Using Oils to Relieve Dry Eye

Using Oils to Relieve Dry Eye

Many medical professionals are aware of the benefits of adding healthy oils to our diets. Most of the fats that are essential for a healthy heart, skin, brain, and other systems come from things like fish, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Doctors will sometimes prescribe...

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FAQ: Can Flex Spending Save Me Money?

FAQ: Can Flex Spending Save Me Money?

Flex spending might be one of the best benefits that many employees receive, yet they don’t know about the savings! If you have flex spending benefits, or aren’t sure if they are available to you, talk to your employer. You may be missing out on savings that could be...

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How to Pick Eyewear for Your Child

How to Pick Eyewear for Your Child

Picking eyewear for your child can be stressful. There are many options for lenses and additional features to make lenses better suited for the wearer’s needs. Children often want to be involved in the decision, but it’s ultimately up to the parent to be sure that...

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Options for Eyeglass Lenses

Options for Eyeglass Lenses

When choosing eyeglasses, the right lens options not only improve vision, but also complement your profession and lifestyle. Material World When eyeglasses were first invented, optometrists ground lenses from glass. The downside, glass breaks easily and can injure...

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What is Colorblindness?

Colorblindness is an interesting thing to most people because we wonder what it must be like to not distinguish some colors—a function of vision that we take for granted. Most people can live with colorblindness because it is present as soon as they are born and many...

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The Pros of Progressive Lenses

The Pros of Progressive Lenses

Multifocal lenses have made everyday life much easier for people over forty. Bifocals were invented sometime in the 1700s, but trifocals and eventually progressive lenses were later created to give wearers even more functionality. The options are great, but making the...

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What is Perfect Vision?

What is Perfect Vision?

It’s generally assumed that “20/20” is perfect vision, but what does this mean? Visual acuity is the term used to describe the sharpness of your vision. When doctors do a visual acuity test, they have you view something (usually the Snellen eye chart of letters) from...

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Building a Fan Base for Sports Eyewear

Building a Fan Base for Sports Eyewear

Professional basketball player LeBron James was wearing protective eyewear when the Cleveland Cavaliers played against the Washington Wizards last year. He had injured his eye, incurring a corneal abrasion, in a previous game. What started as a great example to...

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How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

If eye care professionals cringe when they see you clean your eyeglasses, and your lenses don’t last long before they are scratched, then it’s probably time to update your eyeglass cleaning habits! To make sure your lenses stay clear and crisp as long as possible,...

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Reduce Exposure to Blue Light, Inside and Out

Reduce Exposure to Blue Light, Inside and Out

Risks of blue light exposure have become a topic of discussion in recent years. More eyecare professionals and scientists are studying the effects of blue light to assess the effects of relying on blue light for so much of our lighting. It’s hard to say for sure how...

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Don’t Forget UV Protection this Winter

Don’t Forget UV Protection this Winter

Most people think of sunglasses as summer gear, but in some ways it’s even more important to wear sunglasses in certain winter conditions than in the warm summer months. Thanks to public awareness campaigns about the risks of skin cancer, more people are aware that UV...

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