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Study Finds Half of Childhood Blindness Cases Could Have Been Prevented

A new study on blindness in children found that blindness could have been prevented in half the cases.

4 Ways To Maximize Your Vision Benefits Before 2023

Not sure how to use your vision benefits before they expire? Here are 4 tips to help you get the most out of your 2022...

Natural Remedies to Relieve Dry Eyes

Are you experiencing dry eyes? It may surprise you to learn that maqui berries, nuts and even caffeinated coffee can naturally help relieve some dry...

Wear Contact Lenses? Here’s How to Avoid Eye Infections

Although contact lenses are a convenient and comfortable alternative to eyeglasses, you can increase your risk of eye infections if you don't follow your eye doctor's...

Only 50% Of Parents Recognize The Dangers of Screen Time

How much do you know about the consequences of excessive screen time on your kids’ eyes? Read on to learn what science has to say,...

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing...

Why You Should Get Custom-Made Reading Glasses

If you’ve got age-related farsightedness (presbyopia), you might be tempted to buy a pair of over-the-counter (OTC) reading glasses. While OTC readers are cheap and...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – How Treatment Can Affect Your Vision

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we celebrate survivors as we alert patients to the potential effects of treatment on their eyes and vision.

How Does Blue Light Impact Your Sleep?

Do you look at digital screens during the course of your day? If you do, you’re being exposed to blue light rays. The best way...

Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s...

What Does Lack of Sleep Do to Your Eyes?

While we all know that we should get a good-night’s rest, you may not know how important it is for your eye health! Read on...

Is It Okay To Wear Expired Contact Lenses?

Did you know that contact lenses can expire? Well, they can. Wearing contacts past their expiration date - or longer than their prescribed time -...

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's...

Back To School: 3 Ways Your Child Can Avoid Digital Eye Strain | Kosnoski Eye Care

With the new school year starting, digital eye strain is a real concern for many kids. Fortunately, Kosnoski Eye Care in Federal Way is here...

Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready For The New School Year?

Here’s why every child should visit an optometrist for an eye exam before the start of the new school year. And if your child has myopia...

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call Kosnoski Eye Care without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of...

How Hot Weather Affects Your Contact Lenses

Worried about how summer weather affects your contact lenses? Don’t be! Just follow these simple guidelines to keep your eyes safe and healthy in warm...

4 Eye Conditions Linked To Sun Exposure

Before you head outdoors, grab your UV-blocking sunglasses and sun hat to protect your eyes from these 4 eye conditions.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without...

What Lens Color Is Best For Sunglasses?

In the market for stylish new shades but aren’t sure which lens tint to choose? We’re here to help.

5 Reasons We Love Photochromic Lenses

Tired of switching between regular glasses and sunglasses? Photochromic lenses darken when you’re outside and lighten when you’re indoors—all the while providing full UV protection....

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so...

Should Your Baby Wear Sunglasses?

Sunglasses aren’t just for grown-ups. Babies need them too. Shield your baby’s developing eyes and sensitive eyelids from the sun with protective sunglasses.

Contact Lens Stuck In Your Eye? Don’t Panic!

Getting your contact lens stuck in your eye is a common occurrence. Fortunately, ​contact lenses cannot permanently get lost behind your eyes, so no need...

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help...

6 Eye-Healthy Habits For Kids

Here are 6 habits to help your child keep their eyes and vision healthy.

What Your Eyes Reveal About Heart and Cardiovascular Health

Blood vessels in your eyes can tell your eye doctor a lot about your cardiovascular health. That’s why regular comprehensive eye exams and medical exams are so...

Should I Go To the ER For an Eye Emergency?

Do you know where to go and what to do in case of an eye emergency? Here you’ll learn why a trip to the eye doctor...

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

Most Eye Injuries Can Be Prevented With Protective Eyewear

Accidents happen, but an estimated 90% of eye injuries can be prevented with a durable pair of safety glasses or goggles.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Seniors

With age comes a greater risk of eye disease, which is why regular eye exams are so important. If you’re over 60 and haven’t had...

