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Keep up to date on the latest vision related news and events from Duvall Advanced Family EyeCare. We are conveniently located in Duvall, also serving Monroe and Woodinville.

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 is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

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 that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

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...
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FREE Laser Vision Correction Consultation Event

INTERESTED IN LASER VISION CORRECTION? Laser vision correction (LASIK) is a popular alternative to glasses and contact lenses. Duvall Advanced Family EyeCare has partnered with TLC Laser Eye Centers®, North America’s largest provider of LASIK to offer a: FREE LASIK Consultation on April 26th, 2017 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm Attendees...

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,...

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.

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 them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating. Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like shoes,...

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 eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...
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Help us show we’re the best in Western Washington!

Duvall Advanced Family EyeCare has been nominated for the annual local competition, King 5's Best of Western Washington. VOTE HERE We are located in the FASHION category, followed by EYEWEAR subcategory. Please vote for us!...

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...
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FREE LASIK Screening Event in October

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LASER VISION CORRECTION? Laser vision correction (LASIK) is a popular alternative to glasses and contact lenses. Duvall Advanced Family EyeCare has partnered with TLC Laser Eye Centers®, North America’s largest provider of LASIK to offer a: FREE LASIK Consultation on October 26th, 2016 from 2:00pm –...

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 iris...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

FREE LASIK Screening Event at Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare

INTERESTED IN LASER VISION CORRECTION? Laser vision correction (LASIK) is a popular alternative to glasses and contact lenses. Duvall Advanced Family EyeCare has partnered with TLC Laser Eye Centers®, North America’s largest provider of LASIK to offer a: FREE LASIK Consultation on April 20th, 2016 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm Attendees...

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 eye,...

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...

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...

Boeing Employee Vision Insurance Plan

Are you aware that Boeing has changed the vision insurance plan offered? As of January 1, 2016 all Boeing employees signed up for the vision plan will have Davis Vision. After careful consideration, Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare has decided against becoming a network provider for Davis Vision. We do not...

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know which toys and games to leave off the list because they can pose a risk to children’s health and eyesight. Last year nearly 252,000 emergency visits were due to toy-related injuries, almost half of which were...

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? Seeing is an incredible gift made possible by a system in which the eye and the brain process visual information from the outside world. If any step of that process does not function properly, vision will be impaired. Similar to a camera,...

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Eye Complications of Diabetes It's true. Diabetics have a higher risk of blindness than those without the disease. That fact coupled with the superior prognosis of early intervention, makes it easy to understand why optometrists and doctors say routine eye care is absolutely essential. Below, we'll discuss what your eye...

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

Duvall Road Work and Closure Info

A short-term closure of State Route 203 in Duvall this summer will help reduce the long-term risk of highway flooding during the fall and winter months. Aug 2 – 6, 8pm to 5am: Nighttime single lane and full road closures. Drilling, dewatering, stream diversion. Aug 7 – 16: No significant...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun. Here are a few facts...

FREE LASIK Screening Event at Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare

INTERESTED IN LASER VISION CORRECTION? Laser vision correction (LASIK) is a popular alternative to glasses and contact lenses. Duvall Advanced Family EyeCare has partnered with TLC Laser Eye Centers®, North America’s largest provider of LASIK to offer a: FREE LASIK Consultation on September 16, 2015 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm Attendees...

10 Quick Tips for Summer Eye Care

Now that summer has officially arrived it’s time to keep your eyes protected from the sun and other warm weather dangers. Here are some tips to safe in the sun: Purchase sunglasses that block 100% of UV – and wear them! If your glasses don’t protect against 100% of UV...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

Free Eye Exam for Baby – Infantsee

The doctors at Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare have been participating in the InfantSee program since 2005. Our office in Duvall offers InfantSee services, a free assessment for infants between six and 12 months....

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss....

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

A Guide to Dealing with the Effects of Eye Allergies

Do you have red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, you may be suffering from seasonal eye allergies. For many of us, March begins eye allergy season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Springtime eye allergies are...

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here are some things to keep in mind: Know your genesWhile your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have inherited...

An Eye on Toy Safety

Choosing the right toys for eye safety is a concern for every parent. Children are born with an underdeveloped visual system which, through stimulation, develops throughout their growing years. Nothing stimulates a child's vision more easily than toys which help children develop hand-eye coordination, and understand spatial relationships. Since children...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

Ways to Protect Against Dry Eyes This Winter

Although you may refer to winter as the rainy season because of the precipitation, the air is really more dry during the colder months, which often causes your eyes to become irritated quickly. Our optometry staff can help you find the most effective ways to keep your eyes moisturized this...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

Your child may have vision and glasses benefits even if you don’t

Vision care for kids has been a priority for us here at Duvall Advanced Family EyeCare since we started the clinic in 2002.  Unfortunately, it hasn’t been a priority for the the insurance companies.  This has changed in 2014 with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  New insurance plans provide for...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Creatures in Your Eyes

Would you be grossed out if I told you that you probably have mites infesting your eyelashes?  Well, it’s true, most people have Demodex mites living in the base of the eyelashes.  Here’s what they look like: Actually they are so small it’s hard to see them even with the...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental skills that your child to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they are...

