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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...

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 office!) This map shows set times for bands and activities! I'll have the honor of introducing Turkuaz at 6:30pm, on the Professional Vision ZEISS Stage!...

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 available in 6,000 pieces. According to the Vinylize press realease, "Each Hula Blues frame is handcrafted from a vinyl record in Vinylize’s European workshops." The...

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...

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 Festival, drawing over 6,000 music lovers annually. We're excited about the 25th anniversary's spectacular lineup, which takes place at Oregon Ridge Park on Saturday August 19th!...

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...

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!) From the Maui Jim Website:"Created on the Hawaiian Islands to make the colors shine, Maui Jim sunglasses feature patented PolarizedPlus2® lens technology for brilliant color...

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 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 systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

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 ZEISS. Over two thirds of drivers report difficulty driving at night, rain, snow & fog. ZEISS DriveSafe reduces the glare effects of headlights, with better...

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...

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 always room for improvement when it comes to comfort and convenience. Do you have astigmatism (oval shaped cornea/front surface of the eye) and a history...

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,...

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 waking hours. How long would you estimate that you have either a smart phone, laptop, tablet, or desktop computer monitor in front of your eyes...

“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 of accounts can be applied towards eyewear and contact lenses. We find that many people are not aware that they have vision savings plans that...

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 partners around the world. In all, 480 NVSBLE frames will be made. The collection contains six refined classic Vinylize shapes fashioned from virgin clear vinyl....

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...

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 wowed a full house at Michael's Cafe in Timonium with an 80's tribute! We heard 80's classics from Journey, Foreigner, Sade, Van Halen, Bryan Adams,...

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...

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 Oct 7th at 9pm! What better way to start things off than with an 80's tribute w/ some of the best musicians in area! (Todd...

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 ZEISS!" Thanks to everyone that helped to make this happen. Thanks to Brendan Sullivan for the awesome production! We hope you enjoy it! What a...

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...

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 office!) This map shows set times for bands and activities! I'll have the honor of introducing Samantha Fish at 2pm, and Cabinet at 4pm, who...

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...

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 Festival?" First I’d like to thank ZEISS for their support in sponsorship with the Professional Vision Stage. One of my passions outside of the eye...

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...

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...

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 a Vinyl Groove!" Our team is thrilled about this stylish eyewear derived from real vinyl records! Each frame is handmade in Budapest, Hungary. As many...

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...

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 certified to fit Paragon CRT (an FDA requirement). With no age restrictions, Paragon CRT represents a unique opportunity for adolescents & adults to experience the...

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...

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 to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

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 to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

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 and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

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 them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

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 feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

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 you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

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 to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

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 are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

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 education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

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 allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

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 heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

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 that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

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. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

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 which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

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 of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

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 medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

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 dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

“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 check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

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 or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

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 low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

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 blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

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 what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

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 skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

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 impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

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 some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

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 and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

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 closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

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 is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

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 tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

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, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

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 you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

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...

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, 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...

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...

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 in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

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...

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...

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 to speak about their profession. For 15 minutes, I discussed (with a Powerpoint presentation) what it’s like to be an eye doctor. (Optometrist in my...

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,...

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...

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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 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...

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 in individuals between 20 and 74, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is when the retina...

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 of correcting the condition. Astigmatism means that your eye has an irregularly shaped cornea, which alters how light enters the eye. The light doesn't come...

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 shined into your eye could be one of them. This is one way eye doctors test the refractive error of your eye, and it's called...

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 find ourselves. However many people have a habit of holding their handheld devices very close to their faces. This gives way to a number of...

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 presbyopia when you already wear glasses for distance vision doesn't mean you need to start switching between multiple pairs of specs. Multifocal lenses let you...

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 isn't able to see well through one eye due to nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, or something that may be blocking clear vision in that eye....

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 make sure your exam is a worthwhile one. It's of great importance that you let us know about any recent health problems you are experiencing...

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 happened to all of us. Gradually, the things in the room begin take shape. This process, called ''dark adaptation,'' causes people to see even when...

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 age, the lens of your eye grows more rigid, decreasing your ability to focus on handheld objects. The clinical term for this is presbyopia. To...

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 in mind? Infants are born with an only partially developed visual system. Nothing stimulates a child's visual development better than play, which encourages hand-eye coordination...

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 how profoundly vision problems affect education, and don't get their child's eyes examined frequently enough. As your child's vision may change frequently, regular eye and...

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 many kids who have a hard-to-detect vision issue, which hinders learning. It's called Convergence Insufficiency (CI). In short, CI is a condition that impacts one's...

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 proper understanding of them will enlighten you as to how your eye care professional evaluates your eyes during your eye exam. The term 20/20 vision...

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 lenses, allowing you to just intensify or distinctly alter your natural eye color. This range of lenses has such a large number of choices, that...

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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 inflammation, often associated with a bacterial eye infection, certain kinds of skin conditions, or dry eye symptoms. Common symptoms include itching, burning, redness, the sensation...

