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7 Tips to Keep Your Vision Healthy and Clear

Creating healthy living habits is a great way to preserve your vision throughout your lifetime. These can help keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear.

7 Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses

Concerned that your child might need glasses? Here are 7 warning signs that parents and educators should look out for that may indicate problems with a child’s eyesight.

It’s Autumn! Does that Mean You Should Put Away Your Sunglasses?

While the days may be getting shorter and the weather cooler, it doesn’t mean the sun has stopped emitting harmful UV rays. Wearing sunglasses year round can protect your eyes from the sun and protect you from getting certain eye diseases.

5 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes, and What You Can Do About It

Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of developing serious eye diseases than non-diabetics. Find out how diabetes can affect your eyes and what you can do to prevent vision loss.

How to Disinfect Your Glasses

Just as it’s become second nature to wash our hands, it’s equally important to thoroughly clean our glasses. Ignoring this important task allows germs, including COVID-19, to accumulate on the lenses and frames. Here are a few easy steps you can take to properly disinfect your glasses.

Do You Get Blurred Vision After Eating?

If you've noticed that your vision turns hazy after enjoying a meal, you may have an early stage of diabetes mellitus. Here's how your optometrist can help.

What Role Does Family History Play In Eye Disease?

How much do your genetics influence your eye health? Here we explore the link between family history and eye disease, and what you can do to help keep your eyes healthy despite your genetics.

4 Risks of Wearing Decorative Contact Lenses This Halloween

Halloween is a time to dress up and embrace a new look. One way to do this is with decorative contact lenses. However, if not fitted properly or obtained from an unreliable vendor, these lenses can damage your eyes and lead to vision loss. Find out what you can do to prevent such an occurrence

Eye Makeup Tips For Those With Dry Eyes

Do your eyes feel irritated when you wear eye makeup? Your eye makeup routine might not be dry-eye-friendly. Here we explain why certain eye makeup products can cause or exacerbate dry eye symptoms, and what you can do to accentuate your eyes without irritation.

5 Important Eye Care Tips For Kids

Eye care is just as important for children as it is for adults. The sooner you teach your children how to care for their eyes, the more likely they will be to ingrain these habits for life. Here are some tips for kids!

How to Deal with Contact Lens Discomfort

Do your eyes become irritated and itchy when you wear contact lenses? Could be dry eye syndrome, allergies or the contact lenses themselves. Read on to find out what to do if you experience contact lens discomfort.

3 Reasons to Buy Eyeglasses from an Optical Store vs Online

While purchasing a new pair of glasses online may seem more convenient, there are many advantages to purchasing them from a local eye care store. Here are 3 reasons to get your glasses from your neighborhood optometrist.

What To Do if a Mosquito Bites Your Eyelid

Mosquito bites are annoying but on the eyelid they can be particularly uncomfortable and even impact your vision. Find out what you can do to treat the bite at home, and when it's a good idea to contact your optometrist.

5 Ways That Vision Problems Can Affect Your Overall Health

Healthy eyes extend far beyond healthy vision. Read on to learn how vision problems can impact you, and how having your eyes checked regularly can lower your risks.

5 Tips To Encourage Your Child To Keep Their Glasses On

You can’t force kids to wear their glasses, but you can help make it easier. Here are our top 5 tips to help convince your child to wear their glasses.

How Poor Nutrition and Lifestyle Can Lead to Cataracts

Cataracts, which are a natural part of aging, cause your vision to become cloudy. Luckily, there are things you can do to try to delay the progression of cataracts. A good place to start is your diet. Find out which foods to avoid and which to add to your diet.

Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

What we eat is not only important for your health but for your eyes as well. Our eyes need certain vitamins and nutrients to keep them healthy. Find out what food you should add or avoid to help delay the progression of your age-related macular degeneration.

Can Blue Light Glasses Help with Digital Eye Strain?

Spending countless hours of our lives staring at screens comes at a price. It can cause headaches, eye strain and dry eye symptoms. What is blue light, and how can blue light glasses prevent or alleviate digital eye strain?

Do Blue Light Glasses Really Work?

Here’s what we know about the benefits of blue-blocking glasses so far. Read on to find out whether blue light glasses could be right for you.

