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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,…
Astigmatism Defined Using Sports Analogies

Astigmatism Defined Using Sports Analogies

Feb 27, 2021
What is Astigmatism? Fun fact: In an ideal world, your eye is almost perfectly round, and the lens right at the front of it, the cornea, that’s perfectly rounded, too, like the outside edge of a ball.…
LASIK Eye Surgery: What to Know and How to Decide

LASIK Eye Surgery: What to Know and How to Decide

Jan 25, 2021
What is LASIK? LASIK is shorthand for laser in-situ keratomileusis. It is a remarkably safe, outpatient refractive laser eye surgery that changes the shape of the cornea in your eye to correct common…
Tis’ the Season: BOE Gift Certificates for the Holidays

Tis’ the Season: BOE Gift Certificates for the Holidays

Dec 06, 2020
2020 HAS BEEN A DOOZY! We’ve all been scrambling for months to figure out new and innovative ways to do the things we used to simply take for granted. We’re climbing the walls as we stay safe and stay…
Trick or Treat – Pumpkins Are a Treat for Your Vision!

Trick or Treat – Pumpkins Are a Treat for Your Vision!

Oct 29, 2020
When you’re slicing those sinister slits for your jack-o-lanterns eyes, and carving those carnivorous teeth, chew on this for a minute: pumpkins are considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Centervue® - DRSplus Retinal Imaging

Centervue® - DRSplus Retinal Imaging "Camera"

Oct 03, 2020
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C. Clarke There are technologies in the 21st century that open our eyes to worlds we have never truly seen, connecting…
Foggy Glasses and Face Masks: Fixing the Problem

Foggy Glasses and Face Masks: Fixing the Problem

Aug 30, 2020
We didn’t ask for it, and we’re not yet entirely used to it, but for the foreseeable future it seems, face masks are a necessary part of our everyday attire. Every one of us is wearing our face masks as…