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Do You Suffer with Spring Allergy-Eyes?

We offer the most effective treatments for allergic eyes to give you the long-lasting relief you’ve been searching for.

Recognizing Signs of Nearsightedness in Your Child

As parents, ensuring the health and well-being of our children is paramount. When it comes to their vision, early detection of issues like nearsightedness (myopia) is crucial for timely intervention and effective management. Myopia can impact a child's academic performance, social interactions, and overall quality of life if left unaddressed....

What You Need To Know About Myopia Control In Children

Myopia affects more than just the need for glasses to correct blurry vision. Children frequently experience myopia progression, which lowers their quality of life and increases risks to their eye health. Myopia control treatments are now able to improve children’s vision and promote long-term eye health. Read on to find...

Top Myopia Treatment Options For Children

Myopia, often known as nearsightedness, is a common vision issue that typically develops between children aged 6 to 12. Around 30% of teenagers, 9% of kids in school, and 5% of preschoolers have it. If both of a child’s parents are nearsighted, the child is more likely to have myopia....

March is ‘Save your Vision’ Month

March is 'Save your Vision' Month. Both children and adults can benefit from eye exams—that’s why doctors recommend annual eye exams from the time a baby turns 6 months old!

Cold weather can Dry Out your Eyes Too!

Fortunately, there are ways to add moisture to your environment and at the same time protect your eyes this winter.

What is Nearsightedness and How is it treated?

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is one of the most common vision conditions affecting approximately 30+% of people in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that 20-25 million children have Myopia in the United States alone. With nearsightedness, objects up close are seen clearly while distant objects appear...

Is Myopia Hereditary?

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is an incredibly prevalent vision condition, affecting around 30% of Americans, with an estimated 20-25 million children untreated in the United States alone. It develops when the eyeball grows longer from front to back than normal, with the symptom of blurry distance vision. Myopia tends...

FDA Warning: Not to Use These Eye Drops

FDA warns consumers not to purchase or use certain eyedrops from several major brands due to risk of eye infection [10/30/2023] FDA is updating the list of over-the-counter eye drop products consumers should not purchase or use to include Equate Hydration PF Lubricant Eye Drop 10 mL sold by Walmart...

Halloween Eye Health and Safety Month: Protect Their Vision

Halloween is just around the corner as the leaves change beautiful hues of orange and the fresh fall breeze permeates the air. This popular festival is a time for silly costumes, eerie décor, and, of course, delicious goodies. Nevertheless, many people are unaware that October is also Halloween Eye Health...

Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus

Scleral lenses are often used to correct vision problems that can't be corrected with regular contact lenses or glasses, such as keratoconus, which causes the cornea to bulge, and severe dry eye.

Is Your Child’s Myopia Increasing?

Is your child's myopia getting worse each year? Consider myopia management. Online learning and more screen time, can negatively affect your child’s eyes causing digital eye strain or myopia. Myopia impacts your child’s school performance, learning, and athletics and can potentially lead to serious sight-robbing eye diseases later in life....

Understanding Myopia and Astigmatism: A Comprehensive Guide for Mothers

As a parent, your child's health is of paramount importance. An essential aspect of this health puzzle is your child's vision. In our technologically driven world, conditions like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism are becoming increasingly prevalent among children. This article will unpack these conditions, helping you understand what they are,...

Things to Consider When Choosing a Pediatric Optometrist

You want your children to develop healthy eyes and learn how to take care of their eyes as they grow up. As a parent, you also want to make sure that your child can see well enough to do the things they enjoy doing. Pediatric optometrists are specialized healthcare professionals...

Does Myopia Get Worse with Age?

What Is Myopia? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common vision problem that will affect half the world’s population by 2050. It occurs when the eye is unable to focus on distant objects without corrective lenses like glasses or contacts. Myopia is caused by a variety of factors, including...

At What Age Should You Start Your Child’s Myopia Control Plan?

