How To Best Enjoy The Underwater Universe

With the summer now officially in full swing, there are many great locations around the country and world to take in activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving. Scuba diving and snorkeling are great ways to experience the underwater world. But when you’re down there in this world with in itself, what should you be looking for? Here are a few:

  • Coral Reefs. In areas such as the Caribbean and Thailand you will find beautiful coral reefs...

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Eye Injury Prevention

Did you know more than one million people suffer from eye injuries each year in the United States? Did you also know that 90% of these injuries could have been prevented if the individual was wearing appropriate eyewear?  This shows you that eye injuries are more common than you would think and many of us aren’t careful enough with our eyes when in a potentially dangerous environment. With July being Eye Injury Prevention Month, we thought...

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Selecting The Right Sunglasses

With summer officially here, many of us are going to spend a lot more time outdoors. That means cooler clothes and suntan lotion. You also though need to protect your eyes as the sun can give off dangerous ultraviolet rays. Those ultraviolet rays can cause your eyes to develop a variety of eye diseases including cataracts. The sun also gives off invisible rays due to heat waves. This is called infrared light. Although, infrared light has...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas For 2015

It’s June. That means Father’s Day is quickly approaching! Last year you gave dad a tie, the year before that you gave him a new wallet. This year why not get him something a little more fashionable – give him eyewear! Optx 20/20 has a variety of hot (and affordable) new frames that are sure to put a smile on his face. Lets take a deeper dive: With not only June being Father’s Day it is...

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When Anti-Reflective Coating Makes Sense

Anti-reflective or AR coating on glasses eliminates reflections of light from the front and back surface of eyeglass lenses. By having fewer reflections allows more light to pass through the lens making it more transparent. In contrast to regular lenses, anti-reflective coatings can virtually eliminate the reflection of light, which allows 99.5 percent of available light to pass through the lenses and enter the eye for undistracted vision. By eliminating the glare, people are able to see...

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How To Determine Which Strength Is Right For You

If you’re new to the reading glasses world, you should know a few facts before you pick out the perfect frame. That is because they may look great, but if you can’t see out of them, what’s the point? Readers come in several different strengths, increasing in diopter in .25 increments. A diopter is a term used to identify the refractive (light bending) capacity of a lens.  A higher diopter indicates a higher refractive capacity, and...

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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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