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Halloween Contact Lenses – Order your lenses by October 18th so they arrive on time!

What are Halloween contact lenses? Halloween contact lenses have been called many things. Colored contacts, spooky eyes, and novelty lenses. When we are looking at Halloween contact lenses, we are talking about a specific medically approved contact lens that has a fun Halloween feel. Can I wear Hall... More

How Important is your Iris?

The iris of the eye is the colored area around your pupil. It has a purpose, it’s not just a coloration. The iris is found in most animals and birds. Its thin, circular structure controls the size of the pupil and the amount of light reaching the retina. When looking at the camera analogy we have ... More

10 Signs you May Need Vision Correction

This day in age it is so easy to forget about your vision health. Today, more than any other time, we are on our phones, tablets, computers, and straining our eyes more than ever! It is important to look at your health, specifically vision health. Who needs vision correction? Over half the populatio... More

Want the Eyelashes of your Dreams? There may be a risk!

The beauty industry has continued to grow through the years as the technology continues to adapt and change. YouTube has continued to create a platform for artists to expand what consumers know about beauty and create new lines within the industry. The global cosmetics market is worth an estimated $... More

Did a Teen Really go BLIND from their Diet?

You may or may not have seen this news story that spread like wildfire last week. This story was an extreme case in which a 17-year old boy had developed permanent sight loss after he only ate French fries, Pringles, and white bread. YES! Eating a diet without any nutrition is going to have long ter... More

Denver Vision’s New Hours!

Denver Vision’s hours have updated, starting September 1, 2019 Please note our new hours: Monday – CLOSEDTuesday – 8am – 5pmWednesday – CLOSEDThursday/Friday – 10am – 7pmSaturday – 8am – 5pmSunday – CLOSED... More

What is monovision and can it help me?

As we age our eye muscles start to deteriorate and we have trouble focusing on things that are close. This typically occurs around the age of forty but is different for everyone. A sign is if you are constantly lifting your current distance correction glasses to read a menu at a restaurant. Or askin... More

As back to school is on our minds – the question remains. When should we get our kids in for their first eye exam?

Research shows that 25% of children entering school have vision related issues. This statistic can be concerning, but keep in mind the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends three eye exams prior to entering school. So when should a child get an eye exam? Once vision has been established, ... More

As the heat continues to rise – don’t forget to protect your eyes!

Vision is so important, but often times it is hard to remember to protect until the damage is done. This could not be truer than when it comes to protecting those eyes from the sun. It’s easy to use sun screen to protect our skin, but what about the sunscreen for your eyes? If you have a prescript... More

Does Sleeping in Contacts Really Hurt Your Eyes?

YES! It is so common that people sleep in their contacts without knowing the repercussions. The CDC found that six out of seven contact lens users violate some safe practices of contact lens wearing daily. So more than anything, let’s talk about the eye and why it is important to properly care for... More

Four Conditions that Can Affect Vision

Spring is in the air, or at least the snow storms are not lasting on the ground as long! This can mean dry eyes. Although dry eyes are a common vision issue, we treat, sometimes dry eyes are actually something more serious. Such as, light sensitivity (this includes anyone who finds they are bothered... More

A MUST Read for Contact Lens Users

Many contact lens users are not caring for their lenses correctly. Many use the common excuses, “I clean them really well” or “I am not sure how long its been since I changed my contacts, but they feel fine.” Although these are common excuses, we are here to educate you on wh... More

March is workplace vision month!

Do you think about your vision in the workplace? Often times in the workplace, especially during the first quarter, many companies may emphasize the importance of health. Take a moment to think. What would you say if someone asked you about your health? More often than not, the conversation moves to... More

Help! Red Eyes!

It is winter. Which means – for some of us – dry, itchy, and red eyes. Today, we are going to look specifically at red eyes or subconjunctival hemorrhage. What do you need to know? There are several things that can cause the blood vessels in the eyes to burst creating the redness in t... More

Roaring Fork Vision’s Hours Updated

You asked for it – we delivered! Patients requested one night a week with extended hours, or late start, so we have changed our hours on Wednesday. We open at 10am and take our last appointment at 5:30pm. The office will stay open until 6:30pm. For more information, contact us today!... More

What is that puff of air for again?

We all hate it. The puff of air at your eye exam. Although many practices now use an Icare unit, the science behind the test is what we are looking at today. Is it necessary to endure something so uncomfortable EVERY year? And what is this ‘Icare’ unit? Unfortunately, yes it is. Eye dise... More

Are your Colorado dry eyes bothering you? You may suffer from dry eye syndrome.

Dry eye syndrome affects, an estimated, 40 million people worldwide – 16 million in the United States. That is not the only scary statistic. Doctors expect chronic dry eyes to increase exponentially (to approximately 29 million in the US) over the next 10-15 years. This can be thanks to our use of... More

10 Year Challenge

Sometime in your 40s, it gets harder to see close up, but you can see things far away just fine. This is called presbyopia. In spite of the big name, it isn’t a disease. It’s a natural part of the aging process. And it’s easy to correct. So if your 10-year challenge looks like this image R... More

How Hard Did Aging Hit You?

