August is National Eye Exam Month

Submitted by Melissa Gold on August 7, 2018

August is National Eye Exam month.  Clavenna Vision Institute wants your family to see the world clearly. That’s why we’re celebrating National Eye Exam Month this August. Vision correction and healthy eyes can lead to better learning, more productivity and an improved lifestyle for all family members. School age children need to have a baseline…

Winter Dry Eye Tips

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 8, 2018

The cooler temperatures of winter bring cool winds and dry air as well as indoor heating. For many people, battling dry eyes becomes the norm during the winter months. The natural moisture in your eyes is reduced by all the changes that come with winter. At the extreme, dry eyes can become painful and feel…

Painless LASIK Surgery

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 28, 2017

LASIK Surgery Are you over the age of 18? Tired of the hassle of contacts and glasses? Ready to just wake-up-and-go? It may be time for you to look into #LASIK! LASIK surgery itself is painless and takes only 10 minutes per eye due to the laser technology available today.  LASIK patients are given a mild oral…

Flexible Spending Account money left?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on November 2, 2017

Now is the time to start utilizing monies left from your Flexible Spending Account (FSA).  Some of these accounts are better known as Health Savings Account (HSA). FSAs and HSAs are great ways to pay health care costs. Using pre-tax money to pay for health care costs is money well spent. Your FSA or HSA…

Online Eye Exams Aren’t All What They Seem

Submitted by Josh Talkington on July 6, 2017

You can do just about anything online from buying new clothes or earning a degree. But what about your regular eye exams? Is an online test sufficient enough for that? Put simply, the answer is no! Several online services offer the opportunity to take an eye test from the comfort of your own home. Using…

Contact Lenses – Can you swim with them?

Submitted by Josh Talkington on June 21, 2017

Can You Swim With Contact Lenses? Swimming with contact lenses should be avoided whenever possible to help prevent bacterial contamination of your eye. Going under water with contacts can result in eye infections, irritation and potentially sight-threatening conditions such as a corneal ulcer.  Always contact your eye doctor immediately if you experience prolonged eye irritation or sensitivity…

 Post-LASIK Eye Care Tips

Submitted by Josh Talkington on June 7, 2017

Post LASIK care is an important step of the LASIK procedure, and if done correctly will ensure a smooth recovery. Everybody’s body heals differently, resulting in various recovery time frames.  Nonetheless, follow these eye care tips and your doctor’s instructions after getting LASIK surgery for the best results. 1. Rest After any sort of surgery, rest…

Time for LASIK? 5 Reasons Your Contact Lenses Want You to Lose Your Endurance Event

Submitted by Josh Talkington on April 19, 2017

Contact Lenses – May help you Lose Contact lenses are prone to make you more of a liability than an asset in an endurance event.  Teams of friends go miles through dirty, muddy, grueling obstacles for the bragging rights of having completed something very challenging together. Here are five ways your contact lenses could become a…

Spring Eye Care and Allergy Eye Tips

Submitted by Josh Talkington on March 28, 2017

Springtime is upon us as is the start of allergy season and bright UV rays. Here is a list of eye care tips to help protect your eyes and vision as we emerge from hibernation and engage in outdoor activities. Protect Yourself From Pollen Along with the beautiful spring weather comes a more unpleasant guest—allergies….

Eye Injury During Champagne Celebrations

Submitted by Josh Talkington on December 29, 2016

A popping cork can cause a serious eye injury and a trip to the eye doctor. As the New Year’s Eve celebrations are fast approaching, it is important to think about some of the dangers you don’t hear about.  Champagne and sparkling wine are usually part of celebrations, but please take be careful so your celebration…