check out our top 4 tips for ensuring healthy eyes this summer, and remember,...

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 by giving each other helpful information and sharing their knowledge and advice. Use the hashtag #CataractAwarenessMonth on your social media channels to encourage and support...

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 of refractive error. Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. Dr. Fred Arima treats patients from all over Mill...

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 throughout the United States as a way of drawing attention to the importance of proper mental health. This year’s theme is #4Mind4Body. The idea is...

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 together to raise awareness and share helpful information. People with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their loved ones are encouraged to share their stories, struggles, and...

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. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers, so is pollen, pet dander,...

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, education to the military, women are achieving great strides in areas of business like never before. In addition to professional achievements, International Women's Day is...

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 of cleaning products can be toxic and harmful to your health? In small amounts, they generally don’t cause much damage. But when used on a...

The New and Improved Mill Creek Vision

We have been remodeling! It has taken 12 months of expansion and remodeling so we can continue to provide our community with the latest in eye care and eyewear. Only one more month  to go. We would like to thank our patients for their understanding during this major undertaking! Our...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

Like peanut butter and jelly, school and vision go hand-in-hand. Both are important partners in ensuring that children excel in their learning, extracurricular activities, and relationships with their peers. ADD/ADHD and Vision Problems Did you know that certain vision problems can mask themselves as behavioral or learning difficulties? In fact,...

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. It is actually a group of diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve.  Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to...

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 gift that Braille has given to those who are blind or suffer from vision loss.  What is Braille? Braille is a tactile representation of letters...

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, many parents are excited to surprise their kids (or their spouses) with these coveted toy weapons. There is, in fact a whole culture behind these...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if you suffer from dry eyes. Dry, cool air, cold winds and even drier indoor heating can cause eye irritation, burning, itchiness and redness, and sometimes...

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 year 2017 and 352 million more people were at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By 2045 the number of people diagnosed is expected to...

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 you get to dress up as anyone (or anything) you want, socialize with friends and eat lots of treats? Nevertheless, lurking behind those costumes and...

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 mental health; and it also helps regulate bodily functions and maintain a healthy weight. Research shows that exercise can lower our risk of chronic conditions...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to have an endless number of reasons to be glued to a screen. Many parents out there are wondering how bad this can be for their...

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 prevent age related eye disease and vision loss, especially if you start early. Keeping your eyes healthy and strong may require some lifestyle changes, but...

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, myopia is projected to affect half of the world’s population! Many children diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) experience a consistent worsening of their vision as they...

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 they are chocked up to be. In fact, they may even be dangerous.  If you do use this service please be sure the instruments they...

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 school, athletics and many other aspects of life can be impacted by poor vision. Good vision goes beyond how far you can see, and also...

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, you want to be prepared with as much knowledge as possible to live safely on your own. This knowledge includes eye and vision safety, as...

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 that people rub their eyes and for the most part, it does more harm than good. While rubbing your eyes might feel really good in...

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 the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...

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 that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.  The eyes and the...

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 attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

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 at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

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.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

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 while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

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 or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

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 leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...

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 night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

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 disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

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 colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

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 care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

The Importance of Blue Light Protection

We are fortunate to live in an advanced age at the turn of the 21st century. Electronic devices are always with us in our world today and make our every day interactions with our environment easier and safe. Although there are many positive effects we enjoy from these devices in...

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 and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

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. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

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 world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

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 why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

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 around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

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. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

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.

Governor Inslee’s Children’s Vision Proclamation

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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 color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

Reduce Eye Fatigue During Computer Usage With Blue Light Lenses

Most of us spend lots of hours in front of our electronic devices - computers, tablets, and smartphones - from which blue light is emitted. Eyestrain, headaches and fatigue are common side effects of this usage.  A recent study suggests that blue light-blocking eyeglasses may reduce eye fatigue associated with computer...

