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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...

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.

What are the benefits of Blue Light 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!

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.

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.

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...

What Are Eye Allergies?

Eye Doctor in Flagstaff, AZ Eye allergies, also called “allergic conjunctivitis,” are the eyes’ response to environmental irritants and allergens. Their symptoms range in severity from uncomfortable to debilitating but fortunately are often treatable. If you suspect you have eye allergies, speak with Dr. Grimh about finding lasting relief. Understanding...

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...
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