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Protective and Sports Sunwear
  • July 18, 2017
  • Optical News

If you play sports, you should keep two things in mind related to your vision: protection and vision performance. Sports lenses protect the wearer’s eyes. Sports such as tennis, baseball, softball and racquetball may have ball speeds of 90 mph or more. In baseball alone, there are over 500,000 injuries per year! Most eye injuries … Continue reading Protective and Sports Sunwear

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Choosing Sunglasses for Children
  • June 26, 2017
  • Optical News

Children usually get more sun exposure than adults because many of their activities are outdoors including recess, sports and playtime. This increased exposure to sunlight also increases children’s exposure to damaging ultraviolet (UV) light – an invisible, radiation emitted by the sun. Children’s eyes cannot filter UV light and prevent it from reaching their retinas … Continue reading Choosing Sunglasses for Children

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Style Meets Value in NW77th Frame Line
  • June 5, 2017
  • Optical News

In order to fully appreciate this eyewear collection and the brand behind it that creates its energy, you must know the history it. Erker’s Fine Eyewear is a family-owned business with a rich St. Louis history, dating back five generations to the company’s inception in 1879. Founded by A.P. Erker, the company later incorporated when … Continue reading Style Meets Value in NW77th Frame Line

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Protect Your Most Cherished Sense
  • May 23, 2017
  • Optical News

For most of us, the eyes are the most cherished of our senses. Yet we potentially expose them to danger simply by going outside. Over time, the sun’s rays can seriously damage the eyes and surrounding skin, sometimes leading to vision loss and conditions from cataracts and macular degeneration to eye and eyelid cancers. However, … Continue reading Protect Your Most Cherished Sense

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Contact Lenses That Enhance Sports Performance
  • April 20, 2017
  • Optical News

Many athletes choose contact lenses because of the competitive advantage they can provide. More than half of American adults have vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and need corrective lenses.   Eyeglasses should be your first choice of vision correction but even if you’ve worn contact lenses in the past and found they weren’t that comfortable after a long … Continue reading Contact Lenses That Enhance Sports Performance

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Protecting Your Eyes at Play
  • April 7, 2017
  • Optical News

In sports, we take precautions to protect ourselves from broken bones, bruises, concussions, and other injuries, but how do we protect our eyes? An unprotected eye can be injured in numerous ways and nearly all sports pose some type of risk: Baseball – Risks include a wild pitch, a thrown bat, or a pop-up ball … Continue reading Protecting Your Eyes at Play

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Safe at Home
  • March 21, 2017
  • Optical News

Nearly Half of all Eye Injuries in this Country Happen at Home Home is where we feel safe, comfortable, and at ease but is also the setting for nearly half of all eye injuries. From flying wood chips to weed whacker debris to even an errant champagne cork, our eye safety is at risk at … Continue reading Safe at Home

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Getting High Performance from your Eyewear
  • March 8, 2017
  • Optical News

Interest in high performance sunglasses has been booming in recent years.  There is a growing selection of products available to address vision challenges unique to sports such as mountain biking, skiing, golfing and many other outdoor activities.  Providing safety and being able to get the best vision in a quickly changing environment is equally important. … Continue reading Getting High Performance from your Eyewear

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Colored Contact Lenses
  • February 20, 2017
  • Optical News

All contact lenses, whether they correct vision or not, require a prescription and proper fitting from an eye doctor If you have ever wished that your eyes were a different color or that you could give them a different “look,” you might understand why decorative contact lenses appeal to some people. Costume Play (CosPlay) is … Continue reading Colored Contact Lenses

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Learn to Love Your Glasses
  • February 10, 2017
  • Optical News

There may have been a time when glasses were considered “nerdy” or “geeky” but today “geek is chic” and bold eyewear that make a statement are in style. Best of all, glasses can enhance your appearance as well as your sight. If you are embarrassed of your eyewear, here are some reasons why you should … Continue reading Learn to Love Your Glasses

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