Using tablets and e-readers before bedtime may harm sleep quality, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, performed at the Harvard School of Medicine, showed that people who used these devices within a few hours
Nearsightedness, also called Myopia, is when a person experiences blurred vision for far away distances and clear vision while reading up close. Farsightedness, also called Hyperopia, is when a person experiences clear vision for far away distances and blurred vision while
Optometrists have known for a long time that Dry Eye Disease damages the cornea, which is the front curved part of the eye that is responsible for a significant portion of the eye’s optical power. In a recent study, published in the December 2014 volume of Optometry and
Handwashing is something that most Americans know is important. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) we may not be doing handwashing correctly and/or often enough. Hands contaminated with germs are not only a threat to a person’s overall health, but
“What are these yellow spots on my eyes?” is a frequently asked question at Coastal Vision due to the popularity of outdoor lifestyles here in Hampton Roads. These yellowish, slightly raised spots on the white part of the eye are called Pinguecula (pin-ˈgwek-ye-la).
Through our eyes, we experience life. We can see sunsets, flowers, delicious food, and even a baby’s first smile. Why would we ever risk that? Here at Coastal Vision, we understand just how important your vision is. For that reason, we have made eye care our number one priority.
As optometrists, we often hear from patients who desire independence from corrective eyewear but have concerns about LASIK. Some patients may be hindered, restricted or bothered by glasses. Others may suffer from dry eyes interfering with contact lens wear. Other patients
For the entire month of November, bring in any article of cold weather clothing (jackets, blankets, scarves, gloves, etc) and receive a credit towards your out-of-pocket expenses at any of our Coastal Vision offices.
In 2013, Dr. Beach joined 3 other optometrists (Dr.’s Wang, Lin, and Nilsson) to form Coastal Vision. Under this new partnership, Clearview Eye Care was merged into the Coastal Vision umbrella. Clearview continues to operate at its original location near the corner of Kempsville
Ok, I admit I completely made up that statistic. But, personally, I do want patients to ask more questions about their vision and their ocular health. One of the things I enjoy most is a patient who presents some questions to me during the exam room encounter. Whether these