Sunglasses For Kids

Parents always want to protect their children from harm’s way. But sometimes they forget to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunglasses are an easy way to shield your child’s eyes from the sun and thus prevent certain eye diseases.

6 Ways To Maintain Eye Health If You’re Over 50

As we age our eyes start to change, but that doesn’t mean you have to struggle with declining vision. Find out what you can do to maintain eye health after the age of 50.

Back-To-School: Why Eye Exams Are More Important Than Ever

Although COVID is still present in our lives, we are slowly returning to a semi-normal life. With so many disruptions this past year, the one thing that should be consistent is your child's back-to-school eye evaluations.

What Causes Eye Twitching?

An eye twitch can develop for a number of reasons and last from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the cause. Most eye twitches are mild and will go away on their own as soon as the underlying cause is resolved. Find out what may be causing your eye to twitch and what you can do to relieve it.

Does Your Child Really Have Vision Issues?

Child squinting, or holding objects unusually close or far away from his or her eyes? Children's eye exams in Flagstaff, AZ.

Is It Really That Bad to Sleep or Shower In Contact Lenses?

If you wear contact lenses, you likely appreciate the freedom it provides. But did you know that wearing contact lenses in water or while sleeping can damage your eyes?

Back-To-School Eye Exams | A Smart Way To Start The School Year

Whether or not your child wears glasses, now is the time to have their eyes checked! Good vision is essential for learning and succeeding in school, so bring your child in for a comprehensive eye exam before the new school year begins.

What Eye Drops Are Best For My Eyes?

Choosing the right eye drops to relieve dry eye syndrome can be a real challenge, as there are several brands and products on the market. Learn all about the types of artificial tears available and start feeling better today.

Does My Child Need Blue Light Glasses?

Do blue light glasses really work? Read on to learn what science has to say about blue light and whether your child may benefit from a pair of blue light glasses.

Can I Wear Contacts with Astigmatism?

People with astigmatism can wear contact lenses, but finding the best lenses for their eyes can be tricky. Learn about the types of lenses that provide clear and comfortable vision for those with astigmatism.

What Is A Digital Eye Exam?

Eye Doctor In Flagstaff Digital eye exams allow the optometrist to detect changes to your eyes faster and with greater accuracy. Eye conditions can now be detected earlier, resulting in improved treatment, thanks to new and improved digital equipment. What Is a Digital Eye Exam? You've probably already had a...

7 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses are so much more than an accessory. They can lower your risk of developing dangerous eye diseases, and can keep you looking younger and seeing clearly, no matter how bright it is outside. Read on to discover the many benefits associated with wearing shades.

Why Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive To Light?

Since blue eyes contain very little melanin — a pigment that helps block out light, including the sun’s harmful UV rays and blue light — they often feel more sensitive to bright light. Find out more.

Is It Time for New Glasses?

There comes a time when you need to say goodbye to your old pair of glasses and replace it with a new one. Get a new pair of eyeglasses that incorporates the newest technology to significantly increase your clarity and comfort levels.

Childhood Myopia Is in Crisis Mode on a Global Scale

More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Find out what myopia is and how to prevent it from progressing

Can I Swim With Contact Lenses?

Though swimming in contact lenses may be tempting, it can lead to infection and redness. Read on to discover how you can see clearly when swimming without compromising on eye health.

Discover the Right Lenses for Your Lifestyle

At Eye Care Associates, our optometric team works with you to find the perfect frames and lenses to match your lifestyle.

Is Your Teen Ready To Wear Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses can be a great choice for teens needing vision correction. If your teens have been asking you for contact lenses, you may want to read on to determine if they’re ready.

Why Are Dilated Eye Exams So Important?

Dilated eye exams make it possible for eye doctors to better assess your eye health and are the only way to detect certain eye diseases.

5 Reasons You Need Prescription Sports Sunglasses

Do you play sports outdoors? Here are 5 compelling reasons to wear prescription sports sunglasses.

Multifocal Contact Lenses For People Over 40

Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.

Eye Exams Can Reveal These 5 Health Issues!

Visiting your eye doctor regularly is important for good eye health. But did you know it can also be good for your overall health? Find out what general health issues your eye doctor may uncover during a comprehensive eye exam.

