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7 Visionary New Year’s Resolutions
  • January 10, 2018
  • 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 … Continue reading 7 Visionary New Year’s Resolutions

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LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?
  • December 5, 2017
  • Optical News

LASIK eye surgery may mean freedom from dependence on corrective lenses – but it’s not right for everybody. Learn whether you’re a good candidate and what to consider as you weigh your decision. LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery that uses an advanced laser system to reshape the cornea and bend light into … Continue reading LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?

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Flex Your Dollars
  • November 6, 2017
  • Optical News

FLEX YOUR DOLLARS, LOVE YOUR EYES: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS “Tis the season to be jolly” and tax-savvy as well.  As the year end approaches, it’s time to remember your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and put it to good use. What better way to use your FSA than protecting your precious … Continue reading Flex Your Dollars

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Are Contact Lenses a Good Choice for Kids?
  • October 13, 2017
  • Optical News

A common question many parents have is: “When is my child old enough to wear contact lenses?”  Contact lenses can offer several benefits over other forms of vision correction for kids but how do you know the timing is right? Physically, your child’s eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very young age. In fact, … Continue reading Are Contact Lenses a Good Choice for Kids?

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First Aid Tips for Eye Injuries
  • September 25, 2017
  • Optical News

Even a minor eye injury can cause serious, lifelong eye damage. Bleeding in the eye caused by an eye injury may lead to glaucoma later in life. Eye injuries can cause loss of vision or complete loss of an eye. Eye injuries can happen at any time anywhere. Children in school, athletes at play, and … Continue reading First Aid Tips for Eye Injuries

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Good Vision for School Students
  • August 15, 2017
  • Optical News

Good Vision….Important for a Successful School Year for Students Parents everywhere are racing to get the entire back to school checklist completed; school supplies, new clothes, bigger shoes and physical exams at the Pediatrician.  Eye exams need to be worked in right at the top of that list.  Good vision is a fundamental necessity to … Continue reading Good Vision for School Students

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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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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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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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Solar Eclipse
  • August 21, 2017
  • Optical News

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the … Continue reading Solar Eclipse

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