A Great Method For Cleaning Your Glasses

Glasses are an investment just like anything else. If you take care of them, they have the potential to last a long time. But, did you know though that you could potentially damage your glasses by the method in which you clean them? Glasses, depending on the lenses can be very fragile and shouldn’t be treated as a toy You should always avoid placing lenses near your mouth and then breathing on them or wiping...

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Is It Time for a Reading Glasses Makeover?

Are you one of those people who only take out your readers to look at a menu or to sign a credit card receipt? If you said yes, you aren’t alone. Still in 2015, many of us are embarrassed to take out our reading glasses. Whether it be because of not wanting to show their age or because of cosmetic reasons and feeling your glasses just don’t look good on you? Either way, this is...

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Women and Eye Health

With Mother’s Day right around the corner we thought we would look further into women and their eyes. Did you know it is mostly women and not men who experience visual impairment and even blindness after the age of 40 according to the National Eye Institute? A combination of age, smoking, obesity and poor diet factor into visual impairment. To counter that women should eat foods rich in Vitamin C, E, beta carotene and...

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Autism and the Eyes

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that usually develops during childhood. It usually affects a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. Being that April is National Autism Awareness Month we thought we would take a closer look at the relationship between Autism and eye health. In fact, many of the behavioral characteristics of those falling within the autism spectrum involve the visual system. The disorder is usually diagnosed between the...

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Spring Fashion Optical Trends

As we move into the spring season, the weather for most of us is starting to get a little warmer. That means getting the cooler clothes out of the closet and shopping for some new outfits. That also means taking a look at your eyewear and perhaps getting a few new frames to complete your attire. Here are a few glasses ideas to consider: Harmony readers with blue templates are great unisex frames that will...

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What Exactly Is A Retina Display?

Many of us at any hour of day or night are now throwing on a pair of nearby readers to read a good book or to get the news. Today, many us aren’t reading traditional paper books and newspapers like they used to but via an Apple iPad. Today iPads are becoming extremely advanced with the amount of “stuff” you can actually do with them.  From using it to play a musical instrument to pick...

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A List Of Common Eye Problems And What Causes Them

If you are able to read this post you should be aware of the gift you have. The gift of sight. Many of us take seeing though for granted, while there are millions around the world that are vision impaired or completely blind. Those of us that are able to see though do experience a variety of temporary eye problems. That can include, itching and blurriness. While these will probably go away with time, there may...

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How To Prevent Cataracts

Did you know that cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans? This cloudiness in the lens of your eyes disease though doesn’t just affect seniors but younger people as well. Many eye doctors are seeing a huge increase in cataracts at a much younger age then they have seen in the past. The reason is detection. While cataracts for many are age related, there are other factors that cause the condition. Diabetes, smoking and large amounts of...

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March is Eye Safety and Health Month

Did you know that March is Eye Safety and Health Month? With more than 2,000 American workers getting eye injuries in the workplace every single day, it is essential that awareness is brought to this very important matter. Many organizations including Prevent Blindness America estimate that 90% of workplace eyes injuries could be avoided with the proper use of safety eyewear.  All of these types of businesses should also establish first-aid procedures for eye...

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Understanding The Difference Between Plastic and Metal Eyeglass Temples

While many of us look at the front of the frames and the lenses when picking out a pair of eyewear, you should also consider the temples. Also known as eyeglasses arms, this part of the glasses keep the frame front secure as well the part connected to the ears. Most temples are usually made in plastic or metal.  Each has there own characteristics and qualities. Lets take a look: Metal temples are usually more...

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