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What Are the Degrees of Visual Impairment?

What Are the Degrees of Visual Impairment?

Vision problems can’t all be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. When even the strongest corrective lenses aren’t enough to produce clear vision, that’s visual impairment. Even for those of us who don’t live with visual ... Read More »

The Relationship Between Eyes and Sleep

The Relationship Between Eyes and Sleep

Studies have shown that sleep deprivation hits the body and mind a lot like alcohol. That isn’t great, but where do our eyes fit into the equation? When we get enough sleep, it’s great for both our overall health and our eye health, and we can ... Read More »

Smart Tips for an Eye-Safe Home

Smart Tips for an Eye-Safe Home

44% of all eye injuries happen in the home. The good news is that up to 90% of eye injuries are preventable if we take simple precautionary measures like wearing protective gear when working with chemicals or power tools and minimizing the unnecessary ... Read More »

Makeup Eye Safety Tips

Makeup Eye Safety Tips

Back in the old days, makeup was full of ingredients like lead, arsenic, and mercury. Thankfully we don’t have to worry whether or not we’re putting actual poison on our faces when we apply modern makeup, but we should still take a few ... Read More »

How Often Should I Get Eye Exams?

How Often Should I Get Eye Exams?

Your dentist has probably told you to get a cleaning and exam every six months, but how often should we get eye exams? Preventative care is as important for eye health as for dental health, even when you don’t need a new glasses or contact lens ... Read More »

Keeping Our Eyes Healthy as We Age

Keeping Our Eyes Healthy as We Age

Among the many changes our bodies undergo as we get older are the changes to our eyesight. Early diagnosis is critical for stopping many sight-threatening conditions in their tracks, which is why we should be on the watch for signs of age-related vision ... Read More »

The Importance of Eye Protection for Athletes

The Importance of Eye Protection for Athletes

An estimated 90% of eye injuries are preventable if the right eye protection is worn. That means that 27,000 out of 30,000 sports-related eye injuries in America could be avoided by taking this one simple precaution. You might think of eye protection ... Read More »

How Does Animal Eyesight Work?

How Does Animal Eyesight Work?

We wouldn’t have gone into the optometry field if we weren’t fascinated by eyes, and there are some incredible ones in nature. There is such incredible variation in how eyes work across the animal kingdom that we could spend years studying ... Read More »

Prevent and Minimize Digital Eye Strain

Prevent and Minimize Digital Eye Strain

Digital screens have become an increasingly prominent part of our lives in recent decades. Whether you work from home on your computer, work from an office on your computer, or simply own a smartphone, you are likely spending a significant portion of your ... Read More »

What Is Pink Eye?

What Is Pink Eye?

How much do you know about conjunctivitis (pink eye)? The main symptoms of pink eye are the redness that gives it its common name, itchiness, and either thick or watery discharge. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the clear outer layer of tissue that ... Read More »

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