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Vision Care

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    Crafting with Care: Understanding the Risks to Your Eyes

    Crafting and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have become increasingly popular hobbies for people of all ages. Whether it's woodworking, sewing, painting, or home improvement, these activities allow us to express our creativity and create something unique. However, amidst the excitement and enjoyment, we often overlook the potential hazards they pose to our eyes. Uncover the risks that crafters and DIY enthusiasts face when it comes to eye safety and discover important protective measures to maintain healthy vision and prevent damage.

    Continue Reading May 31, 2023

  • Keep Toy Safety in Mind When Gifting This Holiday

    Keep Toy Safety in Mind When Gifting This Holiday

    Excitement swirls around as you and your children sit down to open presents. Children, young and old, are so anxious to open the box and immediately start playing with their shiny, new toy — disregarding any potential safety hazards. When purchasing gifts this season, it’s important to shop wisely and to teach your children how […]

    Continue Reading November 22, 2022

  • Maintaining Eye Health as You Age

    September is Healthy Aging Month – a month dedicated to providing inspiration and practical ideas for adults 45 and older to improve their physical, mental, social, and financial well-being. As we age, our bodies and the ways we care for them do too. This includes our vision. After age 40, your risk for vision-related diseases […]

    Continue Reading September 30, 2022

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    The Impact Screens Have on Our (and Our Children’s) Vision

    Although the exact statistics are mixed, there is a general consensus that an individual’s exposure to screens has dramatically increased over the last few years due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Some sources say the average US adult spends 4.2 hours per day on their smartphone. Other sources estimate that the average time spent is upwards […]

    Continue Reading August 31, 2022

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    Reducing Eye Strain from Devices

    In today’s day and age, more and more of our day is becoming available on a digital screen. On average, Americans spend nearly 8-9 hours behind a screen of many sorts — reading emails, texting friends and family, daily tasks at work, video meetings, scrolling through social media on your break, streaming your favorite show […]

    Continue Reading August 1, 2022

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    Protecting Your Eyes from UV Rays

    You’re standing outside. You breathe in the fresh air and feel the sunlight hitting your skin. Before stepping outside, you may have applied sunscreen or dressed in protective clothing to combat the ultraviolet (UV) rays. But what about your eyes? UV rays, UV light, UV wavelength, and UV index are all words we may have […]

    Continue Reading May 20, 2022

  • Treating Presbyopia

    Getting older means changes to our bodies and health, including our vision. As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to focus on nearby objects. This condition is called presbyopia, and it impacts over 1.7 billion people worldwide. The most common frustration with presbyopia is difficulty reading small print. Many seniors rely on the use of […]

    Continue Reading February 17, 2022

  • Diabetes and Your Vision

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Individuals with diabetes have a higher risk of additional health problems, including vision and eye health issues. These conditions include diabetic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Each one of these conditions affects the blood vessels in the back of the eyes, impacting an individual’s vision. Early treatment of diabetes, […]

    Continue Reading November 1, 2021

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    Comprehensive Eye Exams 101

    Yearly comprehensive eye exams are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. Routine eye exams can help aid in early diagnosis of undetected diseases and other eye conditions, like diabetes retinopathy (diabetic damage caused by high blood sugar levels) which is the leading cause […]

    Continue Reading July 29, 2021

  • UV Safety Month

    Summer time means more time outside which means more exposure to harmful UV rays. Although we protect our skin with long sleeves and sunscreen, many forget about their eyes. July is UV Safety Month, so in this blog post, we will be discussing what UV rays are, how they impact eye health, and best practices […]

    Continue Reading June 30, 2021