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Vision Care

  • Making Kids Play Outside Reduces Rates of Myopia in Study 

    Could making your kid play outside help prevent nearsightedness later?  A Chinese study published Tuesday suggests it can. With 30 percent of Americans suffering from myopia, and closer to 40 percent of the population in Asia, it’s a question worth exploring. People tend to believe that too much “close work,” such as sewing or reading […]

    Continue Reading September 16, 2015

  • Help elderly maintain independence with 7 sight-saving tips

    San Francisco—The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently issued seven tips to give to your elderly patients to help them take care of their eyes as they age to ensure they can maintain their independence. Though many vision-impairing eye diseases are age-related—such as cataracts, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration—in most cases, proactive steps and preventative care […]

    Continue Reading July 29, 2014

  • Like a bad habit: Patients’ 6 common contact lens mistakes

    Acanthamoeba keratitis is not a virus, but it spread like one recently in a horrifying Internet tale of optometrists’ warnings come true. A Taiwanese student reportedly went blind after she left a pair of disposable contact lenses in her eyes for six months straight, allowing the infectious amoeba to eat away at her corneas. It’s […]

    Continue Reading July 23, 2014

  • Transitions Photochromic Lenses Available in New Graphite Green

    Essilor, the world’s leading manufacturer of optical lenses, and Transitions Optical have partnered to develop and launch the new Transitions® SignatureTM VII lenses in a graphite green color. Using a special dye formulation, these new lenses provide natural vision and true color perception in a variety of light conditions. Eyecare professionals and patients around the world might […]

    Continue Reading June 5, 2014

  • Shocking Effects of Tobacco on Eyes

    Is Cigarette Smoke Tied to Vision Loss? Smoking tobacco doesn’t only put a person’s lung and heart health in jeopardy. Cigarette smoke contains as many as 4,000 harmful active compounds, including tar, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and heavy metals that pose a risk to eye health, too. According to the Centers for Disease Control, […]

    Continue Reading May 15, 2014

  • What to Look for When Buying Sunglasses

    Help protect your vision from dangerous UV rays by wearing the best sunglasses for your eyes. The weather is finally starting to heat up, and we’re sure most of you can’t wait to finally be on the beach with your toes in the sand and the sun at your back. May is UV Awareness Month, […]

    Continue Reading May 15, 2014

  • What if we had a choice?

    If an eye disease was an inevitable part of your life, wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick which disease you had? If you could, you would want to pick cataracts. Today, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease but it can make your eye sight better than it ever was before. Thanks […]

    Continue Reading September 26, 2013