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  • Four Helpful Tips for Choosing the Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Apr-2017

    Sunglasses come in an endless array of shapes and sizes. With so many options, choosing a pair that flatters your face can be overwhelming. Choosing sunglasses that protect eyes from harmful UV rays should also be a key consideration. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. and Director of Optical Renee Macdonald to share insight on how to choose ...
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  • 1 in 5 Drivers Can't See Well Enough to Drive Safely - Is That You?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Jul-2016

    You may think driving without your contact lenses or glasses isn’t a big deal, but trust us, it is. As Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. explains, “ Recent research on car accidents shows people who drive without vision correction are four times more likely to get into an accident. Even more concerning is that at least 20 percent of ...
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  • What You Don't Know About Sunglasses Could Cost You Big Time

    Posted By Key Whitman || 22-Jul-2015

    Based on a new Harris Poll, The Vision Council reports 25 percent of adults in the U.S. rarely or never wear sunglasses. If you’re like two-thirds of the 2,000 adults surveyed for the poll, you probably don’t realize the high cost associated with forgoing quality sun protection for your eyes either. According to Renee Macdonald, Director of Optical Services at Key-Whitman Eye Center, ...
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  • Why It's Important to Wear Sunglasses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jun-2015

    Another Texas summer is just around the corner! As you’re planning your summer activities, take some time to freshen up your knowledge of proper sun protection. When you hear someone mention sun protection, it’s likely in the context of protecting your skin—and for good reason. Skin cancer is among the most common forms of cancer, but it is also the most preventable. While ...
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  • Polarized Sunglasses: An Extra Layer of Sun Protection

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Jun-2015

    Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement—they're a necessity if you want to protect your eyes from the sun. Basic sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays will do in most cases, but other options, such as polarized lenses, may be worth considering. Depending on your lifestyle, polarized lenses might be a better option for you than basic sunglasses. Polarized ...
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  • What Sunglasses Are Right for You?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-May-2014

    Is it time to buy a new pair of sunglasses to help protect your eyes this summer? Choosing a pair of sunglasses (or any eyeglasses, for that matter) isn’t always easy. Consider more than just function when choosing new glasses frames. Be sure to find the frames that best fit and flatter your face. If you know the tricks to choosing the right frames for your face, you can reduce or eliminate ...
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  • How to Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Mar-2014

    Growing up, were you told looking directly into the sun would make you go blind? That’s somewhat of an extreme outcome, but it is true the sun can cause serious damage to your eyes. The sun emits both UVA and UVB rays, both of which are commonly associated with skin conditions, melanoma and even immunity suppression. These UV rays can also increase your chances of developing eye conditions ...
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  • Importance of Sunglasses in the Winter

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Jan-2014

    Winter sports enthusiasts, listen up. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or just sledding with the kids, it’s important to protect your eyes and thereby your vision with the proper eyewear this winter. And even if you’re not what you’d call a “winter sports enthusiast,” winter eye protection is essential for you, too! Reflections from the sun’s rays on snow ...
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  • A Guide to Choosing the Right Shape of Eyewear Frames for Your Face

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Jun-2013

    Is it time to buy sunglasses or glasses? Do you know what frame shape fits and flatters your face best? Pick the right shape of sunglasses or eyeglasses for your face with this guide from the Key-Whitman Optical Center. Step one: Determine the shape of your face. Your face is likely shaped differently from the next person. Knowing the shape of your face will help you determine the most flattering ...
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  • A Guide to Prescription Eyewear Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Jun-2013

    Prescription lenses come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the frames and lenses are manufactured from a number of different materials. Over the years, new technology has developed to create unique prescription lenses to not only correct specific vision problems, but designed to address various lifestyle tasks and to be more durable. Before you purchase your next pair of prescription ...
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  • Sports Vision Solutions for Athletes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Apr-2013

    Athletes have unique vision needs. For many athletes, their particular sport may require more than 20/20 vision. Depth perception, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination are all aspects of vision that may affect an athlete’s performance. Athletes who have less than perfect vision, or who suffer from refractive errors, may require vision correction. There are numerous vision care options ...
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  • Sunglasses Guide for Summer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jul-2012

    Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun increases your risk of developing eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration and even eye cancer. So often people go to great lengths to protect their skin from the sun’s dangerous UVA and UVB rays, but they neglect to protect their eyes. Wearing sunglasses isn’t simply about comfort or to keep you from squinting ...
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  • Prescription Glasses Guide

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-May-2012

    Prescription lenses come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Over the years, new technology has developed to create unique prescription lenses to correct specific vision problems. While prescription glasses are most common for vision correction, LASIK eye surgery can eliminate the need for glasses. Before you purchase your next pair of prescription lenses, educate yourself on the many lens options. ...
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  • UV Protection for Your Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Apr-2012

    Do you take efforts to protect your skin from the sun’s dangerous UV rays but neglect to use UV protection for your eyes? Before stepping outside to enjoy the warm Texas weather, it’s important to understand the dangerous effects the sun’s UV rays can have on your eyes and know how to properly protect your eyes from damage that can result in one of several eye conditions. The sun ...
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  • Eyeglasses : Myths about Vision and Eyeglasses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Nov-2011

    If you wear eyeglasses, Dallas is a great place to live because of the resources available to you. Key Whitman, for example, is a leading eye-care facilitydedicated to improving vision and educating people about their eyes. There are a great many misperceptions about vision. Perhaps because the eyes are mysterious body parts for most people, and because they are important and need protection to ...
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  • How Eye Glasses Work

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-May-2011

    Key-Whitman Eye Center, leader in LASIK, and cataract surgery in Dallas, Fort Worth & North Texas also provides corrective lenses through their optical center. When diagnosed with eye problems and being given prescription lenses, it is helpful to know how those lenses work to correct eye problems. The human eye works by bending and focusing images onto the retina through the cornea and pupil. ...
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