Lauren E


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Why Can’t I See at Night?

Ever notice that the same route you take every day suddenly becomes a little bit harder to navigate while driving at night? You’re not alone. It can be hard to see at night. Why is it so much harder to see at night than during the day? “Yes, it’s dark at night, but you’re operating Read More »

Eye Doctor Helps Uncover Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disease

“I went through a year of being very sick and nobody could figure out what was happening.” Alexis, a 35-year-old teacher, remembers 2012 as the year she was hospitalized for three weeks for tremors, rapid heartbeat, and dehydration. No one could figure out what was wrong. When she returned to work, her health had deteriorated Read More »

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Seeing in HD – One Mom’s Story

childrens vision

“Wow, everything is in HD. I can see the words on Netflix!” exclaimed Joshua, age 10, as he lifted his prescription sunglasses up and down from his face. Joshua never had issues with his vision before, so it was somewhat of a surprise to his mother, Carolyn, when she learned he needed glasses. From an Read More »

DIY Halloween Kids Costumes

Halloween kids costumes

October is here which means Halloween is right around the corner. Picking out the perfect Halloween costume for kids can be a big deal, especially when they want to impress their friends while trick or treating. If your child wears glasses then they may ask to forgo their eyewear, concerned that it won’t fit with Read More »

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Serious Diseases Detected Through an Eye Exam

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“You’re an eye doctor? I’d come see you except I have really good vision.” “I don’t need to check my vision. My glasses I got 10 years ago are still working fine.” “My kids don’t need eye exams. They get a vision screening at school every year.” In my 18 years of practicing optometry, I’ve Read More »

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Do Halloween Costume Contacts Affect Your Vision?

Halloween costume contacts

Costume contacts can transform your Halloween look, but there are several things to consider before you take your costume to the next level. Can costume contacts affect my vision? According to Meghan Riegel, OD, costume contacts can affect your vision because they change the shape of your pupil. “Let’s say you have cat eye contacts Read More »