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Camouflage: Vision, Adaptation, and Thanksgiving Dinner

Camouflage: Vision, Adaptation, and Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 22, 2022
Clad head-to-toe in mossy oak camo with shocks of blaze orange, Vermont’s winter woods are now teeming with hunters patiently waiting, watching, and listening for a passing bear or buck. As far as they’re…
Eye-Phone: Smartphone Vision Accessibility Features

Eye-Phone: Smartphone Vision Accessibility Features

Sep 30, 2022
How smart would your smartphone really be if only people with 20/20 vision could use it? Turns out, the designers of the most ubiquitous smartphone technologies out there, the Android and iPhone, thought…
Iridology – Do Your Eyes Tell a Deeper Story?

Iridology – Do Your Eyes Tell a Deeper Story?

Aug 27, 2022
It’s not so much a science in the evidence-based way we understand science to be, as it’s more likely just an interesting idea, but for proponents of Iridology, a person’s eyes, specifically the patterns…
Hyperopia – 13.5 Billion Light-Years Away is Serious Farsightedness

Hyperopia – 13.5 Billion Light-Years Away is Serious Farsightedness

Jul 29, 2022
In the last month, NASA dropped the first astonishing images of deep space from its new James Webb Space Telescope. Remarkable, mind-blowing, dazzling full-color images of stars being born, clusters of…
Underwater Vision – Evolution or Adaptation

Underwater Vision – Evolution or Adaptation

Jun 23, 2022
It is officially summer, which means making the absolute most out of three months of sunshine and swimming! While you may choose to lounge poolside on those hot sunny days, with so many idyllic lakes and…
Military Issue Eyeglasses – A Brief Memorial Day History

Military Issue Eyeglasses – A Brief Memorial Day History

May 28, 2022
Memorial Day is a time when we stop to reflect upon and mourn for the countless lives lost by those serving in the U.S. armed forces; it’s not necessarily a time when we consider what eyeglasses those…
Common Eye Injuries and How to Avoid and Treat Them

Common Eye Injuries and How to Avoid and Treat Them

Apr 27, 2022
Considering how small your eyes are compared to the rest of your body, it’s almost shocking how often we tend to injure them! No matter what it is we’re doing, we’re most likely focusing our eyes directly…
Prescription Safety Glasses – Seeing is Believing

Prescription Safety Glasses – Seeing is Believing

Mar 31, 2022
For purposes of this blog, we are going to be just a little liberal with our definition of “safety” to include keeping your eyes safe from the effects of the sun as well! It’s hard to argue that sunglasses…
Once for Yes, Twice for No. The Simple Elegance of Blinking

Once for Yes, Twice for No. The Simple Elegance of Blinking

Feb 27, 2022
It is estimated that the average person blinks 15 to 20 times per minute while awake. That translates to 900 to 1,200 times per hour, or 14,400 to 19,200 times per day! Each blink is a mere 0.1 to 0.4…
Routine Eye Exams are Essential

Routine Eye Exams are Essential

Jan 21, 2022
Routine eye exams are recommended for everyone, but especially for those that wear glasses and/or contact lenses. Your vision can change significantly over time, even if the changes are seemingly undetectable,…
Visionary Art Online and In Person at Shelburne Museum

Visionary Art Online and In Person at Shelburne Museum

Dec 24, 2021
We often take for granted the eyes through which we see the world, and the art with which we try to illuminate, explore, and understand it. Not all art is visual art, of course, but some art makes vision…
Happy Small Business Saturday

Happy Small Business Saturday

Nov 27, 2021
If you head outside on this blustery winter day, you’ll see comfortably familiar alongside eager new local businesses shoveling their walkways, decorating their windows with garland and lights, and greeting…
There Goes the Sun – How Your Eyes Adjust to Darkness

There Goes the Sun – How Your Eyes Adjust to Darkness

Oct 27, 2021
Our eyes are constantly adjusting to different light environments throughout the day, from walking inside from the bright sunlight outside, or into a dark room from a lighted one. While we all need light…
Autumn and Eyes: A Spectrum of Brilliant Colors

Autumn and Eyes: A Spectrum of Brilliant Colors

Oct 02, 2021
Beauty, it’s said, is in the eye of the beholder. With the hills of Vermont alight in their annual cornucopia of brilliant colors from deep, resplendent reds to blinding yellows, what of the eyes beholding…
Celebrating 50 Eye-Popping Blog Posts About Eye Health

Celebrating 50 Eye-Popping Blog Posts About Eye Health

Aug 28, 2021
Hey! Did you know that we posted the first blog post to our brand-new website on February 24, 2017! In the nearly 5-years since that first post announcing our new website, inviting you to find out more…
Double Vision – One Too Many: Cause or Effect?

Double Vision – One Too Many: Cause or Effect?

Jul 29, 2021
You would not be alone if you thought Double Vision was simply a product of enjoying one too many on a Saturday night. If you’ve ever experienced it, you probably agree that seeing one too many is anything…
ULTRAVIOLET: The Effects of the Sun on your Eyes

ULTRAVIOLET: The Effects of the Sun on your Eyes

Jun 28, 2021
Fifteen-plus hours of daylight today in this second full week of summer with temperatures tip thermometers near ninety degrees means your body is taking a beating out there, and that includes your eyes! …
Unicorns, Dolphins, and Oval-shaped Specks

Unicorns, Dolphins, and Oval-shaped Specks

May 23, 2021
Floaters shaped like unicorns, or adorned with armrests and cup holders – GOOD. Floaters that appear as small black or gray spots drifting through your vision – BAD! Well, let’s just say not as good, but…
Are Eye Infections Contagious? Should you wear an eye patch like you’re wearing a face mask!?

Are Eye Infections Contagious? Should you wear an eye patch like you’re wearing a face mask!?

Apr 22, 2021
Infectious vs. Contagious Here’s an interesting little bit of medical jargon trivia, infectious diseases are caused by germs, both bacteria and viruses. Some, but not all, infectious diseases can be spread…
Even Rock Stars Get Glaucoma

Even Rock Stars Get Glaucoma

Mar 28, 2021
What is Glaucoma? The official definition defines glaucoma as “a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve.” Conventionally, of course, most people think of glaucoma as a single eye disease,…