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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

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...

Upcoming Special Office Hours for October and November 2015 have posted!

Upcoming Special Office Hours for October and November 2015: Sat Oct 17: Closed Tue Oct 20: Closed between 12:30 - 2pm Tue Oct 27: Closing at 6pm Tue Nov 3: Closed between 1- 2pm Tue Nov 24: Closed between 12:30 - 2pm Thu Nov 26: Closed for Thanksgiving holday  ...

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...

Special Office Hours for November 2013

Special Office Hours for November 2013 Tuesday, November 19, 2013: our office will be closed from 12:30 - 2:00pm. Wednesday, November 27, 2013: our office will be closed for computer upgrades. Thursday, November 28, 2013: our office will be closed.  Happy Thanksgiving!...

Special Office Hours for March 2014

Special Office Hours for March 2014 Saturday, March 8, 2014: our office will be closed. Tuesday, March 25, 2014: our office will be closed between 12:30pm - 2pm. Saturday, March 29, 2014: our office will be closed....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Veterans, please read!

Veterans, you can now get your glasses from Family Vision Care. Get your eye exam at the VA and bring it to us and we will order your glasses!...

Request Your Next Appointment Online…

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

New options to help you look good and see better!

Online Patient Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Special Office Hours for December 2013

Special Office Hours for December 2013 Tuesday, December 17, 2013: our office will be closed from 12:30 - 2:00pm. Tuesday, December 24, 2013: our office will be closed for Christmas Eve. Wednesday, December 25, 2013: our office will be closed for Christmas.  Merry Christmas! Tuesday, December 31, 2013: our office will close early at...

Special Office Hours for January 2014

Special Office Hours for January 2014 Wednesday, January 1, 2014: our office will be closed New Year's Day. Saturday, January 18, 2014: our office will be closed. Saturday, January 25, 2014: our office will be closed due to weather. Tuesday, January 28, 2014: our office will be closed from 12:30 - 2pm. See Location and...

New Instrumentation at Family Vision Care!

New at Family Vision Care in 2014: State of the art diagnostic instrumentation for glaucoma and retinal disorders such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more! Inquire about retinal screenings at your next exam!  ...

Special Office Hours for May 2014

Special Office Hours for May 2014 Saturday, May 24, 2014: our office will be closed. Monday, May 26, 2014: our office will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday. Tuesday, May 27, 2014: our office will be closed between 12:30pm - 2pm....

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...

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. ...

Family Vision Care Facebook fundraiser!

Visit and like our Facebook page to help us raise money for the purchase and training of a new K-9 officer for the Marion Police Department! For every new "Like" of our Facebook page until March 13, 2015, we will donate $1 to this need, up to $500!  ...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

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...