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About Family Eye Clinic Staff

Pam oversees business, financial, insurance and human relations. She is the most experienced eye clinic manager and eye insurance guru on the Palouse. Darci is the optician at Family Eye Clinic; she also prepares patients to see Dr. David. Heather edits our newsletter, curates our “As We See It” blog, coordinates our social media channels and oversees our website.

If Your Eyes Are Dry….

By | February 28, 2018|

You might feel like you have sand in your eyes, or they might burn or itch. You might be sensitive to light, have blurry vision, or, in some cases, your eyes might water. And you may have a tough time wearing contact lenses.

Your eyes need moisture.  This helps them work the way they’re supposed to […]

Unusual Eye Conditions

By | February 7, 2018|

Polycoria: Your pupil is a round hole that gets bigger as light fades and smaller as light brightens. It’s rare, but some people have more than one working pupil in a single eye. It isn’t clear what causes polycoria, but there may be a link to conditions like glaucoma and cataracts. Not everyone needs treatment, […]

2017 Vision-friendly Gift List

By | December 14, 2017|

Holiday gift ideas for kids can be entertaining, educational and eye- and vision-healthy. Just ask your local doctor of optometry.

“If I enjoy it and children love it and it builds visual skills, I will add it to the list.”

In time for the holidays, Kellye Knueppel, O.D., who practices in Wisconsin at The Vision Therapy Center, […]

Holiday Hours

By | November 21, 2017|

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” Edward Sandford Martin

We will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23&24, and resume normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 27.

We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Thank You to Our Veterans

By | November 9, 2017|

“While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.” Randy Neugebaue


Photo credit: By United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans Day National Committee ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia […]

Halloween Contact Lenses

By | October 17, 2017|

Do you need a prescription for Halloween contact lenses?

Yes — while novelty contacts are designed for fun, they still are considered medical devices and cannot be purchased legally in the United States without a contact lens prescription.

You must see your eye doctor for a contact lens exam to have them properly fitted and prescribed, even […]

What Eye Problems Look Like

By | August 2, 2017|

Blurry vision, spots, glare at night — these are common eye complaints. Each could be a harmless annoyance or an early sign of disease. It isn’t always easy to tell the difference. Visit your eye doctor promptly if you notice any changes in your vision.

When you’re nearsighted, things in the distance look blurry. Doctors call […]

Cheaper Glasses

By | May 26, 2017|

In my boyhood “cheap” meant of poor quality to most of the reading public. Something selling for less was “less expensive.” Consequently, I always have reservations about being “cheaper.”

Family Eye Clinic will never tell you we can do it “cheaper.” That market is saturated. Places like Walmart, Costco and Warby Parker can do it better […]

Guess Eyeglasses For Women

By | April 19, 2017|

Stop by the clinic to try on one of these pairs of Guess frames: these fun, cheerful colors are perfect for the spring and summer!

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Tips for Contact Lens Wearers at Every Age

By | April 4, 2017|

How Long Can I Wear My Lenses?
Replace your lenses as often as the doctor suggests, even if you don’t wear them every day. For instance, if you have the disposable kind that are good for one wearing, throw them out after you’ve worn them once, even if they still feel fresh. When you wear lenses […]

13 Tips To Prevent Eye Fatigue

By | March 28, 2017|

Your eyes are burning, itchy, and tired. It’s a common condition but rarely serious. You can take simple steps to prevent or ease this problem.

It those tactics don’t work, see your doctor. What you’re feeling could be a sign of a deeper condition that requires treatment. This is especially important if you have headaches or […]

Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

By | March 16, 2017|

Raw Red Peppers

Bell peppers give you the most vitamin C per calorie. That’s good for the blood vessels in your eyes, and science suggests it could lower your risk of getting cataracts. It’s found in many vegetables and fruits, including bok choy, cauliflower, papayas, and strawberries. Heat will break down vitamin C, so go raw […]