What Are Blue Light Glasses?

If you spend much of your day staring at a screen, you may be paying a price. Digital devices emit blue light, which can cause...

Could Working From Home Be Hurting Your Vision?

Working at home has many benefits, but it can also trigger computer-related eye strain. Here are some proven ways to reduce digital eye strain, whether...

When Buying Reading Glasses — Does Price Matter?

Prescription reading glasses prescribed by your eye doctor are more expensive than the ones you’d find at your local drugstore. But here’s why you may want...

Here’s How To Choose The Perfect Pair Of Glasses!

Choosing a new pair of glasses is a lot like shopping for a new pair of shoes. They need to be stylish and comfortable. Here...

What Exactly is an Eye Chart?

At some point in our lives, we've all had our eyes examined using an eye chart – whether during a school screening or at the...

Protect Your Eyes This Spring by Adopting These 5 Habits

It’s spring! Here are 5 tips to keep your eyes safe and comfortable as the warm weather sets in.

Could Your Sudden Vision Problems Be Related to Stress?

A growing body of research suggests that emotional stress can negatively affect your eye health and vision. Learn how to recognize the signs of visual...

Bloodshot Eyes – Should You Be Concerned?

Bloodshot eyes can be harmless, but may also be a sign of an underlying eye condition.

Concerned About Macular Degeneration? – Here Are 6 Tips to Lower your Risk

Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss. Here are 6 ways to help lower your risk of developing this sight-threatening condition.

These 6 Habits Can Damage Your Eyes and Vision

Even small daily habits can impact the health of our eyes. Avoiding the following behaviors can help preserve your vision.

How Well Do Your Glasses Fit?

If your glasses don’t fit well, it’s not just uncomfortable. Glasses that are too tight, too loose or don’t sit properly can also affect your...

Choose the Perfect Sunglasses for Men

Sunglasses can pull your look together and shield your eyes from hazardous UV rays. Take the time to choose shades that mesh with your look...

8 Tips to Reduce Eye Strain Caused by Digital Screens

Spending time each day on a digital device puts you at risk of computer vision syndrome (CVS), a condition that causes eye strain, eye fatigue,...

What’s Your Optometrist Role in Cataract Surgery?

If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, your optometrist will monitor its progression and manage your symptoms. Once you need surgery, your optometrist can direct you...

Can Wearing Blue Light Glasses Help You Sleep Better?

Prolonged exposure to blue light, especially before bedtime, can interfere with your natural sleep cycle and impact your quality of sleep. Find out how wearing...

Top Sunglasses Styles For Men in 2022

Trendy sunglass styles for men range from cutting edge to classic. Whatever style you choose, be sure that your sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful...

5 Vision-Saving Tips for National Save Your Vision Month

This March, in honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’ve compiled a list of 5 essential ways to help you keep your eyes healthy...

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Vision Benefits

Are you using your vision plan to your best advantage? Find out how your vision plan can help you and your family protect your eye...

4 Great Reasons to Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. To guard your eyes against glare, UV rays, wind and debris, remember to wear your sunglasses in the winter too.

Are Sore, Itchy Eyes a Sign of COVID-19?

There are many reasons why your eyes may feel itchy and sore. However, new research suggests that these symptoms can also be linked to COVID-19.

Is Your Covid Mask Causing Dry Eyes?

Face masks are an important line of defense against COVID-19, but they can play a role in dry eye syndrome. Finding the right fit for...

The Importance of Wearing Sunglasses for Winter Sports

Don’t forget to wear sunglasses in the winter, especially while playing sports. UV rays, wind and glare can affect your eyes, particularly around snow and...

What You Should Know Before Buying Colored Contacts

Colored contact lenses can dramatically or subtly change the appearance of your eyes. Some types are only for cosmetic purposes while others also correct vision.

