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

Portland Heat Wave Health Tips

One of the biggest hazards of heat waves is to health. People of all ages can suffer the effects of a heat wave, but the ill, very young, elderly, or overwieigh tend to be affected more severely. It is important to follow the warnings, advisory and health tips to stay healthy during these extreme heat [...]

By |2017-08-03T00:20:13+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Disease, EyeDepartment, Medical, Sunglasses, Treatment|Comments Off on Portland Heat Wave Health Tips

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?

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

Eye Care at Kralanh Referral Hospital, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Eye Care at Kralanh Referral Hospital, Siem Reap, Cambodia. As we drove up the dirt road up to Kralanh Referral Hospital near Siem Reap, I recognized the lines of people wearing white-gauze eye patches. I had seen many in the days leading up to this during pre-op evaluations. Most of the patients stayed the night [...]

By |2015-11-08T19:30:21+00:00February 6th, 2015|Disease, Eye Health, Medical, Optometry, Treatment|Comments Off on Eye Care at Kralanh Referral Hospital, Siem Reap, Cambodia

LASIK Portland Laser Eye Wet Lab

Portland Optometrist Annie Bacon - Eye Department eye care and eyewear Portland, Oregon LASIK Portland Laser Eye Surgery Center Wet-Lab Day I was recently invited by TLC Laser Eye Centers to attend a hands on LASIK surgery day at their Portland Laser Eye Surgery center and I loved it!  TLC opened up their wet lab [...]

By |2015-10-30T13:01:59+00:00September 18th, 2014|Eye Health, EyeDepartment, Medical, Treatment, Uncategorized|Comments Off on LASIK Portland Laser Eye Wet Lab