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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. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

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 world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

Do I really need to check my eyes ?

Everyone, regardless of age or physical condition, is recommended to go for regular eye exams. Thorough evaluations of your eye health and vision by Dr. Wesson are the best way to check for signs of vision conditions and ocular disease. At Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center, our optometrists will inspect...

Who is affected by Glaucoma ?

We Provide Advanced Eye Care for Glaucoma Glaucoma describes a type of ocular disease that causes damage to your optic nerve and destroys your quality of vision. At Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center, we use the latest optometric technology to check your eyes carefully for glaucoma. Glaucoma screening by Dr....

Should I have my children’s eyes checked?

Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center Helps Kids Reach the Top of the Class There’s a strong association between sharp eyesight and successful classroom learning. According to education experts, the bulk of education in school is taught with the help of visual tools. A child who cannot see well is therefore...

How do I get Contact Lenses?

Many people love the convenience and quality vision of contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing lenses instead of eyeglasses, we’ll help you with all that you need At Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center, our eye doctors will examine your eyes to determine if you’re a good candidate for...

Do I have the Best Vision Possible?

Our expert eye doctor, Dr. Wesson, is committed to providing you with the best vision possible. He will perform a detailed eye exam to check your eyesight, in our Tupelo, Mississippi, office. This includes a thorough eye test to determine your vision prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses. In general,...

Are Over-the-Counter Readers good enough?

If you are over 40, chances are you need reading glasses (or you will soon!). You can purchase these eyeglasses on your own from a local drugstore, or you can buy prescription glasses from an optical store. What’s the difference? Features of Over-the-Counter Readers For starters, generic reading glasses (also...

How do I choose my family’s eye doctor?

Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center provides much more for your eyes than eyeglasses and contact lenses! Our optometrist Dr. Wesson, in Tupelo will examine, monitor, treat, and manage your ocular condition – so you reap all the lifelong benefits of lasting, quality vision. When it comes to choosing the best...

What’s In a Contact Lens?

Learn How Contact Lenses are Made Contact lenses are immensely popular, with a wide variety of types to fit almost every individual and their vision condition. New materials and modern technology have led to increased comfort, higher convenience, and sharper vision with contacts. In response, many people are now making...

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 why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

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 around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry. You...

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. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

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 color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

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 will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...

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, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often experience...

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 is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket 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 is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...

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 that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

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 it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...

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 systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other serious...

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 men? Well 91% of the women surveyed recently didn’t know that, which means that many of them aren’t taking the necessary precautions to prevent eye...

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 us are tempted to grab the corner of our shirt and wipe it off, but resist the temptation - this is actually not a good...

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 to your eyes? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you are not alone, yet it is important that you become aware to...

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 the eye is based on the pigments in the iris, which is a colored ring of muscle located at the center of the eye (around...

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 retina called the macula which is responsible for focused vision, the disease gradually reduces your central vision. This affects the ability to see fine details,...

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.

“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.

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 them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

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 eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

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 affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

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 good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

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 life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

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 reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

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 potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes 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, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

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 children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

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 the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

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 the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

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, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

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 lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

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 to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

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 for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

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 not taken seriously, they can also cost you your vision. Whether they are sold as cosmetic lenses, colored lenses or fashion lenses, they are anything...

Welcome Dr. Chelsea Mothershed McKnight

The Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center would like to welcome Dr. Chelsea Mothershed McKnight to the practice. Come in and say "Hello!"

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 you on the back while your eyes are crossed they will stay that way. Unlike this example, some of these myths do have roots in...

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 in children in North America and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. Further 99% of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented simply by...

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 and will return to normal once you give birth.  It’s important to know which vision changes are normal for an expecting mother and which could...

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 them together as a team.  The brain also needs to learn how to process the visual information from the eyes to understand and interact with...

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 feel great in your shades, sunglasses also have the very important job of properly protecting your eyes from the sun.  Here are a few facts...

