February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD or ARMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting more Americans that those affected by glaucoma and cataracts. There is currently no treatment for AMD, but there is more and more research being done to find ways to treat and prevent this progressive condition that predominately affects people’s central vision.
The most common risk factors for AMD are:Age: AMD increases with age,... Read More
Optometry is a unique profession in that as an optometrist, we both work in a medical and retail setting. We take care of not only keeping your vision clear, but also your eye and whole-body health, as well as selling glasses, contact lenses, and other eye-related items. Our passion is to not only make sure you see well, but that you also feel great about the way you look in your glasses (or...Read More
The fall brings on so many warm feelings. We start seeing the beautiful autumn colors and finding pumpkin spice flavored and scented items everywhere—or maybe in your opinion the pumpkin spice thing has gone too far, which I can totally agree that pumpkin spice flavored dog treats are probably not necessary! In any case, fall also means it's time for football! Oh, and your kids may be resuming their fall-season sports (fall is not only about Husker football!). September is Sports Eye...Read More
Wow, demand for Eclipse Glasses totally out-paced our expectations! Being a small, new office, we initially just ordered a relatively small amount to start with, because we thought a few people may be interested, and we wanted to make sure to help them protect their eyes from damage while enjoying the Great American Eclipse experience here in Nebraska. Since then, we've reordered several times! Now, we have run up to the time limit in which we cannot get any...Read More
There’s been some buzz in the greater Omaha area about the solar eclipse that is happening on Monday, August 21, 2017. Although the eclipse will not be a total eclipse in Omaha, we wanted you to know all about it.
If you’ve never experienced a solar eclipse, it is when the moon blocks the path of the sun. A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely blocks the view of the sun.
Why are we blogging about it, you ask? Viewing a partial solar eclipse...Read More
At ModernEyes Eyewear + Eyecare, we try to stay up on the latest technology to help keep your eyes as healthy as possible, above and beyond fitting you in the best glasses or contact lenses for your personal style and lifestyle needs. We are excited to announce a new piece of technology we will be offering to all of our patients, but before we get to that I just want to point out something cool that we've offered since we...Read More
We carry a frame line called Youth Force by Wiley X. These glasses are specifically designed to withstand the impacts received during sports, both...Read More
Android 7.0 (Nougat), Google's most recently released Android operating system includes a toggle called "Blue Light Filter." Many Samsung Galaxy S7 owners (and owners of other Android phones) have recently received the update to this version, however even in some of Samsung's other recently released smartphones before Nougat they included a "Blue Light Filter" feature. Clearly Samsung and Google both think this is an...Read More
If you haven’t heard of the new augmented reality game called Pokémon Go that is all the craze, we need to get you up to speed by having you check out this article. I’ll refrain from informing you that you’ve been living under a rock, as you’re also not likely to be reading this blog.
What on earth does this super addicting game have to do with anything eye related? Well, in order to “catch ‘em all,” you have to physically move around to find the Pokémon. If you haven’t witnessed people...Read More
Can we just have a light conversation about something that comes up at least once a day with patients? It is inevitable. At some point, usually more than once, I’ll have a patient inform me that the “Which is better, 1 or 2?” test stresses him or her out to the point that they hate coming to the eye doctor. Let me take a few minutes to put your mind at ease.
First, I promise you, we are not trying to stress you out. Or trick you. Seriously, we aren’t. When the options get really similar and...Read More