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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 Berryessa November is Diabetes Awareness Month, a time to learn more about diabetes of all...

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...

The Ultimate Halloween Costume

Tips on how to choose the best decorative color contact lenses Not just for Halloween, color contacts transform any so-so costume or outfit into a...

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...

Fall is Here! Do You Wish You Could See the Leaves Changing Color?

We offer specialized glasses for color blindness in Berryessa As autumn pushes the year forwards, everyone oohs and ahs over the fiery tones of the...

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...

6 Tips for Having Healthy Eyes & Contact Lenses

Your eyes do so much for you every day, show your love and appreciation by taking care of them! Read on for 5 health tips from your local, knowledgeable eye doctor near you to ensure that you give your eyes the attention they deserve:

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...

Is School Work Causing Computer Vision Syndrome in Your Child?

Eye health tips for students from our Berryessa eye doctor The start of fall means back-to-school for kids of all ages – and our team...

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...

Rest Your Eyes & Get a Good Night’s Sleep!

You know how you feel when you don’t get enough sleep – cranky, foggy, dragging through the day? And your eyes may be red and...

Get Some Fresh Air! Go Outside to Boost Your Body & Eye Health

Scientific studies abound with support for the timeless wisdom of moms everywhere! Spending more time outdoors is good for kids. It keeps their bodies in...

Optometrist’s Warning: Beaching without eye protection can damage your vision

Tips on what to pack in your beach bag to keep your eyes safe Most people remember to bring a pair of sunglasses to the...

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...

Explosion of Eye Allergies

Dr. Tommy Lim of Berryessa Optometry Discusses the Explosion of Eye Allergies CBS New York conducted a radio interview with Dr. Tommy Lim, of Berryessa...

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...

Allergy Relief on WCBS Newsradio 880

Dr. Tommy Lim discusses with Pat Farnack how to get relief during this troublesome time of the year for allergies. Dr. Lim on CBS Radio...

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....

Three Career Stages: Protege, Peer, Mentor

Tommy Lim, OD, of Berryessa Optometry in San Jose, Calif., reflects on three stages of his optometric career. First, as a protégé, he benefited from...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Dr. Lim & VSP Mobile Clinic in Chinatown

Dr. Lim & VSP Mobile Clinic in Chinatown Read how Dr. Lim coordinated this special Project to provide eye exams and glasses to 200 patients  Click...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

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 or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

High-Tech Eye Exam in San Jose, CA

High-Tech Eye Exam in San Jose, CA - We use the Topcon's CV-5000 automated phoropter to ensure patients receive the most accurate eye exam possible today.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

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

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

BluTech Lenses Protect Eyes from the Dangers of Digital Technology Now Available from Berryessa Optometry, in San Jose

At Berryessa Optometry, BluTech Lenses are offered as a proven, cutting-edge solution to the contemporary problem of harmful blue light exposure.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

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...

The Dangers Of Blue Light and How to Treat It

The Dangers Of Blue Light and How to Treat It Dr. Lim goes back to the "Health and Well-Being Show With Pat Farnack" on WCBS radio...

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...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

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...

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...

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...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 natural...

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...

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....

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...

Baseball Player Switches His Contacts

What happens when a baseball player struggling with Keratoconus changes his contacts? Its life changing! Read this article and find out more: Pham has a...

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...

Why Do We 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...

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

  ‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know which toys and games to leave off the list because...

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

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...

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...

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...

FLEX SPENDING: USE IT. DONT LOSE IT.)

FLEX SPENDING: USE IT. DONT LOSE IT

Blue Light with Dr. Lim on Popular Science Radio

Optometrist, Tommy Lim, explains the dangers of the blue light emitted by our screens and teaches us how to protect against it.

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

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...

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 injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

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...

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...

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...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

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...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

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...

Dr. Lim on the Air Waves

Our very own Dr. Lim is a radio star!

How Do BluTech Lenses Help Combat Blue Light?

Dr. Lim has been a proponent of BluTech Lenses with all his patients. Now he has an opportunity to share his knowledge with the others...

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...

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...

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....

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

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...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

Berryessa Optometry Welcomes Coming Of New BART Berryessa Station

Dr. Thomas Lim of Berryessa Optometry in San Jose, California is excited about the new BART Berryessa Station in construction right now. Located in the...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

2013 Optometrist of the Year

Our very own Dr. Lim has been honored with the COA's Optometris of the Year for 2014. We couldn't be more proud!

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

OD Success is Just a Yelp Away

Dr. Tommy Lim of Berryessa Optometry has some of the best YELP reviews in the industry and he has graciously shared with us some of...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

Dangers of Blue Light

Dangers of Blue Light By Tommy Lim, O.D. High energy visible light, also known as blue light, is posing a new threat to eye health. ...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

Good Digital Patient Communication

Established OD.s must be up-to-date in digital communications with current and new patients.

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Digital Communication a “Key” to Practice Growth

Good digital communication with patients is key to growing an eyecare practice.

