reading glasses for presbyopia

If you are over the age of 40 years, you may have noticed that seeing objects up close is more difficult than previously. The degree of this change depends on your age and on your spectacle prescription, among other factors, so you may notice it more or less than others your age.

However, many people are at least somewhat aware of needing to hold objects further away from them with age, until the arms are simply not long enough, in older family members or other friends. Below is explained why this change occurs, what affects it, and what can be done about it.

eye infection

Infections can occur all over the body, with the eye being one of many organs that has the potential of being affected. Sometimes, the eye can be attacked by a microbe that causes damage and pain to the individual.

An infection of the cornea, the front surface of the eye, is one of the most painful conditions. Below are listed some of the most common infections that can occur in the cornea.
visual processing skills child reading book

There are a variety of conditions that can hinder learning during childhood. During this important time in life, optimizing a child’s ability to learn is very important and can pave the way for success in the future. In some cases, a learning-related vision problem (LRVP) is one of the reasons a child may be struggling in school.

There are two main categories of learning-related vision problems: visual efficiency and visual information processing. Visual efficiency refers to one’s ability to see clearly and comfortably.

Visual information processing (VIP) refers to the way the brain processes visual information and uses it to understand the child’s world. This article focuses mainly on the latter and the 4 subtypes of VIP problems. Consult with our optometrist if you think your child may have a deficiency in these skills.

OCT optical coherence tomography

OCT, or ocular coherence tomography, is an increasingly important advanced technology used in eye care to examine both the fronts and backs of the eyes. It can help detect changes in your eyes long before they are noticeable through other means or symptomatic to you and provide more detailed information to our eye doctor. Read on to learn about what OCT exactly does, how it helps maintain your eye health, and how the scan works in your eye examination with us.

pupil pupillary pathway iris prism color through pupil

The eyes serve an important role in your healthcare beyond allowing you to see: they show changes going on in deeper areas of the body and are often the first place these systemic diseases are noticed. Most vital of all, the eyes are the windows to the brain, and can tell our eye doctor important information about how pathways in your brain are working. One of the main ways they do this is through the pupils, the dark hole in the middle of the colored portion of the eye, the iris. Read on to learn about how the pupils work and what information they can provide about your health.

Many seek contact lens wear for convenience, appearance, or performance in physical activities. While they are extremely useful on all of these fronts, the initial introduction to contact lenses can be overwhelming with how many types of lenses are available and what exactly is necessary in order to take proper care of your eyes when wearing them. This article outlines the types of soft contact lenses that our eye doctors may recommend to you.


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COVID-19 Update

To Our Valued Patients:

We are excited to announce that we have re-opened for routine eye care. To make an appointment click here:

We are spacing out appointments during this time and modifying some of our procedures (visit for full details).

In addition to social distancing within the office, we will check temperatures before entering the building and require mask wear while in the office, in accordance with CDC and MO Department of Health regulations.

Continue to stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to providing eye care for new and existing patients again.

The Innovative Vision Care team