Preparing For The Big Meal

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us will be pulling down the dusty cookbooks to make our annual favorites for the “big meal.” While for many of us this may be a no brainer, here are some good refresher tips to make sure all the cooking goes smoothly:

  • Prepare all the ingredients in advanced. If you need veggies cut or diced you don’t want to be doing that while you are trying to cook. It...

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Being that November is National Diabetes Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day it is important to understand the impact Diabetes has on your eyes. That is because diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people between the ages of 20 and 74. Diabetes can cause problems in the retina of the eye. Once high blood sugar damages blood vessels in the retina, they can leak fluid or bleed. This causes the retina to...

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Three Reasons Why Cornea Implants Are A BAD Idea

A new study is going around the web about a new procedure that can potentially end your need of reading glasses.  The procedure involves people with presbyopia or age-related blurry vision to get a tiny corneal implant inserted into the eye.  While it sounds like a great idea, here are three reasons why keeping your readers is still the preferred method:

  • It doesn’t always work. While the procedure takes a mere 10 minutes, many people involved...

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Sunglasses Provide Headache and Eyestrain Reduction

It maybe getting chilly in many parts of the country but the sunrays can still be strong! Even in colder temperatures, people without protective eyewear may experience headaches and eyestrain. This is because the pupil at the front of the eye controls how much light reaches the light-sensitive retina in the back of the eye. In dim light, the pupil gets bigger, or dilates, to allow more light to enter. In bright light, the pupil gets...

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Choose Readers Not Decorative Contact Lenses For Your Halloween Costume

Halloween is a great time for people of all ages! From the costumes to the candy to the parties it can put a smile on everyone’s face. Halloween can also become dangerous though if you don’t take proper pre-cautions ahead of time. Besides being careful of the candy you and your family consume, you should also be aware of the costumes you put on and the potential issues they can lead to. In fact, the California Department...

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Ways To Remove Those Annoying Marks You Get From Glasses

We all know how much you LOVE your Optx 20/20 readers. They look great on your face and greatly assist when reading your favorite books, magazine, tablet or newspaper. Unfortunately though, reading glasses and their nose pads can at times leave marks or impressions on your nose after wearing them for a long period of time.  Usually these marks will go away with time but the issue can be minimized during the early stages of...

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Contact Lenses and Reading Glasses Working Together

If you’re around the age of 40 you may be starting to have issues with your reading and seeing up close. That is very typical as you maybe developing a condition called Presbyopia and a pair of reading glasses maybe needed. The only thing is, you may already be a wearer of contact lenses.  So what do you do? The first thing you will want to do is to schedule an eye exam with your eye...

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Polycarbonate Lenses

When it comes to safety glasses and keeping your eyes safe, polycarbonate lenses is definitely your best bet for complete protection. Polycarbonate was first designed for fighter planes as they offered impact-resistant, clear windows for pilots to see out of without jeopardizing their safety.  In the 1970s NASA started using the material for astronauts helmet visors. In the 1980s consumers were first introduced to polycarbonate lenses as they are found to be up to 10 times more...

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Understanding The Term Eco-Friendly

In the past few years, a very big buzzword on many products is “going green” or “eco-friendly”. That includes on many Optx 20/20 products. But what exactly do these terms really mean? Eco-friendly literally means earth-friendly or not harmful to the environment. More commonly the term refers to products that contribute to green living or practices that help conserve resources like water and energy. Eco-friendly also help with unwanted contributions to the air, water and/or...

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Three Careers That Certainly Could Use Hydrotac

Hydrotac, by Optx 20/20 is one unique product. In a matter of seconds they can turn any pair of eyewear into bifocal readers. Simply apply water and adhere. But, Hydrotac lenses are great for more than just reading. They can have a lot of benefits for a variety of professions, including ones you wouldn’t even think of! Here are a few unique examples:

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