10 Ways to Give Your Eyes Some Love This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to give your eyes some love. Here are 10 ways you can give your eyes the...

7 Tips For Keeping Your Eyes Healthy During The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on eye health, even for those who haven’t contracted the virus. We’ve put together a list of our...

What To Do If You Have Eyelid Cellulitis?

Eyelid cellulitis is an infection of the eyelid and surrounding soft tissue. Luckily, it won’t affect your vision and there are ways to treat it

Why Is My Eyelid Twitching?

An eyelid twitch can develop for a number of reasons, and most of the time it’s not a cause for concern. Find out what may...

Tips for Healthy Eyes If You’re Over 40

The eyes, like the rest of the body, experience noticeable changes as we age. Here are some useful tips to keep your eyes healthy after...

2022 Sunglasses Styles For Men

Trendy sunglass styles for men range from innovative to classic. Choose sunglasses that not only look terrific but also protect your eyes from harmful UV...

Why Are My Eyes Dry in the Morning?

Do your eyes feel dry, itchy and uncomfortable as soon as you get up in the morning? Your eye doctor can determine the underlying cause and...

5 Ways to Protect and Improve Your Child’s Eyesight

Your children's vision is their primary window into the world around them. Keeping their eyesight healthy is an important part of allowing them to experience...

Vision Exams: What Does 20/20 Vision Really Mean?

Not sure what it means to have 20/20 vision? Read on to learn how eyesight is measured, and what an optometrist can do to help...

How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Eyesight

Did you know that pregnancy hormones can affect your vision? Read on to learn about the possible visual changes that some women may experience while...

Protecting Your Eyes This Winter

Don't be fooled—though it's winter, it doesn't mean that UV rays can’t damage your eyes. Moreover, cold winds and indoor heating can render your eyes...

Don’t Lose Your FSA Dollars!

Hurry, the funds in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) expire at the end of the year! There's no better time to get your eye exam, and/or...

What Is the Long-Term Impact of Virtual Learning on Children’s Eyes?

For many children, learning via a digital device has become routine, and their eyes are paying the price. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize digital...

Eye Safety Awareness For Toys and Games

Before you head to the toy store for some holiday shopping, learn about what makes a toy or game a hazard for eye injuries. By...

7 Tips to Keep Your Vision Healthy and Clear

Creating healthy living habits is a great way to preserve your vision throughout your lifetime. These can help keep your eyes healthy and your vision...

7 Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses

Concerned that your child might need glasses? Here are 7 warning signs that parents and educators should look out for that may indicate problems with...

It’s Autumn! Does that Mean You Should Put Away Your Sunglasses?

While the days may be getting shorter and the weather cooler, it doesn’t mean the sun has stopped emitting harmful UV rays. Wearing sunglasses year...

5 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes, and What You Can Do About It

Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of developing serious eye diseases than non-diabetics. Find out how diabetes can affect your eyes and what you can...

How to Disinfect Your Glasses

Just as it’s become second nature to wash our hands, it’s equally important to thoroughly clean our glasses. Ignoring this important task allows germs, including...

Do You Get Blurred Vision After Eating?

If you've noticed that your vision turns hazy after enjoying a meal, you may have an early stage of diabetes mellitus. Here's how your optometrist...

What Role Does Family History Play In Eye Disease?

How much do your genetics influence your eye health? Here we explore the link between family history and eye disease, and what you can do...

4 Risks of Wearing Decorative Contact Lenses This Halloween

Halloween is a time to dress up and embrace a new look. One way to do this is with decorative contact lenses. However, if not...

Eye Makeup Tips For Those With Dry Eyes

Do your eyes feel irritated when you wear eye makeup? Your eye makeup routine might not be dry-eye-friendly. Here we explain why certain eye makeup...

5 Important Eye Care Tips For Kids

Eye care is just as important for children as it is for adults. The sooner you teach your children how to care for their eyes,...

