HOW TO DEAL WITH EYE ALLERGIES IN PORTLAND

RELIEF FROM EYE ALLERGIES We are asked often about how to maintain healthy eyes as the seasons change. Similar to your overall health, there are plenty of steps you can take to maintain healthy eyes in changing environments. Being aware of how the environment affects your body is an important step. Changing seasons is one [...]

By |2017-10-04T14:49:01+00:00October 4th, 2017|Contact Lens, Disease, Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Medical, Optometry|Comments Off on HOW TO DEAL WITH EYE ALLERGIES IN PORTLAND

WHAT CAUSES DRY EYES?

What Causes Dry Eyes? For patients with dry eye syndrome, their tear glands that moisturize the eye don’t produce enough tears, or their tears have a chemical composition that causes them to evaporate too quickly.  Lacrimal glands are located above each eyeball and they continuously supply tear fluid that's wiped across the surface of your [...]

By |2017-10-04T07:21:38+00:00October 4th, 2017|Contact Lens, Disease, Eye Health, Medical, Optometry|Comments Off on WHAT CAUSES DRY EYES?

HOW TO SAFELY VIEW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN PORTLAND, OREGON

On Monday, August, 21, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across all of North America. If you are in Portland, Oregon you will be able to see a 99% solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon blocks any part of the Sun. The map below shows the path of [...]

By |2017-08-15T11:34:28+00:00August 15th, 2017|Eye Health, Medical, Optometry, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOW TO SAFELY VIEW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IN PORTLAND, OREGON

What is dry eye syndrome and what are the signs and symptoms for dry eyes?

What is dry eye syndrome and what are the signs and symptoms for dry eyes? What is dry eye? Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. In addition, inflammation of the surface of the eye may occur along [...]

By |2017-10-04T08:43:25+00:00October 18th, 2016|Contact Lens, Disease, Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Medical, Optometry|Comments Off on What is dry eye syndrome and what are the signs and symptoms for dry eyes?

Why are Maui Jim sunglasses better than the rest?

Maui Jim Sunglasses are better than the rest? Maui Jim are known for delivering some of the best sunglasses on the market today. If you are looking for Maui Jim sunglasses in Portland Oregon, you should strongly consider going to Eye Department in the authorized Maui Jim stockist in SW Portland, Oregon so that [...]

By |2017-06-27T15:13:20+00:00September 1st, 2016|Brands, Designer Frames, Eye Fashion, Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Eyewear, Sunglasses|Comments Off on Why are Maui Jim sunglasses better than the rest?

IS IT OK TO WEAR TORN OR RIPPED CONTACT LENSES?

IS IT OK TO WEAR TORN OR RIPPED CONTACT LENSES? It can be very frustrating when a contact lens tears or is damaged. A torn contact would be uncomfortable on your eyes but not only that, it may also cause harm to your eye. Do not attempt to insert the torn or damaged lens into [...]

By |2017-10-26T20:25:28+00:00March 31st, 2016|Contact Lens, Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Eyewear, Optometry, Treatment, Uncategorized|Comments Off on IS IT OK TO WEAR TORN OR RIPPED CONTACT LENSES?

What is the difference between a vision screening and an eye exam?

What’s the difference between a vision screening and an eye exam? There is a big difference between a vision screening and an eye exam. A vision screening is very basic and eye exams by Dr. Annie Bacon are very thorough. A vision screening is generally performed by a school nurse or pediatrician. According to American [...]

By |2016-06-22T05:10:47+00:00March 28th, 2016|Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Medical, Optometry, Treatment|Comments Off on What is the difference between a vision screening and an eye exam?

Pink Eye Facts

Pink Eye Facts  Pink eye is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults; about 3 million cases of pink eye occur in the United States each year. Treatment is not always needed and the course of treatment depends on the underlying cause. What is Pink Eye? Pink eye, also [...]

By |2016-03-17T08:36:52+00:00March 15th, 2016|Disease, Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Medical, Optometry, Treatment|Comments Off on Pink Eye Facts

Nine Habits for Healthy Eyes

Nine Habits for Healthy Eyes We are asked often about how to maintain healthy eyes as we age. Similar to your overall health, there are plenty of steps you can take to maintain healthy eyes. Aging is a natural process and one of the only guarantees in life. By making a conscious effort to maintain [...]

By |2016-03-15T12:25:12+00:00March 1st, 2016|Brands, Contact Lens, Disease, Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Medical, Optometry|Comments Off on Nine Habits for Healthy Eyes

How to take care of contact lenses

How to take care of contact lenses Dr. Annie Bacon and Eye Department in Portland, Oregon thoroughly enjoy working with contact lens patients in Portland, Oregon. It is important to understand how to take care of contact lenses. Contact lenses can be an excellent option or tool for many patients. Contact lenses are great for [...]

By |2016-03-21T14:14:07+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Brands, Contact Lens, Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Eyewear, New Arrivals, Optometry, Treatment|Comments Off on How to take care of contact lenses