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Dry Eye Treatment – Tears from Heaven

Tears are so much more than just a physical expression of heightened emotion, in fact, there’s more than one type of tear; there’s actually three! Tears are produced by several glands in and around the…


Myopia Control – Slowing the Progression of Nearsightedness in Children

Myopia is a fancy word for nearsightedness, something most everybody is familiar with. People that are nearsighted have no problem seeing things close up like books or tablets, but have difficulty seeing…


Buying Bifocals – What You Need to Know

First things first: nearly every person out there will experience some amount of vision deterioration as they age; it’s just one of the many things we all have to look forward to! That said, we’re not…


Sleep: One of the Best Things You Can Do For Your Eyes

According the Center for Disease Control, over 40 million people in the United States get less than 6 hours of sleep per night. It is recommended that adults ages 18-60 get at least 7 or more hours of…


Go Into the Light… How Light Filtering Improves Visual Performance

It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright, sunshiny day!" We have all had the experience of walking outside into a bright sunny day, and squinting to try to adjust your eyes to the light. If we’re prepared,…


Visionary Kitchen: Eating for Eye Health

The AREDS Formulation The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research. In 2001, the NIH launched the…


February is National Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month

Macular Degeneration Awareness Matters There is a month, a week, or a day out there for just about everything, and there’s a good reason for that. By educating and building awareness around things like…


Prescription for Getting Used To Your New Prescription

Your Eyes, Customized Even though most of us know better, we tend to wear our outdated prescription far longer than we probably should. If you were to visit the eye doctor more frequently, as you’ve probably…


Making a List, and Checking it Twice

Reading the List, That’s What Really Matters Whether you’re going old school this holiday season, and writing your holiday gift list on a papyrus scroll, or dictating a list to your phone as we imagine…


Happy Thanksgiving from Berlin Optical Expressions!

Our Extended Family… As a family optometry practice, we pride ourselves on our commitment to personal, professional eye care, and unequaled attention to all of our patients’ needs. We work every day to…