A Strong School Year Starts With Good Vision

It's hard to believe that summer's almost over.  Parents everywhere are making sure their children have all the gear they need for the academic year.  And this is the perfect time to bring your son or daughter in to get their yearly eye exam, if you haven't already covered that...

A How-to Guide to Dealing with Frequently Seen Eye Injuries

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In February Spread Awareness About AMD and Low Vision

February is dedicated to creating awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the foremost source of visual impairment for individuals age 65 and over. Macular degeneration can result in low vision, a term eye care professionals use to categorize major vision loss that is also known as...

Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare Awarded Best Customer Service in Duvall

More than 54 businesses received votes for “Best Customer Service” with accompanying heartfelt stories. The winner was Duvall Advanced Family EyeCare. “We are thrilled to receive the Duvall Chamber of Commerce “Best Customer Service Award”. Since the day we opened in 2002, the people of Duvall have made us feel...

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

  Thanks to education to increase knowledge of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) rays to your skin, (which include sunburn and skin cancer), most know about the necessity of applying sunblock and avoiding direct contact with the sun during outdoor activities. What is less known is that UV and other...

What is an Optician?

You've heard of an Optician and an Optometrist, which is your eye doctor, but do you know what an Optician is? Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare has three licensed Opticians to help you make sure your eyewear meets all your needs and provides you with comfort, safety and great fashion. Watch...

Why Can’t I See Up Close?

If you are among the 85 million Baby Boomers in the United States and Canada, you've probably noticed your eyes have changed. Most notably, presbyopia - the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability - usually becomes a problem in our 40's, requiring new vision correction solutions. Learn about measures...

Be Informed About Glaucoma

To spread the word about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, responsible for 9%-12% of all cases of blindness in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people around the world. Since the...

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Everyone, from infants to seniors is vulnerable. Moreover, among African-American and Hispanic populations, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness. According to the Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African-Americans than Caucasians.

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses are not just an important accessory in the sunny season. While most of us are informed of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes during the summer, how many recognize that we need to take extra care in the winter as well? In reality,...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

UV Protective Sunglasses: Winter Sports and UV Rays

Sunglasses are an essential part of your wardrobe, even in the winter. While many people associate the need for 100% UV protective sunglasses with warm weather and glaring sun like you find on the beach, harmful UV radiation is present even on a gloomy, cloudy day. No matter where you...

Wintertime Has Arrived! Don’t Leave Home Without Your Shades

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Pink, Itchy Eyes? Perhaps it’s Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is a frequently encountered eye problem, especially with kids. Pink eye can be caused by bacteria, a virus or irritants including chlorine in swimming pools, ingredients found in cosmetics, and pollen, or other chemicals. Some types of pink eye can be highly contagious and quickly...

National Diabetes Month: How Diabetes Effects Your Eyesight

Far too many people are unaware of the fact that diabetes can lead to blindness. A recent study by the National Institute of Health (NIH) indicates that diabetes is the primary cause of blindness in those between 20 and 74. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is occurs...

Use Those FSA Credits Before it’s Too Late!

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New at Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare: the iWellnessExam

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health.  In our continuing efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients, Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare is proud to announcethe inclusion of the iWellnessExam as an important part of our complete eye examination.  Similar to an MRI or CT scan for the eye, the iWellnessExam uses spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) to produce cross sectional images of the retinal layers  – which is sensitive area of the back of your eye – in a matter of seconds. 

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

The World’s first and only Water Gradient Contact Lens is now available at Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare

The DAILIES TOTAL1® Contact Lens is recommended for people who want exceptional comfort until the end of the day and those looking for a highly breathable daily disposable contact lens. DAILIES TOTAL1® Water Gradient Contact Lenses are the newest technology available in contact lenses. Breakthrough design of DAILIES TOTAL1® water...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

Introducing the Carl Zeiss i.Terminal

Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare now has the Zeiss i.Terminal!

The i.Terminal is a unique dispensary system that combines advanced fitting
and measurement precision with enhanced patient consultation in one simple process.

Getting Your Child’s Eyes Set for School: Duvall Kids’ Eye Exams

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Sunblock in the Eyes- OUCH!

