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Pediatric Eye Care

Pediatric Eye Exams Did you know that when you go see an eye doctor we already pretty much know your prescription before we ever ask you any questions? We are able to see a reflex off of the retina that allows us to evaluate the prescription without feedback. This is what we do for children who are unable to answer … Continue reading

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The Importance of Blinking

Did you know that almost 90% of patients with dry eyes have a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction? Did you know that this is severely impacted by a lack of blinking? Did you know that you blink less when you are concentrating, like when you are using a computer? Did you know there are exercises you can do to help … Continue reading

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Reading with Macular Degeneration

Do you or someone in your family suffer from a loss of vision due to macular degeneration? Has it stopped you from doing the things you have always loved to do, such as reading? If this sounds like you or someone you know than please know there may be options for you. Will you ever read as well as you … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about Eye Color

Facts about Eye Color The colored part of you eye is called the Iris. Eye color is inherited through genetics but it is not simply a mix of the mother and fathers eye colors. Most infants are born with blue eyes that can darken over time. The eye darkens with the presence of melanin-a pigment that darkens the iris color. … Continue reading

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Your child and reading: How well can he/she interpret visual information?

Is your child having difficulties in school with reading or in other areas? In some children, especially children struggling in school, the ability to process visual information is not well developed and this can cause a lot of difficulties for your child in school. There are ways to help the child to develop these skills and this can often lead … Continue reading

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Optical Illusions

Can you see the image in the photo?           Is it Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe? From close it appears to be Albert Einstein but move further away his mustache disappears and it looks like Marilyn Monroe.     Are these purple lines straight or curved? The lines are straight but the other lines give them … Continue reading

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Fun Facts about Animal Eyes

The largest eyeball on the planet is 18 inches wide, about the size of a large watermelon and it belongs to The Giant Squid.           An ant has only two eyes. But each eye contains lots of smaller eyes. This is called a “compound eye”.           Dogs can’t see the difference between … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Blinking

Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist. Also, if something is about to hit our eye, we will blink automatically. All creatures great and small blink – except for fish, snakes, and other animals without eyelids. Then there are some special creatures – perhaps most famously hamsters – that wink, blinking only one eye … Continue reading

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Coming Soon… COACH Eyewear!!

COACH Eyewear is coming to Eyes of New Mexico this month!  Please stay tuned for Coach’s arrival…

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