Dr. Tommy Lim named to the 2013 Optometric Business Innovators List

Dr. Lim was honored to be included in the 2013 Optometric Business Innovators - Digital Media category.

Optometric Business Innovators: DIGITAL MEDIA

We provide our patients with the best overall eyecare experience, accomplished as a team effort, at each touch point.

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Dr. Lim – New Video

Optometry - An opportunity to give back

Project Homeless Connect based in San Francisco

Berryessa Gives Back Dr. Lim talks about giving back to the community through Project Homeless Connect based in San Francisco....

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for...

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Diabetic Eye Risks

Far too many people are unaware of the fact that diabetes increases the chances vision threatening eye damage. The NIH reports that in individuals between...

Astigmatism Doesn’t Rule Out Contact Lenses

If you have astigmatism and you think you can't wear contacts, you're mistaken. Contact lenses can actually be a way to correct the condition. A...

Focusing on Retinoscopy

There may be various tests that you have experienced at an eye exam and questioned what they measure. Having a bright light shined into your...

How to be a Safe Smartphone User

Have you ever thought about the effect your mobile device might be having on your vision? In truth, these devices are wonderful, because they allow...

Eyeglasses and Computer Strain

Did you know that a pair of prescription glasses that are fitted specifically for you can help with computer related eye strain? Even if you...

Seeing Clearly with Multifocals

Are you experiencing trouble when reading fine print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. It's comforting to know that having presbyopia when...

Treating Lazy Eyes in Children

Amblyopia, also referred to as lazy eye, is frequently seen in many of our younger patients. A lazy eye develops when sight in one eye...

What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

How can you make your next eye exam even more productive? In order for us to guarantee that your exam is thorough and productive, there...

A Closer Look at Night Vision

  Something wakes you up in the middle of the night, or maybe you're searching for a light switch or door handle or phone in...

Changes: Managing Presbyopia

When you reach your mid-to-late forties, you might begin to experience difficulty with reading. Why? As time passes, your eye's lens becomes more rigid, decreasing...

Safety at Play

Sometimes it's difficult to know which toys are not harmful for our children's eyes. Infants are born with an only partially developed visual system. There...

A Strong School Year Starts With Good Vision

The summer's coming to an end. Parents everywhere are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their children have all the gear they need...

Convergence Insufficiency: Not As Simple As It Seems

When a child has trouble at school, it's not always a learning disability. You may be relieved to know that he or she could be...

Understanding 20/20 Vision and Visual Acuity

It's safe to assume that you've run into the terms visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. But do people know what these terms really mean? Really...

A Fresh Look Just For You

Don't you think you're ready for a new look for your eyes? FreshLook® offers a vast palette of colored contact lenses, which let you subtly...

Keeping Lids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis, is something that many people suffer from at some point during their lives. It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation,...

Fresh Lenses, Clear Eyes

Have there been times when you've left your soft contact lenses in for just a few days longer than your optometrist instructs? It's a basic...

Have You Been Examined For Cataracts?

In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the leading culprit of loss of vision among those...

Dr. Lim participates in commencement services for Illinois College of Optometry

Over 500 guests looked on as the recent graduates were hooded and...

Protecting Yourself from UV Rays

It's safe to assume that almost everybody is exposed to UV rays on a regular basis. But the possible dangers of long-term exposure to these...

The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is...

See Clearly with Transitions® Optical’s Vantage™ Lens

Transitions® Optical, manufacturers of variable tint lenses, have just put out a new addition to their extensive range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. The...

Spring Trunk Show

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Recognizing Poor Vision

Often, when either children an adults experience poor vision, it can be due to a number of conditions such as changes in the body or...

Some Tips Every Woman Should Know About Health and Vision

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease among...

This month is national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, as well as more chance to be involved in outdoor sports, comes a rise in the danger of sports related eye injuries....

Vision and Road Safety

When driving, the value of seeing properly can not be underestimated. Actually, safety on the road needs several different visual abilities - for example, the...

Workplace Vision Wellness Month

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, an initiative by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The aim of this initiative is to teach businesses and their workers...

Astigmatism: What You Should Know About This Common Condition

The cornea surrounding your pupil and iris is, under normal circumstances, round. As light hits your eye from all angles, part of the role of...

Optometric Insight: Conjunctivitis

Pink eye, formally called conjunctivitis, is one of the most frequently encountered eye infections, particularly when it comes to kids. This infection can be caused...

Risk Factors and Signs of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

We are currently in the midst of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Are you aware that age related macular degeneration...

Best Contact Lens Care Means the Proper Solution

A study performed by Bausch & Lomb this past summer revealed that an alarming number of people are using potentially harmful lubricants in place of...

Winter Dry Eye Syndrome

Tears are necessary to keep your eyes healthy. Tears rinse away any small particles that may be in the eye and maintain moisture. They also...

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

Winter has officially arrived, which means in some locations stinging winds and frigid rains and sometimes snow are also on their way. You would never...

This Month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Since this month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to spread the word about the importance of regular screening for this vision...

Presbyopia and Getting Older

Visit your San Jose, CA Optometrist to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is a visual impairment that comes with aging in which close range...

