Protect Your Child’s Eyes from Sports Injuries this Summer

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, the month dedicated to bringing nationwide awareness to the tens of thousands of sports or recreational-related eye injuries that happen each year. According to the National Eye Institute, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States, most of the injuries being sports-related. While… Read more »

Tips to Stop Spring Allergies from Clouding Your Spring

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and the pollen is flying. If you are one of the 58 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, these April days can be bittersweet and impose symptoms like runny nose, dry throat and, our personal nemesis – the itchy eye! Nothing is worse than trying to… Read more »

The Meaning Behind 20/20 Vision

It’s a pretty widely known fact that 20/20 vision is the ideal score in the optometry world. But what exactly do those numerical values represent and at what point does a tipping scale warrant concern? At Seattle or Highline’s Clearview Eye and Laser, we’re here to help answer these pivotal questions and bring you closer to enlightened… Read more »

The Not-So-Invisible Dangers of Smoking

Most of us know the health risks involved with smoking: teeth decay, pregnancy complications, mouth and lung diseases, and even death. But the anti-cigarette campaigns don’t usually pay too much attention to the repercussions smokers and second-hand smokers might experience in way of their eyesight. Think about it – regularly exposing your retinas to a… Read more »

Eye Exams and Diabetes

A MUST SEE message for diabetics and their loved ones – Diabetics at risk for vision loss and eye disease    photo credit: Diabetes Test via Photopin (license)   Imagine being diagnosed with a life-long disease like Diabetes? Maybe you’re one of the 29 million Americans who are actually living with that diagnosis. Along with closely monitoring… Read more »

Avoid Indoor Tanning

  As the rainy Winter forecast eclipses the bronzing sunshine, it’s easy to think that indoor tanning may be the ticket to happiness–but think again! The UV rays from tanning beds not only make your skin more prone to cancer, but also cause serious damage to your eyes. Just because you are wearing protective goggles does not necessarily mean you are in the clear. Play it safe with expert advice from CLEARVIEW Eye and Laser. In the meantime, ask yourself these important questions….   Why are Tanning beds dangerous?   – The World Health Organization’s International Agency for… Read more »

Importance of Seattle Eye Exams with Dark Driving Conditions

Seattleites at risk on the road Reduce the threat by ensuring optimal vision behind the wheel   Car accidents are all too common in our region. Seattle is ranked #5 nationally as the most congested region for commuters. Based on information gathered by www.accidentdatacenter.com, Seattle and Tacoma car accidents cause more injury, death and economic… Read more »

Photokeratitis warning this Snow Season

Tis’ the season for winter sports and weekends filled with snow. Preparing for the powder isn’t just about buying new boots and rearranging your schedule. It’s important not to overlook eye care when thinking ahead to those days on the slopes.    Prevent Photokeratitis (like sunburn on your eyes). This can present itself as damage to… Read more »

Seattle Eye Exams & Tips for Clearer Vision in Rain

We’re known here in the NW for our constant downpour of rain, but in all reality, those of us who actually live in the area know that it doesn’t rain as much as everyone thinks. As we move into the middle of fall with rainier weather conditions, our eye specialists here at Clearview Eye and Laser wanted… Read more »

Halloween Contact Lenses Can Lead to Permanent Vision Loss

  It’s that time of the year again! Adults and kids of all ages are strolling through the aisles at department stores or the nearest Halloween store, getting excited for the upcoming Halloween festivities. Although some may be browsing for spooky decorations, most are in search for this year’s costume. And although we enjoy Halloween… Read more »