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12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

Like peanut butter and jelly, school and vision go hand-in-hand. Both are important partners in ensuring that children excel in their learning, extracurricular activities, and...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

What are the dangers of an Online Eye Test TotalVision Eyecare of Glastonbury - What are the dangers of an Online Eye Test, Glastonbury, Connecticut...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

College Student Eye Care Help TotalVision Eyecare of Glastonbury - College Student Eye Care Help, Glastonbury, Connecticut It’s almost back to school time for college...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Enjoy Going Greener?

TotalVision Eyecare of Glastonbury is going greener! We recently completed renovations to our office lighting, switching to brighter, more power efficient light fixtures. These LED...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

Office closed Tuesday, January 27

Due to the impending blizzard, the office will be closed on Tuesday, January 27. We will be closed Wednesday as usual, and will open Thursday at 10am. Stay safe!

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

2014 Holiday season hours

Dr. Lindower will be out, and we will be closed some days in late December.

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for...

Keep An Eye Out For Diabetic Retinopathy

Are you aware that being diabetic puts you at risk for serious eye damage? Research by the National Institute of Health (NIH) indicates that diabetes...

Focusing on Astigmatism and Contact Lenses

Many people with astigmatism think they can't wear contact lenses. But there's actually a special sort of contact lens made just to correct astigmatism. Generally,...

What is Retinoscopy?

On occasion, especially when doing an eye exam on a small child the eye doctor will direct a light in the eyes. But why? This...

Mobile Devices and Your Eyes

It's official - we're totally dependent on our mobile devices. We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they allow us to be in...

Multifocal Lenses and You

Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print? You might be developing presbyopia, a condition that affects many of those reaching their 40s....

A Closer Look at Eye Patches

Amblyopia, which is also called lazy eye, is a condition commonly seen in children. A lazy eye develops when vision is suppressed, but only in...

Why Eye Doctors Take a Complete History

Ladies and gentlemen with eye exams coming up in the near future, may we have your attention please? If you want to guarantee that your...

Focusing on Night Vision

It's happened to all of us: there's a blackout and suddenly, you need to hunt around for a flashlight or the fuse box. A number...

Are You Suffering From Presbyopia?

Did you ever wonder why people around 50 need to wear reading glasses? Because as you age, the lens of your eye is likely to...

Safety at Play

It's of paramount importance for parents to know what sorts of toys are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Babies don't have a...

Back-to-School Success Starts with Good Vision

Roughly 80% of progress at school is accomplished visually. Yet interestingly, in spite of this strong correlation between vision and learning, a lot of parents...

Secure Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Saves time and improves accuracy! Find out how...

Under the Radar: Convergence Insufficiency

Too often, kids are incorrectly diagnosed with all kinds of behavioral problems, when the issue is something else completely. It's important to be aware that...

So What IS 20/20 Vision?

You have most likely heard the expressions twenty-twenty vision and visual acuity. But do people understand what these terms actually mean? When you understand what...

A Fresh Look At Colored Contacts

Don't you think it's time for a brand new look for your eyes? Introducing FreshLook®. They offer a large range of color contact lenses, which...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis, is something that many people suffer from at some point during their lives. It's a commonly occurring eyelid...

Fresh Lenses, Clear Eyes

Are you someone who leaves your disposable contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? Everyone knows that lots of...

Cataracts: Common but Treatable

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the leading culprit of loss of vision among those 55 and...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. But the potential risks of long-term exposure to these...

How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one...

New From Transitions® Optical: The Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

Transitions® Optical, manufacturers of variable tint lenses, have just launched a new addition to their comprehensive range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. The company has...

Super-comfortable 1-Day Astigmatism contacts!

We now have Acuvue 1-Day Moist Contacts for Astigmatism! 

Poor Vision: Know The Signs

A decline in strong vision is usually the result of a few factors such as anatomical changes or irregularities in the eye, eye diseases, side...

A Look Inside Women’s Eye and Vision Health and Safety

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her...

April we acknowledge Sports Eye Safety Month

When the spring comes, along with a greater chance to be involved in a new set of sports, comes a rise in the danger of...

Eye Care on The Go

One of the greatest necessities for road safety is, undeniably, good vision. As a matter of fact, road safety needs several different visual abilities -...

Vision Wellness in the Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has marked the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The purpose of this directive is to educate companies and...

Focusing on Astigmatism

The part of the eye that surrounds your iris and pupil is your cornea, which is, under usual conditions, round. When light hits the eye...

All About Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is a common eye infection, particularly with kids. It can be caused by bacteria, a virus or even irritants, for...

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?

February is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. How many of us are aware that age related macular degeneration (AMD) is...

Contact Solution Only!

Contact lens wearers practice proper eye hygiene. A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past August revealed that many people regularly use dangerous lubricants...

Safeguard Your Eyes From Dry Eyes This Winter

Winter time often causes an increase in patients suffering from dry eyes as a result of cold and dry air conditions.

The Dangers of the Sun to Your Eyes – In the Winter

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some parts of the country whipping winds and cold rain, snow and sleet aren't far behind. The...

Heighten Your Awareness of Glaucoma this January

Since January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to emphasize the importance of recognizing the indications of glaucoma. Glaucoma is the term...