How to Deal with Contact Lens Discomfort

Do your eyes become irritated and itchy when you wear contact lenses? Could be dry eye syndrome, allergies or the contact lenses themselves. Read on...

3 Reasons to Buy Eyeglasses from an Optical Store vs Online

While purchasing a new pair of glasses online may seem more convenient, there are many advantages to purchasing them from a local eye care store....

What To Do if a Mosquito Bites Your Eyelid

Mosquito bites are annoying but on the eyelid they can be particularly uncomfortable and even impact your vision. Find out what you can do to...

5 Ways That Vision Problems Can Affect Your Overall Health

Healthy eyes extend far beyond healthy vision. Read on to learn how vision problems can impact you, and how having your eyes checked regularly can...

5 Tips To Encourage Your Child To Keep Their Glasses On

You can’t force kids to wear their glasses, but you can help make it easier. Here are our top 5 tips to help convince your...

How Poor Nutrition and Lifestyle Can Lead to Cataracts

Cataracts, which are a natural part of aging, cause your vision to become cloudy. Luckily, there are things you can do to try to delay...

Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

What we eat is not only important for your health but for your eyes as well. Our eyes need certain vitamins and nutrients to keep...

Can Blue Light Glasses Help with Digital Eye Strain?

Spending countless hours of our lives staring at screens comes at a price. It can cause headaches, eye strain and dry eye symptoms. What is...

Do Blue Light Glasses Really Work?

Here’s what we know about the benefits of blue-blocking glasses so far. Read on to find out whether blue light glasses could be right for...

Sunglasses For Kids

Parents always want to protect their children from harm’s way. But sometimes they forget to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunglasses...

6 Ways To Maintain Eye Health If You’re Over 50

As we age our eyes start to change, but that doesn’t mean you have to struggle with declining vision. Find out what you can do...

Back-To-School: Why Eye Exams Are More Important Than Ever

Although COVID is still present in our lives, we are slowly returning to a semi-normal life. With so many disruptions this past year, the one...

What Causes Eye Twitching?

An eye twitch can develop for a number of reasons and last from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the cause. Most...

Does Your Child Really Have Vision Issues?

Child squinting, or holding objects unusually close or far away from his or her eyes? Children's eye exams in one of our 5 locations.

Is It Really That Bad to Sleep or Shower In Contact Lenses?

If you wear contact lenses, you likely appreciate the freedom it provides. But did you know that wearing contact lenses in water or while sleeping...

Back-To-School Eye Exams | A Smart Way To Start The School Year

Whether or not your child wears glasses, now is the time to have their eyes checked! Good vision is essential for learning and succeeding in...

What Eye Drops Are Best For My Eyes?

Choosing the right eye drops to relieve dry eye syndrome can be a real challenge, as there are several brands and products on the market....

Does My Child Need Blue Light Glasses?

Do blue light glasses really work? Read on to learn what science has to say about blue light and whether your child may benefit from...

Can I Wear Contacts with Astigmatism?

People with astigmatism can wear contact lenses, but finding the best lenses for their eyes can be tricky. Learn about the types of lenses that...

What Is A Digital Eye Exam?

Digital eye exams allow the optometrist to detect changes to your eyes faster and with greater accuracy. Eye conditions can now be detected earlier, resulting...

7 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses are so much more than an accessory. They can lower your risk of developing dangerous eye diseases, and can keep you looking younger and...

Why Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive To Light?

Since blue eyes contain very little melanin — a pigment that helps block out light, including the sun’s harmful UV rays and blue light —...

Is It Time for New Glasses?

There comes a time when you need to say goodbye to your old pair of glasses and replace it with a new one. Get a...

Childhood Myopia Is in Crisis Mode on a Global Scale

More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular...

Can I Swim With Contact Lenses?

Though swimming in contact lenses may be tempting, it can lead to infection and redness. Read on to discover how you can see clearly when...

Discover the Right Lenses for Your Lifestyle

At Kosnoski Eye Care, our optometric team works with you to find the perfect frames and lenses to match your lifestyle.

