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Keep up to date on the latest vision related news and events from Dr. Ken Factor and Dr. Tami Lang’s Optometry Clinic in North Phoenix, also serving Scottsdale and the surrounding areas.

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 contact lenses for the younger demographic.

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 to ensure you get the right prescription and the proper fit.

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 glasses and when to visit the eye doctor.

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 and reduce the risk of developing it.

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!

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 myopia”. Our eye doctors can help.

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 help you relax your eyes and find relief.

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.

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 throughout the day. Below are a few strategies to help you prevent your eyeglasses from fogging up when wearing a mask. But First, Why Do...

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 day, and a new, fresh pair is inserted the next morning. Used properly, dailies promote eye health, and they’re comfortable and convenient.   Despite the...

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 to evaluate your vision or get an eyeglass or contact lens prescription, as these tests can be administered using your computer, tablet, or smartphone from...

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 pandemic, while others began to offer emergency appointment services and telehealth.  As mandatory restrictions begin to lift in many locations, optometrists are beginning to open...

Essential vs. Non-Essential Eye Care

As we navigate new processes and protocols as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, you may be wondering, what's the difference between Essential and Non-Essential Eye Care. Essential Eye Care services include treatment for medical conditions, including urgent care needs that keep patients from carrying out their regular daily routines....

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 emergency call your Phoenix optometrist first.

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 can cause computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, in certain people. While not serious, this condition can be very uncomfortable, potentially causing: Headaches Eyestrain...

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 our eyes, nose, and mouth? This is because viruses — as well as bacteria —  are easily transferred from our surroundings to our hands and...

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 hands, practicing social distancing, and not touching their nose, mouth, or eyes. In fact, it may surprise you to learn that the eyes play an...

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 our patients and staff are safe is our top priority.  We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our...

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 eyes can cause a condition called "digital eye strain" (DES) or "computer vision syndrome" (CVS). Symptoms include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck...

Conjunctivitis: Types and Treatments

Conjunctivitis, colloquially called pink eye, is a frequently seen eye infection, particularly when it comes to children. This condition can be caused by bacteria, viruses or even hypersensitivity to chlorine in swimming pools, pollen, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Certain kinds of conjunctivitis can...

Protect Your Vision!

Blue light and UV radiation exposure are directly linked to Macular Degeneration. In Macular Degeneration a small area in the retina breaks down causing your central vision to become blurred and distorted. In advanced cases it can lead to blindness. More than 1.2 million Americans are diagnosed with Macular Degeneration...

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How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During this procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes, making...

Be Knowledgeable About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February has been dedicated by Prevent Blindness America to increasing consciousness about age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in those over 65. AMD is a condition that affects the macula of the retina which is the...

The Best Solution for Your Contact Lenses

Users of contact lenses must practice proper eye care. Research performed by Bausch & Lomb in August showed that an alarming number of adults regularly use potentially harmful substances in place of lens solution to moisten their lenses. Everything from baby oil, to lemonade to butter was reportedly used as...

Dry, Burning Eyes? Could Be Dry Eye Syndrome


Dry eye syndrome can be often exacerbated during the winter time due to cold and dry air conditions.

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some places stinging winds and frigid rain, snow and sleet aren't far behind. The majority of us wouldn't ever think of leaving the house without a coat in cooler climates, however surprisingly, many people leave their sunglasses at home. While the sun may...

Increase Your Glaucoma Awareness this Month

As this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we would like to emphasize the importance of recognizing the indications of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a class of progressive eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve, which may cause a permanent loss of vision. When uncontrolled, the...

All About Presbyopia

Visit your Phoenix, AZ Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults experience presbyopia or a reduced ability to see objects at a close range, as they age. As people worldwide are reaching older ages, more and more individuals are developing the condition, which currently cannot be avoided....

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Presents, Toys, and Eye Safety Awareness

The holidays are almost here and we all know what that means, dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Well meaning relatives enjoy surprising the favorite little ones with the newest toys to start off the New Year. Leading optometry specialists advise that parents teach relatives about some restrictions when...

A Different Perspective: All About Color Vision Deficiencies

The inability to perceive colors or color blindness is typically a innate condition which impairs one's ability to differentiate among shades of color. Color blindness is caused by a deficiency in the cones in the eye's macular area, generally impacting a viewer's ability to differentiate varieties of red or green,...

Diabetes: A Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Diabetes is the main causal agent of blindness of men and women aged 20-74 years. In the past four years alone, over four million men and women in North America afflicted with diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with blindness caused by diabetes. Of this group, seventy thousand were afflicted with acute...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

For optimal vision, the eyes need to work in conjunction with each other and with the brain. When this system breaks down, a condition called amblyopia, or lazy eye, can result. With most instances of lazy eye the eyes themselves are usually healthy however the condition is not correctable by...

