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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...

Fall is Here! Do You Wish You Could See the Leaves Changing Color?

We offer specialized glasses for color blindness in Timonium and Carney As autumn pushes the year forwards, everyone oohs and ahs over the fiery tones...

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...

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...

6 Tips for Having Healthy Eyes & Contact Lenses

Your eyes do so much for you every day, show your love and appreciation by taking care of them! Read on for 5 health tips from your local, knowledgeable eye doctor near you to ensure that you give your eyes the attention they deserve:

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...

Is School Work Causing Computer Vision Syndrome in Your Child?

Eye health tips for students from our Timonium eye doctor The start of fall means back-to-school for kids of all ages – and our team...

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...

Rest Your Eyes & Get a Good Night’s Sleep!

You know how you feel when you don’t get enough sleep – cranky, foggy, dragging through the day? And your eyes may be red and...

Get Some Fresh Air! Go Outside to Boost Your Body & Eye Health

Scientific studies abound with support for the timeless wisdom of moms everywhere! Spending more time outdoors is good for kids. It keeps their bodies in...

Optometrist’s Warning: Beaching without eye protection can damage your vision

Tips on what to pack in your beach bag to keep your eyes safe Most people remember to bring a pair of sunglasses to the...

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...

See Under the Sea & in the Swimming Pool Too

Wear goggles for clear & healthy underwater vision You don’t swim naked at a public beach or swimming pool, and you shouldn’t swim with naked...

Details on Hot August Music Festival 2019 & the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage!

This year's Hot August Music Festival is stacked with incredible musicians! ***Click Here for Tix Before Prices Go Up Day Of!*** Hometown heroes Pigeons Playing...

Visuals/Lights/Music: 10 Questions w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Lighting Designer, Manny Newman

I had the honor of sitting down with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Lighting Designer, Manny Newman, on Thanksgiving weekend. The “high-energy psychedelic funk” band from Baltimore has soared...

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...

ic! berlin Screwless Eyewear Now Available at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

Professional Vision Timonium & Carney are excited to announce that we now carry ic! berlin Screwless Eyewear! “ic! berlin produces eyewear from 0.5mm thick stainless spring steel...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dead Phish Allman Bros Tribute for the Foundation Fighting Blindness Sat Nov 10th at the 8×10 in Baltimore!

Hello everyone! As many of you know, I've always been passionate about live music. Over the course of my 24 years of service in eyecare,...

Photos of the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage & More at Hot August Music Festival 2018!

(Above: The Revivalist’s David Shaw) Hi everyone! We had a great day at Hot August Music Festival 2018 presented by Stages Music Arts! We'd once...

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,...

VISIT THE PROFESSIONAL VISION ZEISS STAGE AT HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL SAT AUG 18TH! MAP OF HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Come on out to Hot August Music Festival Saturday, August 18th at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD! (Right up the road from our Timonium...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

What are the dangers of an Online Eye Test Professional Vision - What are the dangers of an Online Eye Test, Timonium, Maryland An online...

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...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

College Student Eye Care Help Professional Vision - College Student Eye Care Help, Timonium, Maryland It’s almost back to school time for college students and...

Details on Hot August Music Festival 2018 & the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage!

Live music fans are raving about this year's lineup at Hot August Music Festival! This year's headliner, The Revivalists, was recently nominated for "Best Rock...

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...

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...

New Release! Blue & Grey-Green Self Tinting Lenses! PhotoFusion by ZEISS! At Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

We’re excited to announce that Professional Vision Timonium & Carney is one of the first in Baltimore to offer PhotoFusion by ZEISS in Blue, Grey-Green...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

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...

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...

New Release! First to Offer Sunglass Level UV Protection in a Clear Lens! ZEISS UVProtect! At Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

We're excited to announce that Professional Vision Timonium & Carney is one of the first in Baltimore to offer ZEISS UVProtect: Sunglass Level UV Protection...

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...

Into Your 40’s With Changes in Your Near Vision? What are Some Options to Help?

