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Safeguard Your Retinal Health
  • April 18, 2018
  • Optical News

4 Ways to Safeguard Your Retinal Health The eye is second only to the human brain in complexity, performing its work with precision nearly continuously during all of our waking hours. In fact, your eyes are more efficient than the fastest camera. Try this: glance quickly around the room, focusing on a variety of different … Continue reading Safeguard Your Retinal Health

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Retinal Detachment: Are You at Risk?
  • April 6, 2018
  • Optical News

We explored the critical role the retina plays in maintaining healthy vision in our previous blog post and offered lifestyle adjustments that promote retinal health for you and your family. Here’s a brief recap: eat lots of orange veggies (carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, peaches) in addition to those leafy greens (kale, broccoli, spinach), protect your … Continue reading Retinal Detachment: Are You at Risk?

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Do Your Glasses Work and Play as Hard as You Do?
  • March 21, 2018
  • Optical News

If you’re like most Americans, you or your kids may be involved in multiple sports and have specific safety gear and helmets that you use when skiing, playing football or riding your bicycle. Similarly, you likely have specific footwear for those same activities. Given how important your vision is, it also makes sense to have … Continue reading Do Your Glasses Work and Play as Hard as You Do?

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Optic Neuropathy: Do You Know the Signs?
  • March 7, 2018
  • Optical News

Brain Awareness Week is March 12-18, 2018, a time when the National Eye Institute focuses on brain neuropathy and how it impacts vision—because without the complex function of our brains working in conjunction with our eyes, we couldn’t see. The optic nerve is the pathway that relays all visual information from the retina to your brain, including … Continue reading Optic Neuropathy: Do You Know the Signs?

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7 Causes of Low Vision: Are You at Risk?
  • February 22, 2018
  • Optical News

Of the five human senses, the eyes are our most important sensory organs, helping us perceive up to 80% of the impressions and input we use to make sense of our surroundings. While other animals rely more heavily on their senses of smell―think of how important smells are to your dog or cat―the complexity of … Continue reading 7 Causes of Low Vision: Are You at Risk?

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February: Low Vision Awareness Month
  • February 8, 2018
  • 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 … Continue reading February: Low Vision Awareness Month

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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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