This coming Monday the US will experience a unique phenomenon – a total solar eclipse. While here in Pennsylvania we will only see a partial eclipse, it is still a pretty awesome event that only happens every so many decades.
The trajectory of the eclipse.
How do you view the eclipse?
Anyone wishing to look at the solar eclipse should go to NASA’s very helpful website and read carefully. Looking directly at the sun even during an eclipse without proper eye protection can lead to permanent vision loss which will not be apparent right away.
Every May when our last KinderSee day rolls around, we can’t believe another school year is over. It means that the fun and excited children we see will soon be another year older; it means, we hope, that another class of children who could not see well, can now learn even better and see their future with more clarity.
As we look back at the 2017 school year, we want to share some of our favorite memories and favorite statistics.
We saw more than 315 children at KinderSee this year.
Over 60 received glasses with the help of the KinderSee program.
Conestoga Eye staff gave a combined 440+ hours of their time to ensure KinderSee ran smoothly this year.
Our next KinderSee dates are:
June 15 (Special Summer Date)
August 17 (Special Summer Date)
If you’re reading this post, you are most likely on a mobile device or a computer screen. And that device or screen is about 24 inches away from your eyes. When you look at a back-lit screen for any length…
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It is sports eye safety month, and we though you might like to know just how many eye injuries happen a year while playing sports.
Ouch! Remember to always wear a good pair of goggles or rec specs when practicing and competing!
Imagine being 30 years old. Imagine having 5 small children. And imagine not being about to see past the length of your hands. This is what Maria Luisa faces every day. Living in a remote village in Chilla Pata, Ecuador,…
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Low Vision This month is low vision awareness month which means pull our your super cool magnifiers and turn up that contrast to learn a little bit more about low vision and how it effects children. Low vision is the term…
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Conestoga Eye is currently enrolling patients for a national dry eye study to evaluate and safety and effectiveness of an investigational eye drop for the signs and symptoms of dry eye. Study participation involves 4 visits to our office over…
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The team here at Conestoga Eye has quite the history with academic and clinical research. Dr. Silbert has published more than 100 articles in his career on topics ranging from surgical techniques to clinical efficiency and new optical screening technology…
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A blockage can occur at any point in the tear drainage system, or a nasolacrimal duct obstruction, from the puncta to your nose. When that happens, your tears don’t drain properly, giving you watery eyes and increasing your risk of…
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