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 you will develop a cataract!  Cataracts are considered part of the natural aging process so if you live long enough, you will likely eventually develop...

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 to the 2014 Annual Fireworks Report, compiled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission there were at least 11 deaths and 10,500 injuries due to...

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 are some things to keep in mind: Know your genes While your eyes may be the same color as your father’s eyes, you may have...

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 education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes...

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 allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual...

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 heard, looking directly at a solar eclipse is very dangerous for your eyes and vision. Nevertheless, this rare event is something that many people want...

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 that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here...

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. But all of this good brings with it a measure of concern: Digital Eye Strain or Computer Vision Syndrome. Focusing on your vision on digital...

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Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month.   Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery.   Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity...

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 of developing glaucoma? The short answer is yes. Anyone can get glaucoma and because of this it is important for every person, young and old...

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 medical attention? First of all, any time an eye infection is accompanied by fever, excessive discharge or pain, you should see your eye doctor immediately....

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 dry indoor heating can be a recipe for eye discomfort.  Dryness and irritation can be particularly debilitating for those who wear contact lenses or suffer...

“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 check in and make sure their independent kids are taking care of themselves properly.Vision plays a key role in learning as well as extra-curricular activities...

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 or tics are actually quite common. Here are 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive,...

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 low vision all around the world. Children account for some 19 million of them. The vast majority of visual impairment is readily treatable and/or preventable....

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 blindness and vision impairment worldwide. The day aims to create awareness that blindness can be avoided if there is universal access to quality vision and...

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 what your child will need for after school sports and hobby activities. Making sure they have the right protective eyewear for their sporting or athletic...

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 skills that your child needs to facilitate learning in school, so it is important to make sure that your child's eyes are comfortable when they...

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 impact on his/her daily activities? Look out for these 4 warning signs during the summer months – they could be a sign of vision difficulties...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common than you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at some point. Some even report experiencing a "snow globe effect" as if they are swatting at many imaginary bugs. Floaters may be an annoyance, but...

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 and treatable. As June is Cataract Awareness Month, here are some facts you should know to help you recognize cataracts and prevent permanent vision loss. ...

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 closer look at what happens behind your closed lids when your head hits the pillow. Firstly, once your eyes are closed, they do continue to...

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 is very important to be aware of the potential damage exposure to the sun can have on your eyes. May is UV Awareness month. Here...

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 tweens and teenagers are concerned about how glasses will affect their appearance, whether they will be made fun of (which unfortunately is a legitimate concern...

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, your eyes are often affected by the high pollen count along with other allergens floating in the fresh spring air. Tree pollens in April and...

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 you move your eyes, look at someone, blink or make eye contact can say a lot about what you are thinking and feeling. Here's a...

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 do so without taking notice of the effect this has on their bodies. Using a computer or handheld device for extended amounts of time can...

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 more than your thoughts and emotions; it can be an indicator of your overall health.  A study by UnitedHealthcare entitled, “Impact of Eye Exams in...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Low vision can affect both children and adults, but is more common in the elderly, and requires significant adjustments...

Can You Wear Contact Lenses with Allergies and Dry Eyes?

Allergies and Dry Eyes What about contact lenses? Everyone looks great in contact lenses because you show your real face to the world, but some people find them too uncomfortable to wear. Contact lenses float over the cornea, right on the eye surface. Most people who wear contact lens in...

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, a new pair of glasses can also present a big adjustment for both parents and kids as you get used to a new look and...

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 silent thief of sight'. This nickname evolved because the disease creeps up unnoticed in its early stages, causing no pain and few, if any symptoms....

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 health and safety in these resolutions. Here are the top six ways you can make your eyes and vision a priority this year. Schedule a...

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 enormous array of hand-held video devices and home gaming systems. Did you know that after extensive use these games can be harmful to children’s eyes...

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 to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. In fact, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases...