Should My Baby Wear Sunglasses Sometimes?

As adults, we know to protect our eyes from the sun with sunglasses, yet many parents don’t realize that their baby’s eyes are especially prone to sun damage.

Frequently Asked Questions on Eyeglasses

Eye exams & Optical Store in Flagstaff, AZ. Answers to some of the most common eye care and vision questions.

Why Does Bono Always Wear His Signature Shades?

Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.

How To Care For Your Glasses

Here are some basic tips to keep your glasses in optimal condition and increase their lifespan.

How Can You Tell If Your Baby Has a Vision Problem?

Knowing whether your baby’s vision is healthy can be difficult— but not impossible. Here are some telltale signs of vision problems in babies and toddlers.

What Are Eye Allergies?

If you’ve ever had watery, itchy, red eyes, you know what it’s like to have eye allergies. Learn more about eye allergies — what they are and how we can help you attain long-lasting relief.

What You Should Know About Eye Herpes

Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.

What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a primary cause of preventable vision loss and blindness among adults in North America. Early detection is crucial. Fortunately, your eye doctor can detect...

Macular Degeneration – What Is It?

Macular degeneration is a vision-threatening eye disease that many people experience as they age. It affects the macula — an area of the retina that is responsible for clear central vision. Learn more about macular degeneration and what symptoms to look out for.

3 Reasons To Wear Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses offer the right prescription for your eyes as well as sun protection. Here are 3 reasons why prescription sunglasses are a must for anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses.

Are You Susceptible To Vision Loss?

Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases, and discover what an eye doctor can do to help.

Contact Lenses Wear & Care Do’s and Don’ts

If you wear contact lenses, here are our top “do’s and don’ts” of wearing and caring for your lenses.

What Are The Main Causes Of Blindness?

Here we discuss the main causes of blindness, and explain what you can do to reduce your chances of severe vision loss.

How Sleep Apnea Affects The Eyes

Did you know that some eye conditions are associated with sleep apnea? According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, and Health Canada reports similar prevalence. It's a sleep disorder where people stop breathing — often multiple times per night — while sleeping. If...

Is Your Face Mask Causing Dry Eye Syndrome?

If you’ve developed dry eye syndrome while wearing a face mask, you know just how uncomfortable the condition can be. Between now and your eye doctor appointment, there are a few things you can do to minimize your dry eye symptoms.

5 Sunglasses Trends Worth Knowing

Sunglasses aren’t only an accessory. They’re a necessity. Looking good is all well and fun, but protecting your eyes should be your main priority. When buying sunglasses, combine fashion with practicality.

3 Benefits of Anti-Glare Coating

Glare refers to the excessive brightness caused by direct or reflected light. It can cause eye strain, digital eye strain (when using a computer, for example), halos, and headaches. Glare can also reduce visibility, making it unsafe to drive.  Anti-glare coating, also known as anti-reflective (AR) coating, is a thin...

What Are The Top Benefits To Wearing Computer Glasses?

We spend countless hours of our lives staring at screens. But all this screen time comes at a price, commonly causing headaches, eye strain, insomnia and, according to some studies, damage to the retina. What are blue light glasses and can they prevent or alleviate these problems? Read on to find out!

What You Should Know About Night Blindness

If you don't see well while driving at night, there's a chance you have night blindness. Night blindness, or nyctalopia, is the inability to see well at night or in dim lighting. It's not considered an eye disease, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem.   Our eye doctor can...

Give Your Valentine a SPEC-tacular New Look This Year!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you still don’t have a gift? Consider getting them a pair of designer sunglasses they'll love!

Try These 5 Home Remedies For Dry Eye Syndrome

Do your eyes burn or feel gritty? You may have dry eye syndrome. While home remedies can help relieve your dry eye symptoms, it’s important to have your eye doctor diagnose and treat the condition. Here are 5 home remedies to help make your eyes feel more comfortable until you can visit your eye doctor.

6 Contact Lens Tips for Winter Weather

Harsh winter weather can irritate your eyes — especially if you wear contacts. Here are some tips to make contact lens wearing hassle-free this winter.

Are Contact Lenses Safe For Young Children?

It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about contact lenses for the younger demographic.