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 will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

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, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

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 is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket 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 is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

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 that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

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 it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

Sjogren’s and Dry Eye Awareness – 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 and its effects upon vision and your eyes. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness...

Optical Special

  Buy One Pair of Glasses and Get the Second Pair at 50% Off!* *Offer applies to complete pairs (frame and lenses) of glasses only. *No additional offers or discounts apply. *Insurance benefits may be used on first pair purchase only. *Offer excludes Sale Frames and specialty lens/frame packages (sports/safety)....

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 men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

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 us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

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 to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

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 the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

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 retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...
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“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.

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.

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 them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

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 eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

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 affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

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 good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

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 life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

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 reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

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 potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes 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, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Monoqool 3D Printed Eyewear is here!

Monoqool is an innovative Danish eyewear designer that makes biodegradable, 3D printed, screwless glasses - and WE have them!

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 children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

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 the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

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 the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

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, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

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 lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

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. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

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 leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

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 for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

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!

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 not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

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 you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

Matthew Asher Frames Sale

Come in and check out these NEW styles!! Sale Frames Matthew Asher frames $89. Frames with single vision  $109.  Great opportunity for back up glasses or a second pair.  **No warranty and all sales are final....

Clariti One Day Lens

New hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses.

New 1-Day Acuvue Define Color Enhancing Contact Lenses

New 1-Day Acuvue Define Color Enhancing Contact Lenses.

Finally XTRActive Transitions available in Complex Prescriptions

INTRODUCING...

Thin&Lite™ 1.67 Transitions™ XTRActive™ Lenses for Patients With Complex Prescriptions

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BluTech Lenses

Revolutionary Lenses for both indoor and outdoor environments

Shop for Frames Before Your Exam!

We are pleased to announce our participation in the Iristocracy Frame Try-On program. With this program you can select frames in advance of your visit and try them on when you get here. Here's how it works: Click on this Iristocracy link. Choose 4 frames and call Iristocracy with your...

ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT ONLINE! NEW Patient Portal

We now have the ability to post our patients' eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions in each patient's Mill Creek Vision private portal, a secure private patient website.

Trouble Seeing With Your Lenses?

VisionNix XC40 Is it the doctor's prescription or the lenses? Many times it's the lenses. With today's new lens technologies lens optics can vary greatly from one brand to another. Which brand, design, is best for you? With the VisioNix XC40 we now have the technology to help you answer...

Operation TLC

For every affiliated LASIK consult we perform during the months of July thru September, TLC will make a donation for one free exam to someone in need through our partnership with Optometry Giving Sight. The potential patient will be eligible for $400 off LASIK....

$20 off Marchon and Altair Frame Selections

VSP members get the best value and choices in eyewear. To help maximize their benefits, most VSP plans offer an extra $20 to spend* on any frame from a wide selection of featured frame brands. Come in to take advantage of our $20 off Marchon and Altair frame selections....

Air Optix Colors

Introducing new Air Optix Colors contact lenses! 

New Insurance plans accepted!

Due to high patient demand we are now providers of: EyeMed : Insight and Access plans only  Group Health PPO - options plans  ...

GOOGLE GLASSES

Our opticians are now trained dispensers of the new GOOGLE GLASSES! ...

POWER OF 3 EVENT

Power of 3 Event : Crizal, Transitions, & Varilux 

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 do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

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 more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

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 glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

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, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

Optomap Info

Please read this brochure to learn more about Optomap during your eye exam.

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 silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

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 health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

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 enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

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, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

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 water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

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? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

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 extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

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 on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

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 nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

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 and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

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 are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

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 occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

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 the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

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 cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

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? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

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 important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Wondering What To Do With Your Old Glasses Frame and Cases?

Do you have any old glasses frame or cases? Check out this interesting post on visionweb.com that has over 33 different ideas of how to repurpose these items. Let us know on Facebook what idea you like the most. 33+ Ways To Reuse Frames and Glasses Cases...

