Important Change in Business Hours

  Beginning Friday, September 1, 2017, Crozet Eye Care will be closing daily from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm. If you have an ocular emergency during this time, please call (434) 202-4123. Thank you for being our loyal patient.  We appreciate you!

The Eclipse May Be Beautiful to Watch, But It’s Not Safe for Your Eyes

There has been a lot of publicity and excitement over the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Millions of people are planning to view the first total solar eclipse visible from the U.S. in nearly 40 years. However, there are risks – the biggest being permanent vision loss, or “solar retinopathy” – that I feel compelled to bring to your attention. On a sunny day, if you take a glimpse of the sun, you have a second or two before the brightness and/or pain cause you to look away. The worrisome part about a solar eclipse is that it’s partially blocked by the moon, which causes it to be less bright. This tricks your eyes into thinking you can look at it … Read More