5 Reasons to Buy Blue Light Glasses In-Store

There are many benefits to buying blue light glasses. The lenses keep you from experiencing eye strain, headaches and other side effects of blue light exposure. However, there's a lot of guesswork and uncertain outcomes when buying them online.

Glaucoma & Your Eye Health What You Need To Know

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month! Here’s what you ought to know about glaucoma and discover how an eye exam could help save your vision.

6 Common Myths About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a lot of information out there on glaucoma, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to learn to discover the REAL facts.

Flexible Spending Accounts & Vision Benefits

New Year, New Benefits! Flexible Spending Accounts & Vision Benefits. Start the new year by learning how to use your FSA and HSA benefits for your next eye exam.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Eyes in 2021

Every year people make New Year’s resolutions that involve a positive change in their lives. One of your resolutions should include maintaining healthy eyes.

Why It’s Important to Wear Sunglasses, Even In The Winter!

Wearing sunglasses in the winter can protect your eyes from sun damage, lower your risk of eye disease, and prevent a condition called snow blindness... Make sure to wear a high-quality pair of 100% UV-blocking sunglasses whenever outdoors this winter

The Importance of Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests to ensure you get the right prescription and the proper fit.

How Sugar Affects Your Eyes Health

Diabetic retinopathy is a sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise you on how to reduce your risk of developing it.

5 Ways to Set Up Your Home Computer to Reduce Eye Strain

For many of us, using a computer is part of our daily lives, and our eyes are paying the price: more than half the people who use computers experience eye strain, according to recent data. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize digital eye strain while working at your computer.

Top 5 Holiday Gifts for People Who Wear Glasses

How time flies — the holiday season is just around the corner! Here are 5 eye-friendly gift-giving ideas for family, friends or colleagues who wear eyeglasses that can help them keep their vision clear and bright.

8 Ways Your Eyes Change With Age

The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading glasses and when to visit the eye doctor.

3 Reasons to Avoid Buying Cheap Glasses

It is important to not skimp on quality when buying eyeglasses. Furthermore, buying cheap glasses without a thorough eye exam may have lasting effects on your eyes.

Protect Your Eyes From Vision Loss: Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage and reduce the risk of developing it.

Thanksgiving – A Time to Give Gratitude for Sight

This Thanksgiving, be thankful for your eyesight by taking care of your eyes. Proper eye care can help maintain eye health and prevent vision problems in the future.

Are Eye Problems More Common in Women Than Men?

Women have a higher chance of developing eye conditions and diseases. Read on to learn why, and how an eye doctor can help.

Use It Or Lose It | Why You Should Use Your Eye Care Benefits Now

Don’t let your yearly Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) vision benefits expire with the start of the new year! Here’s why you should act now and schedule your eye exam.

New To Contact Lenses? Here Are Our Top 5 Tips!

If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.

Dangerous Halloween Makeup Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Applying Halloween eye makeup can be tricky. Follow these costume eye-makeup guidelines to avoid infection and other eye conditions.

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.

Eye Health Benefits of Eating Pumpkin

Go ahead and grab a slice of pumpkin pie and a cup of pumpkin latte as you discover how pumpkins support healthy eyes and vision.

Beware of Eye Infections – Eye Makeup & Decorative Contact Lenses

Have fun this Halloween but be informed about common eye infections. At Eye Care Associates we care about eye safety while partaking in good-spirited fun.

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!

Risks Of Decorative Contact Lenses

Decorative contact lenses are a fun way to transform into your character on Halloween! But be sure to purchase your contacts from a reliable source — with a valid prescription for contact lenses from an eye doctor — to avoid the risks of infection, corneal abrasion, and other eye problems.

Can You Limit Blue Light Exposure?

Can You Limit Blue Light Exposure? Read on to find out.

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive myopia”. Our eye doctors can help.

Can Pregnancy Cause Blurred Vision?

Did you know that blurred vision can be tied to pregnancy? Read on to learn why and how eye doctors can help with your eye care during pregnancy.

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

You’ve likely experienced occasional visual “floaters” or flashes and may have wondered what they were and if they’re a cause for concern. They look like tiny lines, shapes, shadows, or specks that appear to be drifting in the visual field. More often than not, seeing floaters is a normal occurrence...

