Are online eye tests any good?

Are online eye tests any good?

Have you considered getting online eye tests? The idea of being able to get an eyeglass prescription and buy glasses without a trip to the eye doctor may sound appealing. Before ditching the traditional eye exams, there are a few things you need to know! Online Eye...
Prevent Glaucoma: Regular Eye Exams

Prevent Glaucoma: Regular Eye Exams

Did you know, half of Americans with glaucoma don’t know they have it? Glaucoma is often called a silent thief of sight because the early stages often have no symptoms. In the US glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye...
What Is Dry Eye?

What Is Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of moisture and lubrication of the eyes. Your eye’s tears keep the surface of the eye moist and lubricated, as well as washing away dust, debris, and other microorganisms. What causes dry eye? Typically dry eye occurs...
Vision Development and Children

Vision Development and Children

Childhood is a critical time for vision development. Nearly 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually. Arguably making vision the most important of the five senses. Visual skills start developing during pregnancy and continue to evolve and develop as...
Vision Changes As You Age

Vision Changes As You Age

As we age, our bodies experience declines in overall performance, including the performance of our eyes. The age-related vision changes become more noticeable as we reach age 60 and older. Some vision changes are entirely normal and do not indicate disease, whereas...
Smoking and Your Vision

Smoking and Your Vision

Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body, including your eyes. It is the most significant preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. If you smoke, you have a higher risk of developing several eye diseases. Cataracts Cataracts are a...
Screen Time and Children

Screen Time and Children

Screen time is the amount of time a person spends staring at digital displays including computers, tablets, smartphones, and TVs. In our modern and technology-focused world children are spending time on digital displays for educational and recreational purposes....
Who Gets Macular Degeneration?

Who Gets Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula, the small central area of the eye that controls visual acuity. Typically developing macular degeneration is a slow, painless vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Macular degeneration is often...
Corrective Eye Surgery Basics

Corrective Eye Surgery Basics

Corrective eye surgery can address a number of eye problems. Most people have heard of laser eye surgery to eliminate the need for prescription glasses. As the procedure has gotten easier and less expensive, more people are opting for things like LASIK and telling...
Nutrition and Your Eyes

Nutrition and Your Eyes

The foods you eat and the dietary supplements you take affect your overall health and the health of your eyes. Nutrition and your eyes are linked together and can help prevent certain eye diseases along with other health problems. Healthy Foods Choosing healthy foods...
The doctors and staff at Ecenbarger Eye Care are excited to be seeing patients again! For your safety and peace of mind, we have instituted recommendations from the CDC to protect you from coronavirus. This includes reducing the number of people allowed in the office at the same time, disinfecting the exam rooms and common areas between each patient, and requiring masks for patients and staff. Through the duration of May, we are performing eye exams and service by appointment only. You will be required to check in from the parking lot and wait in your car until you can be ushered directly to your appointment. Reach us via our main phone line (616-532-2020) Monday-Thursday 9 AM - 4 PM and Friday 9 AM - Noon. If you need us outside of those hours, please follow the instructions on the answering machine.