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What is Macular Degeneration: The ins and outs

What is Macular Degeneration: The ins and outs

Imagine your eye as a camera. Your pupil, the dark part in the middle of your eye behind the thin membrane of the cornea and inside the colored iris, is the viewfinder. The iris adjusts the pupil depending on the amount of light, much like the aperture of a camera...

What is Glaucoma and Who is at Risk?

What is Glaucoma and Who is at Risk?

Treatment and prevention to protect your vision. Glaucoma has been called the “silent thief of sight” because it often develops without symptoms. More than 3 million people in the United States have this chronic eye disease—and some aren’t even aware that they have...

Can Winter Weather Harm Eyes?

Can Winter Weather Harm Eyes?

Common injuries and how to avoid them when out in the cold. It gets cold in Maine, and while we protect our body from the bitter bite of Jack Frost, it’s important to remember that our eyes need protection as well. Here are some common eye issues and how to avoid them...

Maine Optometry’s New Facility in Gorham Now Open

Maine Optometry’s New Facility in Gorham Now Open

September 23rd marked the opening day of Maine Optometry’s brand-new medical facility. The organization’s two-story, 12,000 square foot professional medical office building is located at 14 Vista Drive, Gorham. The new building replaces Maine Optometry’s Gorham office...

Are Costume Contact Lenses Safe?

Are Costume Contact Lenses Safe?

Halloween and costume parties are right around the corner, and we get it—you want your costume to impress. That means even the smallest of details matter. Imagine if your cat costume was topped off by having cat eyes? Or if your super scary zombie costume had...

Aging and Your Eyes

Aging and Your Eyes

What's normal and what's not in aging eye health. As we age, it’s completely normal to experience changes in vision. Whether you already wear glasses or contacts to correct your vision,  or if you’ve been blessed with 20/20 eagle eyesight, most of us will experience...

Back to School Offer

Back to School Offer

New school year. New Glasses It’s back to school season, and while your focus may have been on making sure your child had all the needed supplies and tools to tackle the school year, it’s important to prioritize the tools they have had all along, like their vision!...

10 Simple Tips for Keeping Children’s Eyes Safe and Healthy

10 Simple Tips for Keeping Children’s Eyes Safe and Healthy

As the start to the school year fast approaches, it’s important to remember your child’s vision is an important tool for learning. Whether reading math problems off the white board or history from a textbook, healthy eyes and correct vision are part of successful...

Why are Sunglasses Important?

Why are Sunglasses Important?

How they help and what to look for in your next pair. Wearing sunglasses can do more for you than merely making you look cool. Good quality shades protect your eye health! Just like sunscreen, you should wear your sunglasses every time you go outside. With long-term...

Pick the Most Flattering Frames for Your Face

Pick the Most Flattering Frames for Your Face

Have you ever fell in love with a style of eyeglasses only to try them on and have them look horrible? Chances are the style of frame was wrong for the shape of your face!  Choosing new glasses is serious business, matching them to complement your face shape is too....

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