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A Quick Glaucoma Crash Course

A Quick Glaucoma Crash Course

Human eyes are incredible — and incredibly complicated. The downside is that this means we can experience big problems with our vision health if just one thing goes wrong. One factor that might not seem obvious is the pressure of the fluid in...Read More »

Eyesight and Night Driving

Eyesight and Night Driving

As much as we might want to avoid it, we tend to end up driving at night more often in winter. The days get shorter and the nights get longer, and driving in these winter months can be especially stressful for those of us with weak night vision....Read More »

Winter Eye Protection

Winter Eye Protection

It may seem strange, but sunglasses are just as important in winter as they are in summer. The same UV rays that give us sunburns on the beach are just as dangerous on a snowy mountain. Even if most of our skin is covered by thick layers of snow...Read More »

How Smoking Harms Eye Health

How Smoking Harms Eye Health

Smoking is harmful to every system in the body, including eyesight. Lung cancer is the risk we most commonly associate with a smoking habit, followed by oral health problems, but it doesn’t stop with the parts of the body the smoke comes in...Read More »

Retinal Detachment Warning Signs

Retinal Detachment Warning Signs

Human eyes are remarkable, highly complex organs. Most of the time, they’re able to function fairly well, but there’s a lot that can go wrong. The one we want to focus on today is retinal detachment, a condition that will affect 1 in...Read More »

Sleep and Vision

Sleep and Vision

When we don’t manage to get a full night’s sleep, we feel it long into the next day. Studies show that sleep deprivation has similar effects on the body and mind as alcohol. But what does sleep have to do with eyesight? You might be...Read More »

The Levels of Visual Impairment

The Levels of Visual Impairment

Not all vision problems can be corrected by wearing glasses or contacts. When vision is so poor that corrective lenses aren’t enough, we call it visual impairment. It’s important for everyone to be aware of the vision problems that fall...Read More »

Tips for Home Eye Safety

Tips for Home Eye Safety

Almost half of the eye injuries that happen each year happen at home! That means that, in the places people should be safest, they’re still getting over a million eye injuries a year. The good news is that eye injuries are easy to prevent, so...Read More »

Be Careful When Buying Costume Contacts

Be Careful When Buying Costume Contacts

Colored contact lenses are sometimes the perfect final touch to take a Halloween costume to the next level. Unfortunately, not all costume lenses are created equal — or with equal concern for wearer safety. With Halloween coming up, we want to...Read More »

Eye Protection for Athletes

Eye Protection for Athletes

As eye care professionals, we’re big fans of eye protection, and that includes eye protection in sports. 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the right eye protection, which means 27,000 out of the annual 30,000 sports-...Read More »

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