Why Your Child Needs an Annual Back to School Eye Exam

Summer vacation is winding down already for Las Vegas area students, and that parents running through their annual back to school routines – shopping, immunizations, registration, etc. For Dr. Vivienne Velasco and the [...]

Summer Vision Safety: Yes, Your Eyes CAN Get Sunburned

“Yes, you can get a ‘sunburn’ on your eyes,” explains Dr. Vivienne Velasco of iFocus Vision Center. “It’s a condition known as Photokeratitis and it’s extremely painful.” Ever since we were kids, we’ve [...]

4 Ways to Prevent Cataracts and When Surgery is Necessary

As is the case with most eye problems, early detection is critical to preserving your sight. The month of June is recognized as Cataract Awareness Month, an effort to raise awareness of the [...]

4 Ways to Make Every Month ‘Healthy Vision Month’

In the eyes of the optometry and ophthalmology communities, the month of May is commonly known as Healthy Vision Month – 31 days dedicated to raising awareness and educating families about eye health [...]

With Myopia Rates Rising, Patients See Hope In Orthokeratology

Unlike many vision problems that develop as we age, the symptoms of myopia – commonly known as nearsightedness – can appear in our early years. Elementary school-age children who have difficulty reading [...]