How to Select Children’s Gifts that are Eye Safe

The holidays are almost here and that means toys and presents. Adoring relatives delight in treating the little ones to the newest toys to start...

The End of the Year Is Approaching! Use Your Flex Spending Account Dollars

As the year's end advances, so does the end of your flex spending dollars. If you haven't heard of the term you may not be...

A Differently Colored Life: Understanding Color Vision Deficiencies

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Awareness of Diabetes and Vision Loss For National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is the primary agent of impaired sight among adults between age twenty and seventy-four. As of 2008, over 4 million people in North America...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in San Jose, CA

To achieve adequate vision, the eyes and the brain must function together. When this system breaks down, a condition called amblyopia, or lazy eye, can...

San Jose, CA Vision Exams: What Does 20/20 Eyesight Really Mean?

  Ever question why 20/20 is the benchmark for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it actually stands for? The phrase 20/20 vision expresses a normal level...

Fall Eye Allergy Relief in San Jose, CA

  Although seasonal allergies are more frequently heard about in the spring, a large number of individuals suffer during the fall as well. Above nasal...

Keep Your Eyes Halloween Safe:

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Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment in San Jose, CA

  The American Optometric Association announced that over 70 percent of the Americans that sit every day at a computer monitor (around 143 million individuals)...

Dr. Lim elected to the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council Board

Dr. Lim was just voted into the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council Board.  Our job is to work with students interested in going into...

Keeping the Home Atmosphere Eye-Safe

In honor of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your house eye safe particularly in choosing toys...

Contacts and Makeup: Do’s and Don’ts from your San Jose, CA Optometrist

If you use contact lenses a few guidelines should be followed when using makeup. Below are a few tips on how to ensure your eyes...

Sunscreen in the Eyes- OUCH!

Those who have unfortunately gotten sunscreen in their eyes know firsthand how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case...

August is Cataracts Awareness Month: Book your Eye Examination in San Jose Today

A surprising number of people aren't aware that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40. In fact, more than 50% of...

School’s Coming… Time for a San Jose Eye Exam

It's that time of year again, when the days start getting shorter, the weather a bit cooler, and kids across the country head back to...

Why Contacts Are a Good Option for Teenagers

The need to buy eyeglasses is often difficult for a teenager. Just the thought of wearing glasses can send a teenager running in the other...

Smartphones May Be Taxing Your Eyes

Combo of small fonts, phones held close to browse Web and text can cause eyestrain, headaches, study finds

Handling Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some may necessitate emergency action and immediate care by an optometrist, while...

The Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams

For those of us with healthy eyes, we might miss the importance of taking preventative action namely, an optical exam. However, timely diagnosis of eye...

Summer Eye Care Tips

Now that summer has arrived it’s time to safeguard your eyes from summertime hazards. Here are some tips to remain safe in the sun: Get...

Protective Glasses for Kids

Did you know that every year approximately 40,000 sports-related eye injuries are severe enough to necessitate emergency room care? This is an injury every 780...

Do Carrots Really Improve your Eye Health?

Do carrots really improve your vision? While eye doctors admit that the orange root vegetables are made up of significant amounts of a vitamin which...

UV Awareness Month – Your Eyes and the Sun

  The majority of Americans are aware of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer) and the need...

A Guide to Caring for Contact Lenses

  It can be fairly confusing navigating the contact lens care aisle of most supermarkets. But as daunting as it is, it's essential to learn...

The Benefits of Rigid Contact Lenses

  While you may be more familiar with soft contact lenses, a second, lesser-known kind of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) contact lenses,...

Defending Your Eyes During Allergy Season

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to spring eye allergies. For some of us, March is...

Should You Purchase Your Glasses Online?

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become accustomed to shopping for anything and everything on the Web, eyeglasses are one product that...

Dry Eye Syndrome Getting You Down?

Suggestions on Keeping Your Eyes Hydrated This Cold Season

The Today Show discusses Computer Vision Syndrome, The 20-20-20 Rule

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January Has Been Named National Glaucoma Awareness Month

In an effort to create awareness about the ''sneak thief of sight,'' this month has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second...

Winter Eye Care Tips… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only an important accessory in the summer. Although most of us are informed of the damage the sun poses...

Dr. Lim’s Thailand Mission Trip

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Dr. Lim Lectures to Optometry Students at UC Berkeley

Dr. Lim lectures at UC Berkeley.   Find out more!

New generation of desktop lenses reduces eyestrain

Today’s computer and eyestrain reducing spectacle lenses go beyond traditional progressive-addition lenses to offer presbyopic patients a wider “working distance” area and anti-fatigue designs. “In...

Dr. Lim – Interview with Primary Care Optometry News

Dr. Lim's expert opinion was noted in the interview...

Eyecare for the Homeless in San Francisco

Dr. Lim believes that everyone deserves a chance to see. Find out more! Thank you for visiting us.

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New 50% OFF Summer Promotion!

Because our patients come first, our doctors are having a HALF OFF A SECOND PAIR of eyewear promotion.

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