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 water and dry them on a clean, lint free cloth. Remove the lens from your eye and clean the lens immediately (if you wear multi-use...

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? Maybe you also skipped your yearly eye exam, again. These are just some of the things we tend to overlook when it comes to our...

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 extra flair. Whether you are dressing up as a cat, a vampire, or looking for something fun that glows in the dark, dressing up your...

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 on your eyes. The good news is there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with travelers’ dry...

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 nice refreshing dip on a warm fall afternoon or a winter swim in an indoor pool, swimming is a great activity for both fun and...

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 and tablets all the time.  Many schools have even implemented the use of smart boards and bring your own device (BOYD) programs. However, as amazing...

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 are at increased risk of falling, which is the leading cause of injury, injury-related death, and hospitalization for this age group. According to the Centers...

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 in 2012 was created for parents, eye care professionals, educators and children who wear glasses or have other vision challenges to celebrate and create awareness...

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 occurred. As July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, here are a number of practical first aid tips to remember if you or anyone you know...

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 the Snellen eye chart, designed by Dutch ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen in 1862 to measure visual acuity- how well you can see at various distances. Although...

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 cloudy. A cataract can result in loss of vision as it prevents light from passing into your eye and focusing on the retina. While cataracts...

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? AMD occurs when the part of the retina responsible for your sharp central vision, the macula, begins to deteriorate. Central vision is the visual field...

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 important to wear UV blocking eyewear to protect against exposure to ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Damage caused by UV from...

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 bacteria, it is vital to ensure that the products you use to apply and remove your makeup are hygienic to prevent irritation that can cause...

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 provides you with all the nutrients that are essential for preserving your vision, is taking a major step towards minimizing the risk of eye disease...

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 many, it's often hard to enjoy nature's blooming beauty as the warmer weather also brings about the onset of itchy, watery eyes that come with...

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 of difference. While it may not be something that you pay much attention to, the way you clean your lenses can also make a difference,...

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, if you are suffering from dry eyes that just won't go away, you may have what is known as Dry Eye Syndrome - a condition...

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 your needs it is first important to know what risks are in the first place. UV protection UV danger is just as much a problem...

Are you at risk for Diabetic Eye Disease?

These days, diabetes is all too common. A lot of people don't know just how much it can affect patients. For example, diabetes increases the likelihood of developing several eye-related diseases. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma, as well as a number of other conditions that, even though...

A Look at the Diabetic Eye

Do you know the connection between diabetes and your eyes? The raised blood sugar levels that are the essence of the disease are a risk to your eyes in various ways. There are a few ways that diabetes, especially when it is not controlled by medication, diet or exercise, can...

Focusing on Retinoscopy

During some eye exams, you may have had a doctor shine a beam of light into your eye, and hold various lenses in front of it. But why? This test is a retinoscopy examination, and if you have problems with accurate vision, this is a basic way the eye doctor...

Staying Safe with Your Smartphone

Lately, it seems that we're totally dependent on our mobile devices. We can't deny that these devices are wonderful, because they allow us to be in touch with whoever we want almost always. Nevertheless as these devices are made with little screens, most people often hold their iPads and iPhones...

Multifocal Lenses

Have you started to have difficulty when reading fine print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. Fortunately, this doesn't mean that those who already wear prescription eyeglasses for distance vision need to carry around two pairs of glasses. This is because of multifocal lenses, which help you...

Eye Patches: A Simple Solution to a Common Problem

Many our younger patients experience a lazy eye. A lazy eye comes about when the brain shuts off or suppresses sight in one eye. This may occur if someone struggles to see as well with one eye because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism, or something...

Eye Exam Coming Up? Here’s What You Need to Know

Do you have an eye exam fast approaching? If you want to make sure your exam is effective and worthwhile, there are several facts we'll need to know. Because your eyes can be affected by seemingly unrelated changes in your body, you'll need to inform us of any changes you...

