Overexposing your eyes to your contact lenses can create problems. Many of us wear our contact lenses for 10+ hours a day and most contact lenses are designed to be worn that long, but when we stretch into the entire day or multiple days, we are overusing them.

A good rule of thumb to follow is the “18 Hour Rule”. This means that your eyes need at least 18 hours a week without contact lenses in them. If you are not giving your eyes at least 18 hours of rest per week, you are over wearing them. Also, making sure you are using the right contact lens solution and using clean solution each day is important. The solution helps to remove the bacteria other irritants that can damage your eyes.

If you have questions about how to best wear your contact lenses, feel free to contact the Royal Oak Eye Care team. We’re here to keep your eyes healthy.

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Your children’s eyes are important too. It’s one of the reasons why our practice has a commitment to be family friendly. We know that you want to make sure that your children are taken care of and that you want a trusted resource to answer questions you have in an environment where your children are comfortable.

Royal Oak Eye Care is that choice for Marion families. Our desire to help is only exceeded by our commitment to care. If you’re looking for the right eye doctor for your family, we ask that you give us a try!

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As Marion residents, we know the power of community and relationship. At Royal Oak Eye Care we work to bring those same values into our practice. Simply put, we care about your eyes. We care about the concerns and vision needs. We care about the challenges you face with your eye health and we work to create practical and effective ways to help you live your life with the highest quality possible.

We know that you don’t want to be treated as a number or another transaction. You want a doctor who knows you and can help you when you need it. So, if you are looking for a better eye doctor experience, we say give us a chance. We hope that you’ll see that we care.

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If you’ve driven by our office recently, you have noticed our street sign has been transformed. We work with our advertising agency, JASE Group, to design this great looking new sign that we think is eye catching!

Next time you’re in the office, let us know what you think. We’d love your feedback.

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If we could tell the residents of Marion one thing, it would be importance of routine eye exams. Many people across this country go years and years without eye exams because they see little or no change to their vision, but routine eye exams are so much more important that just correcting vision.

Routine eye exams can help us diagnose any vision correction needs, but we can also detect future eye diseases as well as other health conditions. The importance of the eye exams being routine is that we can track these vitals year over year which can help us protect your eye health and overall well being.

Our team will take the necessary time and discuss your vision needs and concerns. Feel free to elaborate on any special visual needs with respect to your occupation, recreational activities, and hobbies. We’re here to help and we hope to see you soon!

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We are square in the digital age. Almost everything we do is on a screen of some sort and while we, as adults, can look up and take a break, our children might need some help. One of the major concerns about children’s eye health is combating digital eye strain. Our children are spending too much time in front of electronic devices and it can be problematic.

The encouragement is to limit your child’s time in front of electronic devices and much as possible. If you can balance electronic time with play time outside, it will help their eyes. If they must be in front of a device, making them take required breaks ever 15-20 minutes will help too.

If you have questions about digital eye strain and your child, don’t hesitate to contact Royal Oak Eye Care. We’re here to help!

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August is “Children’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness” month and we thought it might be good, before we go back to school, to promote the foods that are beneficial to your child’s eye health.

Here are five foods to include in your child’s diet:

  • Berries – Blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries are packed with Vitamin C and that is great for eye health.
  • Nuts and seeds – Healthy snack options should include nuts and seeds. Especially ones rich in omega-3 fatty acids like raw almonds, English walnuts, flax seed and sunflower seeds.
  • Eggs – lutein, B 12, and Vitamin D are all found in eggs. Some brands have more than other, but it’s all good for your eyes.
  • Dark green vegetables – Kale, the superfood, and spinach and broccoli are all stuffed with lutein and zeaxanthin, which help your eyes.
  • Citrus fruit – Great snacks options for children and they’re full of Vitamin C.

As always, you should consult your child’s primary care physician before wholesale changing their diet. Moderation is key with everything and mixing in these foods will help make sure your children’s eyes get the nutrients they need.

For more questions about your child’s eye health, contact Marion’s eye doctor, Royal Oak Eye Care. We’re here to help!

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When our children are young, it can often be difficult to determine when to take them to the eye doctor. But it is important to make sure they are see by an eye doctor to make sure that any potential issues can be addressed. For this, we’ve compiled a list of tips so you’ll know when it’s time to take your child to the eye doctor.

When To Take Your Child To The Eye Doctor
  • When your child’s eyes don’t line up, eyes appear crossed, or one looks out
  • Eyelids are red-rimmed, crusted or swollen
  • Eyes are water or inflammed
  • When your child rubs their eyes a lot, closes or covers one eye, tilts or thrusts head forward
  • If your child squints or complains of things being blurry
  • If your child says their eyes itch or after doing close-up work they complain of dizziness or nausea

Children don’t always understand what’s going on with their bodies, so it’s important that we help them where we can. If you have questions about your child’s eyesight, contact Marion’s Royal Oak Eye Care team, we’d love to speak with you.

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that every day about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. We at Royal Oak Eye Care want to make sure we educate the Marion community about the importance of wearing protective eye equipment at work.

These injuries happen because of two major reasons:

  1. They weren’t wearing any eye protection.
  2. They were wearing the wrong eye protection for the job.

If you work around projectiles, chemicals, radiation, or bloodborne pathogens, you need to make sure you are wearing the proper eye protection. You also need to make sure you know the eye safety dangers at your job, while eliminating hazards before starting work.

If you have questions about the proper protection for your eyes, contact the Royal Oak Eye Care team, we’re happy to help you stay safer.

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We find many Marion residents that like to stretch the limits when it comes to wearing their contact lenses. We often counsel them that contact lens hygiene is critical and so is making sure you’re not overwearing them.

Contact lens overwear syndrome comes from over-extending their contact lens wearing time or by wearing their lenses while they sleep. If you’re one of the many who do this, you need to make sure your lenses are approved for sleeping and that your hygiene is consistent. You should always look to control the time your have your contact lenses in as it is important for your eyes to have rest from them.

If you have questions about contact lens overwear syndrome, contact Marion’s eye doctor, Royal Oak Eye Care. We’re here to help!

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