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Contact your Glastonbury, CT Optometrist to Learn More About Treatment Options Many adults at some point begin to experience presbyopia or a reduced ability to...

Fun and Safe Toys for the Holiday Season

Holiday season is upon us and we all know what that means, presents. Adoring aunts and uncles delight in treating the children to the newest...

The New Year Is Approaching! Don’t Lose Your FSA Dollars

Looking for new eye glasses? Guessing your contact lens prescription has changed? Considering Lasik? The time has arrived to take care of your eye and...

Color Blindness: An Overview

Contact our Glastonbury, CT Optometrist for a vision test

Diabetes and Vision

Did you know that diabetes is the chief causal factor of blindness of adults of all ages? In the past four years alone, over four...

All About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Treatment in Glastonbury, CT

In order to have proper vision, the eyes and the brain must function in unison. When this does not happen, a condition called amblyopia, or...

Glastonbury, CT Vision Exams: Exploring the Eye Exam

  Have you ever wondered why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' vision and what it actually represents? 20/20 vision is a phrase used to...

Glastonbury, CT Relief for Autumn Eye Allergies

  At the end of the summer, many people begin to experience symptoms of seasonal eye allergies such as hay fever. In addition to nasal...

This Halloween Watch Out for Decorative Contacts

  With the autumn comes Halloween and with that, dressing up. It's important to know of certain dangers to your eyes and vision that sometimes...

Computer Vision Syndrome Management in Glastonbury, CT

  Findings from the American Optometric Association show that over seventy percent of the Americans that sit each day on a computer (which is over...

Protecting your Children’s Eyes in the Home

In recognition of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to highlight ways to keep your home safe for your eyes particularly when it...

Cosmetics Tips for Contact Wearers from your Glastonbury, CT Optometrist

For those who wear contacts there are a number of guidelines that should be followed when it comes to the use of makeup. Here are...

How to Get Sunblock Out of Eyes

If you have ever gotten sunscreen in your eyes, you know firsthand just how painful it can be. A real strong rub in the eye...

This Month is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Examination in Glastonbury Today

Many aren't aware that cataracts affect over 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In truth, over half of senior citizens have some amount of...

Back to the Classroom Eye Care Tips: Schedule Children’s Eye Exam in Glastonbury

Many doctors stress that approximately 80 percent of learning occurs through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight may change frequently, regular eye and vision...

Boosting Your Teen’s Self-Esteem with Contact Lenses

No adolescent wants to be seen in something that makes them stand out, and in the case of a lot of adolescents, eyeglasses sometimes seem...

A Guide to Handling Commonly Reported Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an optician, while...

Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late – Book Your Eye Exam!

For those of us with eyes that are in good condition, it's easy to forget about the importance of a routine eye examination. However, early...

Know How to Keep Your Eyes Safe This Summer

Now that the summertime has arrived it’s time to make sure you keep your eyes protected from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here...

Protective Glasses for Kids

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. This is the equivalent of an eye trauma every 780 seconds!...

True or False: Can Carrots Really Improve your Eyesight?

Can carrots really enhance eyesight? While eye care professionals affirm that the orange root vegetables are made up of large amounts of a beta-carotene that...

Know the Dangers of UV to Your Eyes

  The majority of Americans are familiar with the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer) and the...

Are You Caring for Your Contacts Properly?

  It can be somewhat confusing navigating the eye care aisle of some supermarkets. Nevertheless as daunting as it is, it's crucial to understand proper...

The Benefits of Rigid Lenses

  While you may be most accustomed to soft contact lenses, another less familiar kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses,...

A Guide to Preventing the Effects of Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from pollen-induced eye allergies. For some, spring is eye allergy...

Reasons You Should Stop and Think About Buying Eyeglasses on the Web

Though many of us have become used to buying more and more products online, eyeglasses are an item that you are better off buying in...

Winter Dry Eyes… Some Simple Tips

Even though you may think of winter as the wet time of year due to the rain and snow, the air is really a lot...

In February Spread Awareness About AMD and Low Vision

February is dedicated to spreading awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the leading cause of blindness for senior citizens. Macular degeneration...

Closing early Feb 1

Closing at 1 pm due to inclement weather.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

To increase awareness about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' January has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of permanent vision...

Winter Eye Care Tips… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the sunny season. While most people are informed of the damage the sun...

Holiday Season Hours

Here are our office hours for Christmas and New Years: Friday, December 24, 2010 8:30am - 2pm Saturday, December 25 Closed Monday, December 27, Tuesday...

Our incredible RT-Vue Retina scanner

TotalVision Eyecare of Glastonbury is one of the first eye care practices in the area to offer our patients the Optovue RT-Vue OCT retina scanner.

Your Diet and Cataracts

A Boston Study Says Better Diet May Cut Chance Of Cataracts

Have A Cold? Switch To Glasses!

Experts advise those who catch a virus to avoid wearing contact lenses.

Greater Risks For Online Contact Lens Buyers

Purchasing contact lenses online may save time, but could cause more problems in the long run.

TotalVision Eyecare is open!

TotalVision Eyecare of Glastonbury, the optometry practice of Dr. Martin Lindower, has opened August 1, 2006

Request Your Next Appointment Online!

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...

Eyeglasses Are Back in Fashion!

New Options to Look Great and See Your Best