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Common Eye Injuries and How to Avoid and Treat Them

Considering how small your eyes are compared to the rest of your body, it’s almost shocking how often we tend to injure them! No matter what it is we’re doing, we’re most likely focusing our eyes directly…


Prescription Safety Glasses – Seeing is Believing

For purposes of this blog, we are going to be just a little liberal with our definition of “safety” to include keeping your eyes safe from the effects of the sun as well! It’s hard to argue that sunglasses aren’t really just cool-looking safety glasses…


Once for Yes, Twice for No. The Simple Elegance of Blinking

It is estimated that the average person blinks 15 to 20 times per minute while awake. That translates to 900 to 1,200 times per hour, or 14,400 to 19,200 times per day! Each blink is a mere 0.1 to 0.4…


Routine Eye Exams are Essential

Routine eye exams are recommended for everyone, but especially for those that wear glasses and/or contact lenses. Your vision can change significantly over time, even if the changes are seemingly undetectable…


Visionary Art Online and In Person at Shelburne Museum

We often take for granted the eyes through which we see the world, and the art with which we try to illuminate, explore, and understand it. Not all art is visual art, of course, but some art makes vision…


Happy Small Business Saturday

If you head outside on this blustery winter day, you’ll see comfortably familiar alongside eager new local businesses shoveling their walkways, decorating their windows with garland and lights, and greeting…


There Goes the Sun – How Your Eyes Adjust to Darkness

Our eyes are constantly adjusting to different light environments throughout the day, from walking inside from the bright sunlight outside, or into a dark room from a lighted one. While we all need light…


Autumn and Eyes: A Spectrum of Brilliant Colors

Beauty, it’s said, is in the eye of the beholder. With the hills of Vermont alight in their annual cornucopia of brilliant colors from deep, resplendent reds to blinding yellows, what of the eyes beholding…


Celebrating 50 Eye-Popping Blog Posts About Eye Health

Hey! Did you know that we posted the first blog post to our brand-new website on February 24, 2017! In the nearly 5-years since that first post announcing our new website, inviting you to find out more…


Double Vision – One Too Many: Cause or Effect?

You would not be alone if you thought Double Vision was simply a product of enjoying one too many on a Saturday night. If you’ve ever experienced it, you probably agree that seeing one too many is anything…