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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)...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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We will be closed on Monday, 5/27/2024, for Memorial Day. Please text us (408) 418-2462 or email us at info@riveroaksfamilyoptometry.com for any questions. We will return your messages on Tuesday, 5/28/2024. Have a good weekend!