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Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) Management in Duvall, WA

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) more than 70 percent of employed persons that work each day on a computer monitor (around 143 million people) experience computer vision syndrome (CVS) or eye strain. Prolonged periods of working at the computer can cause eye stress and effect eyesight in kids...

Everything You May Not Know About Rigid Contact Lenses

  While soft contacts are most common, another less familiar brand of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) contact lenses, sometimes called oxygen permeable lenses. In reality, GP lenses are a newer technology than soft contacts, and they last longer, allow greater vision quality, and provide enhanced deposit resistance....

Struggling with Convergence Insufficiency

Lots of kids are diagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities when in fact, that isn't the issue at all. It's important to be aware that the child might be one of many kids who have a hidden but very real vision problem that creates an obstacle in the way of...

A New View of Eyecare

Duvall Advanced Family Eye Care is harnessing the vision of Google to give their patients, new and old, an unprecedented look of their offices. Using Google Virtual Tours technology, customers can now peek into rooms and look throughout the office from the comfort of their home computers. For many new...

Women’s Eye and Vision Health

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women. A woman goes through many changes during her lifetime. Eye disease in women is increasingly common, particularly in mature women. Studies show that the majority of women over the age of 40 experience some degree of eyesight impairment,...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

A Tearless Winter

Winter time often brings many more cases of dry eye syndrome due to cold and dry air conditions.

December is Holiday Toys and Eye Safety Month

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This Halloween Beware of Special Effect Contacts

  Halloween is a night for fun, parties and getting dressed up but you should take some precautions so it doesn't lead to some frightening eye damage. A popular costume accessory as of late has been decorative contact lenses and this is causing serious concern amongst optometrists. Contact lenses are...

Awareness of Diabetic Retinopathy and Blindness During National Diabetes Month

Are you aware that diabetes is the number one causal agent of impaired vision of men and women between age twenty and seventy-four? If not, you are not alone. In just the last four years, over four million men and women in North America afflicted with diabetes were tested positive...

Eye Lash Enhancement – Latisse

Latisse is designed to make eyelashes thicker, longer, and darker.  Applied to the base of the eyelashes every night, Latisse has significant effect on the eyelashes within several weeks and a maximum effect in 4 months.  Latisse has recently been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.  Call us to schedule a visit with Dr. Grimm to see if Latisse is right for you.

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

Understanding 20/20 Vision

It's safe to say that everyone has come across the terms visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. As frequently used as these terms may be, do you actually grasp what they mean? When you really understand these terms, you will get why an eye doctor needs to assess more than just...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

Maui Jim Sunglass Raffle

Summer is coming!  Come in and try our extensive selection of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses and sports glasses


Free Raffle!
Stop by and sign up in the month of May
to win a Maui Jim® Sunglass Frame

Raffle Winners

Robin Shannon attended our Eyewear Style Show April and won these stylish Ted Baker glasses!

Michael Verginia entered our raffle drawing and won these great Maui Jim sunglasses!

 Stay tuned for future drawings & events.

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined every year is one of the most effective steps you can take to be sure that your eyes remain healthy and that you are seeing as well and comfortably as possible. During your eye exam your doctor thoroughly examines...

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

What is Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)? Treatment in Duvall, WA

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Presbyopia: Managing the Inevitable

Having a hard time seeing what you're reading is a common problem at about age 40.  Why is this so?  Let’s talk about the anatomy of the eye to explain.  The eye has a lens on the front surface called the cornea and another lens behind the pupil of the...

Rudy Project Gear Deal – Save over 50%

For a limited time Duvall Advanced Family Eyecare is offering an amazing Rudy Project Gear Deal. A complete package of great gear.

Have You Had a Comprehensive Eye Exam Recently?

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This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as we go out to play, comes an increase in the risk of sports related eye injuries. More than 40,000 people a year suffer eye injuries while playing sports. This doesn’t include the long term effect of UV exposure, which increases our risk of cataracts and macular...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

Contacts: Making a Difference for Teens

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Things to Know About Astigmatism

The first surface of the eye is a lens called the cornea, which covers the iris and pupil. If this lens is spherical (like a basketball) there is no astigmatism. In an eye with astigmatism the cornea is a toric lens (like an American football) causing light to focus at...

Fall Ocular Allergy Treatment in Duvall, WA

  At the end of the summer, many people start to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. In addition to sneezing and a stuffy or runny nose, symptoms that affect the eyes can cause a significant amount of discomfort. When suffering from allergies, the eyes can become itchy,...

