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...