The Mechanics of Night Vision

Picture this: there's a power outage and you've got to locate a flashlight or the fuse box. At first you can't see, but gradually the things in the room begin become visible. This process is known as ''dark adaptation'' and it's what lets our eyes get used to low light...

Are You Suffering From Presbyopia?

As you reach your 40s, you may begin to find that you have trouble with reading. Being able to see clearly things that are up close is a visual function that weakens as you age. Why? Because as you age, the lens of your eye is likely to become more...

An Eye on Toy Safety

It's crucial for parents to know how to choose toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Babies don't have a completely developed visual system at birth, but it becomes more refined over time. Few things stimulate a child's visual development better than play, which encourages hand-eye...

Back-to-School Success Starts with Good Vision

It's hard to believe that summer's almost over. Parents everywhere are making sure their kids have everything they need for the upcoming school year. And if you haven't already done so, it's also an optimal chance to bring your child in to the eye doctor for an eye exam. Vision...

What is Convergence Insufficiency?

Is your child intelligent when it comes to lots of things, but cannot cope well with school? He or she might have a particular condition, which creates an obstacle in the way of learning at school. It's called Convergence Insufficiency (CI). To explain, CI is a condition that negatively affects...

Focusing on Visual Acuity

Everyone has come across the expressions visual acuity and twenty-twenty vision. As frequently used as these terms are, do people really know what they mean? When you understand them, you will know why your eye care professional needs to assess more than just how well you read an eye chart....

A Fresh Look Just For You

Do you want a brand new look for your eyes? Then let's talk about FreshLook®, a line offering a large palette of colored contact lenses, which allow you to just intensify or distinctly alter your natural eye color. This range of lenses includes such a large number of options, that...

Keep a Lid on Eye Hygiene

Have you ever experienced inflamed eyelids, also known as blepharitis? Blepharitis is a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, sometimes linked to a bacterial eye infection, specific sorts of skin conditions, such as acne, or dry eyes. Common symptoms include redness, itching, burning, the sensation of a foreign body in your eye,...

A Lens a Day Keeps the Redness Away

Are there ever days when you leave your disposable contact lenses in for longer than you're supposed to? It goes without saying that so many things are better when they are at their freshest. It's helpful to know that the same principle applies to your contact lenses. You should never...

Treating Cataracts

It's June, which means it's Cataract Awareness Month. Have you been informed that cataracts are the most common reason behind vision loss among patients who are over 55 years old? More so, more than fifty percent of all North Americans 65 and older have at the very least, partial cataract...

The Best Protection from UV Rays

Virtually everyone is exposed to UV rays on a daily basis. But the dangers related to long-term exposure to these harmful rays are rarely considered, to a point where the majority of people take little action to guard their eyes, even when they're expecting to be exposed to the sun...

The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

May is healthy vision month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the most effective steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain in top form. During this procedure, your optometrist examines your eyes to look...

New From Transitions® Optical: The Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

Great news for anyone in the market for dependable variable tint lenses: Transitions® Optical has just put out a new addition to their extensive range. It's called the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. The company has added a great new feature to their impressive light adapting lens with the addition of groundbreaking...

Keeping An Eye On Poor Vision

Poor vision in adults or children can be due to a number of conditions including anatomical changes in the eye or visual system, eye diseases, side effects caused by medication or injuries to the eye. Commonly, people also experience visual disturbances due to aging or eye stress. This can lead...

Women and Healthy Eyes

This month, Prevent Blindness America is focusing on Women's Eye Health and Safety. Women go through various stages throughout their lives, and each can impact vision differently. Eye disease among the female population is being diagnosed in growing numbers, more notably in middle-aged women. Actually, studies indicate that large numbers...

April we recognize national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with often better weather, comes an increase in the number of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Every season, far too many children and adults incur sports related eye injuries that could easily be avoided with proper safety measures and awareness. Protecting your eyes while participating...

