4 Athletes Who Rock Protective Eyewear

Sports Glasses
Think about the last time you watched your favorite sports game. Do you remember if any of the athletes were protecting their eyes? Sure, swimmers wear goggles, and a lot of NFL helmets have tinted shields over the eyes for playing in the sun. But if you look more closely, you’ll see that sports glasses have been around for a while, and the top players know how to make them look good. In honor of Sports Eye Safety Month, it’s worth taking the time to call out some impressive specs.... Read More

Spring 2017 Eyewear Trends Hot off the Runway and Red Carpet

Spring 2017 Eyewear Trends
Following Paris Fashion Week and several of the other spring fashion shows that got us off to a great start for 2017, Denver residents are eager to get their hands on the hottest spring 2017 eyewear trends for men and women. There are plenty of new trends already making their way out onto the streets, so you can start shopping for designer frames in Denver now! Angular Shapes We seem to have moved on from the overly large, round frames of the last few years. This year it’s all about sharp... Read More

The Dark Side of Blue Light: Long-Term Damage Could Lead to Vision Loss and Cataracts

blue light dangers
Today, blue light is all around us. Many conventional computer monitors don’t use a strong blue light, but it’s becoming common in several other ways. It’s part of the display in most mobile devices, and common in flat-screen televisions and other ultra-large displays. What most people don’t realize, however, is that blue light can be hazardous to eye health. Blue light – also known as high-energy visible (HEV) light – has an especially short wavelength compared to other forms of light. As a result, it penetrates more deeply into the structures... Read More

Never Look Back: Blackfin Eyewear Is Now Available At Vision Care Specialists

The discernibly fashionable are always on the lookout for the newest styles in eyewear, whether they’re for prescription lenses or sleek sunglasses. We at Vision Care Specialists want everyone to look good and feel great while wearing glasses. That’s why we offer a collection of distinctive frames made by the best designers in the world. Just in time for your spring wardrobe makeover, we are proud to announce the addition of Blackfin eyewear to our designer eyewear boutiques in Downtown Denver and Highlands Ranch. Italian Craftsmanship Italian artisans have given... Read More

Is Your Child At Risk Of Developing Computer Vision Syndrome?

risks of developing computer vision syndrome for kids
Today, kids spend more time than ever in front of a monitor. This often begins at a very early age with a cell phone or tablet. Throughout school, kids will log thousands of hours of screen time as they work on assignments and chat with friends. As computers become indispensable to the lives of young people, digital eye strain becomes a problem. This condition has multiple effects that grow in intensity over time and can develop into a chronic condition, computer vision syndrome. Symptoms Of Computer Vision Syndrome Blurred vision Eye irritation and redness... Read More

Diet For Your Eyes: Improve Eyesight By Eating These 10 Superfoods

superfoods that help improve eyesight
Wondering how to improve your eyesight? You can support good eyesight throughout your life by eating plenty of food good for eyes. Several powerful superfoods will help you maintain keen, clear eyesight between eye examinations. Let’s meet some of them: Kale: The eyesight benefits of kale are most powerful when eaten raw. It can be used as part of a salad or smoothie. The leaves also can be baked, turning them into tasty kale chips. Corn: When you cook corn, you unleash powerful lutein and zeaxanthin, both good for eyes.... Read More

Misconceptions About Diagnosing Diabetic Eye Problems

diabetic eye problems
Are you concerned about diabetic eye problems? Diabetes and many other eye diseases are correlated with age, so everyone should take precautions to protect their vision. Regular eye examinations are crucial in maintaining the best eyesight possible. Just as many diseases can affect vision, an eye exam can reveal symptoms that might suggest underlying health conditions you aren’t aware of yet. Let’s discuss myths related to two common diseases that affect the eyes: Diabetes and glaucoma. Myth: Good Eye Chart Performance Means Your Eyes Are Healthy It’s better to have... Read More

Can Surgery Correct Astigmatism?

lasik for astigmatism
Thinking about Lasik for astigmatism? Laser eye surgery for astigmatism is an effective new way to deal with the vision problems caused by this common condition. In fact, laser can be appropriate for many mild or moderate vision issues. Astigmatism is caused by a defect in the cornea or lens of the eye. Either the eye’s cornea – the front surface – or the interior lens is curved differently in one direction or another. This causes vision distortion and blurriness. Generally, a mild case is something like nearsightedness, where objects further away... Read More

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

diabetic eye disease
Diabetes is a disease most people are familiar with since almost everyone knows someone who is diabetic. But the complications of diabetes are not as well-known. The first step in preventing or minimizing the effects of a disease is understanding what it is and what causes it. What is Diabetic Eye Disease? If you have diabetes, you may face several eye-related complications, which collectively are known as diabetic eye disease. It is very important to have your eyes checked regularly to screen for these four varieties. Early detection and treatment... Read More

When is Cataract Surgery Necessary?

cataract surgery
At Vision Care Specialists we strive to be on the cutting edge of eye care in Denver. To achieve this goal we have always focused on using the latest and best technology. Our laser cataract technology makes us the only private surgeon group offering this type of treatment in the Denver metropolitan area. If you have cataracts, keep reading to learn more about treatment and recovery. About Cataract Surgery Laser Cataract surgery differs from traditional methods in that the use of lasers greatly increases accuracy, allowing for a more precise... Read More