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Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened by...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the ability...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Colour Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be colour blind? Contrary to what the name implies, colour blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any colour, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colours. This is why many prefer the term colour vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract in at least one eye....

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. As...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. As our eye doctor can explain during your next eye exam, Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to protect your eyes for...

Understanding Eye Colour

Eye colour is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The colour of the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a coloured ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating. Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like shoes,...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

Infant Eye Exams at Pierce Family Vision

Eye exams for infants age 6 months and up
Based on the Infant See program
Incorporating the Spot Vision Screener

Blue Light Danger & Digital Devices

  • Blue Light Explained
  • Who are most at risk?
  • What can we do?

RED EYES? SORE EYES? We can help with our Dry Eye Therapy!

Symptoms of Dry Eyes:
  • Chronic red eyes
  • Intermittent blurred vision especially late in the day
  • Burning, scratching or irritated sensation
  • Eye fatigue
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Periods of excessive tearing
Find out more!

Our expansion and renovation

Come in and see our new look! We are adding some extra space along with a rear entrance for seniors and handicapped patients. Dr. Clayfield is now with us 3 days per week to serve our patients better and reduce the wait time for an appointment.

Request Your Next Appointment Online

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Optomap Retinal Imaging

The latest way to assess retinal health!  Find out about our quick and easy method of scanning the retina to record digital images of your retina...

Watery eyes can be dry eyes!

Dry eyes are one of the most common eye problems, but most dry eye patients don't think their eyes are dry because they water. Do your eyes water or burn or feel gritty or sandy or get blurred at the end of the day?  You may have dry eyes.  There...

The 20/20 rule for slowing myopia progression

Are you concerned that you or your child is having rapid changes in myopia (near sighted) prescriptions? Find out how you can slow down the changes...

Optical illusions for kids of all ages

Optical Illusions for kids and the young at heart.  Just click on this Link or on "Links" at the bottom of this page and you will find a fun and amazing website.

 

Summer 2010 news – Daily Disposable and Multifocal Contact Lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses (single use lenses) may be the answer for you if you only wear contacts occasionally or if you have dry eyes or allergies.  Ask us for a trial and see the difference. New multifocal contact lenses may be the answer if you are over 40 and...

Prescription Sunglasses

We all deserve a good pair of prescription sunglasses.  You can have clear, comfortable vision even in bright sunlight and blinding glare and protect your eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration at the same time.  And of course, look stylish and up-to-date.   Many people wear contacts or get Lasik...

Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't only an essential accessory in the summer. While many of us are informed of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes in the summer, we don't all realize that it is essential to take extra care in the winter months as well. In truth,...

It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of avoidable permanent vision loss, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of total vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide....

This Month is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

Learn more about AMD or macular degeneration

Ways to Avoid Dry Eyes This Winter

Helpful suggestions for dry eyes in winter

Is it Wise to Purchase Glasses Online?

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become accustomed to shopping for anything and everything through the Internet, eyeglasses are an item that you are better off purchasing in person. Here's why. Even though you may encounter cheaper rates online, the benefits of purchasing glasses at an optical...

Eye Allergy Season is Coming – Are You Ready?

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to spring eye allergies. For many of us, March begins pollen season, which means uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Spring eye allergies are caused by the release of...

Everything You May Not Know About RGP lenses

  Although you may be most accustomed to soft contact lenses, another lesser-known brand of contact lenses exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In truth, hard lenses involve newer technology than soft lenses, and they are longer-lasting, are often more successful in improving...

Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lens wearers need to be careful to treat their contact lenses properly. Improper care can lead to damaged lenses, or or even serious eye infections or scratches, which rarely but sometimes can lead to blindness. Any individuals that are not capable of properly taking care of their contact...

Ultraviolet Awareness Month – Protect Your Vision

  Due to education to create awareness of the hazards of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer), most are aware of the importance of using UV blocking sunscreen and using other forms of sun protection particularly during the blazing summer months. What is less known...

Why Carrots are a Recipe for Healthy Vision

Are carrots good for vision? While eye doctors affirm that the orange root vegetables are made up of significant amounts of a beta-carotene which is known to be very good for one's eyes, carrots can not take the place of suitable corrective eye care. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, or orange...

Children’s Safety Eyewear – A Necessity!

Are you aware that annual statistics show that approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are serious enough to necessitate emergency room care? That's equal to an trauma every 13 minutes! Eye Care professionals agree that the vast majority of the accidents could be simply prevented by wearing proper eye protection. Most...

10 Summer Eye Care Tips

Now that the summertime is here it’s time to make sure you keep your eyes protected from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers. Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun: Get sunglasses that block 100% of UV – and try to wear them every...

Why You Need to Book a Routine Eye Examination

When we have eyes that are in good condition, it's easy to forget about the importance of taking preemptive action namely, an optical exam. Nevertheless, timely detection of eye disease is crucial to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. And all it requires is a simple eye test. A significant number...

Handling Some of the Most Common Eye Injuries

There are many kinds of eye injuries that can take place, with varying degrees of severity. Some may necessitate emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be taken care of at home. Read this guide to typical eye injuries, to determine the next move...

Blepharitis- Why are my eyelids bothering me?

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelash follicles, along the edge of the eyelid. It can present as flaky, crusty lashes or plugged oil glands along the lids, or sometimes just red, irritated eyes. It is very common and is fairly easy to treat, but tends to recur.