What is LASIK and is it for you


You’ve probably heard people talk about LASIK and you may even know someone (joining 30 million others) who has had the procedure performed. However, you’re still not sure what it is and you’re wondering if you are a candidate. We are here to help! WHAT LASIK IS LASIK (Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) is an innovative form of eye surgery. It uses a laser to reshape […]

5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes

5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes

Eye Protection 101 With eyesight being so important, questions abound about what can damage your eyes and what you can do to protect them. To help you know how to keep your eyes healthy, we answer five of the most commonly asked questions. Q1: WILL READING IN DIM LIGHTING WORSEN MY VISION? Dim lighting will not damage your eyesight. However, it will tire your eyes out more quickly. The best […]

What You Can Do About Allergies

What you can do about allergies

YOU ARE NOT ALONE More than one-third of the population struggles with allergies. People who have allergies are often quick to seek help for symptoms such as sneezing, sniffling and nasal congestion. However, allergies can affect the eyes as well. If you are one of the millions of Americans with eye allergies, then you know […]

Cataracts: What You Need To Know

What Are Cataracts? Cataracts are a medical condition where the crystalline lens in the eye becomes cloudy, yellowed or opaque. What are some of the known causes of cataracts? Cataracts can occur for a number of reasons including age (most common), eye trauma, smoking, alcohol consumption, genetics, UV exposure, diabetes, steroid use, or other drug […]

Top 3 Reasons to get a yearly eye exam from your local optometrist

At Springfield Family Vision, we have 3 goals: To help you see better, look better and feel better. #1 See Better. We will ensure that you are wearing the correct prescription and eyeglass lens or contact lens product that you need for your lifestyle and activities. We are perfectionists and believe that the better we […]

Diabetic Retinopathy and Vision Care for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you already know the importance of managing your blood sugar and maintaining a healthy weight. But what about your eyes? People with diabetes face a higher risk of blindness, and there are many diabetic eye problems that can cause blurred vision and other impairments. The good news is that with regular […]

Get Help for These Common Vision Problems in Children

Vision is much more than seeing 20/20 on a distance chart. It can be discouraging being told that your child’s eyes are fine, but you know there is still a problem in school performance. Did you know that 80% of a child’s learning is through the eyes? From reading, writing, and taking notes, to working […]

What Should You Do About Dry Eye?

Do your eyes frequently feel dry and irritated? Do you find yourself blinking aggressively to try and produce more tears? If so, you may be one of millions of people with dry eye disease, one of the most common, yet underdiagnosed, eye conditions in the world. One survey found that 48% of U.S. adults regularly […]

Are You Protecting Your Eyes from Sun Damage?

During this summer we want you to have tons of fun in the sun but you have to protect those eyes! You may already know that too much exposure to UV light can do a number on your skin, causing problems like wrinkles and even melanomas. But you also need to know that too much […]