Dr. Katie Dugan

What items are you putting on your gratitude list during this Thanksgiving season? Whether you write a list or share something you are thankful for while sitting with family at the dinner table, it’s a good time to reflect on everything you have in your life. Looking around at your home, family, and friends reminds […]

Changing from glasses to contact lenses can be a freeing experience: you can enjoy your favorite activities without the inconvenience of wearing glasses. If you’ve recently been fitted with contacts, it’s important to understand that there is a learning curve. Most people need a little bit of time to get used to wearing contact lenses. […]

If your child has been diagnosed with myopia, then it means that they can see things nearby but objects far away look blurry. Myopia (commonly known as nearsightedness) is a condition that can affect people of all ages, and about 20 percent of children are diagnosed with this type of refractive error. In fact, myopia […]

Do you find it easier to see during the day, but your vision seems challenging at night? When eyesight starts to change, it’s common for nighttime vision to be one of the first things that is affected. For example, you might have difficulty seeing clearly while driving at night, or it’s difficult to focus in […]

If a child is having a hard time in school, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have a learning disability. Sometimes, the student’s learning is impacted by their eyesight. In fact, experts have suggested that 80% of what a child learns is based on visual cues – which means that good eyesight is a critical factor […]

How many hours a day do your children spend looking at a screen? Not only are they using computers for schoolwork and learning, but there are also recreational and entertainment activities that use screens, such as watching movies or playing games. Children have access to TVs, video games, tablets, laptops, smartphones, and more. Even if […]

When students are going back to school, it’s also a time when sports training and practices are getting underway for the year. Does your child participate in an extracurricular activity, such as playing on the school’s sports team or another club program outside of the school? As practices are getting underway, it’s the perfect reminder […]

Summer break has been a fun time to create memories with your loved ones and enjoy family vacations. Now that August is here, many people are turning their attention back to structure and routine since school is starting. While school shopping for clothing and supplies is happening, also consider other things that you should take […]

As you are planning for summer travel, is there anything special you need to do to protect your eyes this summer? Too often, patients with eye conditions fail to maintain consistency in managing their eye care when they are away from home. But with a proactive approach and a little bit of planning, it’s possible […]

If you are like many other people, spending more time outdoors during the summer is common. Not only are schedules more flexible when the kids are out of school, but there are a variety of summer activities that you can enjoy. As you are preparing for outdoor fun and adventure, make sure you are proactive […]