Online Eye Exams

Online Eye Exams

Get an eyeglass prescription without ever leaving home? An online eye exam sounds appealing, but is it really a good idea? The short answer is “NO.” The American Optometric Association (AOA), which advocates for national health and is the leading authority on quality...
Eye Safety During An Eclipse

Eye Safety During An Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a near-total solar eclipse will be visible in Montana between the hours of approximately 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. In Billings, the sun will be eclipsed by a whopping 93%. If you’d like to watch this rare astronomical event, it is important to make safety...
Protect Your Eyes with Swim Goggles

Protect Your Eyes with Swim Goggles

Whether taking a dip indoors or out, you’re likely familiar with the burning and redness in your eyes that always seems to follow. The culprit tends to be chlorine, added to most swimming pools to prevent waterborne pathogens and diseases from spreading. In other...
Pool School: Protect Your Eyes While Swimming

Pool School: Protect Your Eyes While Swimming

Who’s ready to go swimming? The oh-so-cold temps of winter are finally behind us and the official start of summer is just around the corner. That means sun, fun and plenty of time on and in the water. Before you dive in, however, take a few minutes to think about...
Driving at Night

Driving at Night

Life in Montana is never boring. That’s true during the day and, most certainly, as we are driving at night down a darkened road in a heightened state of vigilance. Who among us hasn’t wondered if the flash we just saw was the reflection of an animal’s eyes? We’ve...

Winter UV Protection

When you think of winter in Billings and our surrounding areas, there are a lot of things that come to mind. Heading to Red Lodge for a ski trip or going sledding with the kids at Pioneer Park. Or maybe it’s pulling out the snowblower to clear the driveway once or...
Eye Drops: Getting the Red Out

Eye Drops: Getting the Red Out

Eye Drops: Getting the Red Out You had a late night—hardly–and today is your little sister’s wedding. You’ll be in countless photos and videos that will be preserved for a lifetime, but what you see staring back at you in the mirror will not do.  You put pedal to the...
3 Things Your Eyes Want You to Know About Task-Specific Eyewear

3 Things Your Eyes Want You to Know About Task-Specific Eyewear

3 Things Your Eyes Want You to Know About Task-Specific Eyewear Okay, so your eyes can’t really talk.  But if they could, we have a feeling they’d tell you all about why it’s so important to choose the right kind of glasses for whatever activity you’re doing.  Here’s...
5 Signs Your School-Age Child Needs Glasses

5 Signs Your School-Age Child Needs Glasses

5 Signs Your School-Age Child Needs Glasses How do you know whether your child needs glasses?  The answer may be tougher than you think. Some kids may recognize that there’s something wrong with their vision, but don’t want to wear glasses.  For other children,...
Hormones & Your Vision

Hormones & Your Vision

Changing Hormones Mean Changes to Your Vision All right ladies, we all know that hormones regulate important functions in the body throughout our lifetime, including puberty, pregnancy and menopause. But did you know changes in your hormones can also affect your...