Hi Everyone! I've been practicing optometry for almost 24 years, where I enjoy it more than ever! One of the things that our team loves...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

Vinylize Eyewear, ZEISS, & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Alex “Gator” Petropulos!

Hello everyone! Those who know me are well aware of how much I love Baltimore's own funk masters, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong! (Check out my...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Do I really need to check my eyes ?

Everyone, regardless of age or physical condition, is recommended to go for regular eye exams. Thorough evaluations of your eye health and vision by Dr....

Who is affected by Glaucoma ?

We Provide Advanced Eye Care for Glaucoma Glaucoma describes a type of ocular disease that causes damage to your optic nerve and destroys your quality...

Should I have my children’s eyes checked?

Professional Vision Helps Kids Reach the Top of the Class There’s a strong association between sharp eyesight and successful classroom learning. According to education experts,...

How do I get Contact Lenses?

Many people love the convenience and quality vision of contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing lenses instead of eyeglasses, we’ll help you with...

Do I have the Best Vision Possible?

Our expert eye doctor, Dr. Richard Barnstein, is committed to providing you with the best vision possible. He will perform a detailed eye exam to...

Are Over-the-Counter Readers good enough?

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a...

How do I choose my family Optometrist ?

Professional Vision provides much more for your eyes than eyeglasses and contact lenses! Our optometrist Dr. Richard Barnstein, in Timonium will examine, monitor, treat, and...

What’s In a Contact Lens?

Learn How Contact Lenses are Made Contact lenses are immensely popular, with a wide variety of types to fit almost every individual and their vision...

Photos/Video! Sold Out Dead Zeppelin Allman Bros Tribute for the Foundation Fighting Blindness!

Hello everyone! Our 1st benefit concert is in the books, where we had a tremendous night at the SOLD OUT "Dead Zeppelin Allman Bros Tribute...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

Dead Zeppelin Allman Bros Tribute for the Foundation Fighting Blindness Sat Nov 11th at the 8×10 in Baltimore!

Hello everyone! As many of you know, I've always been passionate about live music. Over the course of my 23 years of service in eyecare,...

Photos & Video of the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival 2017!

Video: 2017/8/19: Turkuaz!!! "Holy Ghost": w/ Lettuce's "Schmeeans" sitting in on guitar! Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival! Hi everyone! We had...

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.

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...

VISIT THE PROFESSIONAL VISION ZEISS STAGE AT HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL SAT AUG 19TH! MAP OF HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Come on out to Hot August Music Festival Saturday August 19th at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD! (Right up the road from our Timonium...

Limited Edition Vinylize Maui Jim “Hula Blues” Sunglasses Now Available at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

MAUI JIM, HULA BLUES Professional Vision Timonium & Carney is excited to carry Vinylize Maui Jim "Hula Blues" sunglasses! This limited-edition frame will only be...

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...

Details on Hot August Music Festival 2017 & the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage!

What all started out as little afternoon blues music on a farm in Monkton, Maryland back in 1993, has now blossomed into Hot August Music...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Maui Jim Polarized Sunglasses Now Available at Professional Vision Carney! (& Still at Timonium!)

Professional Vision is excited to announce that we now carry Maui Jim Polarized Sunglasses at our Carney location. (& still available at our Timonium location!)...

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...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – 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. Sjogren’s is a...

ZEISS DriveSafe: Reducing the Glare Effects of Headlights with Better Vision for Your Dashboard & Mirrors

Do you have issues seeing well, while driving at night? At Professional Vision Timonium & Carney, we pride ourselves on using better lens technology by...

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...

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...

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...

What’s New With Contact Lenses? Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism by Bausch & Lomb

At Professional Vision, we've been looking forward to a new one day astigmatism contact lens. While we've had some great options to offer patients, there's...

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...

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...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

Easing Eye Fatigue From Damaging Blue Light Associated With Smart Phones, Computers, & Other Digital Devices: ZEISS DuraVision BlueProtect

We live in an age where more and more people have some form of computer monitors in front of their eyes throughout much of their...

