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Vision Care

  • Measure my PD

    What is my pupil distance? The pupillary distance, PD or Interpupillary distance is the horizontal distance between pupils. It is an easy measurement to take and DIY’ers can measure it themselves. It is measured in millimeters (mm). But here is the problem. People have more than one PD. You have a distant and near PD. Further – […]

    Continue Reading March 21, 2022

  • Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter

    Download a copy of our Spring/Summer Newsletter. Experiencing Eye Strain? Before the pandemic – Our smartphones, computers, tablets and other near devices had been taking their toll. Since March it has become even more clear we need glasses that can allow us to do our work more safely and with less symptoms of eyestrain. Evidence […]

    Continue Reading August 31, 2020

  • Tele-Optometry – NOW AVAILABLE

    When with select eye concerns (Red Eyes, Pink Eye, Itchy Eyes, Flashes, Floating spots, double vision) use a live, web-based platform to consult with an optometrist located in another location to reach a tentative diagnosis and come up with a treatment plan. These exams are NOT “comprehensive” exams but rather “problem-focused”. These are not exams […]

    Continue Reading March 27, 2020

  • What’s my PD?

    What’s my pupil distance, pupillary distance, interpupillary distance, PD? The pupillary distance is the horizontal distance between the centers of your pupils. It is an easy measurement to take and you can even measure it yourself. It is measured in millimeters (mm). Your pupil distance changes when transitioning from looking at an object far away […]

    Continue Reading October 25, 2019

  • Screen Breaks – The 20/20/20 Rule

    Protecting our eyes in the workplace For the purposes of this blog post, the workplace can be divided into 2 areas: Office Jobs & Higher risk jobs. Higher risk jobs include construction, manufacturing work, mining, carpentry, auto repair, chemical lab, electrical work, plumbing, welding, and maintenance. More than two thousand workers in this line of […]

    Continue Reading March 25, 2019

  • Are you at risk for macular degeneration?

    The Retina is a delicate tissue lining the inside of the eye. Technically, it is made up of neural (brain) tissue and it does not regenerate. The macula is a region in the retina that is responsible for your “central vision”, the are of the retina you use to recognize faces, read print, drive, etc. […]

    Continue Reading February 12, 2019

  • How can a healthy person lose vision & not know it?

    How can a healthy person lose vision & not know it? Unfortunately, this can happen if you have un-diagnosed GLAUCOMA. It is one of many reasons why regular eye exams are important, even in patients who feel they “see fine”. Glaucoma is defined by the American Optometric Association as “a group of eye disorders that lead to progressive […]

    Continue Reading January 7, 2019

  • What if we had a choice?

    If an eye disease was an inevitable part of your life, wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick which disease you had? If you could, you would want to pick cataracts. Today, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease but it can make your eye sight better than it ever was before. Thanks […]

    Continue Reading August 5, 2018

  • How Important Are Your Eyes?

    “The eyes are the window to your soul” While Shakespeare may not have said this first,  he appears to be the person most attributed to the quote.  We can find a similar saying in the bible: Matthew 6:22-24 “The eye is the lamp of the body” When it comes to our eye health, men have advantages women lack, […]

    Continue Reading April 21, 2018

  • Allergies?

    Allergy Season In Tacoma, the pollen count seems higher than previous years.  You can actually check the pollen count in your zip code by visiting  This website will even help you determine WHICH pollens you may be allergic to. Patients experiencing itchy, gritty, red, watery eyes that get worse in the spring are probably suffering from some […]

    Continue Reading April 13, 2018