AFV Blog

When should I get my child’s eyes checked?

80% of learning is visual and the visual system has a critical period of development which lasts about the first 7-8 years of their lives. Considering the importance of early intervention, a child should have a comprehensive exam before their second birthday, and...

Can I Wear My Contact Lenses While Swimming?

 In the summer, aside from the allergy concerns with contact lenses, the next big risk is exposure to water. Did you know that contact lenses are not supposed to be worn when swimming, showering, or when in a pool or hot tub? During the day a contact lens shrinks...

Why Do My Eyes Itch?

As spring moves in, tons of allergens start to become present in the environment. These allergens stimulate special cells called mast cells to release histamine which causes the classic itch symptom as well as swollen, red, and watery eyes. This is a type of pink eye...

What is blue light and is it bad?

In its simplest form, blue light is short wavelength and high energy light. In general, this high energy light bad for our eyes. The eye by itself is not great at blocking blue light, especially if you have had cataract surgery.  Man-made blue light specifically...