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Eye Allergies? Say goodbye to itchy eyes with these tips!

Eye Allergies? Say goodbye to itchy eyes with these tips!

Let’s talk about allergies! They make you sniffle and sneeze, but did you know that allergies can also affect your eyes? If your eyes are itchy, red, or watery, you may be experiencing allergic conjunctivitis. Keep reading to learn about how your allergies affect your eyes and what you can do to help!   Allergic Conjunctivitis - Why Your Eyes Itch For some, allergies are seasonal. But for those allergic to pet dander or dust, these symptoms can be year round. If your eyes are red,...Read more »

Introducing twelve84 - New Glasses for a New Year

Brandon Eyes is delighted to announce a new line of Glasses for 2021. twelve84 is an exclusive new line of glasses that are curated to fit the style and budget needs of every patient.    Did you know, the first pair of wearable spectacles were invented in Italy in 1284? They were designed by taking two small magnifying lenses and fitting them into a metal or bone frame that could be perched on the edge of your nose. The first glasses were a revelation to 13th century Italians....Read more »

Anti-fog Tips and Tricks to Fight the Fog this Winter

Anti-fog Tips and Tricks to Fight the Fog this Winter

As winter winds blow in, glasses wearers across the country are experiencing a new issue! Fogging is a common problem for those who wear glasses during the winter months, but has become even more prevalent now that we’re all wearing masks. So, how can we preserve the crystal clear vision provided by our Hoya lenses? We here at Brandon Eyes have a few anti-fog recommendations that are sure to help!     Wear masks that are properly fitted  Improperly fitted masks can...Read more »

What's New at Brandon Eyes

Summer is flying by, and we don't want you to miss out on what's happening here at Brandon Eyes! Now is the perfect time to stop in and meet our newest optician, check out our new frames and package pricing, and/or make an appointment to try the latest and greatest in contact lenses! Staff UpdateLast month Brandon Eyes brought on a new optician, Tracy, who has 20+ years of experience in the optical industry. Tracy is a Madison native and has experience in both private practice and corporate...Read more »

Summer's Here! Are You Protecting Your Eyes?

It's finally summer, and we've already had several bright and sunny days. We all need to soak up some much-needed vitamin D after being inside for the winter months, but it's important to take it slow and protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet rays. The UV light from the sun can cause damage to your eyes in several different forms. Just a few of the conditions that may result from extended sun exposure are listed below: Cataracts Macular Degeneration   Extended sun exposure puts...Read more »

Contact Lenses: Do You Know What You're Missing?

 A lot of you have probably been wearing contact lenses for a long time. And maybe you've even been in the same exact brand of contact lenses for several years. Did you ever stop to think that maybe you're missing out on something better? Sure, your contact lenses may seem alright; they dry out toward the end of the day, but that's normal, right? Well I'm here to tell you that it's not normal, and we can help you find a more suitable lens. Just like everything else, contact lens technology...Read more »

Itchy Eyes?

It's that time of year again. The pollen levels are at an all-time high. You want to have your windows open but the fresh air leaves you stuffed up, sniffling, and itching. It's allergy season and your eyes are sure to notice, especially if you're a contact lens wearer. The most common complaint I hear around this time of year is "My eyes are itchy and I can't wait to take my contact lenses out at the end of the day." Or maybe your eyes don't itch, but they look red and irritated lately....Read more »

Are Your Glasses Trying to Do Too Much?

Maybe there are days when you find yourself rhyming with Dr. Seuss concerning those expensive new progressive or no-line bifocals. I do not like them in a box. I do not like them with a fox I do not like them in a house I do not like them with a mouse I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere. Maybe every line does not apply to you, but for many of you with moderate to advanced difficulty with near-focusing, the first sentence seems close, you feel like suddenly your...Read more »

Dry Eye 2: Using Heat as Therapy

I promised I would follow up with some simple preventative and treatment options for dry eye, so here you go! Remember how I said the majority of cases of dry eye are due to poor or deficient oil production, and most people have this problem even though their eyes feel comfortable? Well then it makes sense to start by improving that oil production. One simple, effective method of doing so is by using heat. Heat works by thinning and loosening the oil that is naturally produced by your eyelid...Read more »

Dry Eye: The Anatomy of Your Tears

A staggering number of people suffer from dry eye, but do you ever stop and wonder, "Why me?" or "What could I be doing differently to prevent dry eye?" There are many different kinds of dry eye so the answer to those questions is not the same for everyone. We'd like you to understand and learn more about dry eye so we're launching a "blog series" of articles related to dry eye, including causes, treatment, prevention and much more! Let's start with the basics... Your tears are made up of three...Read more »

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