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Vision Care

  • Don’t wait for your child to complain of a vision problem!

    For most children, they won’t complain. When a child is diagnosed with a vision problem, I often have parents ask me “Why didn’t my child complain about this?” The reality is that many children don’t complain about vision problems, because they don’t know what they don’t know. Think of it this way: If your child […]

    Continue Reading September 25, 2018

  • InfantSEE Eye Exams

    Do you know when your infant should have their first eye exam? I find that many parents don’t know about the InfantSEE program. With this national program, you can get an eye exam for no charge for your infant under 1 year of age! Through this program, parents can take their infant to a participating InfantSEE […]

    Continue Reading July 10, 2018

  • Protect your eyes when enjoying fireworks

    Remember to keep your eyes safe this Fourth of July. Did you know that over 10,000 people are treated in the emergency room each year due to fireworks? Did you know that over 20% of these injuries are eye-related? How do eye injuries happen with fireworks? The bulk of fireworks injuries actually occur to innocent […]

    Continue Reading July 2, 2018

  • Digital Eye Strain

    We spend so much of our lives in front of digital devices. Whether it’s computers, smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc – Digital Eye Strain (DES) is becoming more of a problem. Here’s 6 tips to help you battle Digital Eye Strain associated with Computer Vision Syndrome. (1) Follow the 20-20-20 Rule Every 20 minutes, look at […]

    Continue Reading April 5, 2018

  • Ask Dr. Schauer ~ Why do my contacts burn?

    “When I soak my contacts overnight in solution, they always burn when I put them in my eyes in the morning. Is this normal? Should I use different solution?” Our 103.3 US Country listener asks a good question this morning that I think a lot of contact lens wearers can relate to. The short answer is […]

    Continue Reading January 23, 2018

  • Can marijuana treat glaucoma?

    “I’ve been told that medical marijuana treats glaucoma. Is this true?” Our question this morning on 103.3 US Country comes from an anonymous listener, but it is one that I sometimes get asked by patients. In summary, the answer is NO. And I’ll explain why. What is glaucoma? There are different types of glaucoma but […]

    Continue Reading January 9, 2018

  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Did you know that glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States? It is certainly worthy to be a topic of interest for the month of January. Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that lead to progressive damage of the optic nerve. The optic nerve is attached to the back of […]

    Continue Reading January 2, 2018

  • Do you suffer from Digital Eye Strain?

    We spend so much of our lives in front of digital devices. Whether it’s computers, smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc – Digital Eye Strain (DES) is becoming more of a problem. Here’s 6 tips to help you battle Digital Eye Strain associated with Computer Vision Syndrome. (1) Follow the 20-20-20 Rule Every 20 minutes, look at […]

    Continue Reading December 26, 2017

  • Ask Dr. Schauer ~ Artificial Tears

    “My son seems to use over-the-counter eye drops like an average person uses ChapStick. How much is too much? He’s a teenager and wears contact lenses.” In general, for most artificial tears, you do not want to use them more than 4 times a day. The reason is because most types of artificial tears contain […]

    Continue Reading November 28, 2017

  • Ask Dr. Schauer ~ Skin Tags

    “My husband has a skin tag on his eyelid. It doesn’t bother him … but it bothers me! What causes these to form? Should I take him to the eye doctor to have it removed, or go to our regular doctor? Will its removal affect his eyesight?” This week, we take a question from a […]

    Continue Reading November 14, 2017