Is Your Teen Ready To Wear Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses can be a great choice for teens needing vision correction. If your teens have been asking you for contact lenses, you may want...

Why Are Dilated Eye Exams So Important?

Dilated eye exams make it possible for eye doctors to better assess your eye health and are the only way to detect certain eye diseases.

5 Reasons You Need Prescription Sports Sunglasses

Do you play sports outdoors? Here are 5 compelling reasons to wear prescription sports sunglasses.

Multifocal Contact Lenses For People Over 40

Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.

Eye Exams Can Reveal These 5 Health Issues!

Visiting your eye doctor regularly is important for good eye health. But did you know it can also be good for your overall health? Find out...

Should My Baby Wear Sunglasses Sometimes?

As adults, we know to protect our eyes from the sun with sunglasses, yet many parents don’t realize that their baby’s eyes are especially prone...

Frequently Asked Questions on Eyeglasses

Eye exams & Optical Store in one of our 5 locations. Answers to some of the most common eye care and vision questions.

Why Does Bono Always Wear His Signature Shades?

Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.

How To Care For Your Glasses

Here are some basic tips to keep your glasses in optimal condition and increase their lifespan.

How Can You Tell If Your Baby Has a Vision Problem?

Knowing whether your baby’s vision is healthy can be difficult— but not impossible. Here are some telltale signs of vision problems in babies and toddlers.

What Are Eye Allergies?

If you’ve ever had watery, itchy, red eyes, you know what it’s like to have eye allergies. Learn more about eye allergies — what they...

What You Should Know About Eye Herpes

Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.

Are You Susceptible To Vision Loss?

Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk...

How Sleep Apnea Affects The Eyes

Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure; it also causes eye-related issues. Find out how your eye condition may be linked...

3 Benefits of Anti-Glare Coating

Glare is that annoying bright light that causes you to squint. It also can cause eye strain when using your computer. Luckily, anti-glare coated glasses...

What You Should Know About Night Blindness

Night blindness is not an eye disease. It’s a symptom of several conditions that can range from mild to severe. Learn more about night blindness...

Are Contact Lenses Safe For Young Children?

It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about...

6 Common Myths About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a...

The Importance of Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests...

8 Ways Your Eyes Change With Age

The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading...

Protect Your Eyes From Vision Loss: Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage...

New To Contact Lenses? Here Are Our Top 5 Tips!

If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!

Protect Your Eyes From Harmful Wildfire Smoke

The massive quantity of smoke wildfires spew into the air can cause eye irritation and inflammation. Be aware of the symptoms, learn how to protect...

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive...

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that...

Can Your Eye Doctor See Floaters?

Eye floaters look like little specks or shapes that glide Eye Care Clinic across your visual field. They can resemble dark specks, outlined strings, or...

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to New Glasses?

Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.

Why Does Your Eye Doctor Dilate Your Pupils for an Eye Exam?

If you’ve been following the guideline to have regular eye exams, then you’re probably familiar with having your pupils dilated. Why does your eye doctor...

Can Lasik Correct Astigmatism?

The “perfect” eyeball would be a smooth sphere with optical lenses that function at their best. But in the real world, this rarely happens. Usually,...

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear...

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV...

6 Signs You May Need Glasses

Many people don't realize they have a vision problem. Perhaps they've gone years without glasses and haven't noticed the gradual change in their vision. Or...

Pink Eye? It Could Be Coronavirus

How to prevent conjunctivitis and protect your eyes When you have a virus, especially one that causes a hacking cough, runny nose, and other symptoms...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each...

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way...

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily shuttered their businesses due to the...

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye...

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens...

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to...

Want Frames that Fit Right? Don’t Buy Eyeglasses Online!

Benefits of buying glasses from an optical store near you We get it, online shopping has become a staple in our lives. Even if you’re...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their...

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping...

Do Your Eyeglasses Fit Right?