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 bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

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 provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

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 many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

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 of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

Essilor Introduces a New Line of Progressive Lenses

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Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays

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Get Individualized Lenses with VisiofficeUSA

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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, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

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 your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

Diabetic Eye Disease: Know the Symptoms

Diabetes is a complex condition which can lead to a multitude of health problems. Many people aren't aware of how it can put you at risk of developing several eye-related diseases. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma, as well as several other conditions that can impact the health...

Are you Aware of the Risks of Diabetes to your Eyes?

While the majority of the population is familiar with diabetes, fewer understand the eye-related complications. The raised levels of glucose associated with diabetes can cause damage to your eyes in a number of ways. The risk of eye damage is increased when diabetes is not treated. Diabetic eye disease can...

Round Eyeglasses are Back in Style!

  As early as the last century almost all eyeglasses were round. Until glass cutting became more wide spread if you wore glasses then chances were that they would be round. Once other styles started to be introduced the popularity of round frames disappeared and have only appeared sporadically since....

Retino-what? What Happens During your Eye Exam

During your eye exam, your eye doctor might shine a beam of light into your eye, and hold various lenses in front of it. But why? This test is known as a retinoscopy examination, and if you struggle with accurate vision, this is a preliminary way the optometrist could assess...

Mobile Devices and Your Eyes

Lately, it seems hard to find someone who doesn't own some sort of smartphone. These devices ensure our access to our email, text messages and the Internet no matter where we are. However as handheld devices sport little screens, most users often hold their smartphones much closer than they would...

Focusing on Multifocal Lenses

Have you started to have difficulty when reading fine print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. But having presbyopia when you already wear glasses for distance vision doesn't mean you now need multiple pairs of glasses. Multifocal lenses, which rectify both near and distant objects, allow you...

Focusing on Eye Patches

Amblyopia, also referred to as lazy eye, is a condition commonly seen in lots of the kids we treat. A lazy eye develops when the brain turns off or suppresses sight in one eye. Vision might be suppressed if someone struggles to see properly through one eye due to issues...

What We’ll Ask You At Your Eye Exam

Ladies and gentlemen with eye examinations coming up in the near future, can we have your attention please? In order for us to guarantee that your exam is thorough and worthwhile, there are a few things we'll need to know. Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated health...

In the Middle of the Night: Seeing in the Dark

It's happened to all of us: there's a power outage and suddenly, you need to find a flashlight or the fuse box. Your eyes normally require a few minutes to adjust to the dark and then you can see again. This process, ''dark adaptation,'' causes our eyes to see even...

Focusing on Presbyopia

As you approach your 40s, you may start to notice that you have some trouble with reading. Being able to see things that are up close is an age related function of your vision which gets weaker as you become older. But why is this so? As time passes, the...

An Eye on Toy Safety

Selecting the right toys with eye safety in mind is something all moms and dads worry about. How can parents make sure they choose toys that keep kids' eyes in mind? Infants are born with a primitive visual system which, through stimulation, develops throughout their growing years. Nothing stimulates a...

Good Vision In The Classroom

Roughly 80% of progress at school is accomplished with the use of a child's eyes. But even with this overt connection between sight and learning, a lot of people don't seem to be aware of how frequently occurring vision problems are, and as a result, don't include eye exams as...

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

Does your child excel in many sorts of things, but struggle at school? It's important to be aware that the child could have a hidden condition, which creates an obstacle in the way of learning at school. It's known as Convergence Insufficiency (CI). In short, CI is a problem that...

20/20 Vision: The Facts

It's safe to say that everyone has come across the terms visual acuity and 20/20 vision. Yet, do people know what these terms really mean? When you understand them, you will know why an optometrist needs to assess more than just how well you read from an eye chart. 20/20...

A Fresh Look for Your Eyes

Don't you think it's time for an updated look for your eyes? Introducing FreshLook®. They offer a large assortment of color contact lenses, so you can just intensify or totally change the color of your eyes. This great collection of contact lenses has such a large number of choices, that...