How Age Affects Your Vision – Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a visual impairment that comes with age in which close range vision becomes significantly impaired. With the growing international population of older adults, more and more individuals are developing presbyopia, which currently cannot be avoided. Theories about the cause of presbyopia are that the eye will sometimes thicken...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

NEW! TriSpecs Bluetooth Stereo Fashion Eyewear

The absolute best sound quality of any hands-free device on the market built into designer sunglasses. TriSpecs Eyewear - blending fashionable sunglasses, wireless headphones, and Bluetooth headset functionality.

The Importance of UV Protection

We are all exposed to UV rays on a daily basis.  Even on a cloudy day, high levels of UVA and UVB damaging rays penetrate the clouds.  Everyone should wear good quality sunglasses that protect from both UVA and UVB rays.  Contact lenses can provide some shielding, but you should...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined every year is one of the most effective steps you can take to be sure that your eyes remain healthy and that you are seeing as well and comfortably as possible. During your eye exam, your doctor thoroughly examines...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

Driving with Good Vision

Excellent vision is required for safe driving.  Safety on the road needs a combination of a number of different form of vision including being able to see far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, full side or peripheral vision, seeing well at night and normal color vision.. Good distance...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

EyeWear Style Show – Valley View article

Everyone is invited to stop in on April 23 between 3:30 and 7 p.m. at Duvall Advanced Family Eye Care, 14610 Main Street (in Copper Hill Square), for a free eyewear style show that features eyewear from Tura. Guests may see and try on Tura eyewear, as well as consult individually with a Tura fashion professional and Duvall Advanced Family Eye Care's licensed opticians. For those who order Tura eyewear on the day of the show, a 30 percent discount will be offered. A pair of Tura frames will be raffled.

 

Keeping Your Eyelids Clean

Blepharitis is a common inflammation of the eyelids usually caused by a low grade infection.  We learn when we are children to avoid getting soap in our eyes, so we don’t wash the edges of the lids.  Eventually the bacteria, which normally lives on our skin causes redness and irritation. ...

Are You Caring for Your Contact Lenses Safely?

Contact lenses necessitate careful treatment and care to be considered a safe and feasible choice for those needing a vision aid. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or even worse, eye infections or scratches, which occasionally can lead to blindness. Children and adults that are not responsible...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

Spring Eye Allergies

It's that time of year again; the flowers are beginning to bloom and spring is in the air. Unfortunately for many, it's often hard to enjoy nature’s blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with spring eye allergies. Seasonal eye...

The Importance of Proper Contact Lens Hygiene

Users of contact lenses must practice proper eye hygiene. A study performed by Bausch & Lomb this past August revealed that a large number of adults regularly use dangerous chemicals rather than contact lens solution to keep their lenses moist. Products such as baby oil, beer, coke, Vaseline, fruit juices,...

Seeing in the Dark

You're ready for bed and turn out the lights, but you can't fall asleep so you open your eyes and find yourself surrounded by darkness.  It takes a few minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness.  This process known as dark adaptation, allows our eyes to adjust to...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

Be Knowledgeable About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February is age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision recognition month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a primary cause of vision loss in those aged 65 and over. AMD is a condition that causes a breakdown of the macula in the eye which functions to allow clear central...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

Color Blindness: An In-depth Look

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Prevent Children’s Eye Accidents with Safety Eyewear

Studies show that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room a year. This is equal to one eye accident every 780 seconds! Eye Care professionals report that the vast majority of the accidents would have been simply avoided by wearing proper eye protection. The majority of injuries...

Vision Wellness in the Workplace

In an effort to enlighten companies and their workers about the relevance of vision wellness, and to spread safety tips on how to prevent vision-impairing eye incidents, Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated March as Workplace Vision Wellness Month. Every day, workers suffer from job related eye injuries that require...

Five Years!

We reached our 5 year anniversary landmark in October. Thanks to all of our patients who have made our practice a success! We promise to continue to bring advanced eye care technology, terrific frame styles, and excellent service to our patients.

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting eye glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

Book Your Annual Eye Exam in Duvall, WA, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

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Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

Optometrist Insight: Carrots and Eyesight

You may have heard that carrots improve your eyesight, but is this really true? Eye doctors will tell you that the orange vegetable can't actually improve your vision. However, they are rich in beta-carotene, a vitamin that is very good for the health of your eyes and therefore eating foods...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

September is Home and Sports Eye Safety Month

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Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

Cosmetics Tips for Lens Wearers from your Duvall, WA Eye Doctor

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Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

Supporting the Arts

We're proud to have the images of local photographer, Kurt Swanson, decorating our office.

Duvall, WA Vision Exams: What 20/20 Eyesight Really Means

  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it actually represents? The term 20/20 eyesight expresses a normal level of sharpness of vision also known as visual acuity measured from 20 feet away from the object. That is to say that someone...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better