Get an eye exam to check the fit of your glasses Tips and guidelines are all over the internet about how to choose the perfect...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether...

Reading glasses: How will I know if I’m ready?

When you pick up a book or your smartphone, do you need to stretch your arm and hold it further away from your eyes to...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye...

Can Contact Lenses Give Me 20/20 Vision?

Before our eye doctor answers the question about whether or not contacts can help you achieve 20/20 vision, let’s discuss what those numbers mean. Everyone...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses,...

My Eyelid Hurts, Do I Have a Stye?

Emergency Eye Care Services Near You in Federal Way First of all, don’t panic! Styes may cause pain, yet they are generally harmless and very...

How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets earlier, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

Diet + Exercise + Eye Exams = Good Vision

Diabetes Awareness Month – Learn about Diabetic Eye Health in Federal Way November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to learn more about diabetes of...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

Federal Way LASIK, Who is the Ideal LASIK Candidate?

Kosnoski Eye Care Eye Clinic in Federal Way, Washington LASIK may fulfill your dream of seeing clearly without glasses or contacts! Many people are good...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Federal Way contact lenses, Are contact lenses better than glasses?

Kosnoski Eye Care Eye Clinic in Federal Way, Washington Do contacts make your vision worse? You have just visited our eye care clinic for an...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

5 Reasons Why Sclerals Are the Top-Performing Contact Lenses for Keratoconus

When it comes to providing sharp visual acuity, comfortable wearing, and healthy eyes, scleral lenses rank at the top of the charts.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Glasses?

What’s this secret method for helping kids to excel?... Schedule a pediatric eye exam to see if they need glasses!

Will I Need Glasses After Cataract Surgery?

Following cataract surgery, a number of options are available to provide you with clear vision.

What Happens If Cataracts Are Left Untreated?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, which leads to loss of vision. Cataracts are part of the aging process and are very...

Progressive Frames or LASIK: Which Would You Choose?

Eye doctors today can help most patients who have vision problems stemming from presbyopia. Glasses and laser surgery are both options that are available to...

Safety and Sports Glasses

Each year, thousands of individuals sustain eye injuries due to sports and other accidents, many causing permanent damage and vision loss. Over 98% of these injuries can...

Sunglasses: High Style with High-Level Protection against Skin Cancer and Vision Loss

It’s common knowledge that ultraviolet sun rays are harmful to skin, and too much exposure will put you at a greater risk of skin cancer....

Macular Degeneration: Who is at risk?

There are many risk factors for Macular Degeneration. Some of these risk factors are things that you cannot control, and some are things that you...

How is AMD Detected?

Unfortunately, the early and intermediate stages of macular degeneration do not have any symptoms.  If you suspect you have macular degeneration, or if you have...

6 Habits that Cause Dry Eyes

Whether it’s summer or winter, extreme weather can stress your eyes so that they can’t produce enough tears to keep your eyes lubricated well.

Do You Know if Your Child Has Myopia?

Eye exams to check children for myopia are an essential part of responsible family eye care! Don’t wait until your child’s vision condition advances and...

What Are the Differences Between Daily vs. Monthly Contact Lenses?

Monthly lenses were the gold standard when contact lenses were first released into the consumer market. We offer a wide selection of dailies and monthlies are...

Keratoconus: Living with the Struggle

Living with Keratoconus has left many individuals searching for an eye care specialist with the right solution for their unique vision needs. Keratoconus is a...

Workplace Vision Wellness Month

In an effort to educate corporations and their employees on the importance of vision health, including safety tips on how to avoid vision-threatening eye accidents,...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

Women’s Eye and Vision Health

(U.S.) April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Women are...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Warning Signs of Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be the result of a number of conditions including anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye or visual...

