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When should you see an ophthalmologist or optometrist for an eye exam

Optometrist checking a patients vision

​​You may need to see an eye doctor in Western, MA, for routine screenings, vision correction, or diagnosing and treating conditions involving the eye. “Eye doctor” is a broad term that may include both ophthalmologists and optometrists. Depending on the type of services you need, you may be able to go to either. Nevertheless, because … Continue reading When should you see an ophthalmologist or optometrist for an eye exam

Digital Strain on the Eyes – How to Protect

A woman at work on a computer rubs her eyes in discomfort from the digital strain on her eyes

Digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome, is a common modern problem due to our reliance on technology to work, socialize, and live. If you’ve been suffering from symptoms of digital eye strain, it’s important to take measures to protect your eye health — starting today. Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain Most people who work … Continue reading Digital Strain on the Eyes – How to Protect

Cataract Surgery – the New LenSx Machine

A professional at Northeast Laser uses the new LenSx Machine for a cataract procedure

In people over the age of 55, cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss. They occur because of naturally occurring proteins in the eye clumping together over time. This causes the lens to become cloudy. While changes to the lens due to cataracts occur slowly, eventually it may become so clouded that it … Continue reading Cataract Surgery – the New LenSx Machine

What Causes Double Vision?

A blurred stop sign at night as if seeing double vision as John Frangie, M.D. explains the side effects of double vision

Double vision is when your eye sees more than one image of the same thing. Instead of looking crisp and clear, objects seem blurry, almost as if a “ghost” image were overlapping. The scientific name for this eye condition is diplopia. What causes double vision, and how serious is it? Causes of Double Vision Several … Continue reading What Causes Double Vision?

What is Pink Eye?

Pink eye is a common eye issue that results in redness and eye discharge. Although it is usually harmless, some cases may require prescription treatment. Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is most often caused by exposure to viruses, bacteria, or common allergens. It can be helpful to see a doctor to diagnose the underlying … Continue reading What is Pink Eye?

Are Prescription Sunglasses Really Worth it?

prescription sunglasses & eye doctor

No matter if it’s summer or winter, your eyes are vulnerable to sun rays without a pair of prescriptions sunglasses: – Sunglasses help reduce the signs of aging. – All sunglasses offer protection from ultraviolet rays.  If you wear prescription eyeglasses, you owe it to yourself to consider your options for prescription glasses that protect … Continue reading Are Prescription Sunglasses Really Worth it?

How Early Should Children Have Eye Exams?

By reading this blog post, you’ll learn:  When your child should receive their first eye exam and how often they should have their eyes examined What signs to look out for that may indicate an issue with your child’s vision For parents, there’s nothing more important than the healthy development of their child. An essential … Continue reading How Early Should Children Have Eye Exams?

Wearing Eye Makeup & Vision

Wearing eye makeup carries some risk for negatively impacting the health of the eyes. The best way to avoid potential vision care issues is to practice good hygiene, avoid sharing eye makeup products, and never apply mascara in a moving vehicle. To look good, you have to be able to see correctly. So, it makes … Continue reading Wearing Eye Makeup & Vision

How to Prevent Digital Strain on the Eyes

How to Prevent Digital Strain on the Eyes On average, Americans spend seven hours each day on screen time. Whether they use a digital device for work or pleasure, spending so much of their time on a screen often leads to digital strain on the eyes. If you want to keep your eyes healthy, it … Continue reading How to Prevent Digital Strain on the Eyes

How Often Should You Get Eye Exams?

How Often Should You Get Eye Exams? | John Frangie, M.D.

If you have vision problems and wear glasses or contact lenses for any reason, you probably already receive regular eye exams. However, routine exams are important even if you don’t have vision problems as they can identify other health problems or determine if your vision is changing so you can resolve minor issues before they … Continue reading How Often Should You Get Eye Exams?