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How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

Q&A on Myopia Control with Dr. Lewis- Part 2

Here is part 2 of our Q&A on Myopia Control with Dr. Lewis What is Ortho K/Contact Lenses and how does it control Myopia? Ortho...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Q&A on Myopia Control with Dr. Scott Lewis – Part 1

We asked Dr. Lewis about Myopia Control in Vancouver and we will be publishing the answers to this over the next several weeks. Here's part...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

Q&A on Diabetes with Dr. Scott Lewis – Part 2

Here is part 2 of our list of questions for Dr. Lewis on the topic of Diabetes: Q: What treatment options and/or care is available...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Q&A on Diabetes with Dr. Lewis – Part 1

Dr. Scott Lewis was asked some questions about Diabetes- this is part 1 of his answers. Q: What does the diagnosis of Diabetes or Diabetic...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you’re headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Q&A on Glaucoma with Dr. Lewis – part 2

This is part 2 of our interview with Dr. Lewis on the topic of Glaucoma. Q: How can I tell if I have glaucoma? Regular...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Q&A on Glaucoma with Dr. Scott Lewis – Part 1

We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Scott Lewis about Glaucoma- here is part 1 of the transcript of our interview. Q: What is...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Q&A on Eye Emergencies with Dr Lewis in Camas and Vancouver WA. Kids and Severe Eye Emergencies

An eye emergency is bad enough but an optical emergency with a child or a serious accident makes it much, much more stressful. If you...

Q&A on Eye Emergencies with Dr. Lewis in Camas and Vancouver WA – Scratches and Eye Trauma

This is the third in our series on what to do if you have an eye emergency during business hours in Camas and Vancouver WA....

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Q&A with Dr. Lewis in Camas and Vancouver WA on Eye Emergencies- Foreign Body Removal

Welcome to part 2 of our series on Eye Emergencies and what to do if you are in Camas or Vancouver WA during business hours....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

Q&A on Eye Emergencies with Dr. Lewis in Vancouver and Camas WA. Part 1 of 4

If you are in Camas or Vancouver WA and you are having an eye emergency and it's during business hours please call us at 360-205-1414...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Q&A on Diabetes & Diabetic Retinopathy

Q: What does the diagnosis of Diabetes or Diabetic Retinopathy mean exactly? I’ve heard there are different types? There are both different types of diabetes,...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

Q&A on Dry Eye with Dr. Scott Lewis

Dr. Scott Lewis was asked a few important questions about Dry Eyes. Dr. Lewis is an acknowledged expert on Dry Eyes and treats patients from...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Optomap Retinal Imaging Q&A with Dr. Scott Lewis, your local Eye Doctor in Camas, WA – Part 2

Question: How does this technology improve comprehensive eye exams compared to the days when we did not have Optomap Retinal Imaging? Before we had an...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Optomap Retinal Imaging Q&A with Dr. Scott Lewis, your local Eye Doctor in Camas, WA – Part 1

  Question : Please describe what the Optomap is used for and give a basic sense of how it works. The Optomap is a retinal...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

Causes and Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome – Dr. Scott Lewis, O.D. and Associates, dry eyes

Normally, the eye constantly lubricates itself with tears by producing them at a slow and steady rate, keeping itself moist and comfortable. Usually these tears consist of three layers, an oily, a watery, and a mucus layer. Each layer has a specific role in lubricating your eyes. The oily layer is outermost. It's main purpose is to slow evaporation of the tear. The watery layer is in the middle. This makes up the majority of what a person normally thinks of as tears. This layer cleans the eye and helps to wash away small foreign objects and particles. The inner layer consists of mucus. This mucus allows the watery layer to stick to the eye and spread evenly over the eye in order to keep it lubricated. In a person with dry eyes, either hormonal changes, side effects from medication or some other factor causes the eye to either not produce enough tears, or leave out parts of the tear that make proper lubrication possible.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Macular degeneration update

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people over 65 years old.

Flashes and floaters

New onset flashes and floaters may indicate a serious eye problem such as a retinal tear or detachment.

Glaucoma – an overview

Learn why glaucoma is often called "the silent thief of sight."

Back to School Eye Exam

Eighty percent of everything a child learns is acquired through his or her visual system.

Keys to comfortable contact lens wear

Many factors contribute to the ability to wear contact lenses comfortably.

Cataract awareness

Cataracts are the number one cause of vision deterioration in patients over 55.

UV light protection

Protecting your eyes from UV light is one of the most important things you can do to protect your vision.

All About Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

In order to have proper eyesight, the eyes must operate in unison with each other and with the brain. When this system breaks down, the result can be amblyopia or lazy eye.

