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June: Cataract Awareness Month

June: Cataract Awareness Month

  June is just a couple days away and along with celebrating the official beginning of summer, we are celebrating Cataract Awareness Month! In an effort to bring awareness and inform people about cataracts, Prevent Blindness America has designated June as Cataract Awareness Month. According to Prevent Blindness America, cataracts is the leading cause of blindness in the world and it is expected that more than 30 million people will have cataracts by the year 2020. Fortunately, for peo...

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What is Blepharitis?

What is Blepharitis?

Greasy flakes around the eyelashes, eyelids stuck together, swollen eyelids...These are just some of the most common symptoms of the eye condition known as blepharitis. When the eye doctor makes a blepharitis diagnosis, she/he is referring to the eye health condition in the eyes that causes the eyelids to become inflamed. The part of the eyelid that usually becomes inflamed is the area around the eyelashes. The inflammation may cause the eyelashes to become ingrown or even fall out. Blephari...

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Reasons for Wearing Glasses

Reasons for Wearing Glasses

  Thinking about getting glasses? Here are our Top 5 Reasons for choosing and wearing glasses! Top 5 Reasons for Wearing Glasses Fashion - With  numerous styles, colors, and shapes, eyeglasses are up to date on the latest fashion trends. They are a great accessory to make any outfit fashionable and enhance your facial features. Eye Protection - In today's digital world it is important to properly protect your eyesight in order to ensure that it lasts a lifetime. Glasses not only...

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May: Healthy Vision Month

May: Healthy Vision Month

  Whenever your throat starts to hurt or your nose starts to run, you make an appointment with your primary care physicians and take care of the issue. But - what about when it comes to your eyes? In most cases, the eyes are overlooked when it comes to health because they do not show immediate signs or symptoms. In an effort to promote the importance of eye health and getting a yearly eye exam, the National Eye Institute, designated May as the official Healthy Vision Month. In order...

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April – Sports Eye Safety Month

April – Sports Eye Safety Month

  Flowers are blooming and it's time to dust of your sports gear....Spring is here! April does not only signify warmer weather, but it is also the designated Sports Eye Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are more than 10,000 of sports and recreational related eye injuries each year. The good news is that 90% of these incidents and injuries can be prevented by purchasing and using protective eye gear. The...

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Contact Lens Fitting vs. Eye Exam

Contact Lens Fitting vs. Eye Exam

  Are you considering getting contact lenses? Did you know the difference between a contact lens fitting exam and a routine eye exam? If you are considering trading your eyeglasses for contact lenses, it is important to notify your eye doctor when you schedule your next eye exam. This is important because they will need to schedule a contact lens fitting exam, in addition to the routine eye exam. Contact Lens Fitting When it comes to a contact lens exam, the eye doctor will need to...

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Top 5 Reasons to get an Eye Exam

Top 5 Reasons to get an Eye Exam

  Visual Acuity Just like other parts of your body start to change as you age, your eyes begin to deteriorate as well. Checking your vision on a regular basis ensures that your visual acuity is the best it can be. An eye exam can help control the headaches and fatigue caused by having the wrong prescription, and can also help detect computer vision syndrome. Eye Diseases Many of the serious eye conditions that can cause blindness are known to not show any symptoms. These c...

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March: Workplace Eye Protection Month

March: Workplace Eye Protection Month

  In the eye health world, the month of March is known as Workplace Eye Protection month. In an effort to promote optimal eye health and  eye protection in the workplace, we've created this blog post that discusses how to properly protect your eyes at work. In today's workplace, protecting your eyes goes further than just using protective goggles when working with heavy machinery or tools. Nowadays, you have to also protect our eyes from the damage caused by computer screens and prol...

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Age Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is not only the month of love, but it is also Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. It is estimated that over 1.64 Americans have Age-Related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD. In an effort to increase awareness and knowledge regarding AMD, we've created a blog post which outlines what Age-Related Macular Degeneration is and how it affects your vision. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is known for causing loss of central vision in both eyes, and it is also kno...

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Caring for Your Contact Lenses Properly

Caring for Your Contact Lenses Properly

  In today's society, it is estimated that more than 220 million Americans wear some sort of corrective lens. Out of those 220 million Americans, over 37 million choose to wear contact lenses. With this astonishing number, we thought it would be beneficial to inform our customers how to properly care for and maintain contact lenses. Learning to properly care for your contacts is beneficial in a variety of ways. One of the ways in which it is beneficial is that properly caring for your...

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