This article explains that the ideal age to start a myopia control plan is around six to seven years old. At this age, the risk of developing myopia increases, and the benefits of controlling myopia are most significant. The article also suggests several methods for controlling myopia.

In the article, it highlights the importance of starting myopia control in children at an early age to slow the progression rate. The statistics and information in this article are backed by scientific research from industry experts. Myopia is a growing concern among children, and taking appropriate measures to reduce the risk of developing severe eye problems later in life is crucial.

6 Practical Ways To Prevent Myopia From Worsening In Children

Has your kid been diagnosed with shortsightedness? Here are realistic ways to prevent myopia from worsening in children. Read on for more.

The Link Between High Myopia and Serious Eye Diseases

High myopia – severe nearsightedness – is associated with an increased risk of serious eye diseases such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Eye Exam Saves Woman’s Life by Detecting Brain Tumor Early

Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call River Oaks Family Optometry to schedule your appointment.

4 Effective Methods For Limiting Your Child’s Screen Time

The digital world has transformed our lives, but the effects of tech aren't always positive for kids. By limiting your child's screen time, you help your child to experience the many benefits. As a parent, you should be mindful of how much time your child spends on devices. You might...

How Diabetes Increases Dry Eye Risk in Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents with diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES) than their non-diabetic peers. Read on to learn why diabetics are at higher risk, and how River Oaks Family Optometry can help.

How Long Does It Take To Switch From Glasses to Scleral Lenses?

Switching from glasses to scleral contact lenses can take several weeks. your San Jose eye doctor will provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for the lenses, as well as how to monitor for any potential complications. Read on to learn more.

Experts Warn of Rising Levels Of Myopia

Discover why experts say there’s a myopia epidemic, and learn what you can do to keep your kids’ eyes healthy. River Oaks Family Optometry proudly offers myopia management treatments to nearsighted children for healthy and clear life-long vision.

Natural And Holistic Dry Eye Treatments

Medication doesn't always work to heal dry eye syndrome's underlying cause. The following natural and holistic remedies may relieve your eye discomfort and relieve your symptoms.

Does My Child Have Myopia? Myopia Symptoms and How To Treat

Treehouse Eyes is a specialty pediatric eye care practice treating myopic children with a nationwide network of doctors. Recently, doctors in our Treehouse Eyes community had the chance to spread the word about myopia with local media coverage. Our doctors are passionate about spreading awareness about the myopia epidemic and...

7 Eye Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Your eye experts at River Oaks Family Optometry have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us know how else we can help!

High Blood Sugar Linked to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Did you know that having atrophied meibomian glands can signal uncontrolled blood sugar levels? To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact River Oaks Family Optometry today!

City Kids Are More Likely To Be Nearsighted

Did you know that a risk factor for developing myopia (nearsightedness) is living in an urban area? But don’t worry – the myopia management program at River Oaks Family Optometry can help.

Raising Awareness About Keratoconus

World Keratoconus Day is celebrated every year on November 10 to raise awareness of this rare eye condition. Read on to learn about keratoconus and how it’s treated.

Myopia (nearsightedness): A Pervasive Disease

Myopia is a disease that currently impacts 30% of the world’s population and by 2050, almost 50% of the population will be myopic, that’s an unnerving 5 billion people. There is some debate about whether myopia is a disease or a refractive error. The answer is uncovered by how myopia...

Can Dry Eye Cause Focusing Problems?

Many conditions can cause hazy vision and difficulty focusing, including dry eye syndrome. Here’s how your River Oaks Family Optometry in can help.

Could You Pass on the Keratoconus Gene?

Genetic testing can help determine whether you have a genetic variant that may put you or your children at risk for certain diseases. Read on to learn about genetic testing for keratoconus.

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.

Why Glasses Are Not the Solution for Progressive Myopia

Traditional myopia correction uses glasses to improve visual acuity, but they are not a solution for controlling myopia’s progression and may even contribute to worsening myopia. Myopia management is an effective treatment program to slow or halt myopia progression.