Looking at Eyelid Hygiene

Do you have inflamed eyelids, otherwise known as blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an existing bacterial eye infection, specific kinds of skin conditions, like acne, or dry eyes. Generally, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, the sensation of a foreign body in your eye, tearing and...

The Importance of Changing Your Contact Lenses

How often do you leave your soft contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It's a pretty accepted fact that so many things are just plain better when they haven't been used too much. The same principle applies to your contact lenses. There is...

Have You Been Examined For Cataracts?

June is Cataract Awareness month. Have you been informed that cataracts are the most commonly occurring cause of loss of vision among those 55 and older? More so, more than fifty percent of the population 65 or older have some degree of cataract development. As reported by the National Eye...

Varilux S Series Progressive Lenses

Coming soon the newest innovation in progressive lenses - the Varilux S series! Rated highest in patient satisfaction! Featuring limitless vision, stability in motion and edge to edge clarity in all gaze directions! Designed specifically for precise measurements with the Visioffice system available at our office. The Varilux S Series...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. Even though this is the case, the risks related to years of exposure to these unsafe rays aren't really thought through, and most people take little action to shield their eyes, even if they're...

Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best things you can do to make sure your vision remains healthy. During your procedure, your optometrist examines...

The New Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

We're excited to tell you that one of our favorite lens makers, Transitions® Optical, have just launched a new addition to their extensive range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical has increased the features of their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Sunlight that...

Watching Out for Poor Vision

A decline in strong vision is usually the result of a number of conditions such as changes in the body or in the eye, eye diseases, side effects due to medication or injury.

Women’s Eye Health

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease among the female population is becoming more common, especially in aging women. In fact, studies show that the majority of women over...

April is national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as more chance to engage in outdoor sports, comes an increase in the risk of sports related eye injuries. Each season, many children and adults incur sports related eye injuries that could be averted with the right protection and knowledge. Guarding your eyes while playing...

How Vision Affects Driving

Safe driving largely depends on adequate eyesight. If you think about it, driving safely needs several different visual abilities such as being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, side or peripheral vision, seeing in limited light and color vision, just to name a few....

Your Vision in the Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has marked March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The goal of this initiative is to teach businesses and their workers about the importance of eye wellness, including safety tips on how to avoid vision-threatening eye incidents. Each day, employees suffer from job related eye injuries that...

Things to Know About Astigmatism

The cornea surrounding your iris and pupil is, under usual conditions, spherical. As light enters your eye from all angles, the cornea's role is to help focus that light, directing it to the retina, in the rear part of your eye. But what happens if the cornea is not perfectly...

Understanding Conjunctivitis

Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common eye infections, particularly with kids. This condition can be caused by a virus, bacteria or even sensitivities to pollen, ingredients found in cosmetics, and chlorine in swimming pools, or other irritants that come in contact with the eyes....

Be Knowledgeable About AMD

This month has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to spreading consciousness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. How many individuals are aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the primary reasons for vision loss in adults aged 65 and above? AMD is characterized...

How Do You Clean Your Contacts?

Users of contact lenses must practice proper eye care. Research performed by Bausch & Lomb in August revealed that a large number of people regularly use potentially harmful substances in place of lens solution to wet their lenses. Substances such as baby oil, beer, coke, petroleum jelly, fruit juices, butter...

Don’t Let Winter Dry Eye Get You Down

Dry eyes are common during the cold season due to cold and dry air conditions.

You Need to Wear Shades in the Wintertime too!

  Winter has officially arrived, which means in some parts of the country whipping winds and frigid rain, snow and sleet aren't far behind. The majority of us would never even think of leaving the house without a coat in icy conditions, however surprisingly, many people don't think to put...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

  As this month marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to spread the word about the importance of being aware of the threat of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a category of progressive eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve, which may be a precursor to a...