5 Coolest Sunglass Trends For Fall 2020

Just because the weather may be starting to cool down doesn’t mean your eyes no longer need protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s our list of the 5 most stylish ways to protect your eyes this fall.

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that can help you relax your eyes and find relief.

Increasing Screen Time? It’s Time For An Eye Exam

Annual eye exams are important for students of all ages, especially for those who learn online.

What Are Trifocal Lenses?

Trifocal lenses correct near vision, intermediate vision, and distance vision without having to wear multiple pairs of eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Back to School – Tween’s and Teen’s Eye Care

Summer 2020 is halfway over! Schedule a comprehensive eye exam or update update your eyeglasses in our optical store in Flagstaff.

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.

Best Reasons to Buy From Your Local Optometrist Instead of Online

While purchasing glasses online may seem more convenient or frugal, there are several reasons why buying eyewear from local optometrists is the better option.

Back To School: Virtual Classrooms and Your Child’s Vision

With online schooling becoming more prevalent, some parents wonder how learning in a virtual classroom will affect their child’s eyes. Read on to learn more about why an eye exam should be your first step in preserving your child’s eye health in this new digital age.

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear throughout the day. Below are a few strategies to help you prevent your eyeglasses from fogging up when wearing a mask. But First, Why Do...

Should I Get Eyeglasses If Only One Eye Has Blurred Vision?

It's fairly common for people to experience blurred vision in a single eye. While in many cases it's a simple refractive error that requires vision correction, at times it may indicate a more serious issue.

When Should You See An Eye Doctor?

Certain eye problems warrant a visit to the eye doctor. The sooner your eyes are treated, the higher your chances of preventing any long-term ocular damage.

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV coatings become less effective.

Eye Exams Are Important Even With 20/20 Vision

If you have 20/20 vision, you may think that visiting the eye doctor isn't a priority. However, only a comprehensive eye evaluation can detect underlying vision problems and overall health concerns.

6 Signs You May Need Glasses

Many people don't realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they've gone years without glasses and haven't noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or they’ve noticed a change, but put off a visit to an eye doctor. Regardless of whether you’re experiencing problems, make an appointment with Dr. Grimh...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a new, fresh pair is inserted the next morning. Used properly, dailies promote eye health, and they’re comfortable and convenient.   Despite the...

Useful Eye Care Tips

By caring for your eyes, you not only ensure your visual acuity is up-to-date. You can also prevent a variety of sight-threatening ocular diseases.

Can I Get Sunglasses With Progressive Lenses?

If you wear bifocal or progressive eyeglasses, progressive sunglasses offer an excellent solution for spending time outdoors. With progressive sunglasses, you’ll not only see better in the sun and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, you will no longer have to switch between glasses and sunglasses

Are Mirrored Sunglasses More Than Just a Trend?

Mirrored sunglasses are popular for a reason. They're not only stylish, but also offer UV protection and dramatically reduce glare. Curious to find out more? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about mirrored lenses.

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way to evaluate your vision or get an eyeglass or contact lens prescription, as these tests can be administered using your computer, tablet, or smartphone from...

Did You Know That 20% of People Sleep With Their Eyes Open?

1 in 5 people sleep with their eyes open. Known as nocturnal lagophthalmos, this condition can interfere with sleep and cause people to wake up with dry, irritated, red eyes. What is it? And can it be treated at Eye Care Associates? Read on to find out!

 

Routine Eye Exams are Back

Optometrists are slowly reopening their practices to offer routine services like eye exams for contact lenses, glasses, and eye surgery. This time around they will be implementing the strictest health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on to find out what to expect on your next visit.

COVID-19 Office Updates

Thank you so much for your patience over the past few months. We are EXCITED to announce that we are now scheduling patients for routine exams and have returned to a more normal schedule. We will, however, continue to have special requirements for our patients and our team members due...

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily shuttered their businesses due to the pandemic, while others began to offer emergency appointment services and telehealth.  As mandatory restrictions begin to lift in many locations, optometrists are beginning to open...

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye emergency call your Flagstaff optometrist first.

Computer Lenses – Blue Light & Digital Eye Strain

Exposure to blue light from digital devices and computer screens can cause digital eye strain. Ask us about the best computer glasses solution for you.