“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.

Take Advantage of Your “Use it or Lose it” Flex Spending & Vision Benefits at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

    It's that time of the year when people attempt to use up their health savings and flexible spending accounts. Both of these types...

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

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.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

Limited Edition NVSBLE Vinylize Eyewear Now Available at Professional Vision Timonium!

Professional Vision Timonium is excited to be a select partner for NVSBLE Vinylize by Tipton Eyewear! "NVSBLE Vinylize frames are available only to selected Vinylize...

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...

Photos: Professional Vision’s 1st Benefit Show for the Foundation Fighting Blindness!

We'd like to thank everyone that came out and supported Professional Vision's 1st annual benefit show for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Todd Miller Band...

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...

Professional Vision “80’s Tribute” Benefit Show! Fri Oct 7th 9pm Michael’s Cafe Timonium!

The Professional Vision Timonium & Carney team is excited to announce that we're having our 1st benefit show for the Foundation Fighting Blindness on Fri...

New Commercial! Photos of the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at Hot August Music Festival!

Here's a brand new commercial from Professional Vision Timonium & Carney: "See Better, Feel Better, & Look Better w/ the Latest in Lens Technology by...

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...

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...

VISIT THE PROFESSIONAL VISION ZEISS STAGE AT HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL SAT AUG 20TH! MAP OF HOT AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Come on out to Hot August Music Festival Saturday August 20th at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD! (Right up the road from our Timonium...

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...

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...

Professional Vision, ZEISS, & Hot August Music Festival! Ticket Giveaway Promo 2016! Thievery Corp, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, The Revivalists & More!

**SEE BELOW FOR TICKET GIVEAWAY PROMO** Hello everyone! Some of you may be asking, “How are Professional Vision & ZEISS connected to Hot August Music...

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...

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,...

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...

Vinylize Eyewear! Professional Vision Timonium First in Maryland to Carry Eyewear Made from Vinyl Records!

Professional Vision Timonium is excited to announce that they're the first in the state of Maryland to carry Vinylize Eyewear! "Eyewear Remastered From Music, With...

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...

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...

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,...

Professional Vision Introduces Corneal Refractive Therapy as a Treatment for the Progression of Myopia!

The Professional Vision team is excited to introduce Corneal Refractive Therapy as a treatment for the progression of myopia. Dr. Richard Barnstein is trained and...

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...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

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....

Having Fun Making Our Next Video Commercial for Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

Great photos from the filming of our next video commercial!

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...

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...

Can I Wear Contact Lenses If I Need Bifocals and My Eyes Are Dry?

The great news is that there are more options than ever on the possibilities to see without glasses, with multifocal contact lens for patients.

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...

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...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Check Out “Baltimore’s Best” Purple Eye Wear Gallery

It's that purple time of year again. Come in and see Baltimore's largest collection of purple eye wear!

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Join Us on the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage at the Hot August Music Festival

Professional Vision and Zeiss partner to sponsor the Professional Vision stage at the Hot August Music Festival on Saturday August 16th at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD.

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

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...

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...

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...

We were chosen for “Baltimore’s Best Stylish Eyeglasses”

We are proud to have been selected by CBS Baltimore as the place to go for stylish eyewear!

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dr. Richard Barnstein Speaks to the 2nd Grade at Fort Garrison Elementary

I had the pleasure of speaking to the 2nd grade class today at Fort Garrison Elementary. Today was “Power Tuesday”, where the class invites someone...

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...

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,...

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“Five Simple Tips to Help With Eye Fatigue When Performing Near Tasks” by Dr. Richard Barnstein

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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...

How Diabetes Effects Your Eyesight

Did you know that a diagnosis of diabetes increases your chances of blindness? A recent study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) indicates that...

A Closer Look at Astigmatism and Contact Lenses

If you are someone with astigmatism and you don't wear contact lenses, then you'll be interested to hear this. Contact lenses are actually a method...

