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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

Top 5 Reasons You Need Sunglasses For Healthy, Youthful Eyes

This month, we dive into the importance of sunglasses, UVA and UVB protection, long-term eye health, and the added benefit of looking a little more stylish with our designer eyewear.

Eye Injuries in Sports: A Preventable Risk

In recognition of Sports Eye Safety Month this April, Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care emphasizes the critical role of protective sports eyewear. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, learn how eye protection can save your vision and keep you in the game.

A Complete Guide to Combatting Dry Eye Syndrome

Addressing dry eye syndrome is key to maintaining optimal eye health. Discover effective strategies for relief and prevention with Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care.

Unmasking Glaucoma: Decoding Symptoms for Timely Detection

Uncover the often unnoticed symptoms of glaucoma during Glaucoma Awareness Month. Learn why recognizing these signs early is crucial for proactive eye health, and take the first step by scheduling an eye exam.

Unraveling the Impact of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Delve into the details of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye condition affecting central vision. Learn about the two main types, the significance of early screening, and the role of proactive measures in preserving vision.

Eye Exam Saves Woman’s Life by Detecting Brain Tumor Early

Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care to schedule your appointment.

Recent Study Uncovers Genetic Mutation in Childhood Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious disease caused by abnormally high pressure within the eye that can damage the optic nerve. In a recent study, researchers discovered a new genetic mutation responsible for some cases of severe childhood glaucoma.

8 Tips To Help You Improve Your Vision Naturally

Here are 8 tips to help you improve your vision naturally. For all of your eye care needs, Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care in Pell City is here for you.

What’s Hot in Eyewear This Winter

Here’s what’s trending in eyewear this winter 2022. For all of your eyewear and contact lens needs, Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care in Pell City is here for you.

7 Eye Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Your eye experts at Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us know how else we can help!

3 Reasons to Use Your Vision Benefits By the End of 2022

Vision insurance benefits can save you a lot of money on eye care, but only if you use them before they expire at the end of the year. This way, you’ll be able to stay on top of your eye health and address any vision problems you may be experiencing.

Study Finds Half of Childhood Blindness Cases Could Have Been Prevented

A new study on blindness in children found that blindness could have been prevented in half the cases.

4 Ways To Maximize Your Vision Benefits Before 2023

Not sure how to use your vision benefits before they expire? Here are 4 tips to help you get the most out of your 2022 vision plan.

Natural Remedies to Relieve Dry Eyes

Are you experiencing dry eyes? It may surprise you to learn that maqui berries, nuts and even caffeinated coffee can naturally help relieve some dry eye symptoms? At Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care, we believe that patients can benefit from a multifaceted approach to treating dry eye syndrome (DES) that includes both conventional treatments and healthy lifestyle changes.

Wear Contact Lenses? Here’s How to Avoid Eye Infections

Although contact lenses are a convenient and comfortable alternative to eyeglasses, you can increase your risk of eye infections if you don't follow your eye doctor's care and maintainance instructions. Continue reading to find out how to avoid eye infections.

Only 50% Of Parents Recognize The Dangers of Screen Time

How much do you know about the consequences of excessive screen time on your kids’ eyes? Read on to learn what science has to say, and how Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care can help

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.

Why You Should Get Custom-Made Reading Glasses

If you’ve got age-related farsightedness (presbyopia), you might be tempted to buy a pair of over-the-counter (OTC) reading glasses. While OTC readers are cheap and easy to find, they’re no substitute for custom-made prescription reading glasses created with your specific visual needs in mind. At Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care, we take care of all of your eye care needs.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – How Treatment Can Affect Your Vision

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we celebrate survivors as we alert patients to the potential effects of treatment on their eyes and vision.

How Does Blue Light Impact Your Sleep?

Do you look at digital screens during the course of your day? If you do, you’re being exposed to blue light rays. The best way to protect yourself from any harmful side effects is to wear blue light glasses.

Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s what you need to know about eye floaters, and how Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care can help!

What Does Lack of Sleep Do to Your Eyes?

While we all know that we should get a good-night’s rest, you may not know how important it is for your eye health! Read on to find out how you can take the proper steps to keep your eyes healthy.

Is It Okay To Wear Expired Contact Lenses?

Did you know that contact lenses can expire? Well, they can. Wearing contacts past their expiration date - or longer than their prescribed time - can harm your vision. To schedule a contact lens exam, call Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care in Pell City today.

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.

Back To School: 3 Ways Your Child Can Avoid Digital Eye Strain | Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care

With the new school year starting, digital eye strain is a real concern for many kids. Fortunately, Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care in Pell City is here to help!

Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready For The New School Year?

Here’s why every child should visit an optometrist for an eye exam before the start of the new school year. And if your child has myopia (nearsightedness), we’ll explain what can be done to ensure your child’s eyes remain healthy.

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.

How Hot Weather Affects Your Contact Lenses

Worried about how summer weather affects your contact lenses? Don’t be! Just follow these simple guidelines to keep your eyes safe and healthy in warm weather.

4 Eye Conditions Linked To Sun Exposure

Before you head outdoors, grab your UV-blocking sunglasses and sun hat to protect your eyes from these 4 eye conditions.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

What Lens Color Is Best For Sunglasses?

In the market for stylish new shades but aren’t sure which lens tint to choose? We’re here to help.

5 Reasons We Love Photochromic Lenses

Tired of switching between regular glasses and sunglasses? Photochromic lenses darken when you’re outside and lighten when you’re indoors—all the while providing full UV protection. Here are 5 reasons why we at Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care love photochromic lenses.

Contact Lens Stuck In Your Eye? Don’t Panic!

Getting your contact lens stuck in your eye is a common occurrence. Fortunately, ​contact lenses cannot permanently get lost behind your eyes, so no need to worry. Read on to learn how to safely remove contacts and prevent them from getting stuck in the first place.