Best Eye Hygiene Tips

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in full-swing, it's important to practice good eye hygiene because eyes are a portal for infectious diseases. Implement these 4 important eye hygiene practices to help you stay safe and healthy.

The Power of Tears

Tears flush out toxins, provide vital oxygen and nutrients to our eyes, and, among countless other benefits, ensure that our eyes remain lubricated and healthy. Read on to learn more about the composition of tears and how they benefit not only our eyes, but also our general well-being.

Corona Virus Updates

Protecting our Patients from Coronavirus We appreciate your patience as we continue to follow the recommendation of the CDC and the American Optometric Association to reduce our services to urgent/emergency eye care only. We understand this is necessary to help keep our staff and community safe from the COVID-19 virus...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

We all instinctively rub our eyes, whether we're tired, our eyes are itchy or when something gets stuck in them. However, did you know that doing so poses a threat to your eye health and can potentially lead you to contract COVID-19? Read on to learn why eye doctors instruct people to avoid rubbing their eyes.

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical care through digital medical equipment and telecommunications technology, such as online videos accessible through smart phones and tablets. This allows patients to easily receive screenings,...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens can cause computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, in certain people. While not serious, this condition can be very uncomfortable, potentially causing: Headaches Eyestrain...

COVID-19 –  What Constitutes an Eye Care Emergency? 

An eye care emergency is defined as medical care for conditions requiring prompt medical attention due to a sudden change in ocular or visual health.

6 Ways To Bid Dry Eyes Goodbye

Eye Doctor in Flagstaff, AZ Dry, itchy, and irritated eyes are no fun. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a multifactorial condition that is generally caused by poor tear quality, insufficient tears, allergies, or other irritants. The symptoms of DES can range from slightly uncomfortable to debilitating and can include: Dryness...

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to our eyes, nose, and mouth? This is because viruses — as well as bacteria —  are easily transferred from our surroundings to our hands and...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their hands, practicing social distancing, and not touching their nose, mouth, or eyes. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that the eyes play an...

Top 5 Tips To Manage Eye Allergies This Spring

Eye Doctor in Flagstaff, AZ With spring just around the corner, there’s no better time to learn about managing those uncomfortable eye allergy symptoms that pop up when the weather gets warmer. While eye allergy symptoms can negatively affect quality of life, they are often treatable. If you or a...

Frames That Match Your Style – Eyewear Trends 2020!

Optical Store & Eye Care in Flagstaff, AZ Whether you prefer a pair of bold and bright frames or something more elegant and subtle, the trending eyeglass frames of 2020 offer something for everyone. The Trendiest Eyeglasses of 2020 White or translucent frames are some of the most popular eyewear...

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff are safe is our top priority.  We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your eyes can cause a condition called "digital eye strain" (DES) or "computer vision syndrome" (CVS). Symptoms include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign shining a spotlight on the importance of fitness and good nutrition. However, despite the public’s knowledge of obesity’s effects on...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether at home or travelling on a winter-weather get-away.  Before you let your children run outside to build the most adorable snowman or fling themselves onto...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye conditions that diabetics are at risk for developing: cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. To prevent these sight-threatening diseases, it's important to control your blood sugar...

Emergency Eye Care and Eye Injuries

We can’t stress this enough – call Eye Care Associates to have Dr. Grimh examine your eye injury. When you call, make sure to tell us about the injury and please ask any questions you may have.

What Does a Scratched Eye Feel Like?

At Eye Care Associates in Flagstaff, Dr. Grimh is qualified to treat eye emergencies such as scratches eyes. Call 928-774-7949 today if you need more information.

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses, including: diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. It is not unusual for people to come in for an eye exam just to check their eyesight...

Are There Different Types of Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are often prescribed according to lifestyle and eye condition. Our eye doctor and professional eye care staff at Eye Care Associates in Flagstaff will happily help you choose comfortable contact lenses. Call 928-774-7949 today.

Why Makeup & Eyeglasses Look Gorgeous Together

Come by Eye Care Associates, the best optical store in Flagstaff to check out our vast selection of designer eyeglasses to rock with your makeup.

