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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New Frames For The New Job

As the economy improves, more people are going on interviews and more people are getting jobs. Part of an interview or new job is first impressions you make with superiors and co-workers. In addition to setting a good tone with a great outfit you also may want to consider a new pair of readers. Readers aren’t just stylish these days but they also show your intelligence, which is definitely the feeling you want to give off!  Here...

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Athletes and Eyewear

With this Sunday being the “Big Game” we thought it would be a great time to look into athletes and their eyewear, as vision plays an important part in nearly every sport! Did you know swimmers weren’t allowed to use goggles in the Olympics until 1976? Now it looks strange when you see one without a pair on. Goggles are used to help swimmers see under water while swimming at extremely fast speeds.  The last thing...

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Wearing Glasses in the Shower

Many of us know the frustration that occurs when you can’t see. Besides that, it can even be dangerous.  So other than when sleeping, the only time many of us don’t have our glasses on is when in the shower. Is it bad though to wear your glasses in the shower? The answer is – it really depends on a variety of factors:

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What Causes Glasses To Fog Up?

In many parts of the country it is getting very chilly out. Below freezing temperatures means a lot of layers, scarves, gloves, hats and yes, foggy glasses!  Did you ever wonder though why your glasses fog up in the cold. Without getting to scientific, when warm moist air (coming from inside) comes in contact with a cold surface (going outside), the water held in the air as vapor condenses into tiny liquid drops as it cools...

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