Why You Need to Wear Sunglasses This Winter

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Sunglasses are often viewed as accessories that make your overall look stand out from the crowd. But there's more to this type of eyewear than the aesthetic appeal, including protection from the elements. Most of us know that sunglasses provide extra protection for the summer months because of the intensity of the sun. You should, however, be equally concerned about wearing sunglasses during the winter months. 

Here are some of the ways sunglasses can help you during the winter months. 

7 Best Nutritional Supplements for Eye Health

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The nutrients you consume have an impact on every part of your body, and that includes your eyes. For best results, make sure you have a balance of these: beta-carotene, zinc, Vitamin C, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Vitamin E. 

Let's take a closer look at these 7 eye-friendly supplements. 

10 Ways to Promote Sustainable Vision Care

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Earth-Friendly Eye Care

Healthcare is a tough industry to implement environmentally friendly practices. It has historically required lots of paperwork and produces a lot of waste. Additionally, all facilities must maintain an extremely sanitary environment, which often requires harsh chemicals. As many of you might have noticed at your last visit to our office, we are working hard in our clinic to do things differently to support the environment.

Here are 10 ways Gem State Family Eyecare has become more eco-friendly this year.

5 Easy Ways To Treat Dry Eyes

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In our clinic we see patients daily who complain of itchy, red, watery eyes. After all, Idaho's climate is dry, dusty, and windy.

In addition to the environment, there are many other factors that can increase your risk of dry eyes. These factors include:


What is Glaucoma?

What is Glaucoma?

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to make and pursue our New Year’s Resolutions. When many of us think of a New Year’s resolution, we often include health-based goals. As we seek to become a healthier, better version of ourselves, let’s make sure we don’t overlook our gift of sight. Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventative healthcare. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not know a problem exists unless you receive regular eye examinations.

How to Tell if Your Child is Ready for Contacts

I fit a lot of children with contact lenses, probably earlier than many of my colleagues. In fact, most parents are surprised when I tell them I have successfully fit children as young as six years old and trained them to insert and remove the contact lenses themselves.