Why Own More Than One Pair of Eyeglasses

Optical Store - Prescription Eyeglasses - Eye Exams in Flagstaff, AZ How many pairs of shoes do you own? While that answer largely depends on your particular lifestyle, chances are you own at least 5 pairs of shoes. You wouldn’t wear dressy shoes to the gym or your running shoes...

Frames For Eyeglasses Depending On Your Skin Tone

Optical Store & Eye Care in Flagstaff, AZ Your face shape can help you identify your ideal frame style. Once you've found the perfect frame for your features, it's time to pick the most flattering color! Your skin, hair color, and eye color all play a role in determining which...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

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 protect your eyes for...

The Effects of Wildfire Smoke on your Eyes

Have your eyes been watering, itchy or gritty feeling during these past few days? It may be due to the effects of wildfire smoke on your eyes. Smoke can cause your eyes to feel dry or watery. Other symptoms you may be experiencing are burning, redness or itchiness. Smoke consists...

What does your FEB31st look like?

Donna is sporting her new custom made Feb31st glasses with Chemistry Clips, and RAINBOWS!  They look AMAZING on her!!! FEB31st is both economically sustainable and ethically sound. They are aware of, and care about, their surroundings and the environment. FEB31st is genuinely eco-friendly. As a company, they’ve recognized the growing...

Feb31st Unboxing!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8g43RAhT2c&t=39s Unboxing time!!! ? February 31st wooden frames are hand made in Italy, and designed only for you! Although February 31st doesn’t exist on the calendar, it does exist exclusively in our office! ?? Watch this video to see what Rebecca’s February 31st looks like! ?...

Eye Care Associates works to reduce local contact lens waste… By KAITLIN OLSON, Sun Staff Reporter

Photo credit, of Chris McQuivey, OD holding disposable blister packs, goes to Jake Bacon of the Arizona Daily Sun. Even contact lenses can – and should – be recycled, says Dr. Chris McQuivey of Eye Care Associates. The local practice has partnered with Bausch and Lomb, a Canadian eye health...
Here it is, our gift to you ?... THE BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR!!! Our entire optical boutique is BUY ONE GET ONE 1/2 OFF!!! ? Mix and match frames, sun glasses, and contact lenses! ? Give the gift of fashionable vision to yourself and your loved ones this holiday...

Help save the world one contact lens at a time!

Your efforts to recycle contact lenses and packaging via traditional ways typically won’t work—often, the blister packs are too small, get filtered out, and end up as landfill waste. Recycle used contact lenses and blister packaging at our practice—learn more at BauschRecycles.com. Eye Care Associates is Flagstaff's official contact lens recycling...

Dr McQuivey takes 2nd place in the Silverton Ultra Marathon!

Shout out to Dr Chris McQuivey, who took 2nd place in the Silverton Ultra Marathon! ???‍♂️ ?The 1st place finisher broke a course record! Sounds like it was an amazing race. We are SO proud of you! (video credits go to @samcquivey... thanks for capturing this for us!) ??? https://www.facebook.com/ecaflagstaff/videos/2071923309726568/4C3A7EE6-45B2-4490-90EC-9D119644C060 /wp-content/uploads/sites/2307/2018/08/4C3A7EE6-45B2-4490-90EC-9D119644C060.mp4...

Did you kow that vision problems in children are often misdiagnosed as learning disabilities? Read our new blog post to learn how to identify the symptoms

Don’t Let Vision Problems Go Undiagnosed Unfortunately, many children with undiagnosed vision problems can be diagnosed with a learning disability instead. They then get treated for a condition they don’t have, while their vision remains uncorrected. Up to 80 percent of a child’s learning is done visually, so an undiagnosed vision problem is...

Introducing our newest independent frame line, FEB31st!

There is no February 31st in the calendar. FEB31st is an Italian firm whose story is based on the vision and tenacity of three entrepreneurs and has grown and spread throughout the world. Its founders wanted a reliable form of light manufacturing, open to innovation and flexibility in the face...

AHOY to Summer Children’s Health and Wellness Fair

We had an amazing opportunity to join North Country HealthCare last Saturday, April 28th, for the Ahoy to Summer Children’s Health & Wellness Fair! Hosted at the Flagstaff Aquaplex, this event was free and open to the public; families, with children of all ages, came to explore the fun summer...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be...