Keep Your Eyes Safe on Halloween

Halloween is approaching quickly and it’s time to create those photo-worthy costumes – but we want to ensure an eye infection isn’t a part of the ensemble. October is Halloween Eye Safety Month and below we have some helpful tips on how to make sure your child’s Halloween costume doesn’t...

Back to school – Giving Your Child The Best Chance At a Successful Year

It’s likely that you know someone with myopia - a family member, friend, or work colleague. But how much do you really know about this progressive eye disease? Some parents expect that simply receiving a pair of glasses for their child is the only way of dealing with the effects...

Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s what you need to know about eye floaters, and how River Oaks Family Optometry can help!

Is Myopia Management Worth The Financial Investment?

The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added benefit: it may save you money in the long run!

Can You Wear Contacts With Corneal Dystrophy?

If you have corneal dystrophy, it will become increasingly difficult to wear standard contact lenses. Scleral lenses are an excellent choice for patients with many types of corneal irregularities, including most types of corneal dystrophy. Read on to learn how River Oaks Family Optometry can help.

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call River Oaks Family Optometry without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.

LASIK Complications: How Scleral Lenses Can Help You Regain Clear Vision

Have you or a loved one have experienced complications following LASIK or any other type of refractive surgery? Scleral lenses may be just the solution you need! Read on to learn how scleral contact lenses can help restore clear and healthy vision.

How to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Myopia

Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

Recognizing The Signs & Symptoms Of Myopia In Children

Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is an eye disease in which the eye elongates, causing light to be focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina’s surface. Essentially, your child’s eye is growing too long. Because the eye elongates and grows with the rest of the...

Why Get Custom Contact Lenses?

Custom contact lenses are specially designed to fit irregularly-shaped corneas. If you find wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable, ask your optometrist if custom contact lenses are right for you.

How Does High Myopia Affect Eye Health?

High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to find out how you can slow or halt your child’s myopia progression.

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?

What is the Main Cause of Myopia?

The truth is scientists and doctors are still learning about myopia and the main causes of the disease. What’s known is several factors lead a child to develop myopia, including genetic, environmental, and even socioeconomic status. Genetics Genetics do play a role in whether or not a child will develop...

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help your child if they have it.

Why Is There Sticky Mucus In My Eye?

Whether you call it eye goop, crusties or gunk, there are times when a bit of mucus around your eyes is normal — and times when it’s not. Learn how a dry eye optometrist can help.

Everything You Need To Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and bulge, resulting in blurry and distorted vision. Here are the most commonly asked questions about keratoconus.

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

Can We Stop Myopia From Progressing?

Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

Protect Your Child’s Eyesight By Encouraging Them To Play Outside

Kids are spending increasing amounts of time on screens and less time outside playing. This is especially true with the pandemic upheaving our lives and forcing us to stay home for virtual learning or work from home. The consequences are not just limited to heightened obesity rates. Studies have shown...

What Exactly is an Eye Chart?

At some point in our lives, we've all had our eyes examined using an eye chart – whether during a school screening or at the optometrist's office. But what exactly is the chart and what does it measure? Read on to find out!

Why Ortho-K Is A Great Alternative To LASIK

Not sure if you should have LASIK surgery? Here are a few reasons why ortho-k lenses make a great alternative to refractive surgery.

Can Myopia be Cured?

Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common refractive error in children. While glasses and contact lenses can help correct a person’s vision, they don’t cure or slow the progression of myopia.

FDA- Approved MiSight Contact Lenses Do Wonders in Reducing Myopia Progression!

If there is one thing that eye health professionals agree on, it’s that myopia is an eye disease of growing proportions. Having myopia as a child significantly increases the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal detachment later in life. Even children with low levels of...

My Eyelid Hurts, Do I Have a Stye?

Emergency Eye Care Services Near You in San Jose First of all, don’t panic! Styes may cause pain, yet they are generally harmless and very rarely have any effects on your vision or eyeball. In addition, they’re pretty common. Most people experience at least one or two styes at some...
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