Phoenix, AZ Vision Tests: Examining the Eye Chart

  Have you ever asked yourself what 20/20 eyesight really stands for? 20/20 vision is a term to express a normal level of clarity of vision also known as visual acuity assessed from a 20 feet distance. That is to say that an individual with such vision will be able...

Fall Ocular Allergy Treatment in Phoenix, AZ

  Although seasonal allergies are most frequently associated with the spring, just as many people experience symptoms during the autumn as well. In addition to nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, ocular allergies can significantly impair one's ability to go about one's normal functions. Ocular allergy symptoms include tearing,...

Eye Safety for Halloween: Watch Out For Decorative Contacts!

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, dressing up. It's important to be aware of some hazards to your eyes that could put a damper on the fun and games. Over the past few years, special effect contacts have become a popular item for costumes particularly with teenagers...

Phoenix, AZ Management for Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and Eye Strain

  Findings from the American Optometric Association indicate that over 70 percent of workers that work for the majority of the day at a computer monitor (which is over 140 million individuals) experience computer vision syndrome or eye fatigue. Prolonged periods of working at the computer can result in eye...

Keeping the Home Environment Eye-Friendly

  In recognition of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes particularly for kids. Don't wait until it's too late to make sure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes. Generally, babies...

Cosmetics Advice for Lens Wearers from your Phoenix, AZ Eye Doctor

If you use contacts there are a number of precautions that should be taken when it comes to using makeup. Below are some basic tips on how to be sure you keep your eyes beautiful and healthy. Purchasing Cosmetics First of all, eye care professionals recommend you buy only cosmetics...

Sunscreen and your Eyes

If you have ever witnessed an unfortunate encounter between sunblock and eyes, you are aware just how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may compare it to mace or pepper spray. It can take a long time before the victim can feel comfortable...

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Online Registration Forms

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

Oakley Authorized Dealer

Dr. Factor and Dr. Lang are proud to announce that we are now an athorized dealer for Oakley.  Please stop in to see the great selection.

This Month is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Exam in Phoenix Now

A surprising number of people don't know that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In fact, more than 50% of senior citizens have some amount of cataracts. What are cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens. The clouding inhibits the passage...

Make a Phoenix, AZ Eye Exam Part of the Back to School Checklist

Many experts emphasize that about 80 percent of learning occurs through a child's eyes. Since a child's vision may change occasionally, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Unfortunately, most parents don't include eye exams as part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. In addition...

Contacts: A Real Confidence Booster for Young Adults

The need to buy glasses is often difficult for a adolescent. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a adolescent panic. In comparison with glasses, children and teens that use lenses report a significant improvement in their looks, reports a recently released study. The research report suggests that starting...

Treating Frequently Seen Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of severity. Some might require emergency action and immediate care by an optometrist, while others can be treated at home. Follow this guide to common eye injuries, to figure out your next step in case of an eye emergency....

Have You Had a Comprehensive Eye Exam Recently?

When we have eyes that are in good condition, it's common to overlook the importance of taking preemptive action such as an eye examination. However, timely diagnosis of any eye or vision problems is necessary to keeping your eyes healthy. And all it requires is an annual eye exam. Many...

10 Summer Eye Care Tips

Now that the summertime is here it’s time to keep your eyes protected from summertime hazards. Here are some tips to keep your precious eyes safe in the sun: Purchase sunglasses that block 100% of UV – and wear them! If your glasses don’t offer 100% UV protection to protect...

Safety Eyewear for Children

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room each year. This is the equivalent of an eye accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts agree that 90% of the accidents could be simply prevented by wearing proper eye protection. More often than not eye damaging...

The Reason Carrots are a Recipe for Healthy Eyes

We have all been told that carrots improve your eyesight, but is it the truth? Eye doctors say that carrots can't save you from needing eye glasses. However, carrots do provide significant amounts of beta-carotene, a vitamin that is beneficial for your eye health and therefore eating carrots and other...

Do You Know the Dangers of UV to Your Eyes?

  By now, most Americans are aware of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) rays to your skin, (such as sunburn and skin cancer) and the importance of applying sunblock and using other forms of sun protection when spending time in the sun. But how many of us know that ultraviolet...

A Guide to Preventing the Effects of Eye Allergies

Are you experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For many, March is the beginning of pollen season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Spring eye allergies are largely...

Purchasing Eyeglasses: Online vs. Optical Store

In today's world, where more and more consumers are used to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one product that needs to be carefully considered before you click that buy button. Why? Even though you may encounter cheaper prices on e-commerce sites, the advantages of choosing an...