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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

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 it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

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 systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

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 men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

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 us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

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 to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

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 the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

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 retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

How can I tell if my child sees well?

Your child seems to act and play normally for her age. She can pick out objects from across the room, and she doesn't seem to have any trouble seeing the TV. But could she have a hidden vision problem without knowing it?

“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 that it is a common eye problem, surprisingly many people are not aware of dry eye syndrome.

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 diabetes, 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

Contact lenses are medical devices that provide a great alternative to wearing glasses. But unlike glasses which sit in front of your eyes, contact lenses actually "contact" the surface of your eye. When fitted properly contact lenses can be worn safely without problems. But if the contact is too large,...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

Did you know that 90% of all sports eye injuries are preventable? Yet most youth or adult sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear. This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken to keep their eyes safe during athletic play. Protective eyewear includes sports...

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 affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

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 good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

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 life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

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 reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Father of Viral Sensation, Optometrist Share the Importance of Infant Eye Exams

The following article appeared in TheExaminer.com on June 28, 2016 Father of Viral Sensation, Optometrist Share the Importance of Infant Eye Exams By Brandi Walker Last summer, an adorable 11-month old girl name Piper warmed hearts on YouTube when she tried on her new pink glasses and saw her parents...

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 potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes 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, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Baby Piper – One Year Later

One year after the viral video of Baby Piper, this story only gets better. The Today Show, on June 7, 2016, checked in with Piper's parents, and her optometrist - our own Dr. Josiah Young, to see how she is doing. (She's doing great!) Remember, like Piper, your child between...

Join us in June for an Open House in Harrison, Lebanon & Cherry Grove

Please join us for great savings on eyeglasses as well as prizes, refreshments and more: Harrison, Tuesday, June 7 (see details below) Lebanon, Thursday, June 16 (see details below) Cherry Grove, Thursday June 23 (see details below) Harrison   Lebanon   Cherry Grove              ...

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 children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

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 the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

Dr. Josiah Young Receives “Young Optometrist of the Year” Award

We are proud to announce that Dr. Josiah Young, of our Newport, KY office received the 2016 Kentucky Young Optometrist of the Year award. The award is presented by the Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) to optometrists practicing for 7 years or less for "exceptionally dedicated service to the profession of...

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 the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

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, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

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 lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness about the disease, the risk factors and prevention are critical, even for younger...

Protect Your Eyes This Winter with our Sunglass Special

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Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Welcome Dr. Katie Holnbeck Our Newest Eye Doctor

Opticare Vision Center wants to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Katie Holnbeck. We are excited to have her on our team! She practices at our Lebanon location. Dr. Holnbeck is an extremely skilled, professional and friendly eye doctor, here to help you and your family with all your eye care...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

The most well-known part of a comprehensive eye exam is the basic vision test. When you have a general vision test, one of the main conditions the eye care practitioner is checking for is a refractive error. A refractive error means there is an abnormality in the shape of the...

Don’t Miss our 50% Sale – Running through Dec. 31

Opticare CARES about Your Eyes We want you to always be able to see! That’s why we offer two ways to have additional pairs of glasses: Get 50% OFF a 2nd complete pair of glasses* Get 50% OFF a complete pair of glasses with the purchase of any year supply of contact lenses*...

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Time Saving Tips Before Your Next Eye Exam

If you are a new patient, please fill out the online patient information form: Click here What to bring with you to the exam: 1. Your medical insurance card (it is different than vision insurance) 2. Your old or current eyeglasses 3. Any eyedrops you regularly use 4. A list...

Contact Lens Special running through Oct. 30

Contact Lens Special: Purchase a year supply of contact lenses and receive FREE SHIPPING. Order online, or contact our office by phone or email. Did you know that it is easy to order your contact lenses anytime and anywhere directly from Opticare Vision Center? -Convenient: Order contact lenses from our...

Sept 23 – American Optometric Assoc. Magazine article Kids’ Vision

The cover story for the September 2015 edition of the American Optometric Association  (AOA) magazine, Focus, was inspired by the viral Piper video. Our own Dr. Josiah Young was the eye doctor who examined Piper and prescribed the glasses she needed to see clearly. The article discusses the importance of...

Opticare Vision Center Introduces the New Zeiss OCT Scanner

Opticare Vision Center in Lebanon, Ohio is proud to announce the most recent ground breaking technological addition to their practice, the revolutionary new Zeiss OCT scanning device for advanced optical imaging. This amazing technology is similar to a CT scan, and is used to scan the retina and optic nerve...

Aug 10 – Dr. Young on Channel 5 NBC about the Importance of Early Childhood Eye Exams

Click on the above image to view the Aug. 7 interview....

July 22 – Event at Flipdaddy’s – Raise Awareness for Infant Vision Problems

Baby Piper and her parents, along with Dr. George Landon, founder of Opticare Vision, Dr. Josiah Young and the Opticare Team (Newport office).                       On July 22 at Flipdaddy's Burgers & Beers in Newport, Dr. Josiah Young and the Opticare...

July 16 – The Story Behind the Piper Video

Dr. Josiah Young, who examined and prescribed glasses to the infant in this viral video, talks about what preceded the video. Can you briefly tell us a bit of the story behind this video? The family had taken Piper, their 10-month old daughter, to the pediatrician's office. They had a...

July 13 – Dr. Young’s 10 Month Old Patient Wears Her First Pair Of Glasses

Please scroll down to see the video. It’s important to have your child’s eyes examined. Reactions like the one here on Piper after receiving glasses from an exam by Dr. Josiah Young are priceless, but it goes to show you that many children with seemingly normal vision have problems that...

My Child Is Having Trouble In School: Visual Problem or Learning Disability, And What Can I Do About It?

Your child's education is arguably the most important part of their childhood. His/her success in this incredible endeavor will affect him/her forever. If your child is falling behind, it is your duty as a parent to find the proper way to help. Dr. Josiah Young of Opticare Vision Center in...

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