5 Surprising Signs Your Child Has Trouble Seeing

5 Surprising Signs Your Child Has Trouble Seeing

Could your child have trouble seeing? Many times, kids with visual impairment may show signs in unexpected ways, such as avoiding reading or acting irritable. Before assuming your child is acting out, consider scheduling an eye exam to rule out vision issues....
Life is short. Get the shades.

Life is short. Get the shades.

“Look at those sunglasses!” my friend said as we met for lunch one afternoon. “Those are amazing. I could never trust myself with a pair that nice.” That’s what I thought, too, before I stumbled upon the magic of Maui Jim. It was just over two years ago when I walked...
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...