Eye Care on The Go

When driving, the need for seeing properly can not be underestimated. Actually, safety on the road relies on a number of visual capabilities such as being able to see both far ahead as well as your immediate surroundings, side or peripheral vision, seeing at night and color vision, just to...

Vision at Work

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, as marked by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The purpose of this initiative is to educate companies and their employees about the necessity of vision wellness, with advice on how to avoid vision-endangering eye mishaps. Every day, employees are inflicted by workplace related eye injuries...

What is Astigmatism?

The cornea that surrounds your pupil and iris is, under normal circumstances, spherical. As light enters the eye, part of the job of your cornea is to help project that light, aiming it toward the retina, right in the rear part of your eye. What happens when the cornea is...

Treating Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, informally called pink eye, is a common eye illness, especially when it comes to kids. This infection can be caused by viruses, bacteria or allergies to ingredients found in cosmetics, pollen, and chlorine in pools, or other substances, which come into contact with your eyes. Certain types of pink...

Risks and Warning Signs of AMD

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The Best Solution for Your Contact Lenses

Users of contact lenses must know the importance of proper eye hygiene. A study conducted by Bausch & Lomb in August determined that a large number of individuals are using strange chemicals in place of contact solution to keep their lenses moist. Everything from baby oil, to coke to petroleum...

Safeguard Your Eyes From Dry Eyes This Winter

Dry eye syndrome can be often more prevalent in the winter time as a result of cold and dry air conditions.

The Dangers of the Sun to Your Eyes – In the Winter

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some places bitter cold winds and cold rain, snow and sleet are also in the forecast. You wouldn't ever contemplate of leaving the house without a heavy sweater or coat in overcast weather, but unfortunately, many people leave their sunglasses at home....

Raise Your Awareness of Glaucoma this January

Since January has been designated National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in this article we are here to review the importance of knowing about the threat of glaucoma. Glaucoma is the term for a group of progressive ocular disorders that damage the eye's optic nerve, which may cause a loss of vision....

Treating Presbyopia

Visit your Tupelo, MS Optometrist to Find Out About Treatment Options Many adults eventually experience presbyopia or an impaired ability to see objects at a close range, as they get older. With the growing worldwide population of older adults, a significant number of people develop presbyopia, which currently cannot be...

Glasses Sale!

Any time you purchase one complete pair of glasses you will now recieve 50 percent off of any second pair of glasses.  Please see any of our opticians in our dispensary for futher details. ...

How to Choose Toys that are Eye Safe

Holiday season is rapidly approaching and that means new toys for the kiddies. Adoring mothers and fathers love treating the young ones to the ''in'' toys for the holidays. It is necessary for family members to explain to relatives the rules when it comes to toy safety and vision. Injuries...

Use Your FSA Dollars Before Time Runs Out!

Looking for new specs for the kids? Think it's time for an eye exam? Contemplating refractive surgery? Now is the time to save big on your eye care needs. The end of the year is quickly approaching which means that your annual flex plan will soon run out for the...

How We Perceive Color: Understanding Color Vision Deficiencies

Call our Tupelo, MS Optometrist for an evaluation

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Did you know that diabetes is the number one precursor to blindness among men and women between age twenty and seventy-four? In the past four years alone, over four million individuals in North America living with diabetes were subsequently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. Of this group, 70,000 suffered from acute...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in Tupelo, MS

To achieve optimal vision, the eyes and the brain must work in unison. When this system breaks down, a condition called amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, can occur. With the majority of instances of lazy eye the eyes themselves are usually healthy yet good vision cannot be achieved by...

Tupelo, MS Eye Tests: Examining the Eye Chart

  Ever question what 20/20 eyesight actually means? The phrase 20/20 vision describes a normal level of clarity of eyesight or visual acuity measured from a 20 feet distance. That is to say that an individual with 20/20 eyesight will be able to clearly see an object at a distance...

