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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.

Dr. Sandy Costello Is Retiring. Congratulations!

Dr Sandy Costello is retiring after 45 years at Eyecare Professionals. Dr Sandy Costello joined Dr. Neil Erickson's at Eyecare Professionals in 1972. Dr. Costello will miss the relationships with his patients the most. Leaving Eyecare Professionals with his partners and new associate to take care of his patients. He...

“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...

Dr. Butler meets Tiki Barber in Jacksonville, FL

Dr. David Butler and New York Giants great running back Tiki Barber met in Jacksonville FL.  Tiki Barber was the keynote speaker and shared his thoughts about ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology.  Dr. Butler was selected as one of the few doctors in the United States to learn about...

Dr. Neil Erickson Is Retiring After 54 Years in Practice

Dr. Neil Erickson started his solo practice in 1961 in the Lantana Shopping Center.  The practice moved across the street from the shopping center in 1978.  His one-man operation has grown to four partners.  Dr. Sandy Costello, Dr. David Butler, Dr. Todd Erickson.  Associate Dr. Jayson Heier joined Eyecare Professionals...

What is an OCT scan?

Understand the benefits of an (OCT) Optical Coherence Tomography scan

Those Lovely Lashes

What purpose do eyelashes serve?

Your Child’s Vision

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids' development. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.

Children and Vision

Study Reveals Visual Conditions of Healthy 10-Year-Old Children

Try the New Air Optix Colors Contacts

AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are the newest addition to the AIR OPTIX® family of breathable* contact lenses that lets you focus on your life, not your contact lenses. They provide stunning eye color and outstanding comfort. And their monthly replacement schedule is easy to remember.

About Keratoconus Eye Disease

Keratonconus Causes (Pronounced Kerato-conus)

Keratoconus, often abbreviated to “KC”, is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This results in significant visual impairment.

Simply Tired Eyes or Something Else?

The paperless world seems increasingly on the rise. From smart phones and tablets to laptop and desktop PC's, todays American is a tech savvy and often tech-addicted individual. Spending upwards of five hours on one of these types of devices is very common- as is the resulting eye fatigue.

Low Vision Assistance

A brief overview of assistive tools for those with low vision needs

National Glaucoma Month Awareness

As National Glaucoma Month draws to a close, many are still unaware of the benefits of regular glaucoma screening.

Summer Sunglass Sale

20% off sunglasses now through Labor Day!

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Each year more women are affected by eye disease than men.

Play Your Sport, Protect Your Eyes

Getting in the game with protective eyegear may save your vision!


 Seeing comfortably with your contact lenses by no means excludes you from needing a current pair of eyeglasses

Tis the Season to Pay it Forward!

Learn how you can give a gift everyone would value

Eye Fact vs. Eye Fiction

Learn the truth about commonly accepted notions regarding the human eye

What is Keratoconus?

Are you familiar with Keratoconus? Learn more about this eye condition that affects approximately 1 in 1,800 people.

Dolce & Gabbana Eyewear

A Fashion Forward Collection

Caviar Frame Collection

Distinguish Yourself 


Shamir Office – Computer Lens

Ask us about a computer lens that REALLY WORKS!! A pair of computer glasses is a must have in todays computer world.

Sunglass Sale at Eyecare professionals

Summer Sunglass Sale!

Oliver Peoples sale

Oliver Peoples close out sale, while supplies last.  60% off in stock frames.


New frame line

Our latest addition to our wide frame selection are Thierry Mugler eyeglasses frames.  The world-renowned French fashion designer Thierry Mugler's line features daring shapes and a variety of funky colors with intriguing accents. Visit us soon for your fashionable new look!...

New Frame Lines


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Eyeglasses Are Back!

  Eyeglasses Are Back! Picking out new eyeglasses can be a daunting task, whether you're getting your very first pair or you've worn them nearly all your life. The sheer volume of eyeglass choices can be torture to work your way through if you don't have any idea what you're...