Yes! We HAD to join in on this fun game – the 10 year challenge! So… we have to ask, when was your last eye exam? Wondering if your vision has changed? Then Contact us today to schedule your annual eye exam. This image could be YOUR VISION – your most valuable sense!... More

Happy New Year!

As 2019 is upon us, we are all scrambling to keep our resolutions. According to statista, the statistics portal, 53% of American’s are looking to save money in the new year while 45% are looking to improve their health. So, we decided to LOOK at something that can save you both money and health, s... More

Feeling eye fatigue? Even if you’re not over 50 you may feel like you need reading glasses? We can help!

Many people are feeling eye fatigue at younger ages. This could be due to the amount of time we spend with more items closer to our eyes. Now so much can be done on tablets and smart phones, our close-up screen time is increasing. As a result, we have several options at our offices to help different... More

Can sunny day’s harm your kids?

How is sun affecting your kids? It is hard to know what weather to expect day to day living in Colorado. This year has been especially strange weather. We REALLY never know what to expect. In 2017, we hit close to the 80s in November and December. Half of Colorado complained of the heat and half wer... More

Vail Vision Presents…

The Lafont Paris  Trunk Show! We invite you to discover the entire Lafont collection on Thursday, August 2nd from 12:00pm-4:00pm!   To meet with a stylist, call our offices at 970-926-8474 to make an appointment and find your next pair of perfect frames!   Questions? Email us at info@vailvision.... More

Is staring at your computer affecting your eyes?

Your computer may be causing eyestrain In this day in age, most people work on a computer. Even if it is minimal. Others, may spend 8 – 15 hours looking at a computer screen. As there is an increase in screen time, there have also been theories about how screens affect our eyes. Many studies h... More

Are you making eye health mistakes?

If you are making mistakes, don’t worry you’re not alone. If you value your vision – we suggest you avoid these seven common mistakes. First, Sleeping in your contact lenses. It is common to not only sleep in your contact lenses, but not care for them properly. It is important to change your c... More

Denver Vision is extending our celebration of Mother’s Day through the entire month of May!

Mention you’re a Mom (or Motherly figure) to one of our staff members when you book an appointment at Denver Vision and receive, as our gift, a complimentary Optos Retinal Photograph of the inside of your eyes during your Eye Exam ($39 value).  This method of imaging represents the pinnacle of ne... More

May is healthy Vision Month

Becoming blind can evoke fear in almost anyone. Being able to see for a job. Watching your children and grandchildren grow up. Seeing the seasons change. All of these are crucial for almost anyone. That is why the National Eye Institute (NEI) has declared May Healthy Vision Month. As a matter of fac... More

End of the year Holiday Hours

Please take note of our December Holiday Hours All of our offices will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017. Vail Vision and Roaring Fork Vision will reopen on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Denver Vision will reopen on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Additionally, we will not be open on Monday, Januar... More

Have you taken full advantage of the eye care portion of YOUR FLEX spending account?

It is the end of the year which means it’s time to use your flexible spending account (FSA) – use it or lose it! What is a flex spending account and why should you spend it with us? If you are wondering we have the answers for you! What is an FSA? An FSA (also known as a flexible spending ar... More

Holiday Hours

Please note our holiday hours for this week, November 20th. Vail Vision Monday : 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Tuesday : 8:00 am- 7:00 pm Wednesday : 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Thursday : CLOSED Friday : CLOSED Saturday : 9:00 am- 4:00 pm For more details, contact our office at 970-926-8474. Roaring Fork Vision Please not... More

Local doctors go international to serve hundreds on a medial missions trip

Two of our optometrists head to Belize. Imagine, never seeing clearly in your entire life. Or worse, suffering from severely blurred vision secondary to a high prescription. Without the medical care necessary to produce a prescription for corrective eyewear. This thought inspires two of our optometr... More

Protecting Your Eyes

Every year, January starts the National Eye Care Month. Although January has already slipped by, and we are ending out February, doesn’t mean you can’t start a happier healthier lifestyle! There are several ways to ensure a year of good eye health – today, we are going to look at the top three... More

How to find the perfect glasses for you!

So many of my patients have a hard time finding glasses. So, here are a few tips on how to find a pair that you will LOVE! First, figure out what face shape you have. ​ There are seven basic face shapes. I always say you should be able to find one of these that are close to your face shape. Oval... More

What are the seven eye health mistakes YOU may be making?

At the start of a new year, our health focus is on things like vowing to lose that extra 20lbs or ensuring you make it to the gym three times a week. Often times we forget about eye health. Protecting your vision as you age is crucial if you want to see from your prime and into retirement. There are... More

Do you know basic first aid if you have an eye injury? Read how to protect your eyes!

I know it is so easy to say that it won’t happen to you. There are things you can do to protect your eyes and help your eyes if an injury was to occur. Protecting your eyes is so important. I have written a few blogs that cover how to protect your eyes during physical activities. This can p... More