The 411 On The Annoying Stye

Have you ever woken up with your eyelid looking like it went through a blender? No you weren’t hit in the eye, you simply obtained a stye. Styes are inflamed oil glands or hair follicles on the eyelid. Styes can occur along the lash line (external) or under the eyelid (internal). Both versions provide an appearance of the eye being swollen, red and painful. The causes of styes are from bacteria on the skin of the eye....

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Understanding Why We Get Double Vision

Have you ever woken up and feel like you are seeing the same object twice simultaneously? You are likely experiencing double vision or diplopia. The first thing with double vision that needs to be determined is if the double vision is monocular or binocular. With monocular double vision one or both eyes experience symptoms when one of the eyes are covered. In contrast, with binocular double vision the eyes are misaligned. In other words during this...

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The Importance of Sunglasses In The Winter

With much of the country now experiencing “Old Man” winter many of us rush for our winter coats, scarves, boots and gloves. Another good accessory to have nearby though during this time of year is sunglasses. While many consider sunglasses to be connected to the warm summer days and the beach, there are a number of good reasons to have a good pair of sunglasses for the winter months as well. Not only can sunglasses help...

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How To Get Your Glasses To Last Longer

Glasses, including readers, prescription glasses and sunglasses are an investment just like anything else. No matter how much they cost, the better you take care of them, the longer they will last. So what are the best ways you can best take care of your specs? While some of these ideas maybe obvious, others aren’t.

  • Always keep your glasses in a case when not in use. This will protect your lenses from scratches and will also help...

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Mistakes That Can Mess With Your Eyes

While you can replace a lot of things in life, you only get one pair of eyes.  Without them you won’t be able to enjoy this great planet we all live in. That means keeping your eyes healthy is essential for your daily life. It also means avoid various situations that can do damage to your eyes. Here are a few examples:

  • Wearing contacts too long. Contacts can be annoying and once you put them, you would...

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Defining Sunglass Lens Colors

While for many sunglasses are chosen because of how they look both on and off the wearers face. But did you know that different lens colors serve different purposes?  The tint of the lens can actually enhance your depth perception and reduce eye fatigue in particular environments. For example, if the weather outside is sunny you are best protected when wearing lenses that are green, brown/amber, grey or pink. Partly cloudy days are also ideal for...

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What Is Blue Light Lens Technology?

While many pairs of sunglasses these days come equipped with ultraviolet (UVA & UVB) protection from the sun’s deadly rays, did you know the sun also gives out blue light? Blue light, which is part of the visible light spectrum can reach deeper into the eye which can then cause damage to the retina as well as contribute in the development of macular degeneration. While the amount of exposure the eye receives from blue light can...

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Understanding the Various Lens Coatings

For many when they get a pair of sunglasses, subscription glasses or readers they immediately look at the style. Maybe it’s rimless or maybe it’s plastic. All are important factors when looking for and choosing a pair of glasses. Also important though to consider is the lens coating and no, not every lens is coated the same way!  So lets take a little bit of a deeper dive: UV Coating Invisible to the naked eye, UV...

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Eye Sunburn and Your Vision

With many of us traveling to warm, sunny destinations for the holidays, we are for sure packing suntan lotion to protect our skin.  But, did you know the sun’s rays can also burn your eyes – and you might not even notice it until after the damage is done. While it may sound strange, eye sunburn isn’t uncommon. When visible areas of the eye is exposed to the sun for more than 30 minutes, UVA and...

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When do you need reading glasses?

For many the thought of getting reading glasses simply means you are getting older. While that may be the case why struggle and become frustrated for not being able to see clearly. Reading glasses simply provide a little extra assistance for focusing on small objects such as words on paper or needles when sewing. So when do you really know its time to invest in a pair of “specs”? Here are a few questions you...

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