All About Presbyopia

  Contact your Mill Creek, WA Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults eventually begin to experience presbyopia or an impaired ability to focus on objects at a close range, as they age. As people around the world are living longer a larger number of people develop...

Fun and Safe Toys for the Holidays

  Holiday season is almost here and we all know what that means, toys and presents. Adoring family members enjoy surprising the favorite little ones with the ''in'' toys to start off the New Year. It is important that family members tell relatives about the restrictions when it comes to...

Don’t Lose Your FSA Credit!

  The end of the year is quickly approaching which means that your annual flex plan will soon expire. If you aren't familiar with the term you likely don't have a flex spending account but you should verify your insurance plan to clarify. If you have an FSA with your...

An In-depth Look at Color Blindness

Call our Mill Creek, WA Eye Doctor for a vision test

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Mill Creek, WA

  For optimal sight, the eyes and the brain need to operate together. In instances when this system breaks down, the result can be amblyopia or lazy eye. With the majority of cases of lazy eye the actual eyes are usually in good health but visual acuity cannot be achieved...

Mill Creek, WA Eye Tests: What Does 20/20 Eyesight Really Mean?

  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' vision and what it actually stands for? The phrase 20/20 vision represents a normal level of sharpness of eyesight (visual acuity) calculated from a 20 feet distance. In other words someone with 20/20 eyesight can see an...

Autumn Eye Allergy Treatment in Mill Creek, WA

  As the end of summer approaches, many people start to suffer from seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. In addition to nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, eye allergies can result in a significant amount of discomfort. Ocular allergy symptoms include tearing, itchiness, swelling and stinging. Vision...

This Halloween Watch Out for Special Effect Lenses

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, dressing up. It's important to know of some hazards to your eyes and vision that sometimes accompany with the holiday spirit. Over the past few years, special effect contacts have been increasingly becoming popular especially with teenagers and young adults and...

Mill Creek, WA Treatment for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Eye Fatigue

  Findings from the American Optometric Association indicate that above 70 percent of employed persons that work every day from a computer monitor (over 140 million individuals) experience computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Prolonged computer use can cause eye stress and effect typical vision processes in children and adults....

How to Protect your Child’s Eyes at Home

  As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house eye safe specifically when it comes to children. It's important to be proactive to guarantee your house doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. In general, children are...

Contacts and Makeup: Mill Creek, WA

Contacts and Makeup: Do's and Don'ts from your Mill Creek, WA Eye Doctor

How to Get Sunblock Out of Eyes

  Those who have regrettably gotten sunblock in their eyes know firsthand just how painful it can be. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can be a while before the victim can open his eyes, particularly in the...

Schedule An Eye Examination in Flemington, NJ, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

  A surprising number of people aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In fact, over half of senior citizens have some amount of cataracts. What is a cataract? Cataracts occur when the ocular lens, the part of the eye that focuses light to...

Back to School Vision Advice: Book Mill Creek Kids’ Eye Exam

  Many doctors emphasize that approximately 80 percent of learning happens through a child's eyes. Since a child's eyesight may change frequently, consistent eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom performance. Unfortunately, most parents don't include vision screenings as part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Furthermore...

Improving Your Adolescent’s Self-Image with Contact Lenses

  No teenager wants to be caught in something that makes them stand out, and in the case of many adolescents, eyeglasses sometimes feel that way. Young adults sometimes cringe at the very idea of having to wear eyeglasses and appearing ''uncool''. In comparison with eyeglasses, children and teens that...

Transitions, Drivewear, and Anti-glare coating Presentation

Thursday, July 28th at 1:30pm.

Help! How to Handle Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

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Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late – Book Your Eye Exam!

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10 Steps to Summer Eye Care

It’s officially summer and it’s time to keep your eyes protected from summertime hazards. Here are some pointers on keeping safe in the sun: Purchase sunglasses that block 100% of UV – and wear them! If your shades don’t have 100% UV protection to guard your eyes from harmful UV...