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 form when they're fresh. It's helpful to know that the same is also applicable to your contacts. There is no shortage of reasons not to...

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? More so, more than fifty percent of all people 65 or older have at least some cataract development. As stated by the National Eye Institute,...

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 of long-term exposure to these harsh rays are not often thought through, to a point where most people take little action to guard their eyes,...

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 take to make sure your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During the procedure, your eye care professional examines your eyes, looking for commonly occurring eye...

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 has created an even better version of their popular light adapting lens with the addition of revolutionary variable polarization. Sunlight reflecting off surfaces like glass...

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, diseases affecting the eye, side effects of medication or injury. Lots of people also experience visual disturbances resulting from aging or eye stress. These experiences...

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 women is increasingly common, particularly in older women. Actually, studies show that most women going through middle age exhibit some degree of eyesight impairment, and...

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 many people, both young and old suffer eye injuries as a result of sport play that could be averted with proper defense. Using proper eye...

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 to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, just to name a few. Strong...

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 their workers about the necessity of vision wellness, including safety tips on how to prevent vision-impairing eye mishaps. Each day, people sustain workplace related eye...

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 is to focus that light, aiming it to the retina, right in the rear part of your eye. What does it mean when the 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 virus or even irritation from ingredients found in cosmetics, pollen, and chlorine in pools, or other chemicals, which penetrate your eyes. Many kinds of pink...

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 age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the foremost reasons for loss of vision in those aged 65 and above? AMD is characterized by...

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 chemicals in place of lens solution to keep their lenses moist. Everything from baby oil, to beer to petroleum jelly was reportedly used as an...

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 leaving the house without a jacket in icy conditions, however unfortunately, far too many people don't think to put on their sunglasses. Although many 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 progressive ocular diseases that damage the optic nerve, which can cause a loss of vision. If uncontrolled, the disease often first results in peripheral vision...

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 focus on close objects becomes reduced. With the increasing international population reaching older ages, a significant number of individuals are developing presbyopia, which is an...

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 young children with the latest toys for the holidays. It is necessary for family members to explain to relatives the restrictions about safe and...

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 and vision needs. December 31st is fast approaching which means that your annual flex plan will soon run out for the year. If flex spending...

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 are not alone. As of 2008, over four million adults in North America afflicted with diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. Of this number,...

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 when this system breaks down, a condition called amblyopia, or lazy eye, can occur. In most cases of ambylopia the eyes themselves are usually in...

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 is to say that an individual with such eyesight can see an object clearly from 20 feet away that the majority of individuals should be...

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 symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can severely impede one's ability to function normally. Symptoms of eye allergies include tearing,...

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 put a damper on the holiday spirit. A popular costume prop in recent years has been special effect contact lenses and the trend is causing...

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 140 million ) experience computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye fatigue. Prolonged computer use can result in eye strain and impact eyesight in kids as...

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 kids. It's important to be proactive to guarantee your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. In general, children enter the world...

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 few pointers on how to ensure you keep your eyes beautiful and safe. Buying Makeup First and foremost, eye care professionals strongly suggest that you...

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 case may say that it is a good alternative to carrying around mace or pepper spray. It can be a while before the victim can...

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 above age 65 have some degree of cataract development. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens. The clouding prohibits...

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 care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Unfortunately, most parents are not including eye exams as part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Furthermore...

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 comparison with glasses, children and teenagers that use contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, a newly published report demonstrates. The study report...

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 care by an optician, while others can be treated at home. Follow these guidelines for common eye injuries, to figure out your next step in...

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 eye disease is critical to keeping your eyes healthy. This can easily be done with a simple eye exam. Numerous eye and vision ailments have...

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 dangers. Here are some tips to safe in the sun: Get sunglasses with 100% UV Protection – and wear them! If your glasses don’t protect...

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 the vast majority of those accidents could be easily avoided by wearing proper eye protection. The majority of injuries take place when playing sports or...

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 to be very good for one's eyes, carrots can not take the place of suitable corrective eye care. Beta-carotene is an orange pigment (carotenoid) that...

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 with the need for applying sunblock and using other forms of sun protection when spending time in the sun. But how many are aware that...

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 infections or scratches, which on occasion results in blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contacts may want to...

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 lenses. Actually, hard lenses are a more modern technology than soft lenses, which are longer-lasting, offer better vision quality, and offer better durability. Additionally RGP...

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 is the beginning of eye allergy time, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Seasonal...

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 person. Here's why. Even though Internet stores often offer cheap prices, the advantages of going to an optician far exceed the ''deals'' you might encounter...

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 in the winter, which often causes your eyes to be more sensitive. Our eye care staff can help you find the best options to keep...

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 citizens. Macular degeneration is one of the causes of low vision, a term eye doctors use to categorize substantial vision loss that is also called...

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 leading source of permanent vision loss, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million...

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 to our eyes in the summer, how many recognize that we need to take precautions in the wintertime as well? In reality, the UV rays...

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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!