Tupelo, MS Relief for Autumn Ocular Allergies

  Although seasonal allergies are more commonly talked about in the spring, a large number of individuals experience symptoms during the autumn months as well. Above nasal symptoms such as sneezing and congestion, ocular allergies can cause a great level of discomfort. When suffering from allergies, the eyes are often...

This Halloween Watch Out for Decorative Contacts

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, costumes. It's important to know of some hazards to your eyes that could put a damper on the holiday spirit. A popular costume addition in recent years has been decorative contact lenses and this is causing serious concern amongst optometrists. Contacts...

Come in and see our new VisiOffice!

"Visioffice is the first and only universal measuring system that allows you to obtain every possible parameter needed for today's individualized lenses."
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Computer Vision Syndrome Management in Tupelo, MS

View Video Findings from the American Optometric Association show that over seven out of 10 of the Americans that work for the majority of the day on a computer screen (over 140 million people) suffer from computer vision syndrome or eye strain. Prolonged periods of working at the computer can...

Maintaining Safety for Your Eyes in the Home

  In recognition of Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your house safe for your eyes specifically in choosing eye safe toys. Don't wait until it's too late to guarantee your home environment is an eye-safe zone. Naturally, kids enter the world...

Cosmetics Advice for Contact Wearers from your Tupelo, MS Optometrist

If you wear contact lenses there are a number of guidelines that should be followed when it comes to applying cosmetics. Below are a few basic pointers on ways to be sure your eyes remain lovely and healthy. Which Cosmetics Are the Safest for your Eyes? First of all, we...

Getting Sunblock Out of Your Eyes

If you have ever gotten sunblock in your eyes, you are aware just how painful it can be. A very good rub in the eye can sometimes result in stinging that lasts for hours. It can take hours until the victim can comfortably open his eyes, especially outside in the...

Book An Annual Eye Exam in Tupelo, MS, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

Many adults don't know that cataracts affect approximately 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older. In truth, more than 50% of senior citizens have some degree of cataracts. What are cataracts? Cataracts occur when the ocular lens becomes clouded. This prohibits the passage of light necessary for proper vision. How...

Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School? Don’t Forget to Schedule a Tupelo Kids’ Eye Exams

Many doctors stress that around 80% of learning takes place through a child's eyes. Since a child's vision may change occasionally, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom performance. Surprisingly, most parents don't make vision tests part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Furthermore survey results...

Contact Lenses: A Real Self-Esteem Booster for Teens

No teenager likes to be seen in something that makes them different, and for many teenagers, eyeglasses can often feel that way. Teenagers may balk at the idea of being seen in eyeglasses and appearing ''dorky''. As opposed to glasses, kids and teenagers that wear contact lenses report a significant...

Help! How to Handle Common Eye Injuries

Eye injuries come in many shapes and sizes, some more serious than others. Some might necessitate emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye care practitioner, while others can be taken care of at home. Read this guide to common eye injuries, to decide the next step following an eye...

The Importance of Early Eye Disease Detection

When we have eyes that are in good condition, we sometimes forget about the importance of a routine eye examination. However, timely detection of any eye or vision problems is critical to maintaining healthy vision and eyes. And all it requires is an annual eye exam. Many eye and vision...

Summer Eye Care Tips

It’s official - summer has arrived and it’s time to ensure you keep your eyes protected from summertime hazards. Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun: Make sure you have sunglasses with 100% UV Protection – and wear them! If your shades don’t guard against 100% of...

Everything Parents Need to Know About Children’s Safety Glasses

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 emergency room visits annually. That's equal to an accident every 13 minutes! Eye Care experts believe that 90% of the accidents could be easily avoided by using proper eye protection. The majority of eye damaging accidents happen when individuals are playing sports...

The Optometrist Says: Eat Carrots for Eye Health

Can carrots really improve vision? While eye doctors affirm that carrots contain significant quantities of a beta-carotene that has proven to be very good for the eyes, carrots can not take the place of suitable corrective eye care. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, or orange pigment that converts into vitamin A...

