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February: Low Vision Awareness Month

By |2019-01-22T20:28:53+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Optical News|

The National Eye Institute has designated February as Low Vision Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about visual impairment and rehabilitation for those living with the condition. An estimated 3 million Americans age 40 and older are living with low vision, which can greatly impact their functionality, productivity and general enjoyment of life. What is Low [...]

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7 Visionary New Year’s Resolutions

By |2019-01-22T20:59:33+00:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: Optical News|

Happy New Year! As we ring in a fresh, new year, it’s human nature to consider ways to improve our life experience. These can range from the simple (Drink more water) to the complex (Raise funds for a passion project) to the philosophical (Bark less, wag more). Better health is often on the agenda; eyesight [...]

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Keeping an “Eye” on your Eyes

By |2019-01-29T18:47:45+00:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: Optical News|

Healthy eyes are an important part of your overall health plan.  There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best.  Follow these simple steps as you age: Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Your vision may seem fine to you but the only way to [...]

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Six Steps to Healthier Eyes

By |2019-01-11T22:39:17+00:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Optical News|

When you are making your New Year Resolutions, don’t forget to include these six steps to healthier eyes: 1. Get Regular Eye Health and Vision Examinations. Tired, dry, itchy or watery eyes, light sensitivity, headaches, blurry vision, fluctuating vision, and increased spots and floaters can all be apparent symptoms that your eyes need to be examined. [...]

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Fall Sports Concussions

By |2019-01-22T19:47:01+00:00September 9th, 2016|Categories: Optical News|

It’s Football Season Again! Football season opens more discussions about concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) but they are not isolated to football – soccer and field hockey are also sports with risks for head injuries.  In fact, cheerleaders have the fifth most frequency of concussions of all sports! TBI’s are defined as a blow [...]

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Add an Eye Exam to your Back to School Checklist

By |2019-01-22T18:59:54+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Optical News|

Back-to-school time is upon us and while many students’ lists include backpacks, rulers, and new shoes, there’s one more thing parents need on their back-to-school checklist – a comprehensive eye health and vision exam for their student. Studies show that as much as 75% of all learning comes through vision. Other studies show that a [...]

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School and Sports Have Tremendous Visual Demands

By |2019-01-22T19:00:47+00:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: Optical News|

The school year is almost here! As kids prepare to work their brains, keep in mind that being a student also places great demand on their eyes. Time for an Eye Exam It’s always a good idea to have your student’s eyes checked at the start of a new school year. As much as 75% [...]

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Your Children’s Vision and Success in School

By |2019-01-22T18:59:09+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Optical News|

Early eye examinations are crucial to make sure children have normal, healthy vision so they can perform better at schoolwork or play. Students may give up on their classwork rather than admit they can’t see what their teacher is writing on the board.  This seemingly simple issue can become a significant barrier to learning and [...]

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Do children really need sunglasses?

By |2019-01-22T18:55:51+00:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Optical News|

According to most eye doctors and researchers, the answer is an emphatic “yes.”  Because children tend to spend more time outdoors than most adults, experts say nearly half of a person’s lifetime exposure to ultraviolet radiation can take place by age 18. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation and blue light (also called high-energy visible, or HEV, light) from sunlight [...]

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Five Features of Children’s Sunwear that are Musts

By |2019-01-22T18:58:04+00:00June 5th, 2016|Categories: Optical News|

In addition to having lenses that block 100 percent of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays and a significant amount of potentially harmful blue light, children’s sunglasses should also have these features: Impact-resistant lenses. The best lenses for children’s sunglasses are made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate lenses are up to 10 times more impact-resistant than standard plastic lenses [...]

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