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Diagnosing and Managing Macular Degeneration

Statistics show if you are a Caucasian smoker, at least 60 years old, with a family history of macular degeneration (MD), your risk of developing MD is higher. The National Eye Institute defines macular degeneration as a common eye condition that blurs your central vision. When you have blurry vision or see spots, you may have the beginning stages of MD. If you want to see your eye doctor for diagnosing and managing macular degeneration, here’s what you should know.

Signs of Myopia in Children: 6 Symptoms of Nearsightedness

The first step to preventing long-term damage is knowing the early signs of Myopia so that you can get treatment for you or your child.

New Building Preview: New Location Opening Feb. 3rd

Jarvis Vision Center is moving soon! This February we’ll be opening the doors to our new facility, so you and your family will have better access to all your eye-care needs.

What are Anti Reflective Coatings and Do I Need Them?

This common lens enhancement offers many benefits for the wearer, but some glasses users still prefer to go without.  In this blog, we’ll show you the benefits of AR properties and the differences you may see if you opt for these special coatings.

Life Tips: 5 Ways to Destress While Schooling from Home

Schooling from home can be tough. Just keeping your kids’ attention long enough to teach them the assignment can be a struggle if you find yourself at a point where the kids have too much energy to focus, and you’re feeling frazzled step outside and take a walk.

Blue Light and Long-Term Eye Health

In today’s world, we are exposed to more blue light than ever before. Our TVs, phones, computers, and even the smartboards in schools emit blue light. So, what is blue light, and should you be concerned about the effects of over-exposure on your eyes? Learn more about what you can do to protect your eyes and stop digital eye strain.

Get a Jumpstart on the School Year: 3 Benefits of Back to School Exams

Many families are dealing with the same uncertainty that you feel about the coming school year. The impact of this year’s quarantine and shut-down has made it difficult to know what to expect for your child’s education in the coming months. However, one way that you can take control of your children's well-being and education is by scheduling their back-to-school exams.

Importance of UV Protection for Your Eyes

UV eye protection matters a lot. Ultraviolet radiation can damage the lens, cornea, and other parts of the eye. It can also damage the skin of your eyelid and contribute to the development of muscular degeneration and cataracts.

Allergies and Your Eyes: What Can You Do to Find Relief?

Whether it’s tree pollen, grass, dust in the air, or pet dander and hair, these irritants can cause a number of issues with your eyes. If you’re looking for relief from itchy, watery eyes, then Jarvis Vision Center can help.

Shopping Local Vs Online Purchasing

You can do your part to support small business owners and local stores by choosing to purchase from local businesses instead of large corporations. Learn more about the benefits of buying glasses locally instead of opting for online stores.

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