Retino-what? What Happens During your Eye Exam

There may be some tests that you may have noticed during an eye exam and asked yourself what they are for. Having a bright light...

Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

Let's face the facts - we're totally dependent on smartphones. These devices guarantee our access to our friends, family and work no matter where we...

Progressive and Multifocal Lenses

Presbyopia, or far-sightedness, is a common condition that often begins to develop in those who are 40 or older. It's comforting to know that developing...

Helping Lazy Eyes Get Active

Many kids experience a lazy eye. Amblyopia comes about when the brain shuts off or suppresses vision in one eye. This might happen if someone...

How much do you know about your eyes?

Do you have an eye exam coming up in the near future? There are a few things you should tell our eye doctors to help...

Night Vision: How Does it Work?

You wake suddenly, in the middle of the night, or you're searching for a light switch or door handle or phone in the dark. It's...

Focusing on Presbyopia

Ever wonder why even people who never needed glasses have a hard time seeing things up close when they reach middle age? Because as you...

Focusing on Kids’ Eye Safety

Buying the right toys with eye safety in mind is a concern for all parents. How do parents choose toys that keep their kids' eyes...

Start the School Year With Good Vision

A huge percentage of school-based learning is accomplished visually. But even with this obvious connection between eyesight and learning, a lot of people don't realize...

Learning Disability or Convergence Insufficiency?

Does your child succeed in many sorts of activities, but struggle at school? It's important to be aware that the child might be one of...

Focusing on Visual Acuity

It's safe to say that everyone has come across the expressions 20/20 vision and visual acuity. But what do these terms truly mean? Having a...

A Fresh Look for Your Eyes

Have you considered getting a brand new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a vast range of color contact...

Professional Vision Selected at Best Stylish Eyeglasses in Baltimore!

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Focusing on Eyelid Hygiene

Inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. It's a common eyelid...

A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away

Do you ever leave your soft contact lenses in for too long? We don't need to tell you that most things are in in top...

Treating Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness month. Are you aware that cataracts are the main reason behind vision loss among patients who are over 55 years old?...

The Best 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 potential risks...

When Did You Last Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best steps you can...

The New Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

One of the most reputable lens manufacturers, Transitions® Optical, have launched the newest addition to their extensive range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical...

Poor Vision: Know The Signs

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of several possible conditions such as changes in the body or abnormalities in the eye,...

Women and Healthy Vision

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease in...

April we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

As the spring comes, along with often nicer weather, comes a rise in the prevalence of eye injuries related to sports. Every season, far too...

Eye Care on The Go

Proper vision is required for safe driving. If you think about it, staying safe on the road requires several different visual capabilities like being able...

Vision Wellness in the Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The purpose of this directive is to teach corporations and...

Focusing on Astigmatism

The cornea that surrounds your pupil and iris is, under normal circumstances, spherical. As light hits your eye, part of the role of your cornea...

Pink Eye: Types and Treatments

Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pink eye, is one of the most common eye diseases, especially with kids. This condition can be caused by bacteria, a...

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness

This month has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to creating consciousness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Are you aware that...

Cleaning Your Contact Lenses

Contact lens wearers practice proper eye hygiene. Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb in August determined that an alarming number of individuals regularly use dangerous...

A Tearless Winter

Dry eyes are often exacerbated in the cold season because of the circulation of cold, dry air.

The Dangers of the Sun to Your Eyes – In the Winter

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some places stinging winds and cold rains and sometimes snow aren't far behind. You wouldn't ever contemplate of...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to review the importance of regular screening for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of...

Battling Presbyopia

Visit your Baltimore, MD Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Presbyopia is a visual impairment that comes with aging in which the ability to...

Gifts, Toys, and Eye Safety Guidelines

The holidays are just around the corner and we all know what that means, new toys for the kiddies. Well intentioned parents delight in treating...

The New Year Is Approaching! Don’t Lose Your FSA Credits

Need new eye glasses? Time for an eye exam? Considering laser vision correction? This is the time to take care of all of your eye...

