Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month Puts Spotlight on Preventable Eye Diseases

April is designated as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, a time in which health care professionals, including Dr. Vivienne Velasco of iFocus Vision Center, put the spotlight on issues related to women’s vision, the common challenges they face, and preventable eye diseases. “Women are more likely than men to develop conditions, including dry eye… Continue reading Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month Puts Spotlight on Preventable Eye Diseases

How Aging Affects Vision and What You Can Do to Prevent Eye Disease

As much as we like to boast that our minds stay sharp as we get older, the same cannot be said for our bodies, especially our eyes. Changes in color perception, the need for more light, and difficulty reading from a distance are common challenges that come with age, according to Dr. Vivienne Velasco of… Continue reading How Aging Affects Vision and What You Can Do to Prevent Eye Disease

What Is a Dilated Eye Exam and Why Do I Need One?

Unlike a vision screening, a dilated exam is a complete and thorough examination of the inside of the eye. The dilated exam is a critical procedure used to identify eye diseases, vision problems, and risk factors, which is why Dr. Vivienne Velasco of iFocus Vision Center includes it as part of every comprehensive eye exam.… Continue reading What Is a Dilated Eye Exam and Why Do I Need One?

How iFocus Vision Center Helps You Choose the Right Sunglasses

No matter the season or the weather, Dr. Vivienne Velasco of iFocus Vision Center urges her patients to “Wear sunglasses 365.” It’s not a fashion statement; it’s a matter of safety, as ultraviolet (UV) rays can be threatening to your vision during any hour of the day. When it comes to choosing sunglasses, not all… Continue reading How iFocus Vision Center Helps You Choose the Right Sunglasses

4 Ways to Prevent Cataracts and When Surgery is Necessary

As is the case with most eye problems, early detection is critical to preserving your sight. The month of June is recognized as Cataract Awareness Month, an effort to raise awareness of the risks, symptoms, and treatments related to a condition that affects more than 24 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology,… Continue reading 4 Ways to Prevent Cataracts and When Surgery is Necessary

4 Ways to Make Every Month ‘Healthy Vision Month’

In the eyes of the optometry and ophthalmology communities, the month of May is commonly known as Healthy Vision Month – 31 days dedicated to raising awareness and educating families about eye health and eye diseases. But one month is not enough to drive the message home. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an… Continue reading 4 Ways to Make Every Month ‘Healthy Vision Month’