June 6, 2020 at 5:21 am | What to Expect during Your Next Eye Exam

To maintain optimal vision, most eye care professionals recommend that you receive a vision exam once every 1 or 2 years, especially for adults over 40. But if this is your first visit to an eye care professional, the process may seem confusing. To help reduce stress and better prepare you for your appointment, we offer this brief overview of the procedure as well as a few tips on what you can do to make the exam go as smoothly as possible.
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February 18, 2020 at 5:23 am | What’s the Difference between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist— And What Does it Mean for Your Eye Care?

Maintaining healthy vision is essential to every aspect of daily life—so it’s important to see the eye care professional best suited to addressing your concerns. For example, should you see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, and what exactly is the difference? Let’s take a closer look at these two critical eye care professionals and what they do.


When discussing eye care and health, you often hear the terms ophthalmologist and optometrist used together. Both types of eye care professionals see patients and provide diagnostic and therapeutic care. But there are some important differences.

Ophthalmologists are MDs who specialize in eye care. After completing their undergraduate degree, they receive a 4-year medical school education, followed by a 1-year internship, 3-year residency, and sometimes a 1- to 2-year fellowship to hone their clinical and surgical skills.

Optometrists, by contrast, are typically primary care providers for the eyes. After earning an undergraduate degree, optometry students enter a 4-year professional program (not medical school) in which they earn a doctor of optometry degree. After optometry school, some go on to get additional clinical training or to enter a fellowship program.

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May 21, 2019 at 11:35 am | Upcoming Event: Maui Jim & Integrity Eye Associates at the 2019 Devon Horse Show & Country Fair

Integrity Eye Associates is partnering with the Maui Jim Sun Hut as a vendor for the eighth year in a row at this year’s Horse Show & Country Fair in Devon, PA. We will be featuring excellent frames and shades by Maui Jim, so come to the fair and pick up high-quality sunglasses to enjoy the summer festivities in style!

The Devon Horse Show

The Devon Horse Show & Country Fair has been drawing crowds and top international competitors to its fairgrounds for over a century as it is one of the top-tier equestrian events in America. This year will mark the 123rd annual horse show, making it America’s oldest multi-breed horse show.

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May 8, 2019 at 9:30 pm | How Losing Sleep Hurts Your Eyes

Feeling a little drowsy? If you said “yes,” you’re not alone. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 30 percent of Americans get fewer than six hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately, staying up too late too often can bring back poor results at your next eye exam. Sleep is necessary for great eye health—so before you stay up and binge watch that next season on Netflix, consider these three negative eye health consequences that stem from poor sleep.

Eye Spasms

Have you ever been at work and noticed that your eye is twitching involuntarily? Twitches (sometimes referred to by their medical name, “myokymia”) occur more frequently in men and women who don’t get enough sleep. While eye twitches might not be dangerous, chronic twitching can be disruptive and can make it more difficult to drive or complete your work.

Dry Eyes

Our body needs sleep to replenish and refresh all of our organs—including our eyes. A lack of sleep can cause chronic dry eyes, a condition in which our tear ducts aren’t able to adequately lubricate our eyes. Symptoms of dry eyes include itching, swelling, light sensitivity, and redness. If you have severe dry eyes, you may even have blurry vision or dizziness.

Broken Blood Vessels

Blood vessels in your eyes can pop or break when your eyes are strained. If you’ve ever spent a long time staring at a computer or television screen without taking a break, you’ve probably noticed one or two broken blood vessels in your eye. A lack of sleep causes immense strain and pressure on our eyes, which can lead to more broken blood vessels or the look of “bloodshot” eyes.

Just like every other part of your body, your eyes need special care to stay healthy and happy. Integrity Eye Associates can help your eyes look and feel their best with vision tests, eye exams, and the designer frames available at our office near Paoli, PA.

Give us a call today at 484-452-4314 to learn more about scheduling an eye exam at our office near Paoli, PA!

April 1, 2019 at 2:05 pm | Integrity Eye Associates Trip to the 2019 International Vision Expo & Conference

Earlier in March, a few of our vision experts from Integrity Eye Associates had the incredible opportunity to attend this year’s International Vision Expo in New York with the most reputable eye care professionals and top brands in the industry from around the globe. There our team was able to continue its eye care education by learning about all of the advancements and gaining hands-on experience with the latest vision products to be released onto the market.   Continue reading