Color Blindness: An In-depth Look

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Diabetic Retinopathy: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Are you aware that diabetes is the main causal agent of impaired sight for men and women between age twenty and seventy-four? If not, you...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in Baltimore, MD

In order to have proper vision, it is essential for the eyes to work in cooperation with each other and with the brain. In instances...

Baltimore, MD Eye Exams: What 20/20 Vision Actually Means

  Have you ever wondered what 20/20 eyesight actually represents? 20/20 vision is a term to describe normal visual acuity or clarity of vision. That...

Baltimore, MD Treatment for Autumn Eye Allergies

  Although eye allergies are more commonly associated with springtime, just as many people endure symptoms during the fall as well. In addition to nasal...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe: Consult With your Eye Care Professional Before Wearing Special Effect Lenses

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, dressing up. It's important to know of some dangers to your eyes and vision that sometimes...

Computer Vision Syndrome Management in Baltimore, MD

  Findings from the American Optometric Association indicate that more than seventy percent of workers that work daily on a computer monitor (which is over...

Be Aware of Home Eye Safety This September

As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to highlight ways to keep your home eye safe specifically when it comes to...

Contact Lenses and Makeup: Suggestions from your Baltimore, MD Eye Doctor

For those who use contacts there are a few guidelines that should be followed when it comes to the use of cosmetics. Below are a...

Sunblock in the Eyes- OUCH!

Individuals who have unfortunately gotten sunscreen in their eyes know firsthand just how much it can sting. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe...

Book A Yearly Eye Examination in Baltimore, MD, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

A surprising number of people aren't aware that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In reality, over half of adults...

Getting Your Child’s Vision Set for the Classroom: Baltimore Kids’ Eye Exams

Many doctors emphasize that approximately 80 percent of learning occurs through a child's eyes. Since a child's vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision...

Boosting Your Adolescent’s Self-Esteem with Contacts

The need to buy eyeglasses is often met with resistance from a teen. Just the thought of wearing glasses can make a teenager panic. In...

Handling Common Eye Injuries

There are a number of different types of eye accidents that can occur, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency action and immediate...

Have You Had a Comprehensive Eye Exam Lately?

For those of us who have healthy eyes, we sometimes miss the importance of taking preemptive steps namely, an optical exam. However, early detection of...

Protecting Your Eyes This Summer

  Now that the summertime has officially arrived it’s time to make sure you keep your eyes protected from the sun and other warm weather...

Guarding Your Children’s Eyes

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. That's an trauma every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals believe that...

Optometrist Insight: Carrots and Vision

Do carrots really enhance vision? While optometrists admit that the orange root vegetables are made up of large amounts of a beta-carotene that has proven...

This Month is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

  Because of education to increase knowledge of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar...

The In’s and Out’s of Caring for Your Contacts

  Contact lens wearers must be careful to treat their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to damaged contacts, or or even serious eye...

Gas Permeable Lenses: Do They Make Sense for You?

  Although soft contacts are most often used, another less familiar type of contact lenses exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable...

Eye Allergy Season is Approaching – Are You Prepared?

Do you have red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, you may be suffering from spring eye allergies. For many of us, March...

Should You Buy Your Eyeglasses on the Web?

Though most people are accustomed to shopping for more and more products on the Web, eyeglasses are a product that you should consider purchasing in...

How to Avoid Dry Eyes This Winter

Although many people think of winter as the wet time of year because of the rain and snow, the air is really a lot dryer...

This February Be Aware About AMD and Low Vision

This month is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one cause of blindness for senior...

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

In an effort to spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' January has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only an essential accessory in the sunny season. While many people are informed of the damage the sun poses...

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We’re Excited to Announce that We’ve Closed Our Towson Office and Moved to the Timonium Shopping Center!!!

(Across from the Timonium Fairgrounds, next to the Giant.)

We’d like to welcome Dr. Hollie Brannan to our practice!