This Month is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

  Thanks to measures to increase knowledge of the threats of Ultraviolet (UV) light to your skin, (particularly sunburn and skin cancer), most are familiar with the necessity of applying sunblock and using other protective measures particularly during the blazing summer months. But how many are aware that UV and...

Are You Caring for Your Contacts Safely?

  Many people find it somewhat baffling navigating the eye care aisle of some pharmacies. But as overwhelming as it is, it's crucial to learn proper lens care. Failure to care for your contacts can result in a variety of eye infections including some that may result in vision loss....

Gas Permeable Lenses: Are You a Candidate?

  Although soft contacts are more common, another lesser-known kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes referred to oxygen permeable lenses. In truth, GP lenses involve more modern technology than soft lenses, and they are longer-lasting, offer finer vision quality, and offer enhanced deposit resistance....

New Frame Lines in our Optical Dispensary

We would like to announce the additions of the lines Humphrey's and Brendel to our Optical shop.  We are very excited about the additions and would love for you to come in and see them for yourselves. ...

Sunglasses on Sale

Buy one pair of prescription eyeglasses and receive prescription sunglasses at half price. This sale includes all our designer frames with the exception of Maui Jim and Costa Del Mar....

Advice for Dealing with Symptoms of Eye Allergies

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes you may be suffering from spring eye allergies. For some, spring time is eye allergy season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy eyes, watery eyes or stinging, red eyes. Seasonal eye allergies are largely due to...

Shopping for Glasses On the Internet…Smart? Maybe Not

While most Internet users are accustomed to buying anything and everything through the Internet, glasses are one product that needs to be carefully reviewed prior to clicking that buy button. Here's why. Even though web-based stores often advertise cheap prices, the advantages of going to an optical store far exceed...

Be on the lookout for the new TV ads from Crizal on anti-reflective coatings.

Here is a link to the comericals for Crizal in case you would like to review them.  ...

Dry Eyes Getting You Down? Advice on Keeping Your Eyes Hydrated This Cold Season

Even though many people refer to winter as the rainy season due to the precipitation, the atmosphere is really more dry in the winter, which can cause your eyes to become more sensitive. Our optometry team is here to help you find the most effective options to keep your eyes...

Do You Know About Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision? Become Aware This February

February is dedicated to spreading awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the foremost cause of blindness for senior citizens. AMD often leads to low vision, a phrase eye doctors use to categorize substantial visual impairment that is also known as “legal blindness” or almost total blindness....

Help Spread the Word About Glaucoma

In order to create awareness about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' this month has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of permanent vision loss, accounting for 9%-12% of all cases of complete vision loss in the United States and effecting nearly 70 million people worldwide....

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't just an important accessory in the summer. While most of us are informed of the damage the sun poses to our eyes during the summer, how many of us recognize that it is essential to take precautions during the wintertime as well? In truth, those...

Thanks to all of our customers!

We at Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center would like to thank all of our customer who voted for us in the Daily Journal's Readers' Choice Awards. 

Latisse is Here!

If you or a family member are interested in growing longer, thicker eyelashes, you may be a candidate for Latisse.  Latisse is a prescription medication that is applied to the upper lid daily with an applicator to enhance lash growth.  Results vary, but improvement in lash appearance is usually noted...

Welcome to the new website.

Providing quality eyewear for the summer. We are also providers of prescription sunglasses from Maui Jim and Costa Del Mar. 

Vision Care Direct

Looking for individual or family vision insurance?  Take a look at Vision Care Direct (VCD).  This is a vision plan that covers yearly vision examinations, glasses and contact lenses.  Vision Care Direct lets you, the patient, choose the level of plan that is right for you.  Often, patients find that...

Online Registration Forms

Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...

Request Your Next Appointment Online

You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...