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Why are pediatric eye exams important?

This post is indeed about pediatric eye exams, but let’s talk about your visual experience initially. Imagine for a moment you are in a work meeting that really means something. There might be a PowerPoint presentation or a potential client twenty feet away… but you …
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CLOW: Contact Lens Over Wear

One of the key questions the optometrists at Cannon EyeCare try to ask all contact lens wearers is: what is your contact lens wearing schedule? In other words, do you wear them all day every day, or do you take one day off/week, or maybe …
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What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common cause of blurry vision. In contrast to nearsightedness (AKA myopia), which blurs your distance vision only, astigmatism will blur both your distance and near vision. If your eye doctor tells you that you have this form of refractive error, then you …
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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye is a very common eye condition. In fact, Dr. Mark Cannon takes a special interest in patients who experience dryness because he has a mild case himself. Anyone can get Dry Eye Syndrome (DES), but it is most common in older patients and …
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Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a true ocular emergency as it can lead to permanent vision loss in the affected eye. Due to that fact, it is important for everybody to know the symptoms of a Retinal Detachment so they know when to go see their eye …
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What is LASIK?

Quite often patients who are in for a routine eye exam will ask one of our optometrists about refractive surgery. Many of these people have worn contacts or thick glasses for years; some are great candidates for Lasik, and others not so much. Read on …
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PRK vs. LASIK

Lots of patients who are in for a routine eye exam ask about Lasik, but not many have heard of the closely related surgery called PRK. PRK is short for Photo-Refractive Keratectomy and is a technique that uses lasers to reshape the cornea. Much like …
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