FRAME PARTY !!!

            FRAME PARTY

Come See The Latest And Greatest From RAY-BAN

Join us on Thursday June 23rd from 2pm to 5pm.

The Ray-Ban representative will be present to assist with frame
selection and to answer all of your questions. We will be showcasing the
full line of both opthalmic eyewear and sunglasses.

       Be sure to enter the drawing  for a free pair of Ray-Bans!!

Guarding Your Children’s Eyes

Did you know that every year sports-related eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits? That's the equivalent of one injury every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals agree that the vast majority of the reported accidents would have been simply prevented by wearing protective eyewear. The majority of injuries take...

This Month Help Spread the Word About Glaucoma

In an effort to create awareness about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide. Because the...

Are You Informed About AMD?

This month has been announced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the foremost cause of blindness for senior citizens. Macular degeneration often results in low vision, a phrase eye care professionals use to refer to significant visual impairment that is also known...

Advice for Dealing with Symptoms of Eye Allergies

Do you have red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, it could be due to spring eye allergies. For many, spring is eye allergy time, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Springtime eye allergies are caused by the release...

The Optometrist Says: Eat Beta-Carotene for Eye Health

You may have been told that carrots improve your vision, but is this really true? Eye doctors will tell you that regardless of how many carrots you eat, they can't actually improve your vision. However, they do provide substantial quantities of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for the health...

Do You Know the Dangers of Ultraviolet Light to Your Eyes?

  The majority of Americans are aware of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer) and the necessity of using UV blocking sunscreen and avoiding direct contact with the sun particularly during the blazing summer months. But how many of us know that...

Contact Lens Care Tips

  Contact lenses need careful handling to be considered a safe and effective choice for those requiring a vision aid. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or even worse, eye infections or abrasions, which on occasion can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not ready to take...

Why GP’s Might be a Good Choice for You

  While soft contact lenses are more common, another lesser-known kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, also known as oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, hard lenses are a more modern technology than soft contacts, and they last longer, offer finer vision quality, and provide...

Purchasing Glasses: Why the Internet May Not Be Your Best Bet

Though many people are used to buying more and more products on the Web, glasses are an item that you should consider purchasing in person. Here's why. Even though web-based e-commerce sites often offer reduced prices, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optician far overshadow the ''deals'' you might...

FRAME PARTY

FRAME PARTY!!! Come join us on Thusday, March 24th from 1:30pm to 5pm for an exclusive designer frame party. We will be showcasing the entire line of CK by Calvin Klein and Flexon by Marchon. Representatives from both lines will be present to provide personal assistance. Drawing will be held...

Winter Dry Eye Syndrome… No Need to Suffer

Even though many people refer to winter as the wet time of year due to the rain and snow, the air is really a lot dryer during the winter, which can cause your eyes to be more sensitive. Our staff can assist you in choosing the most effective options to...

Follow us on Facebook for our Optical Department “Secret” sales.

Follow us on our new Mill Creek Vision Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mill-Creek-Vision/105811082783684,site for up-to-the-date news. We will be posting weekly news on eye care, eyewear, last minute appointment availabilities, and special promotions. We will also announce the dates of our 2011 free seminars on subjects such as eye health as well as...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't just an important accessory in the summer. Although most of us are aware of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes during the summertime, how many of us realize that we need to take extra care in the wintertime as well? In reality, the...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

  Eyeglasses Are Back! Picking out new eyeglasses can be a daunting task, whether you're getting your very first pair or you've worn them nearly all your life. The sheer volume of eyeglass choices can be torture to work your way through if you don't have any idea what you're...

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New Frame Lines

Come in and be amazed at our selection of new and exciting fashion frames! Back by popular demand - Ooh La La.  You asked for it and we are delivering! Ooh La La offers fun, bright attractive frames to suit your outgoing style. This line will be sure to get...