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Through the Eye of a Child Scavenger Hunt

Each day, the patients at Children’s of Alabama undergo stressful times. Often they are not able to leave their rooms while at the hospital for treatment. We worked with Child Life to create a fun activity every child can take part in from the comfort of their private rooms. Their…

Published: 2017-10-10Read Article
About Hyperopia (Farsightedness):
Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

Often referred to as farsightedness, hyperopia is a common refractive error that occurs in approximately 23.9% of Americans aged 40 and over. In the United States, close to 14 million individuals suffer from the condition and in Alabama, the rates of occurrence are around 9.8% of the population experiencing some…

Published: 2017-10-10Read Article
The Schaeffer Spectacles Project

At Schaeffer Eye Center, we love Birmingham and all the people who make this such a great place to live. We are always looking for ways to invest in this community, whether it’s a supporting local libraries or revamping the Lorikeet exhibit at the zoo. One of our recent projects…

Published: 2017-10-10Read Article
About Myopia (AKA Nearsightedness): Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

Myopia is a common refractive error, with an estimated 42% of Americans living with some degree of myopia. It is known colloquially as nearsightedness (and less often, short-sightedness), a term that accurately describes the impacts myopia has on those that live with it: blurry, hazy, or otherwise impaired distance vision.…

Published: 2017-03-20Read Article
Eyewear Trends for Men

If you want to make a statement and go bold with your glasses, it might be time to ditch your wire, thin-rimmed glasses. Today’s trend in eyewear, especially in Hollywood, is all about dark frames that stand out. Large-frame glasses create a simple look, but there are many different ways…

Published: 2016-10-19Read Article