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Does Myopia Get Worse With Age?

A young child curiously looks through her glasses lenses.

Myopia is a common refractive error that generally develops during childhood. Myopia itself isn’t a serious condition, but if it remains untreated it can develop into high myopia, which increases the risk of developing eye conditions. Our eyes grow and develop throughout our childhood and early adolescence. Meaning, that myopia can worsen with age as […]

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What Are the Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration?

A senior woman struggling to read her phone due to macular degeneration.

Many people experience changes in their vision as they age. Sometimes, this is completely natural; but sometimes, it’s a sign that you’re developing an eye condition. That’s why it’s essential to learn the early symptoms of conditions like age-related macular degeneration—it lets you know when it’s time to visit your optometrist to get your eyes […]

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Can You Wear Contact Lenses with Dry Eye Syndrome?

Man putting in a contact lens.

For many, the freedom and comfort that contact lenses offer are unparalleled. However, wearing contacts might seem like a painful or unattainable dream for those suffering from dry eye syndrome. But is it? Specialty contact lenses and strategies can make wearing contacts possible, even for those with moderate to severe dry eye symptoms. The first […]

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Can an Eye Exam Detect Diabetes?

Older man getting an eye exam.

Diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood glucose levels resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both, affects millions of individuals globally. What’s less known is that diabetes often first presents detectable signs within the small vessels and nerves of the eye.  Optometrists, being on the frontline of eye health, are in a […]

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Is Wearing Scratched Glasses Bad?

Young woman inspecting scratched glasses.

Eyeglasses let us see the world with clarity by correcting common conditions like myopia and hyperopia. But they aren’t indestructible, and sometimes, their lenses can get scratched. If you’ve ever had this happen, you’ve probably asked, “Is wearing scratched glasses bad?” When scratched, your glasses can be more difficult to see through. Your eyes may […]

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Don’t Let Pink Eye Get You Down: We’re Here to Help!

Pink eye, or as it’s medically known, viral conjunctivitis, can be a real nuisance. If you’re reading this, chances are you or someone you know might be dealing with the itching, redness, and discomfort that come with it. But worry not, because at Hazleton, Stroudsburg, Pottsville and Nanticoke Eye Specialists, we’ve got your back. With […]

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How Do You Get Fitted for Contact Lenses?

A woman using her left hand to pull her eyelid down while she puts a contact lens on her right eye with her right hand.

Contact lenses come in many shapes, sizes, and materials, but not all lenses suit all prescriptions or eye shapes.  Our optometrists can identify the best lenses for your needs during a contact lens exam and fitting. We’re qualified to examine your eyes and determine which lenses will help provide optimal vision and comfort. If you’re […]

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