Yearly Archives: 2024

The Lowdown on Lenses

When it’s time for your next pair of eyeglasses, you may initially feel bewildered by the array of available lens choices. What type, material, and lens coatings do you need? Let’s demystify some current lens technology to help prepare for your next visit to the Atlantic Eye Optical Department. I. Types of Lenses Single-vision lenses […]

Summer Makeover: How LASIK Surgery Can Transform Your Life

June brings warm days and freedom from winter coats and hats – but what if you could also be free from remembering your glasses or dealing with contacts? By now, most of us have heard of LASIK surgery, or know someone who has had it and raved about the result. At Atlantic Eye, we offer […]

You don’t need to live with a drooping eyelid!

If one (or both) of your eyelids are drooping, it’s probably nothing serious but also nothing to be ignored. Upper and lower eyelids are important for protecting your eyes from injury. They also help control how much light reaches your eyes as well as spread the tear film to keep them from drying out. Drooping […]

The Gold Standard

Did you know that 20/20 vision is not the perfect vision? It’s the standard measure for normal visual acuity, which is how sharp or clear your vision is at a distance. Eyeglasses or contacts help us have 20/20 vision. But what does the 20/20 fraction actually mean? Reading the letters The most common eye chart […]

Vision Revolution: Exploring the World of Advanced IOL Lens Implants

Most of us will need cataract surgery as we age, but the great news is that steady advances in intraocular lens (IOL) technology have made it possible for many of us to enjoy glasses-free vision after the surgery. During cataract surgery, the eye’s natural clouded lens is replaced with an artificial lens. However, many patients don’t […]

Do Your Eyes Need a Digital Detox?

After hours of using a computer, smartphone, or other digital device, you may notice that your vision blurs and your eyes feel achy, tired, and dry. This is digital eye strain, and it affects screen users of all ages. Thankfully, long periods of digital viewing will not cause permanent eye damage, but digital eye strain […]

Commander-in-Sight: A Look at Presidential Eye Problems

Despite their exalted position, even presidents are only human and therefore subject to common maladies that can affect us all. This includes problems with their eyes. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, and John F. Kennedy all wore glasses, while Richard Nixon opted for contact lenses. President James Buchanan had a noticeable eye twitch, […]

What’s Up, Doc? Bugs Bunny’s Carrots & Other Eye Myths

Would that rascally cartoon rabbit get supercharged eyesight from eating so many carrots? In real life we hear all sorts of ideas about what is good and bad for our eyes, but are they true? To separate fact from fiction, let’s look into 10 common myths about eyes: 1. Eating carrots will improve your vision. […]