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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 »

The Basics of Pink Eye

The Basics of Pink Eye

Can you recognize the symptoms of conjunctivitis (pink eye) when you see them? The main ones are redness, itchiness, and either watery or thick discharge. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the clear outer layer of...Read More »

Glasses, Contacts, and Makeup

Glasses, Contacts, and Makeup

Using makeup to enhance your style or look your best can get a little trickier when glasses or contacts are in the equation. For glasses wearers, your makeup approach might have to adjust depending on what kind of frames you have and whether your...Read More »

Staying Active Helps Vision Health

Staying Active Helps Vision Health

What are some of the things we can do to keep our eyes healthy? Eat carrots? Wear sunglasses? While carrots do provide good nutrients for our eyes and we definitely recommend wearing sunglasses any time you’re in the sun during the brightest...Read More »

The Importance of Fireworks Eye Safety

The Importance of Fireworks Eye Safety

We all love celebrating Independence Day with some good food, friends and family, and a dazzling display of fireworks. However, it’s easy to forget that fireworks are explosives. Injuries from fireworks are so common that the Consumer Product...Read More »

Eye Safety and Swimming

Eye Safety and Swimming

Before diving into the pool this summer, make sure you’re aware of the eye safety facts. What can we do to protect our eyes while we cool off in the pool or have a swim in a lake? What are we protecting our eyes from anyway? Eye Irritants in...Read More »

Allergies and Our Eyes

Allergies and Our Eyes

Spring is a beautiful season with lots of flowers and vibrant greens...but it can be hard to enjoy when you have allergies. So why does springtime leave so many of us with itchy, red, and puffy eyes? How can we be sure it’s allergies and not...Read More »

What Does Being Colorblind Mean?

What Does Being Colorblind Mean?

Just because someone is colorblind, it doesn’t mean they see the world like a black-and-white movie. That type of color blindness does exist and is called monochromacy, but it is by far the rarest form of color blindness. There are different...Read More »

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration?

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration?

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss for people over the age of 50. In AMD patients, vision loss occurs as the macula deteriorates over time. The macula is the part of the retina responsible for sharp,...Read More »

Blue Light and Our Eyes

Blue Light and Our Eyes

What is your routine as you get ready for bed? Most of our nightly routines include items like brushing teeth, taking out contact lenses, and washing our faces, but how many of us also make sure to check our smartphones for any last updates before...Read More »

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