Pink eye

Pink eye is a generic term referring to conjunctivits of the eye caused by a virus, bacteria, or allergy.

Red eye problems

Red eye problems can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions.  Correct diagnosis is critical for appropriate treatment.

Color Blindness: An In-depth Look

Color blindness is a common genetic condition which impairs someone's ability to distinguish among shades of color.

Sports Eye Safety

This month we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

What is Astigmatism?

The cornea surrounding your iris and pupil is, under usual conditions, round. When light enters your eye from all angles, part of the job of...

Pink Eye

Pink eye is a generic term referring to conjunctivits of the eye caused by a virus, bacteria, or allergy.

The Danger of UV light to your Eyes

If you're unsure about the level of UV protection your sunglasses provide, take them to your eye doctor or optician for an evaluation.

A Holiday Guide to Toy Eye Safety

The holidays are right around the corner and that means toys and presents. Read a few tips on how to protect kids from toy related eye injuries.

We take vision insurance!

Good news!  As of December 1st, both myself and Costco Optical will be set up to take Optum (Spectera) insurance. So good news for all patients that have have that insurance plan!

Retino-what? What Happens During your Eye Exam

There are various assessments that you have seen during an eye exam and questioned how they work. Having beams of light shined into your eyes...

Focusing on Smartphones

These days, it would be difficult to find someone not on some sort of mobile device. These devices ensure our constant access to our friends,...

Progressive and Multifocal Lenses

Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print? You might have presbyopia, a common condition affecting those who are approaching middle age. But...

Treating Lazy Eyes in Children

Are you worried your child has a lazy eye? Amblyopia comes about when sight is suppressed, but only in one eye. Vision might be suppressed...

Why Eye Doctors Take a Complete History

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? In order for us to make sure your exam is beneficial and worthwhile, there...

Seeing in the Dark

You wake suddenly, in the middle of the night, or maybe you're looking for a light switch or door handle or phone in the dark....

Middle Age and Presbyopia

Ever wonder why it gets harder to focus on small print as you get older? As time passes, the lens of your eye grows less...

Focusing on Kids’ Eye Safety

Sometimes it's challenging to know which toys are not harmful for our kids' eyes. Children are born with only semi-formed vision. Nothing stimulates a child's...

Good Vision In The Classroom

Most learning is achieved through the use of a child's eyes. Despite the overt link between vision and learning, a lot of parents don't realize...

Convergence Insufficiency: Not As Simple As It Seems

Lots of children are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in reality, that's not the issue at all. He or she may have a...

Focusing on Visual Acuity

Everyone has heard the expressions visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. As common as these terms may be, do you actually know their meaning? 20/20 vision...

A Fresh Look at Color Contact Lenses

Have you considered getting a new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a large palette of color contact lenses,...

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis, is something that many people suffer from at some point during their lives. Blepharitis is a commonly occurring eyelid...

Focusing on Contact Lens Care

Have you ever left your soft contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It goes without saying that a...

Cataract Awareness

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Are you aware that cataracts are the main cause of deteriorating vision among patients who are over...

The Best Protection from UV Rays

Virtually everyone is exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. Even though this is the case, the possible risks of years of exposure to...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

May is healthy vision month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one of the best...

Introducing Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has just put out an exciting product as part of their...

Recognizing Poor Vision

In patients, whether young or old, sometimes poor vision can be the result of several possible factors including changes in the body or defects in...

What Every Woman Should Know About Healthy Vision

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. It's no surprise that the various stages of a woman's life could have...

This month we acknowledge national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with often warmer weather, comes an increase in the prevalence of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each year, far too...

How Vision Affects Driving

Road safety largely depends on good eyesight. In fact, driving safely needs several different visual abilities including distance and near vision, peripheral vision, night vision...

Workplace Vision Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated the month of March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. The aim of this initiative is to educate businesses and...

Be Knowledgeable About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to raise awareness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. How many of us are...

Pink, Itchy Eyes? Perhaps it’s Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink eye, is one of the most common eye infections, especially with children. Pink eye can be caused by bacteria,...

The Right Solution for Your Contacts

Users of contact lenses must be fully aware of the importance of proper eye hygiene. Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past summer determined...

Winter Dry Eyes

The winter leads to many more cases of dry eye syndrome.

The Danger of UV to your Eyes – In the Winter

Winter is officially here, which means in some locations whipping winds and freezing rains and sometimes snow aren't far behind. You wouldn't ever think of...

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

New options to help you look good and see better!

Online Patient Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...