Vision and Road Safety

Good vision is essential for road safety. In fact, safe driving requires a combination of a number of different visual abilities including distance and near...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

Sports Eye Safety

For USA only : April is Sports Eye Safety Month For US & Canada: As the spring arrives, along with a greater opportunity to participate...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection. Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

Signs of Eye Problems in Adults

As we age, our bodies and our eyes begin to change. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between normal aging and signs of problems that...

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know that certain toys and games can pose a serious risk to...

Why Do You Need Glasses?

The most well-known part of a comprehensive eye exam is the basic vision test. When you have a general vision test, one of the main...

The Importance of UV Protection

We are all exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. Even on a cloudy day, high levels of UVA and UVB damaging rays penetrate...

Sports Eye Safety Month

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a growing health crisis in North America as an estimated 29 million Americans and 3.4 million Canadians are currently living with the disease....

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year by knowing the risks and signs of glaucoma. As the leading cause of blindness worldwide, glaucoma has...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

(IN US add- August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month) It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

How Do Our Eyes Work?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? Seeing is an incredible gift made possible by a system in which the eye and the brain...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

Nerf guns or blasters come in a remarkable number of shapes and sizes and have become incredibly popular for use in the home and even...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma and take steps...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

U.S. only: February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Why Are My Eyes So Dry?

Do you experience dry, scratchy, burning eyes, redness or pain, a gritty feeling like something is in your eye? Or perhaps, excessive tearing, blurred vision,...

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...these symptoms are a clear indication that allergy season has arrived....

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Eye Complications of Diabetes It's true. Diabetics have a higher risk of blindness than those without the disease. That fact coupled with the superior prognosis...

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Convergence Insufficiency

Is your child smart in everything except school? He or she might be struggling with a hidden vision problem that impacts learning called Convergence Insufficiency...

Back-to-School Success Starts with Healthy Vision

It's that time of year again. Children across the country are gearing up for the new school year with new bags, new books and loads...

New Blue Light Blocking Lenses Now Available

In this digital age,the screens from smart phones, computers and notebooks can affect our vision.

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s...

Be serious about home eye safety

The home can be a dangerous place if you aren't aware of the risks that surround you.  This is particularly true for your eyes and...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn’t necessarily mean that he...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Living With Low Vision

(U.S. only:) February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. You're more than likely...

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes work for you day in and out, playing a vital role as you navigate through the day. As May is healthy vision month,...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Optical Gift Certificates Available

Give the gift of sight this year with a gift certificate from Eye Care Plus!

Use Your Flex Spending On Eye Care

Did you know that eye exams, glasses and contact lenses qualify as Health FSA purchases?

Discounts & Eye Wear Specials

Great deals on glasses and contact lenses going on now at Eye Care Plus!

Sunglasses In San Diego

The sunny weather in San Diego is a big reason we all want to live here, but UV rays can harm your eyes. At Eye...

New Eye Glass Frame Lines Coming To Eye Care Plus

We're excited to bring in some of the hottest frame lines this quarter. Check out Lucky, Kenmark, Silhouette, Tom Ford, Ray Ban, Nine West and more! ...

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

We have added some fabulous new lines to our already huge selection of eye wear! Come in and check out COACH, Joseph Abboud, Nike, Prada,...

We Now Accept Medi-Cal

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Eye Care Plus: Eye Wear Trunk Show

Designer Eyewear On Sale! Eye Exams! Food! Prizes! Try on the new styles before anyone else!...

Computer Induced Eye Strain

Eye Care Plus wants you to know that computer use, smart phones, and gaming devices all can lead to tired eyes. We can help!...

Online Patient Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how......

Summer Trunk Show

We had a great time showing all the new styles in eyewear for 2014! We hope to see you at our next event..coming soon!

Eye Glass Trunk Shows and Sales

We had a blast at our Eye Care Plus Summer Trunk Show! We know you enjoyed all the eyeglass specials, food, prizes and fun so...

Our Fall Eye Wear Trunk Show Was Fun For All!

Eye wear trunk show with designer frames, specials on eye glass lenses, sunglasses and more! Contests to win eye glasses....

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