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Protect Your Most Cherished Sense

For most of us, the eyes are the most cherished of our senses. Yet we potentially expose them to danger simply by going outside. Over time, the sun’s rays can seriously damage the eyes and surrounding skin, sometimes leading to vision loss and conditions from cataracts and macular degeneration to eye and eyelid cancers. However, simple daily protective strategies...

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Contact Lenses That Enhance Sports Performance

Many athletes choose contact lenses because of the competitive advantage they can provide. More than half of American adults have vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism and need corrective lenses.   Eyeglasses should be your first choice of vision correction but even if you’ve worn contact lenses in the past and found they weren’t that comfortable after a long day, you could try...

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Protecting Your Eyes at Play

In sports, we take precautions to protect ourselves from broken bones, bruises, concussions, and other injuries, but how do we protect our eyes? An unprotected eye can be injured in numerous ways and nearly all sports pose some type of risk: Baseball – Risks include a wild pitch, a thrown bat, or a pop-up ball lost in the glare...

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Safe at Home

Nearly Half of all Eye Injuries in this Country Happen at Home Home is where we feel safe, comfortable, and at ease but is also the setting for nearly half of all eye injuries. From flying wood chips to weed whacker debris to even an errant champagne cork, our eye safety is at risk at home. Imagine a homeowner...

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Getting High Performance from your Eyewear

Interest in high performance sunglasses has been booming in recent years.  There is a growing selection of products available to address vision challenges unique to sports such as mountain biking, skiing, golfing and many other outdoor activities.  Providing safety and being able to get the best vision in a quickly changing environment is equally important. Sunglasses are a critical...

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Colored Contact Lenses

All contact lenses, whether they correct vision or not, require a prescription and proper fitting from an eye doctor If you have ever wished that your eyes were a different color or that you could give them a different “look,” you might understand why decorative contact lenses appeal to some people. Costume Play (CosPlay) is a very popular today...

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Learn to Love Your Glasses

There may have been a time when glasses were considered “nerdy” or “geeky” but today “geek is chic” and bold eyewear that make a statement are in style. Best of all, glasses can enhance your appearance as well as your sight. If you are embarrassed of your eyewear, here are some reasons why you should learn to love your...

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Eyeglasses vs Contacts

“Eyeglasses? No thanks, I wear contact lenses” Your eyecare professional will guide you through the decision process but the best vision solution for your eyes often includes both eyeglasses plus contact lenses. Choosing to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction is not an “either or” question. Lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget, and aesthetics should all factor into your...

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Medically Necessary vs Elective Contact Lenses

With good communication between us and your vision insurance carriers, we can often get vision plan benefits to apply to medically necessary contact lenses. Elective contact lenses for cosmetic purposes are often covered as well. It all starts will all of us being on the same page about the expected outcome and necessity of them.   Elective Contact Lenses...

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Top 5 Holiday Eye Safety Tips

1. Sharp-Edged ToysAs gifts are opened Christmas morning, take the time to check for any sharp/pointy edges. Eye injuries often occur on Christmas Day when excited children play with new toys. 2. Mistletoe CollisionsThe mistletoe is meant to be a surprise, but sometimes it’s a bit too much of one right in the eye! Tall guys and gals out...

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