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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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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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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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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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New Year, New View! Frames for the New Year

New Year, New View! Frames for the New Year

The beginning of a new year symbolizes a fresh start, a new opportunity to start from zero and make it the best year yet. In an effort to help you stay on task with your resolutions, we've compiled a list of some of new style frames that will not only give you a boost of confidence, but will also help you achieve your goals with clear vision. Hers These classic rectangular style frames in tortoiseshell design are perfect for the gal on the go in 2016! Take any day look into a night look...

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Understanding Color Blindness

Understanding Color Blindness

Most people are under the misconception that being color blind means only seeing in black and white, but the reality is that there are different types of color blindness that can affect someone. In most cases, color blindness affects men more than women. People who are affected by color blindness have a difficult time being able to differentiate between colors that are obvious to the rest of us. People Affected by Color Blindness Color blindness can be inherited, meaning that people can be bor...

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Polarized Lenses

Polarized Lenses

  When enjoying the outdoors, it's important to protect the eyes from the harmful UV rays. Sunglasses are a great start to protecting your eyes, but a better alternative is getting polarized lenses on your sunglass lenses. Polarized lenses are made to not only reduce the glare from sunlight, but they also provide an additional layer of protection from the harmful UV rays. Understanding How Polarized Lenses Work Polarized lenses are made to reduce glare caused by sunlight. The lenses ar...

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Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

  Diabetes is a serious disease that affects many parts of the body including your eyes. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to Diabetic Retinopathy, which is known to cause vision loss and blindness. The month of November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Month, and it was only appropriate for us to educate our customers on this disease and the effects it could have on their vision. What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Known as one of the leading causes of blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy...

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