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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

FREE LASIK Consultation Event in Fall 2018

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...

The Importance of a Back to School Eye Exam

Eyesight is a critical component for school work. If a child’s eyesight is impaired, he or she will have a much harder time in the...

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,...

Local Road Closure This Week

This week there will be a full closure of the Woodinville-Duvall road. The full closure is between West Snoqualmie Valley Road NE and West Snoqualmie River...

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...

It’s time for our Annual Frame Sale!

It's that time of year again! This year we are offering 40% off of a complete pair of Kate Spade or Banana Republic glasses and...

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...

New Medicare Cards to be Issued in 2018

Medicare/CMS will be removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. Policyholders who live in...

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...

FREE LASIK 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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

Many professionals stress that about 80% of learning comes through a child's eyes. Since a child's eyesight may change frequently, regular eye and vision care...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eyeglasses Are Back!

New Options to Look Good and See Better